Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE


Our Mission is to use current and ubiquitous technology in the classroom to support instructional goals, student performance, and meet the challenges of an ever changing digital society.

iOS Training for Teachers

On August 18th teachers from Bellevue West, Logan Fontenelle, Lewis & Clark, and one traveling elementary teacher received iOS training after receiving iPads. The focus of the day was for teachers to learn how to use an iOS device for teaching and learning, become familiar with the SAMR model, how to set up a digital workflow, and learn to use several creation apps. The day was full of lots of learning and laughter.
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Trending Tech Topic: MakerSpaces

What is all the buzz about MakerSpaces? Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Interest is growing in classrooms and media centers throughout the district. Below are some resources for you to explore if you are looking for more information on MakerSpaces.

Twitter: #makerspace, follow Laura Fleming @NMHS_lms, Library Media Tech/Consultant

MakerSpace #tt4t Pinterest Board :

Read: Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a MakerSpace for Your School by Laura Fleming

How to use the Pearson App on the iPad

Have an iPad and you would like to access the Pearson App? By accessing the app, students will be able to read their book or have it read to them. Check out this video for step by step instructions.

Mac Tip: Spotlight Gets a Makeover in Yosemite

Spotlight has been a great tool Mac operating systems have been equipped with for a number of years, however, Yosemite has taken Spotlight to new levels.

  • When accessing Spotlight, whether in the top right hand corner of the screen or using the shortcut (Command-Space), you will notice that it appears right in the middle of your screen and it is much bigger.
  • Spotlight used to simply search your files, offer dictionary searches, and provide Web/Wikipedia searches but now it does so much more. Along with those searches, it has added Bing Web search, the App Store, the iTunes Store, top websites, headlines from the news, and maps.

The key is putting Spotlight to work for you. At the very least, get into the habit of pressing Command-Spacebar whenever you need to quickly find a file or open an application, but know that it offers so much more.

Tweet Time--Tweets From Those You Know

Use Twitter to be connected! If you are a tweeter, remember to tag your tweets with #bpsne and #tt4t so more teachers can see what is happening in your classroom. Sharing is the name of the game! Remember there are lots of great chats to explore to connect with others in your content area. Just pull up the hashtag and enjoy the conversation.
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Techie Tuesday--September 22

Techie Tuesday's are our way of providing meaningful technology training. We focus on one topic to provide the opportunity for mastery and enthusiasm to try in your classroom the very next day. Our first Techie Tuesday of the year is September 22nd. Our topic for September is Documenting and Reflecting with Video. The day's learning will focus on how visual creativity enhances learning experiences. Come learn how to create and edit movies that tell a story and document learning. Develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning while becoming proficient with iMovie, YouTube, playlists, and other multimedia tools.

In order to attend this training, simply fill out the form, Request to Attend a Conference, from your school and have your principal approve it. Your school is responsible for providing a substitute and you will spend the day with us at Lewis and Clark Middle School in our office room A122. Click HERE to learn about this year's offerings.

Appy Time: YouTube Capture

Want a quick way to create video on your iPad or iPhone, this app is for you. Easily create videos and upload them to YouTube with this app. It is Free and available at the APP store. Click HERE to download.

Firefox Users: Prevent Pop-up Blockers

Are you a Firefox user having trouble viewing reports or documents. The problem may be your popup blocker settings. Click the links below to set the district preferred browser settings.

Mac Version

PC Version

Sign Up for #RingtheBelle

Join us for a morning sharing, learning, and growing at our first ever unconference, RingTheBelle! This personalized PD learning opportunity is coming on October 3, 2015!

Registration is OPEN! Click HERE to register for this FREE learning opportunity!

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Meet the #tt4t Technology Team

District Technology Trainers

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

Jeffrey Bernadt

Twitter: @jeffreybernadt

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