Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue NE

January 9, 2015 Volume 9

Google Classroom Tips

Google Classroom has already had one major update and we're sure they will continue to make changes and improve it's use. Here are a couple of tips for you.

Tip 1: When naming assignments use a 3 digit numbering system. For example, #001 Classifying Fixed and Flexible Expenses on a Budget and #002 Chapter 1 Budgeting Review Worksheet. This will allow you to easily refer to the assignments as assignment 1 or assignment 22 instead of having to restate the long name.

Tips 2: Use Classroom with clubs, teams, organizations or groups of students. Differentiate activities by grouping in unique ways. Think outside the box with Google Classroom ideas!

Tip 3: When having students complete a Google form for an assessment or assignment, since there isn't anything to "Turn In" the students can click the "Mark as Done" button. You will see how many have completed the form and who still needs to complete the form. See the image below.

Also, check out this website by Alice Keeler for other tips. Follow Alice on Twitter @alicekeeler

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Amazing Learning Opportunities

Online Classes for Second Semester

We are starting the new semester with 12 online course offerings. From Fun Formative Assessments with a Techie Twist to Using Social Media in the Classroom, you are likely to find a class that meets your needs. Classes begin January 12th. Register for online classes here. Remember we need 10 people to make a class a go so ask a friend or colleague to join you to make the learning adventure fun!

Techie Tuesday: Social Media Madness-January 20

Come learn how to leverage social media tools to increase communication with your families, utilize Twitter for free professional development, and build your own PLN. Also, see how Facebook can be used in a positive way to communicate with students and parents. See your school principal for the paperwork.

#tt4t Twitter Posts and Shout Outs

We have some of our new and veteran teachers growing their PLN (personal learning network) on Twitter! Shout out to Sara Zajicak, @SaraZajicek, for participating in #ntchat! A chat for new teachers from all over. Also, shout out to Abby Schukei, @ARTschukei, for blogging and tweeting what her elementary art students are creating!
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Blogs Worth Reading for 2015

What's Your One Word? From the TT4T Team

Great Posts of 2014 From Justin Tarte

10 Things to Not Leave Behind in 2015 From the TT4T Team

Apple's iPhoto Beta Version on iCloud

Apple has a Beta version of iPhoto on This is the best way to clean up photos that might be saved across all your devices. You simply log into with your apple ID and you will see all your recent photos.

Meet the #tt4t Technology Team

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District Technology Trainers

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

Jennifer Krzystowczy

Twitter: @jennykbps

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