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Microsoft Teams: un resumen para los padres

El maestro de su hijo le ha asignado trabajo a través de Microsoft Teams. ¿Qué es Microsoft Teams? ¿Cómo podemos ver cuál es su tarea? ¿Qué podemos hacer para ayudar a nuestros hijos o hijas? En este curso, repasaremos los conceptos básicos de Microsoft Teams y le enseñaremos lo que usted necesita saber como padre.

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Remote Learning: Administrator Strategies

Join our Chief Learning Officer, Robert-Wayne Harris, and our Director of eLearning, Joseph Sanfilippo, as they share administrative strategies for implementing Remote Learning in your school or district. With over 30 years of collective school administrative experience as Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and Directors of Technology, along with 20+ years of experience planning technology professional development and school improvement plans, Robert-Wayne and Joseph offer a variety of strategies as you transition your school and district to a distance learning model.

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Microsoft Teams Overview for Parents

So your student has been assigned work through Microsoft Teams. What does that mean? How can you see what they're working on? What can you do to help your student? In this course, we'll go over the basics of Microsoft Teams and what you need to know as a parent.

Schoology: Turning in Assignments

How students can find Schoology assignment work to finish and turn in to the teacher.

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Pinning a Program to the Taskbar for Parents

Learn how to pin a program to the taskbar for quick access in the future.

Setting a Default Web Browser for Parents

Learn how to set a default web browser in Windows 10. 

Extracting a Compressed File or Folder for Parents

Learn how to extract a compressed file or folder so that it can be viewed.

Compressing Files and Folders for Parents

Learn how to compress files so that they can be shared more easily.

Renaming a File in Windows 10 for Parents

Learn how to rename a file to be able to find it easier later.

Safely Removing a USB Drive for Parents

Learn how to safely remove a USB or Flash Drive from you computer so that you do not risk corrupting the files on your drive.

Changing the Language for Parents

Learn how to change the language on your Windows 10 computer or add more language options.

Pinning a Program to the Start Menu for Parents

Learn how to pin a program to the Start Menu for quick access in the future.

Searching Within a Document for Parents

Learn how to search within a document to navigate more easily or replace text with one click.

Saving a File for Parents

Learn about the different ways to save a file, from locally on your computer to in the cloud with OneDrive.

Personalizing Settings for Parents

Learn how to personalize some settings in Windows 10 for a more custom experience.

Organizing the Desktop for Parents

Learn how to sort the icons on your Desktop to stay better organized. 

Uninstalling a Program in Windows 10 for Parents

Learn how to uninstall a program in Windows 10.

Using the Dictation Tool for Parents

Learn how to access and use the Dictation Tool across Windows apps.

Selecting a Default PDF Viewer for Parents

Learn how to select the default program for opening up your PDF files.

登录到画布上的观察者/父母帐户

在此技能视频中,我们将向您展示如何访问Canvas的登录页面!

Sharing a Google File for Parents

Learn how to share a Google File, including, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms.

Organizing Google Drive for Parents

Learn how to organize a Google Drive.

Creating a New File in Drive for Parents

Learn how to create a new file, including, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms in Drive.

Accessing Google Drive for Parents

Learn how to access Google Drive

Renaming a File in Drive for Parents

Learn how to rename files in Google Drive.

Making a Copy of a File in Google Drive for Parents

Learn how to make copies of a file in Google Drive

Uploading Existing Files to Google Drive for Parents

Learn how to upload existing files to Google Drive

Attaching a Document to a Gmail for Parents

Learn how to attach a document to an email within Gmail.

Accessing Google Calendar for Parents

Learn how to access your student's Google Calendar.

Creating a Google Calendar Event for Parents

Learn how to create an event in Google Calendar.

Setting Notifications for Google Calendar Events for Parents

Learn how to set notifications for Google Calendar events.

Viewing and Hiding Google Calendars for Parents

Learn how to view and hide different calendars within Google Calendar.

Moving a File in Google Drive for Parents

Learn how to move a file in Google Drive.

Connecting Chromebook to Internet for Parents

In this tutorial, we'll go over how to connect your Chromebook to the internet so you can get started using all the features!

Chromebook Settings Overview for Parents

Learn how to access and adjust the settings on your Chromebook.

Adding an App on the Chromebook for Parents

In this video, we'll review how to add apps to your Chromebook.

Deleting an App on the Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to delete apps you no longer wish to have.

Pinning Apps to Your Shelf on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to add apps to the shelf, or bottom bar, on your Chromebook.

Signing Into a Different Account on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to sign into a different account on a Chromebook.

How to Cast on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to cast on your Chromebook.

Enabling the Web Camera on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to enable the web camera on your Chromebook.

Chromebook Hot Keys for Parents

Learn how to use different hot keys on your Chromebook.

Change the Default Language on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to change the default language on your Chromebook.

Translate a Webpage on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to translate a webpage on your Chromebook.

Chromebook Overview for Parents

In this course, learn the basics of what your Chromebook can and cannot do.

Using the Launcher on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to use the Launcher on your Chromebook.

Accessing Files on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to access files on your Chromebook.

Force Quit a Frozen App on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to force quit a frozen app on your Chromebook.

Adding a Printer to a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to add a printer to your Chromebook.

Chromebook Hardware for Parents

Learn all about the Chromebook hardware.

How to Take a Screenshot on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to take a screenshot on your Chromebook.

How to Turn Caps Lock On and Off on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to turn Caps Lock on and off while using a Chromebook.

How to Enable Offline Mode on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to enable offline mode on a Chromebook.

How to Connect to Bluetooth on a Chromebook for Parents

Learn how to connect to bluetooth on a Chromebook.

Connecting a Bluetooth Device to an iPad for Parents

In this video, you'll learn how to conect bluetooth devices to your iPad.

Using Speech to Text on an iPad for Parents

In this quick tutorial, we'll go over how to utilize the dictation feature to insert text.

Utilizing Zoom Features on an iPad for Parents

In this video, learn how to use the zoom feature to to magnify your entire screen or only what you need.

Alternating Keyboards on an iPad for Parents

In this quick tutorial, we'll learn how to change your keyboard settings and enable 3rd party keyboards.

Utilizing the Assistive Touch on an iPad for Parents

In this video, learn how to enable and use the assistive touch feature, which can replace the need for using gestures or buttons to control your screen.

Organizing Apps on an iPad for Parents

Are your pages looking cluttered? Learn how to create folders, move apps, and delete them from your device

Using the App store on an iPad for Parents

In this video, we'll review how to access and download apps from the App Store.

Organizing Photos on an iPad for Parents

Learn how to organize your photos so you can easily find everything you need.

Setting the Guided Access on an iPad for Parents

Learn how to use guided access to keep you focused or as a parental control tool.

Connecting/Forgetting WiFi Networks on an iPad for Parents

In this tutorial, we'll review how to connect and disconect from WiFi networks. We'll also cover how to forget networks to prevent automatic rejoining.

Customizing the Control Center on an iPad for Parents

Learn how to access the control center and customize it to provide you with easy access to settings you often use.

How to Screenshare on an iPad for Parents

In this tutorial, learn how to share the content of your screen with others using the Airplay feature.

How to Take a Screenshot on an iPad for Parents

In this tutorial, we'll review how to take a screenshot using your iOS device.

How to Scan and Upload a Document on an iPad for Parents

Learn how to use your device's notes app to scan documents and even add signatures!

Changing the Default Language on an iPad for Parents

Learn how to change the default language on your iOS device.

Checking for Software Updates on an iPad for Parents

Learn how to check your iOS device for software updates.

Parents: Connecting to WiFi - PCs

On your Windows 10 computer, here are a couple of ways to make sure you are connected to a nearby wifi network for your child's remote learning.

Making Conversations on Canvas

In this skills video, we'll show you how to use your inbox on Canvas to spark conversations with your student's teachers!

Join Conferences on Canvas

In this skills video, we'll show you how to join conferences with your student's teachers!

Setting Alerts for Student Activity on Canvas

In this skills video, we'll show you how to create custom alerts on your student's Canvas courses so that you're notified when a teacher makes changes!

How to Check My Student's Progress on Canvas

In this skills video, we'll show you how to navigate your student's courses on Canvas to check their progress!

Logging in to an Observer/Parent Account on Canvas

In this skills video, we'll show you how to access the log-in page for Canvas!

Create an Observer/Parent Account for Canvas

In this skills video, we'll walk you through the process of creating your own parent account for Canvas!

Making Conversations on the Canvas App

In this skills video, we'll demonstrate the Inbox function and how you can communicate with all your student's classroom teachers!

Viewing the Calendar on the Canvas App

In this skills video, we'll show you the features of the calendar function of the Canvas Parent App!

Setting Alerts for Student Activity on the Canvas App

In this skills video, we'll show you how to set alerts in each of your student's courses so you're notified for everything!

Logging in to Parent Account on the Canvas App

In this skill video, we'll show parents how to log onto the Canvas App with their mobile devices!

Google Meet from Classroom on the iPad

A quick how-to on accessing a Google Meet from the Classroom app. 

Accessing Calendar from Classroom on the iPad

A quick how-to on accessing Google Calendar from the Classroom app.

Accessing Google Drive from Classroom on the iPad

A quick how-to and accessing Google Drive from the Classroom app.

How to Turn in an Assignment in Classroom on the iPad

A quick how-to and turning in assignments in Google Classroom on the iPad.

How to Answer a Question in Classroom on the iPad

A quick how-to on answering teacher-posted questions in Google Classroom on the iPad.

Commenting in Classroom on the iPad

A quick how-to on posting and commenting in Google Classroom on the iPad.

Class Stream on the iPad

A brief overview of the Stream in the Google Classroom app. 

Join a Classroom with a Code on the iPad

A quick how-to on joining a class in Google Classroom on the iPad using a teacher-provided code

Viewing Classes as a Student on the iPad

A quick how-to on viewing classes in the Google Classroom app on the iPad.

Google Classroom Setup for the iPad

A quick how-to on setting up the Google Classroom app for the iPad.

What is Google Classroom Stream

A short introdocution to the Google Classroom Stream.

How to Join a Google Meet from Classroom

A short how-to on joining a Google Meet video conference from Google Classroom. 

How to Join a Google Classroom with a Code

A short how-to on joining a new Classroom with a teacher-provided access code.

How to Reply to a Comment on Google Classroom

A short how-to on replying to comments in Google Classroom.

Overview of Guardian Access to Google Classroom

A short tour of Guardian reports from Google Classroom.

How to View a Calendar from Google Classroom

A short how-to on accessing the calendar from Classroom.

How to Answer a Question on Google Classroom

A short how-to on answer questions posted by the teacher in Google Classroom

Accessing Google Classroom as a Student

A short how-to on logging in to Google Classroom as a student. 

Browsing Classes as a Student

A short how-to on browsing classes in Google Classroom as a student. 

How to Turn in an Assignment on Google Classroom

A short how-to on turing in assignments on Google Classroom.

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals - 2019

View highlights of the official 2019 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest finals. Students were given the task to "Put Money in a Piggy Bank." A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with machines that they have imagined, designed, and created in a fun and competitive forum. The competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. All you need is a good Imagination and a pile of junk!

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Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals - 2018

View highlights of the 2018 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals. Students were given the task to "Pour a Bowl of Cereal."Since 1988, tens of thousands of students have competed in annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contests° where they are challenged to build the wackiest, working Rube Goldberg Machine that completes a common task.In the structured environment of the competitions, these contraptions are more than just Rube Goldberg Machines. They inspire communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. They hone skills like math, physics, and chemistry. On a formal basis, this learning experience falls under the umbrella of STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math) education. 

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Rube Goldberg Sizzle Reel

A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible! Based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. His drawings and imagined machines are at the heart of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. They use everyday items (mostly junk!), they tell a story, and most important of all — they make you laugh!

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Financial Aid and Student Loans

Success! Your child has been accepted to their dream school! Now, how will they pay for it? We have all seen the headlines regarding the recent jump in students taking out loans for school, and the burden parents take on as borrowers, as well. In this session, we'll take a look at all of the different financial aid loans you might be eligible for, and we'll help you and your child make the decision that's best for everyone!

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APPlicable - Apps to Support Your Student's College Search

In this APPlicable session, we'll look at college planning apps and scholarship tools to help you get your student prepared for their college search.

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APPlicable: Apps to Help You Shop Smarter

In this session of APPlicable, we'll explore a variety of apps to ease the stresses of shopping. We'll show you apps that provide deals and savings, save you time, and help you manage those expenses.

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APPlicable: Apps to Boost Organization & More!

Join us to discuss how our curated list of apps can make your life a little easier and more organized. Whether you have an Apple or Android advice, we've got you covered!

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Socialization Techniques

"Nobody likes me!" As parents, helping your child resolve social issues can be a difficult experience, as is watching them deal with these kinds of emotions. Join us as we help you develop six methods to transform these conversations into opportunities for growth.

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Stress Reducing Techniques

Everyone experiences stress, and how we deal with it has a huge impact on our lives. Join us to discover some ways to avoid stress — and if you can't avoid it, how to reduce it, and best handle those stressful situations.

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Discussing Civic Engagement with Your Child

In this session, we’ll be diving into the question of civic engagement. What does civics mean for your child, and how can you teach your child to be civically engaged, no matter their age. Join us as we discuss ways to address civic responsibility, and share general tips to help you promote civic engagement within your family.

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Civics for Adults: Voting

The process of making one’s voice count is through one of the basic tenets of American society - the power of the voting booth. This video is the first in a series related to how one can vote in their local, state, and national elections.The first step to be able to vote is to register. By registering, you will be allowed to enter a designated polling place and cast your vote. So how does one become registered? Let’s begin.

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Helping your child turn in Assignments in Teams Part 2 - Student Copy of Handout

Need help with your child's assignment in Microsoft Teams? Here is a quick video to help with your child's assignment that is already created for them by the teacher.

Helping your child turn in Assignments in Teams Part 1 - Create a Doc

Need help with your child's assignment in Microsoft Teams? Here is a quick video to assist in creating a document as part of that assignment.

Digital Online Certifications

Below are some popular Digital Teacher Certifications that are available as a series of online courses. Click on a logo to start your certification track today!