Are you looking for ways to use Google Tools to support an English Language Learner (ELL) in your classroom? In this session we will show you how to use add-ons like Google Translate, and extensions like Read & Write, Readlang, and Google Dictionary, to better support your ELL students.
In times of stress, it is important to have outlets and coping strategies. This is often managed with calming techniques, mindfulness, and dedicated spaces for relaxation. What happens if your students are not physically present in school? In this course, we will go over how to offer social and emotional support and build emotional management skills in your students, whether you are teaching traditionally, hybrid, or remote. Digital calming spaces can be a great resource for students of all ages.
Are you looking for some grade-appropriate texts for your students? Newsela has you covered. Join us as we go over this great resource, which not only has a full library of educational texts, but also provides teachers the ability to assign, monitor, and assess content given to students.
In this course, we will explore the basic features of Microsoft Word. Using the desktop version of Word, we'll cover how to create a document, tools and features you need to know, as well as how to share and collaborate with others.
In this course, we will explore the basic features of Microsoft Word within Microsoft 365. Using the web-based version of Word, learn how to not only create your documents, but collaborate and share your documents with your colleagues as well.
Presentations must be accessible for all users. In order to ensure accessibility for individuals using assistive technology, extra measures need to be taken while building a presentation. In this session, we will discuss how to create accessible presentations that will allow all users, including those using assistive technology, to be able to access the content.
Looking for a way to monitor your students’ at-home reading and ensure that they are selecting appropriately leveled books? Encouraging and monitoring reading can be a struggle, especially when we aren’t able to meet with students face-to-face. In this course, we’ll explore Raz-Kids, a leveled library of books that can be shared with your K-5 students, and all its features that will help you excite your students to read, progress monitor and so much more during times of remote learning or over the summer vacation!
Screencastify is a great Chrome extension that you can use to record tutorials and other videos right from your browser! In this course, we'll demonstrate how to make a tutorial video of your own and also explore some useful accessibility features that make Screencastify stand out from other screen recording software.
Vocabulary lists are used in almost every classroom and rarely offer any interactive engagement for students. Join us as we talk about Thinglink, a website that allows students to create interactive displays and virtual tours that connect the tactile world to the digital world. With Thinglink, we will show you how to make vocabulary lists with your students that are interactive, informative, and meaningful.
All the content we create needs to be digitally accessible, and that includes content posted on social media platforms. In this session you'll learn easy tips for making your social media posts accessible for all users.
Join us as we take a look at ReadWorks.org. as an abundant resource for setting up a distance learning platform. See how we can create a class, find content, create assignments, grade digitally, and track student progress in an easy to navigate and free cloud-based program.
Did you know that "screen time" is now an official word in the dictionary? Today's students are all too familiar with screen time, and with recent transitions to remote learning, teachers (and parents) are looking for learning alternatives that limit the time students are spending on devices. Join us as we share some tactile activity ideas and assignments that students can complete offline and submit digitally later on!
As special educators, we know that schedules, sensory support, and close collaboration with parents and caregivers is crucial during home-based instruction situations. Join us as we share strategies for special education teachers to tailor instructional materials to meet each student’s needs and keep routines as consistent as possible in an alternate setting. We’ll share scheduling templates, suggestions for specialized coaching and instruction, and other digital resources to support behavioral and social needs to help keep students on task no matter the setting.
A morning meeting that consists of calendar and scheduling has always been a staple in primary classrooms as a way to set the tone for the day. What if you could incorporate technology to continue to use morning meetings as you teach remotely, and leverage them as a way to engage students and bolster your classroom community even when students can't meet face-to-face? Join us as we explore how to use SLSO to make morning routines digital, especially during times of remote teaching. We’ll also share strategies that can be incorporated into your digital or physical classroom when you return.
As if a transition to complete remote teaching isn’t challenging enough, as a Middle or High School educator, you are also probably worrying about your students. Your students most likely have a full understanding of what is going on and are looking for support as they adjust to this new reality, although they might not say so outright! Join us as we share some lesson ideas for social-emotional learning that you can incorporate into your remote teaching to help your students develop strong coping skills to adjust to this new reality.
As if a transition to complete remote teaching isn’t challenging enough, as an Upper Elementary educator, you're also probably worrying about your students. There may be some disagreement as to whether students at this age understand what is going on right now, and what led to this major shift in teaching style. However, we can agree that students in this age group are looking to the adults closest to them -- parents and teachers -- for support. Join us as we share some lesson ideas for social-emotional learning (SEL) that you can incorporate into your remote teaching to help your students develop strong coping skills to adjust to this new reality.
As a primary level educator, you are most likely used to incorporating social-emotional learning (SEL) into your lessons on a daily basis, since you're aware that students at this age need social and emotional support constantly. That job just became a little more challenging now that you are tasked with fostering students’ social-emotional skills when you aren’t able to be in class together. Join us as we share some lesson ideas for social-emotional learning that you can incorporate into your remote teaching to help your students develop strong coping skills to adjust to this new reality.
Google Drawings are a great way to create charts, mindmaps and other diagrams. In this course we will take a look at some of the basic features of Drawings and how best to utilize them for yourself and your students.
Need a good way to organize your time and your students or teachers? Google Calendar is a powerful tool for time-management and scheduling. Learn the basics of how to use it, how to integrate it with your other G Suite apps, and some additional features in this course.
Experiential learning is still a must for students in early education. Seesaw was initially used for parent communication in blended learning, but now it can be used by parents and teachers for learning remotely! Learn how to create an activity for students to do with parents and then share their results with Seesaw!
In recent weeks, distance learning has taken over as the vehicle to continue teaching -- even when students and teachers aren’t together in a physical classroom. Join us as we explore Schoology, a virtual learning environment that allows you to create, manage, and share academic content with the students in your K-12 class. We’ll share some tips including setting up your class, inviting students and parents to your course page, and adding materials and instructions to get your remote learning Schoology classroom started!
Join us as we dive into to some under utilized features of the iPad and iPhone. We will show you how to record your screen, annotate on image pdfs and websites, as well as use the iPad's amazing multitask feature to split your screen and get more done. This course will show you some ways to make remote learning accessible for anyone with a mobile device.
Do you have worksheets, attendance lists, or other documents you need to digitize? No need to buy an expensive home scanner - you've got one already built into your iPad or iPhone. Join us to learn about how to use the Notes and Files apps to scan and share documents with ease!
In this course you'll learn some of the basic features within the Zoom video conferencing platform and how you can potentially use it as a tool for remote learning.
Engaging learners in the primary grades is essential to keep new and developing skills strong. Help provide at-home activities for your K-2 parents to do with their children using Google Classroom. We'll share tips and tricks for getting Google Classroom started in primary grades, as well as engaging activities you can share with parents!
Most teachers who use Google Classroom are probably familiar with its desktop website. However, what if you, or your students, need to access Google Classroom on an iPad? Join us as we look at Google Classroom on the iPad, and review where you can find all of those important features including, where to create and submit assignments, add attachments, and see student progress.
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.
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.
As citizens and/or residents of our local communities, it’s important to understand the different types of elections that we have the right to participate in. As residents of a local school district, you have the right to vote how school budgets are enumerated and spent. School board elections and budget votes tend to vary between states and even local municipalities — join our session as we dig into the details!
There is so much to monitor in our natural world — too much for scientists to handle alone! To maximize efforts, scientists often recruit citizen scientists to help. A citizen scientist is a member of the general public or an amateur scientist. While issues with data validity and collection standardization exist with this method, without it much of the natural world would go unobserved. Join us to learn about citizen science, how you can use it in your classroom to provide authenticity to a project, and learn some tips for keeping your collections valid!
If Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, or Alexander Graham Bell gave up in the face of failure, we might not have the knowledge we do today about physics, electricity, or the telephone. A commonality among successful engineers and scientists is what we call "growth mindset," or the ability to see failure as a springboard for success. In this session, we will provide you with strategies to teach growth mindset and use failure to encourage your students to stretch their abilities and reach higher levels of achievement.
Do you find your students drifting away to a dream land during the day? Students have a limited attention span and getting students to refocus once they start day dreaming can be hard. Join our Curriculum Specialists as we explore some activities for mindfulness to help your students be fully present and aware of what is happening in your lesson.
Students are often nervous and anxious for upcoming tests. Join our Curriculum Specialists as we take a look at some strategies for your students to use to help reduce test anxiety and how you as the teacher can help.
Every day, your students are faced with questionable material on the Internet. All over sites like Facebook and Twitter, your students see articles like “Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!” or “Beware of Dihydrogen Monoxide!” Are these articles credible? Join our PD Specialists as they teach you new strategies to address TEKS standard 110.25. 8A ((8) The student reads critically to evaluate texts in order to determine the credibility of sources. The student is expected to: (A) evaluate the credibility of informational sources and their relevance for assigned and self-selected topics) and help your students avoid citing hoax websites, dodge pitfalls in the research process, and discern fact from fiction.
While attending PAX 2017 we stumbled upon a low cost "game" that we thought would be perfect for the ELA classroom, Story Dice. Join us as we discuss what story dice are, and how they can help redefine creative writing prompts! We will also give you suggestions on ways to incorporate them into your classroom and how to create a grading system to make sure your students are staying on task and meeting specific standards.
There's more value in Dungeons and Dragons than you may know. Yes, Dungeons and Dragons. While attending PAX East 2017 we were enlightened by a panel discussion ran by the founders of Wheelhouse Workshop, a social skills group based in Seattle, WA. Wheelhouse Workshop has been helping teens and adolescents build social skills with role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons for a few years now and they are seeing positive outcomes. Join us to explore how the game master in a role-playing game can create therapeutic and deliberate challenges for each participant to help them overcome the anxieties they may struggle with.
Do you have a student who is frequently becoming frustrated with what seems like simple tasks and isn't sure how to act in general social situations? Join our Curriculum Specialists and Teddy as we take a look at creating and implementing Storyboards in your classroom. Storyboards help students develop skills to combat difficulties throughout the day while incorporating different components of social emotional learning techniques in a safe environment. Learning how Teddy reacts in difficult situations gives students the necessary tools to get through their own day with less frustrations and difficulties.
In this course, the PD team will explore the most effective and exciting features iOS 10 has to offer! Released in September 2016, the iOS 10 operating system is sure to help teachers create an engaging learning environment for their students. Updates to notifications and live broadcasting options within apps are some of the biggest changes that users will come to understand better after participating in this session!
Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access for your Mac computer.
Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access for your Windows 10 computer.
Everyday, your students are faced with questionable material on the Internet. All over sites like Facebook and Twitter, your students see articles like “Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!” or “Beware of Dihydrogen Monoxide!” Are these articles credible? Join our PD Specialists as they teach you new strategies to address CCRA.W.8 (Assess the credibility and accuracy of [a] source) and help your students avoid citing hoax websites, dodge pitfalls in the research process, and discern fact from fiction.
Are your kids using Google Classroom at home you wish to help out? What does that mean? How can you see what they're working on? What can you do to help your child? Well, here is a simple guide to help you help your child.In this course, we'll go over the basics of Google Classroom and what you need to know as a parent.
Is your child engaged in remote learning? In this course, we'll share some great resources you can use to help your child be successful while learning from home. From creating a daily routine, to engaging in enrichment activities with your child, join this session to learn helpful tips and tricks to make the most out of remote learning.
Join us to learn how to reset your network and router in Windows 10.
In this video, learn how to set a default web camera on your Windows 10 device.
Join us to learn how to choose your audio output source on a Windows 10 PC
In this video, you'll learn all about how to choose a microphone to use on your Windows 10 PC.
Join us to learn how to set up multiple desktops and extend your desktop to those additional displays.
In this video, we'll show you how to access and manage your clipboard history on your Windows 10 device.
Want to take a screenshot on your Windows 10 device? Learn how to use the Snip & Sketch app to quickly take screenshots and annotate your images.
In this instructional video, we'll show you how to share files and folders in your Microsoft 365 OneDrive.
In this short tutorial, we'll show you how to use Microsoft's built-in translate feature.
In this video, we'll take a look at how to use Microsoft's Immersive Reader Tool.
In this video, learn how to create a new folder for storage on your Windows 10 device.
In this tutorial, learn how to move and organize files and folders on your Windows 10 device.
In this video, you'll learn how to export a PowerPoint Presentation, create a PDF, and more!
Wondering how to adjust settings on your computer to make it more accessible? In this video, we'll show you how with Ease of Access, including Windows Narrator.
In this video, we'll show you how to take different types of screenshots in Windows 10.
Can't find a file or program easily? Learn how the search function can make this task a little faster.
Need to know more about your processor or operating system? In this video, we'll show you how to navigate to your System's Settings and locate your About page.
Learn how to check your child's grades in Infinite Campus.
Join us for this quick tutorial on how to connect to a printer.
Where is the Control Panel? We'll show you two quick ways to get there, and how to navigate the options.
Learn how to check your child's schedule in Infinite Campus.
Here is a quick ivdeo to helo your child complete a quiz in Microsoft Teams
In this tutorial, we'll cover how to connect your Mac to Wi-Fi and forget Wi-Fi-networks.
In this video, we'll cover how to bookmark websites on the Mac version of Safari.
In this video, learn how to check for software updates and see your OS version.
In this video, we'll review how you can create albums and folders to keep your photos organized.
In this video, we'll cover how to enable and use the speech to text feature on your Mac.
In this quick tutorial, we'll cover how you can set a default web browser in your Mac settings.
Learn how to pin a program to the taskbar for quick access in the future.
Learn how to extract a compressed file or folder so that it can be viewed.
Learn how to compress files so that they can be shared more easily.
Learn how to rename a file to be able to find it easier later.
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.
Learn how to change the language on your Windows 10 computer or add more language options.
Learn how to pin a program to the Start Menu for quick access in the future.
Learn how to search within a document to navigate more easily or replace text with one click.
Learn about the different ways to save a file, from locally on your computer to in the cloud with OneDrive.
In this tutorial, discover how to uninstall and install programs and applications on your Mac.
Learn how to personalize some settings in Windows 10 for a more custom experience.
Learn how to sort the icons on your Desktop to stay better organized.
Discover all of the different accessibility settings available on your Mac.
Learn how to access and use the Dictation Tool across Windows apps.
In this tutorial, we'll look at printer settings and learn how to connect a printer to your Mac.
Learn how to select the default program for opening up your PDF files.
In this video, we'll cover how to pin your favorite or most-used apps to the Dock on your Mac.
Ready to get organized? Join us to learn how to make folders and organize your files on a Mac.
In this video, learn how to enable a web camera on your Mac for various applications.
In this quick tutorial, we'll show you how to choose a microphone for use on your Mac.
In this video, we'll cover how to change the default language on your Mac.
In this video we'll go over how students can find Schoology assignment work to finish and turn in to the teacher.
In this video we'll go over how to check your child's grades in the student view.
In this tutorial we'll cover how you or your child would join a new group on Schoology.
In this tutorial we'll cover how students can take and submit an assessment/test/quiz in Schoology.
In this tutorial we'll cover how students can join a new course in Schoology.
In this video we'll cover how you can help your child see all the different courses they are enrolled in.
In this video, we'll see how to check a child's calendar through the student view in you Schoology parent account.
In this video, we'll cover how to create your own library of resources in Schoology using My Resources.
In this video, learn how to view your child's Schoology courses from the student perspective.
In this quick tutorial, we'll go over how to create a Schoology parent account for the first time.
In this video, you'll learn how your child can work on and submit an assignment in their Schoology account.
In this video, we'll show you how to send a message within your Schoology account.
Learn how to add a new child to your existing schoology account.
In this tutorial, we'll cover how to create a new Numbers file on your Mac.
In this video, we'll learn how to create a new Keynote Presentation on a Mac.
In this tutorial, learn how to create a new Pages document on your Mac.
In this video, we'll learn how to access the control panel on a Mac and discover some of the different settings available.
Learn how to share a Google File, including, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms.
Learn how to create a new file, including, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms in Drive.
Learn how to make copies of a file in Google Drive
Learn how to upload existing files to Google Drive
Learn how to attach a document to an email within Gmail.
Learn how to set notifications for Google Calendar events.
Learn how to view and hide different calendars within Google Calendar.
In this tutorial, we'll go over how to connect your Chromebook to the internet so you can get started using all the features!
Learn how to access and adjust the settings on your Chromebook.
In this video, we'll review how to add apps to your Chromebook.
Learn how to add apps to the shelf, or bottom bar, on your Chromebook.
Learn how to sign into a different account on a Chromebook.
Learn how to enable the web camera on your Chromebook.
Learn how to change the default language on your Chromebook.
Learn how to translate a webpage on your Chromebook.
In this course, learn the basics of what your Chromebook can and cannot do.
Learn how to force quit a frozen app on your Chromebook.
Learn how to take a screenshot on your Chromebook.
Learn how to turn Caps Lock on and off while using a Chromebook.
Learn how to enable offline mode on a Chromebook.
Learn how to connect to bluetooth on a Chromebook.
In this video, you'll learn how to conect bluetooth devices to your iPad.
In this quick tutorial, we'll go over how to utilize the dictation feature to insert text.
In this video, learn how to use the zoom feature to to magnify your entire screen or only what you need.
In this quick tutorial, we'll learn how to change your keyboard settings and enable 3rd party keyboards.
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.
Are your pages looking cluttered? Learn how to create folders, move apps, and delete them from your device
In this video, we'll review how to access and download apps from the App Store.
Learn how to organize your photos so you can easily find everything you need.
Learn how to use guided access to keep you focused or as a parental control tool.
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.
Learn how to access the control center and customize it to provide you with easy access to settings you often use.
In this tutorial, learn how to share the content of your screen with others using the Airplay feature.
In this tutorial, we'll review how to take a screenshot using your iOS device.
Learn how to use your device's notes app to scan documents and even add signatures!
Learn how to change the default language on your iOS device.
Learn how to check your iOS device for software updates.
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.
In this skills video, we'll show you how to use your inbox on Canvas to spark conversations with your student's teachers!
In this skills video, we'll show you how to join conferences with your student's teachers!
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!
In this skills video, we'll show you how to navigate your student's courses on Canvas to check their progress!
In this skills video, we'll show you how to access the log-in page for Canvas!
In this skills video, we'll walk you through the process of creating your own parent account for Canvas!
In this skills video, we'll demonstrate the Inbox function and how you can communicate with all your student's classroom teachers!
In this skills video, we'll show you the features of the calendar function of the Canvas Parent 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!
In this skill video, we'll show parents how to log onto the Canvas App with their mobile devices!
A quick how-to on accessing a Google Meet from the Classroom app.
A quick how-to on accessing Google Calendar from the Classroom app.
A quick how-to and accessing Google Drive from the Classroom app.
A quick how-to and turning in assignments in Google Classroom on the iPad.
A quick how-to on answering teacher-posted questions in Google Classroom on the iPad.
A quick how-to on posting and commenting in Google Classroom on the iPad.
A quick how-to on joining a class in Google Classroom on the iPad using a teacher-provided code
A quick how-to on viewing classes in the Google Classroom app on the iPad.
A quick how-to on setting up the Google Classroom app for the iPad.
A short how-to on aqccessing a c lass Google Drive folder from Google Classroom.
A short how-to on joining a Google Meet video conference from Google Classroom.
A short how-to on joining a new Classroom with a teacher-provided access code.
A short how-to on replying to comments in Google Classroom.
A short tour of Guardian reports from Google Classroom.
A short how-to on accessing the calendar from Classroom.
A short how-to on answer questions posted by the teacher in Google Classroom
A short how-to on logging in to Google Classroom as a student.
A short how-to on turing in assignments on Google Classroom.
Is your child's school using Schoology for remote learning? Join this session for a quick overview of the Schoology platform. We’ll guide you through the basics, and then share some tips to help your child be successful.
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