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Google Workspace for Education: Google Drawings

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.

Student Mental Health with GoGuardian

Understanding your students' mental health is critical for their education. GoGuardian can be a useful tool to help you understand how your students are doing by looking at student trends, observing digital behaviors, and connecting with students who may need more support. Join us to see how you can use the features of GoGuardian to check in on student wellbeing.

Social and Emotional Learning with Sphero

With Social and Emotional Learning being a focus in education, teachers are always looking for fun and creative ways to incorporate SEL into their daily lessons. In this course, we'll explore how the Sphero robot can not only be used to teach code, but be a key player in SEL. Come roll on in for some fun ideas and inspiration!

Utilizing Google Workspace for Summer Reading

Ready to transition your summer reading program to a more digitally-based process? In this course, we'll share tips on using different applications within Google Workspace (formerly G Suite for Education) to structure a summer reading program and push out materials. We'll also share book lists and reflection activities to keep students reading during the summer months and prevent that summer slide!

SMART Tools for SEL

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a hot topic in education, and figuring out how to address students' needs while learning remotely has been a challenge. In this course, we'll take a look at some of the tools SMART already has built into their software, and how these tools can be used to engage students in positive social and emotional learning both in and out of the classroom.

The Science of Alt Text

In this follow up course to “The Art of Alt Text,” we will look further into alt text best practices. Join us to learn why alt text is important, what kind of images you should not be using, why default alt text is not good enough, and why it’s important to add alt text to all graphics.  

 

Creating Virtual Calming Rooms

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.

Getting Started with Newsela

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.

Microsoft Word

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. 

Microsoft 365: Word

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.

Accessible Presentations

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.

Using Raz-Kids in Your K-5 Classroom

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!

Making Accessible Screencasts Using Screencastify

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.

Creating Interactive Vocabulary Lists Using Thinglink

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.

Accessible Social Media

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.

Using ReadWorks As A Remote Learning Platform for Student Engagement

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.

Limiting Screen Time: Offline Activities to Continue Learning

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!

Keeping Routines for Special Ed Students

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.

Making Morning Routines Digital Using Lumio

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 Lumio, formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online 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.

Remote Learning: Social-Emotional Learning for Primary Students

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 Workspace for Education: Google Calendar

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 Google Workspace for Education apps, and some additional features in this course.

Using Schoology for Remote Learning

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!

Using Mobile Devices for Remote Learning

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.

Scan Documents with iPad or iPhone

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!

Using Zoom for Remote Instruction

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. 

Using Google Classroom to Provide At-Home Activities for K-2 Parents

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!

Google Classroom on the iPad

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.

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.

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.

Civics - Type of Elections: School Board Elections

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!

Growth Mindset: Addressing Failure

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.

Mindfulness Activities

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.

Strategies for Reducing Test Anxiety

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.

Social Emotional Learning with Storyboards

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.

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer: Windows 10

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.

Best Practices for Parents: Learning from Home

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.

Creating a Split Screen on a Chromebook

In this video we will demonstate how to create a split screen on your Chrombook.  

Microsoft Teams Video and Microphone for Parents

In this video we will demonstrate how to turn on and off your video and mute and unmute your microphone in Microsoft Teams. 

How to Join a Microsoft Teams Video Meeting

In this video we will show you how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting. 

Renaming a File in OneDrive for Parents

Press play to learn how to rename a file in Microsoft OneDrive.

Creating a New File in OneDrive for Parents

Press play to learn how to create a new file in Microsoft OneDrive.

 

Make a Copy of a File in OneDrive for Parents

Press play to learn how to make a copy of a file in Microsoft OneDrive.

 

Resetting Networks and Routers in Windows 10

Join us to learn how to reset your network and router in Windows 10. 

Setting a Default Web Camera in Windows 10

In this video, learn how to set a default web camera on your Windows 10 device. 

Switching Audio Sources on a Windows 10 PC

Join us to learn how to choose your audio output source on a Windows 10 PC.

Choosing a Microphone 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. 

Multiple Desktops/Extending the Desktop in Windows 10

Join us to learn how to set up multiple desktops and extend your desktop to those additional displays.

See What You've Copied to the Clipboard in Windows 10

In this video, we'll show you how to access and manage your clipboard history on your Windows 10 device.

Snip & Sketch in Windows 10

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.

Sharing Options in OneDrive

In this instructional video, we'll show you how to share files and folders in your Microsoft 365 OneDrive. 

Microsoft Translate Feature

In this short tutorial, we'll show you how to use Microsoft's built-in translate feature.  

Microsoft Immersive Reader

In this video, we'll take a look at how to use Microsoft's Immersive Reader Tool. 

Creating a New Folder in Windows 10

In this video, learn how to create a new folder for storage on your Windows 10 device.

Moving a File or Folder in Windows 10

In this tutorial, learn how to move and organize files and folders on your Windows 10 device. 

Connecting and Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks on a Mac

In this tutorial, we'll cover how to connect your Mac to Wi-Fi and forget Wi-Fi-networks.

Bookmarking Websites on Safari

In this video, we'll cover how to bookmark websites on the Mac version of Safari. 

How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

Discover different ways to take a screenshot on your Mac

Checking for Software Updates on a Mac

In this video, learn how to check for software updates and see your OS version.

Organizing Photos on a Mac

In this video, we'll review how you can create albums and folders to keep your photos organized.

Using the App store on a Mac

Discover how to navigate and use the App Store on your Mac.

Using Speech to Text on a Mac

In this video, we'll cover how to enable and use the speech to text feature on your Mac.

Setting a Default Web Browser on a Mac

In this quick tutorial, we'll cover how you can set a default web browser in your Mac settings.

Uninstalling and installing programs on a Mac

In this tutorial, discover how to uninstall and install programs and applications on your Mac.

Accessibility Settings on a Mac

Discover all of the different accessibility settings available on your Mac.

Connecting a Printer to a Mac

In this tutorial, we'll look at printer settings and learn how to connect a printer to your Mac.

Pinning Apps to the Dock on a Mac

In this video, we'll cover how to pin your favorite or most-used apps to the Dock on your Mac.

Making Folders on a Mac

Ready to get organized? Join us to learn how to make folders and organize your files on a Mac.

Enabling a Web Camera on a Mac

In this video, learn how to enable a web camera on your Mac for various applications.

Renaming a File on a Mac

Learn how to rename a file on your Mac.

Choosing a Microphone on a Mac

In this quick tutorial, we'll show you how to choose a microphone for use on your Mac.

Using Spotlight on a Mac

Discover how to access and use the Spotlight tool on your Mac.

Changing the Default Language on a Mac

In this video, we'll cover how to change the default language on your Mac.

Schoology: Checking Your Child's Progress

In this video we'll go over how to check your child's grades in the student view.

Schoology: Joining a Group on Schoology

In this tutorial we'll cover how you or your child would join a new group on Schoology. 

Schoology: How Your Child Can Submit an Assessment

In this tutorial we'll cover how students can take and submit an assessment/test/quiz in Schoology.

Schoology: How Your Child Can Join a New Course

In this tutorial we'll cover how students can join a new course in Schoology. 

Schoology: How Your Child Can Find Their Courses

In this video we'll cover how you can help your child see all the different courses they are enrolled in. 

Schoology: Viewing Your Child's Calendar

In this video, we'll see how to check a child's calendar through the student view in you Schoology parent account. 

Schoology: Creating a Personal Library in My Resources

In this video, we'll cover how to create your own library of resources in Schoology using My Resources. 

Schoology: Observing Your Child's Account in the Student View

In this video, learn how to view your child's Schoology courses from the student perspective.

Schoology: Creating a Parent Account

In this quick tutorial, we'll go over how to create a Schoology parent account for the first time.

Schoology: How Your Child Can Submit an Assignment

In this video, you'll learn how your child can work on and submit an assignment in their Schoology account. 

Schoology: Sending a Message

In this video, we'll show you how to send a message within your Schoology account. 

Schoology: Adding Additional Children to Your Account

Learn how to add a new child to your existing schoology account.

Creating a Numbers File on a Mac

In this tutorial, we'll cover how to create a new Numbers file on your Mac.

Creating a Pages Document on a Mac

In this tutorial, learn how to create a new Pages document on your Mac.

Accessing the Control Panel on a Mac

In this video, we'll learn how to access the control panel on a Mac and discover some of the different settings available.

Schoology Overview for Parents

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.