Monday, February 19, 2018

Technology Professional Development Opportunities Spring 2018

Google Drive Drivers Ed
Audience -K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 4:15 - 5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 411439
Instructor: James Marcum
The joy of computing in the cloud. In this session you will learn what it means to use cloud storage, specifically Google Drive. Gain a better understanding of how Google Drive is organized and how to have instant access to your data. Discuss the pros and cons of using Google Drive to backup your computer.

Illuminate Custom Reports
Audience -K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 4:15 - 5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 910502
Instructor: Heather Rottermond
Participants will learn the basics of data entry using Summary Assessments and output functionality using Custom Reports.


Augmented Reality with Aurasma
Audience -K-12 teachers
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 4:15 - 5:45pm
Location: Clague Media Center
KALPA #: 910504
Instructor: Kim McLean
Aurasma is an Augmented Reality app that allows students to "bring to life" whatever subject matter they are studying. It allows students the ultimate experience in creativity. See the ins and outs of using Aurasma in your classroom.

Intro to Google Classroom
Audience : K-12 Teachers
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 4:20-5:50pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA# : 910505
Instructor: Michelle Hart
Join us for an Introduction to Google Classroom.

Advanced Seesaw
Audience -K-12 teachers already using SeeSaw a
Date: Tuesday, March 20
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: Mitchell-Modular Room 1
KALPA #: 910508
Instructor: Sara VanLoo/Claudia Fernandez-Martinez
Have you been using SeeSaw in your classroom  but are looking for new ideas? This PD taught by two of our Seesaw Ambassadors will give you a fresh look at using Seesaw in you classroom. 

Using CoWriter and Snap & Read Universal
Audience -K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 4:20 - 5:50pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 910509
Instructor: AAPS Assistive Tech Staff
This course is designed as a hands-on introduction for use of CoWriter and Snap & Read PD, with both individual and groups of students. Please bring your laptop if you would like to 'play' with the programs


Organizing Your Responsive Classroom Tools with Google Docs
Audience -K-6 teachers
Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: Lawton Room 210
KALPA #: 910510
Instructor: Katie Gibson
Responsive Classroom focuses on the link between academic success and social-emotional learning. This interactive and collaborative session will primarily focus on the elementary practices (K-6) and provide you with: The guiding principles of RC, practices and strategies for you to implement in your own classroom and organizational tools using google slides.

Into to Seesaw
Audience -K-12 teachers
Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: Mitchell-Modular Room 1
KALPA #: 910513
Instructor: Sara VanLoo/Claudia Fernandez-Martinez
Seesaw is a digital tool that allows students to “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It is a powerful tool that students and teachers love. Taught by two SeeSaw ambassadors some and see what SeeSaw can do for you.


Intermediate Excel
Audience -K-12 teachers, administrators, office professionals
Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time: 4:15-5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 911490
Instructor: James Marcum


Tech Tips and Tricks for the Early Childhood Learner
Audience -PreK-2 Teachers
Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: Dicken Room 111
KALPA #: 910506
Instructor: Stephanie Harris
This session will demonstrate strategies for using technology with the early childhood learner.

Illuminate Lightening Grader/Online Assessments
Audience -K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 4:15 - 5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 910532
Instructor: Heather Rottermond
Participants will learn new features available with Lightning Grader as a scanning tool.  This includes constructed response and rubric items.  Additionally, you will understand how to administer an online assessment and live proctoring options


Illuminate Drop in Session
Audience -K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 4:15 - 5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 910517
Instructor: Heather Rottermond
Open lab time, please drop by and talk to Heather about your Illuminate questions.


Assistive Technology: See What I Mean? It Is Not Just for Communication
Audience -K-12 SISS teachers and administrators
Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 4:15 - 5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 910518
Instructor: AAPS Assistive Tech Staff
This session will explore the use of visual supports to facilitate communication with children who have poor verbal and behavioral skills. It will also look at how to make and use visuals for positive behavior supports, scheduling and curriculum materials. Instruction and How-To's for Boardmaker and Lesson Pix will be included.

Backup Basics
Audience -K-12 teachers, administrators
Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 4:15-5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 911497
Instructor: James Marcum
Still confused on the best way to back up your computer? James will go over a number of options. Please bring your external hard drive.

Assistive Technology: Make and Take
Audience -K-12 teachers
Date: Tuesday, May 22
Time: 4:15 - 5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
KALPA #: 910521
Instructor: AAPS Assistive Tech Staff
The course will be FUN! We will have materials and examples available to make various low tech tools, i.e. reading strips, fidgets for pencils, weighted pencils, spelling noodles, and Expanding Expression Tools (EETs)









Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Technology Professional Development Opportunies February 2018

Intro to Google Classroom
Audience : K-12 Teachers
Date: Thursday, February 8
Time: 4:20-5:50
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Basement of Balas
KALPA# : 907540
Instructor: Michelle Hart
Join us for an Introduction to Google Classroom.

Noteflight: Transition to the New Noteflight Tips & Tricks
Audience : K-12 Teachers
Date: Tuesday, February 13
Time: 4:15-5:45
Location: Clague Media Center
KALPA# : 907541
Instructor: Deb Katz
In May the "old" Noteflight music notation tool will close. All music teachers and students will need to use the "new" version that is integrated with Google. Learn how to migrate your existing scores to the new version and have some time to get started with this process. We will also take a look at the new version, review how to set up your account if you have not already done so,  and share some insights gained from our first semester using it, particularly as it relates to improved sharing capabilities, recording features and some ideas about supporting student learning.


Illuminate Assessments
Audience -K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Tuesday, February 20
Time: 4:15 - 5:45p
Location: ITD Computer Lab, basement of Balas Building
KALPA #: 907543
Instructor: Heather Rottermond
Participants will understand the purpose of assessment types and the steps to build an assessment within Illuminate.  
Feel free to bring a PDF version of an assessment that you would like to use as a reference for assessment creation.

Raz Plus: Part 2
Audience - all elementary and MS teachers using Vocabulary A -Z
Date: Tuesday, February 20
Time: 4:30- 6:00p
Location: Balas, Main Conference Room OR join via webinar. You must be registered in Kalpa to receive the webinar login information.
KALPA #: 898106

This session will dive deeper into Raz Plus. Teachers will get an opportunity to review and learn new management tips for online student activity, look into the reports and explore new resources on the teacher end.

Power Teacher Pro Drop In Help Session
Audience -K-5 Teachers
Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 12:30-3:30
Location: ITD Computer Lab, basement of Balas Building

Questions or problems with reports?  Stop by this drop in session for some help. 




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Online PD to Start the New Year

Discovery Education Events


Did you know all AAPS students have access to Discovery Ed via Clever?

Click on the Discovery Education Events for a schedule of upcoming Webinars. If the schedule times don't work for you,  check out the archived webinars using the Archived Events tab on the same page.


Seesaw PD in your PJs

Seesaw is offering free online training sessions hosted by Star Seesaw teachers. Check out January's schedule.  

Live Web Conferences

Learning A-Z Solutions offers prescheduled live web conferences facilitated by a curriculum specialist.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Technology Professional Development Opportunites January 2018

Please use Kalpa to sign up for these Professional Development opportunities

Power Teacher Pro Preparing for Term 2
Audience : K-5 Teachers
Date: Wednesday January 10, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:00
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Basement of Balas
KALPA #: 904696
Join us for an overview of getting Power Teacher Pro ready for the second term.

Raz Plus: Part 1
Audience - all elementary and MS teachers using Vocabulary A -Z
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 4:15 - 5:45p
Location: Balas, Main Conference Room OR join via webinar. You must be registered in Kalpa to receive the webinar login information.
KALPA #: 898105
Join this session to see what’s new with Raz Plus. We’ll take a look at the new file cabinet that allows teachers to personalize assignments and collaborate with teachers with the new file sharing functionality.  Teachers can now organize their roster into groups for guided reading and small group instruction and pull group reports to inform instruction.  This is a session you won’t want to miss!


Raz Plus: Part 2 CANCELLED TRAINER UNABLE TO MAKE IT DUE TO WEATHER
Audience - all elementary and MS teachers using Vocabulary A -Z
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 4:15 - 5:45p
Location: Balas, Main Conference Room OR join via webinar. You must be registered in Kalpa to receive the webinar login information.
KALPA #: 898106
This session will dive deeper into Raz Plus. Teachers will get an opportunity to review and learn new management tips for online student activity, look into the reports and explore new resources on the teacher end.


Open Lab Time

Audience - all AAPS staff

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 4:15 - 5:45p
Location: ITD Computer Lab, basement of Balas Building.
Are you having an issue with your computer or have a simple software question but just haven't taken the time to create a helpdesk ticket? ITD will have staff available at this drop in session to help answer your questions. Please sign up on this spreadsheet so we can have the appropriate techs available.

Enhancing Instruction with the Ladibug Document Camera
Audience -all levels of staff using Ladibug document cameras in their classroom.
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 4:15 - 5:45p
Location: ITD Computer Lab, basement of Balas Buidling
KALPA #: 904402
Instructor: Kathy Houser
The Ladibug does more than just display what it sees...it also records!  Come join us for hands-on practice with taking snapshots and producing videos demonstrations to share with your colleagues and students.  Directions for time-lapse photography will also be included.

Illuminate Prebuilt Reports
Audience -K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 4:15 - 5:45p
Location: ITD Computer Lab, basement of Balas Buidling
KALPA #: 904403
Instructor: Heather Rottermond
In this drop in session participants will learn how to navigate and use pre-built reports for assessments within Illuminate.  We will dive into item analysis, standard and question group views, as well as how to report on student growth.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

How can I protect my identity? Logout, Logout, Logout

How can I protect my identity? Logout, Logout, Logout


Yes, even from Gmail. We know how convenient it is to login to Gmail in the morning, or at the beginning of the week, and to tick the “Keep me logged in” or “Remember me” box.


The basic premise: you login once and then you don’t have to keep logging back in all the time.


The thing is, all this logged-in-forever convenience comes at the cost of reduced security.


This is especially true for our students on district or public computers. It is important that we teach our students to intentionally logout of the websites and computers used during class to ensure other students cannot access their work or post content under their ID. Closing browser tabs, windows and browsers does not guarantee an account is logged out. Let’s all work together to keep our students safe. Let’s teach every student to logout.


When stepping away, even for a moment, logout of every application, website and computer : Forgetting to logout poses a security risk with any computer that is accessible to other people (including computers in public facilities, libraries, offices, and shared at home), because it leaves your account open to abuse. Someone could sit down at that computer and continue working from your account, doing damage to your files, retrieving personal information, or using your account to perform malicious actions. To avoid misuse by others, remember to logout of every application, website or computer whenever you leave it.
‘Sign out’ or ‘Logout’ are usually located in the upper right corner of the screen.
Application
How to Logout
illuminateEd
Click ‘Logout’ in the upper right corner
Moodle
Click your name in the upper right corner and select ‘Logout’
Google Apps
Click your account picture in the upper right corner and select ‘Sign out’
Powerschool
Click ‘Sign out’ in the upper right corner
Clever
Click your name in the upper right corner and select ‘Logout’
Discovery Ed Streaming
Click in the upper right corner and select ‘Logout’
RAZ-Kids
Click ‘Logout’ in the upper right corner
Khan Academy
Click your username in the upper right corner and select ‘Logout’
Code.org
Click your account picture in the upper right corner and select ‘Sign out’
Naviance
Click ‘Logout’ in the top middle or screen
Typing Club
Click your username in the upper right corner and select ‘Logout’