Tuesday, April 10, 2018

MediaCast - Recording Live TV


MediaCast® is our AAPS video streaming service. Using Firefox, login to MediaCast (mediacast.aaps.k12.mi.us) with your Active Directory account to access recorded videos, live TV (at school only), and live on-location streaming when active.   Television broadcasts can be recorded for accessing at a later time.

For general information on MediaCast, see the MediaCast page on this blog.

These are the stations currently available (Spring 2018):

ABC
CNN
Headline News
TCM
Animal Planet
CSPAN
MoviePlex
PBS (WCMZ)
CBS
CATV Ch. 18
MSNBC
PBS (WGTE)
CNBC
Fox
NBC
PBS (WTVS)



Weather Channel


To watch TV at school,  login to MediaCast.
From the Menu, choose Live Channels.
Click on a icon to watch a station (scroll right for more stations.)
To see what’s scheduled for the next two weeks, click on the TV Guide tab.



To request a recording:

At least two school days before your show is on create a HelpDesk ticket.  Subject line will be “Record TV.”  Tell us all the identifying information:
  • Date, 
  • Start time and Stop time, 
  • Network, and 
  • Title of the Show. 

“Please record the show “Nature” on Wednesday, April 18th, from 8-9 pm on PBS station WTVS”

To access your recorded video: log into MediaCast and search for the name of the show or look in the “Recently Added” section. 

Recordings will remain available for 45 days after recording date.


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 #: 911439
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
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 your classroom. 

Using CoWriter and Snap & Read Universal New Location/New Time
Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Pioneer Room C-222
KALPA #: 910509
Instructor: Raleigh Sadlier
This course is designed as a hands-on introduction for use of CoWriter and Snap & Read 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 come 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 #: 910516
Instructor: Stephanie Harris
This session will demonstrate strategies for using technology with the early childhood learner.

Illuminate Lightning Grader/Online Assessments CANCELLED
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 DATE CHANGED
Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators
NEW Date: Thursday, May 31
Time: 4:15 - 5:45pm
Location: ITD Computer Lab, Balas
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-Tos 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
This course will be FUN! We will have materials and examples available to make various low tech tools; examples include 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.