Wednesday, July 12, 2017

AAPS Summer Tech Academy August 2nd & 3rd 2017

AAPS Summer Tech Academy August 2nd & 3rd

To view the schedule click HERE

Please enroll for all sessions in KALPA.   


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Learning 2017

Summer Learning Opportunities

 NOTE, these are sponsored out of district and will not be reflected in KALPA.

Chelsea Early Childhood Technology Conference (see attached flyer)

Other Conferences:

Classroom Disrupt

Classroom Disrupt
Classroom Disrupt is an immersive 2-day experience in new instructional methods and ideas for technology using teachers.

Google Certification Academy

Google Certification Academy
The Google Certification Academy provides educators with advanced training and personalized support as they work to become a certified Google Educator.

Want a list of all of these events? Check out this PDF!

Michigan Virtual University Summer Day Camp 2017

Interested in Learning on your Own? Check out Apple's Free Teacher PD

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

illuminateEd Support Tips

  • How to change the students you are viewing on a report
    • Click Control Panel
    • Select the date you would like the data as of and click Save.

  • OR
  • Click Control Panel
  • Click Change
  • Select the Classes you would like data for and click Set Custom Filters.

  • How to view student responses from pre and post tests in illuminate Ed:
    • Open the assessment
    • Choose Student Responses from the Responses Menu

PowerSchool Elementary Report Card -Student View

As we begin to enter Winter report cards, the Student View will be helpful for reviewing Fall entries and entering for Winter.
Report Card Support Site:

Web-based applications need distinct logins and logouts and periodic cache clearing

As a district we have moved to web-based tools that use a continuous WiFi or wired connection and an active web session to enter and save data (i.e. PowerTeacher, PowerSchool, STAGES, illuminateEd). This is very different than a standard website that serves up static pages for you to read. When using a web app, the server to which you are connected is paying attention to the location from which you have connected and is monitoring that address for activity.

  • Always log out of web applications prior to closing the lid on your computer. This lets the servers know you have finished your session. WAIT until you see an acknowledgement that you are logged out before closing the lid.
  • If you have changed locations while (walked from one area of the building to another, say), quit any open browsers and log in again in order to establish a new session. When you move, you may disconnect from one wifi hub to another which can cause your web app session to drop.
  • It's a good idea to clear the cache on your browser once a month or so. Cached pages may retain old versions of app pages and result in funky display or unexpected errors.

From: Salisbury University, 2016 handout