Category Archives: Professional Development

Self Service to Upgrade to lastest Software without “Support”

Last Thursday, we experienced two incidents where people could not find their google documents.  It was discovered that these users did not have the latest version of Google Drive loaded on their computer.  We were going to ask all teachers … Continue reading

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Adobe Acrobat Pro: Tool to create documents that students can annotate

If you are interested in converting the documents that you have scanned with your department copier to a document that students can annotate, please make an appointment with Troy to have CS5/CS6 installed on your computer. As you are aware, … Continue reading

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TEDEd: Lessons Worth Sharing

  Looking for a way to assess what your students learned from watching the video you assigned last night? Looking for a way to add an assessment to a video you just created? You should check this out, ed.ted.com I … Continue reading

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LANSCHOOL Update

Here are updated instructions on how to set up and begin to use LanSchool.  We expect an upgrade in February which should resolve any black screens that you may see.  Most teachers have been able to use the application even without … Continue reading

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“What Does It Mean To Be Literate in the Age of Google?” Dan Russell

Dan Russell, Über Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness at Google gave this lecture at Princeton in February 2012.  Here is the keynote link.  It is a great question to ask ourselves:  Are we literate?   Think of how … Continue reading

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Google Summit: SearchResearch!

This weekend I spent all day Saturday and Sunday at a Google Summit.  It was amazing!  I hope to add a tidbit of what I learned everyday. On Sunday, the keynote speaker was Dan Russell. He works at Google, studies … Continue reading

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Creating Course Calendars for Students to Access Online

Our 1:1 Learning Initiative is underway.  We began to distribute the macbook airs last Monday.  I have encouraged students to use their student google calendar.  If you, as a teacher create a calendar for each of your courses, students can … Continue reading

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