Starting a blog is easy. Posting ideas on a blog for me…..not so much. I’ve taken the liberty to recap some awesome things from our PD Day (2/10/2017) and add some more resources you can add to your OG repertoire directly from our South Side Science peeps.
Free Tech For Teachers – Gamechanger! Robert Byrne’s blog about technology is all around great. He provides information about free technology that teachers can use in their classroom that is insightful, appropriate and awe-some! He has one of the best Ed Tech blogs around, so check him out, subscribe, and you will never look back!
Alice Keeler – Talk about Google GURU. Sheesh. Check HER out! Alice is clear, precise, has great ideas and is usually first to delve into Google product updates.
edutopia – K-12 education tips and strategies.
One Tab – If you have too many tabs open on your CB, this is your go to extension! Have you ever gotten “You killed him” notice on your tab or tabs? One Tab will take all of your tabs and make a list that you can access, share, and restore without killing the CPU/memory on your CB. Do it!!!
Tab Resize – If you don’t have two monitors to split screens, this does the job for you. A paper on one side, rubric on the other? Schoology open on one, IC on the other? Check it out.
Grammarly – Easiest way to check your spelling and grammar on everything you type/compose/email because not all of us have a “Jim Davidson” at home!
Ublock Origin – An efficient ad blocker for your device.
Extensity – A way to manage your extensions so they don’t jam up your Chromebook – turn them on or off as you see fit with the click of a button.
I teach 5 sophomores and all of them have Chromebooks. What I don’t have are the daily technology struggles such as bringing charged Chromebooks to class. The other juniors and seniors don’t own one and don’t even get them started on that issue.
How can I help you support your students by being prepared for class regardless of my current situation? Here are some questions to think about:
- What expectations have been set by you as the teacher?
- What expectations are in place through Broomfield High School’s 1:Web Pilot Program?
- What expectations are in place through BVSD?
The expectations that are currently in place at Broomfield High School and BVSD are below:
- All parents and students signed the 1:Web Agreement before they were issued Chromebooks. I have highlighted several sections of the agreement below that may help you address student struggles and remind them of Chromebook user expectations.
I hope these two resources will help:
- reinforce your own classroom Chromebook expectations and
- remind students and their families what they signed and agreed to as a student in BVSD and the 1:Web Pilot Program.
In the upcoming weeks, I will share a video with you reminding students of the Chromebook expectations at Broomfield High School. It’s never too late! Please let me know if you have any suggestions or questions.
Have a great Tech Thursday!
Were you unable to attend a session? Check out the link on PD Description document to see what all went down.
Here are some topics of interest that are screencast to help you with some questions you may have. If there are any other topics you’d like to see on here, let someone on the Tech Team know!
IT Ticket Generator
Cloudprinting at BrHS
Chromebook Calendar Scheduling and Deleting
Adding/Managing Google Calendars
Connecting Your Chromebook to the Projector
Sending Messages to Classes on IC
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