Summer Ed Tech Trainings

Our Educational Technology department is offering face-to-face and virtual training opportunities for SJCSD teachers and employees. See below for more details, and the link to registration in Sungard. In addition to these More »

Edmodo Adds Quiz Sharing Feature

Edmodo is a great tool for gathering formative assessment feedback from students. Until now,  it was  difficult for teachers to share quizzes with other teachers. Edmodo has added this time-saving feature! To More »

DonorsChoose Funding For Your Classroom

Donorschoose.org is an organization that funds projects for public school classrooms. Teachers can submit projects for technology, books, furniture, and any other classroom supplies. Donorschoose is a highly rated charity with 94.2% More »

Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Creator Add-In

Microsoft just released a new add-in for their OneNote Class Notebook Creator. This add-in allows teachers to create a class notebook directly from OneNote. Teachers are also able to add and remove More »

New Features in OneNote, Plickers, and Edmodo

We are excited about some new features in three of our favorite programs. If you would like training or help getting started with any of these new features, please contact Brock, Kristin, More »

Microsoft OneNote Updates

Microsoft has released some updates for OneNote, which will benefit teachers and students in our classrooms. OneNote online now allows students and teachers to insert audio files, pictures, and document attachments. The More »

Edmodo Updates

You may have noticed some changes or errors in Edmodo over the last couple of weeks. They are working on developing a new and improved library, which will be launching soon. While More »

Resources for Using iPads in the Classroom

A group of educators recently created a collaborative iBook to help inspire other teachers to utilize iPads with their students. The lessons in these iBooks focus on a range of grade levels More »

Padlet Made Easy!

Padlet just released a free IOS app, which will make it easier for students to use on an iPad. The app has all of the same features as the Padlet website, including More »

TERRA Grants for Technology!

SJCSD teachers have the opportunity to apply for a technology grant through Technology Education Resource and Redesign  Alliance, Inc. (TERRA) . TERRA’s Mini-Grants are intended to support school-based projects in Pre-K through More »

 

Summer Ed Tech Trainings

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Our Educational Technology department is offering face-to-face and virtual training opportunities for SJCSD teachers and employees. See below for more details, and the link to registration in Sungard. In addition to these trainings, we are happy to meet with you one-on-one or in small groups for any ed tech needs you have this summer.

 

Edmodo Adds Quiz Sharing Feature

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Edmodo is a great tool for gathering formative assessment feedback from students. Until now,  it was  difficult for teachers to share quizzes with other teachers. Edmodo has added this time-saving feature!

To share a quiz or assignment, simply attach a Quiz from your Library to a Note. Any teacher-recipient will be able to add it to their Library and assign to their students. See here for more details. Contact Brock, Lindsay, or Kristin for help utilizing Edmodo in your classroom.

DonorsChoose Funding For Your Classroom

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Donorschoose.org is an organization that funds projects for public school classrooms. Teachers can submit projects for technology, books, furniture, and any other classroom supplies. Donorschoose is a highly rated charity with 94.2% of money going directly to classrooms, while 4.4% goes toward fundraising. 72% of projects posted are fully funded!

Donorschoose currently has several match offers for teachers in Florida. These offers fund half of a teacher’s project once it is submitted.

Maker Project Match Offer– Infosys Foundation USA is providing match funding for projects asking for up to $500 in supplies for maker projects. Students then use these materials to enter the Infy Maker Awards Contest. Click here to find out more.

Robotics Project Match Offer- NewsCorp is providing match funding for robotics projects that are $1,200 or less.

Art Project Match Offer– An anonymous donor is providing match funding for projects that integrate art with another subject in high poverty schools. Projects can not exceed $5,000.

Click here to see other funding offers in Florida. If you are interested in creating a project with DonorsChoose, and would like some help, contact Kristin Harrington.

 

Good Luck!

 

Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Creator Add-In

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Microsoft just released a new add-in for their OneNote Class Notebook Creator. This add-in allows teachers to create a class notebook directly from OneNote. Teachers are also able to add and remove students, assign sections and content to classes, and review student work directly from their OneNote notebook. Click here to learn more about this add-in.