Tech Trainings

  • humanity meets technology Most sessions start with a 15-30 minute demo and are followed by an open forum. Where questions were posed before the session started, the demo start time is indicated in the description.

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Tech Sessions

  • Chromebook Tips

    05.06.20 || Includes: optimizing your computer, built-in tools, keyboard combinations/shortcuts, and touchpad tricks

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  • Desktop (Mitel) Phone

    11.08.21 || Includes: checking messages, changing account options, configuring speed dial, identifying indicator icons

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  • Doc Cam / Ladibug

    04.15.20 || Includes: connecting the doc cam to your computer, choosing your software, software tools, recording the session

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  • Doc Cam Alternatives (+Wireless Projection) Tech Session 2

    02.12.21 || Includes: mobile phone as doc cam, iPad as doc cam, web cam as doc cam, wireless projection via Dell software

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  • Doc Cam Alternatives Tech Session 1

    02.05.21 || Includes: mobile phone as doc cam, iPad as doc cam, web cam as doc cam

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  • Email on Mobile Devices

    05.12.20 || Includes: Webmail access both full and basic interfaces, iOS account configuration and use, Android account configuration and use.

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  • Flipgrid / Nearpod

    04.28.20 || Includes: Flipgrid and Nearpod, how to create content, how to share content and what it looks like from the student side.

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  • Gmail (+Contacts)

    10.25.22 || Email settings, Inbox organization, inbox management, Google Contacts, parent email address books

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  • Google Apps

    04.30.20 || Long demo! Includes: Sharing files and folders, changing language, editing/suggesting/viewing mode, creating comments, assigning tasks, copy/pasting format, formulas, conditional formatting, data validation, version history, slides notes, importing themes, editing master, publishing to the web

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  • Google Apps Intermediate Features

    11.06.20 || Includes: Google Classroom - adding students, teachers and guardians; Google Docs - sharing modes, edit vs suggest vs view mode, commenting and assigning comments; Google Sheets - filtering, sorting, conditional formatting; Google Slides - slide notes, presenter view, pointer tool, importing themes

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  • Google Apps on Mobile Devices

    05.11.20 || Includes: Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Classroom. Installing the apps, signing in, using the apps, how they're different from the browser interface and any of the issues we've known to occur.

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  • Google Classroom #1

    04.09.20 || Includes: adding students, creating assignments, organizing assignments, emailing students, adding guardians

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  • Google Classroom #2

    05.01.20 || Includes: classroom settings, notification settings, creating content, reusing content from other classrooms, adding guardians, viewing assignments as student, turning assignments in, unenrolling

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  • Google Drive

    04.24.20 || Includes: Navigating the interface, organizing and searching for files, Classroom/Meet/Screencastify integration, Drive as the Google hub, Drive on a phone/tablet

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  • Google Forms (+Google Classroom)

    12.14.20 || Includes: creating a form, fancifying a form, configuring form settings, viewing form responses, setting up forms as quizzes, importing quiz scores to Google Classroom grades.

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  • Google Shared Drives

    05.14.20 || Includes: shared folders vs shared drives vs shared drives, creating a shared drive, adding members, adding files and folder, communicating with collaborators and what shared drives look like on a mobile device

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  • Google Suite

    04.14.20 || Demo starts @ 8:18 || Includes: signing in, navigating Drive, organizing files in Drive, identifying owners and collaborators of files, accessing Google apps, accessing third-party apps

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  • GroupWise

    04.07.20 || Includes: opening lnks in webmail, configuring name completion settings in webmail, updating address books in webmail, configuring the client to work at home, setting up address books in the client without network access, updating address books in the client

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  • Jamboard / Pear Deck / Google Forms

    04.27.20 || Includes: Jamboard, Pear Deck and Google Forms, how to create content, how to share content and what it looks like from the student side.

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  • MacBook Tips

    05.08.20 || Includes: optimizing your computer, built-in tools, keyboard combinations/shortcuts, and touchpad tricks

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  • MediaCAST #1

    04.17.20 || Demo starts @ 1:20 || Includes: signing in, uploading videos, adding video metadata, linking to videos

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  • MediaCAST #2

    04.20.20 || Includes: signing in, uploading videos, adding video metadata, linking to videos || UPDATES: transcode error message, editing video information, deleting videos, linking to videos

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  • NetStorage

    04.08.20 || Includes: getting to it, signing in, downloading, uploading, editing files, parent email list

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  • Odds & Ends

    05.18.20 || Includes: Schoolmaster StaffLink, Archiving Google Classroom, Disabling Google extensions/notifications, using Google Keep/Drawings, using LucidChart/LucisPress

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  • Office Hours 1/25

    1.22.21 || Includes: TV setup, room setup, printing, EdPuzzle, etc.

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  • Office Hours 2/19

    02.19.21 || Includes: tech setup, paraeducator orientation, Zoom audio tests

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  • Padlet / Kahoot! / StudyBlue

    05.15.20 || Includes: Padlet, Kahoot, StudyBlue, how to sign in, how to create content, how to share content and how the platform might or might be used with students || This is not the best session of the series. :(

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  • Paraeducator Orientation

    02.11.21 || Includes: signing in and using GroupWise, Google, SchoolWires

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  • Pearson Realize

    04.10.20 || Includes: : adding curriculum/materials, syncing/connecting to Google Calendar, creating assignments

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  • Pearson Realize (Sessionette)

    04.09.20 || Demo starts @ 8:23 || Includes: printing a webpage to PDF/Google Drive, taking a screenshot using the Snip tool

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  • Providing Tech Support

    09.10.20 || Includes: GroupWise setup and options, school website navigation, district website navigation, items of interest on both, tech help at home page, parentVUE access, managing listserv subscription, chromebook distribution, hot spot distribution

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  • Recording Digital Content

    04.22.20 || Includes: Recording with a phone, with a tablet, with a laptop. Using native apps, using installed apps, using online apps

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  • Recording Real Life

    04.21.20 || Includes: Recording with a phone, with a tablet, with a laptop. Using native apps, using installed apps, using online apps. Props were involved. :)

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  • SchoolWires

    05.13.20 || Includes: SchoolWires vs BlackBoard, signing into SchoolWires, navigating the site manager, adding and arranging apps and adding content.

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  • Screen Recording

    12.05.20 || Includes: Zoom, Loom, XBox Game Bar, Screencast-O-Matic (Deluxe), and a sideswipe at Screencastify

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  • Screencastify / Screencast-O-Matic

    04.29.20 || Includes: Screencastify and Screencast-O-Matic - how to record video, how to edit video, how to download/export video for uploading to MediaCAST

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  • Synergy Basics

    11.13.20 | Includes: Teacher view vs Paraeducator view, switching schools, creating bookmarks, searching for information, simply queries, adding students to attendance chart, entering grades, etc.

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  • Synergy Grading

    11.20.20 | Includes: setting the template, entering grades by student, entering grades by section, adding comments to your bank, adding comments from the bank, viewing report cards

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  • Teaching Station Setup

    01.14.21 | Includes: dual monitors, doc cam care, in-person teacher/presentation, in-person > CDL > in-person transition

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  • Tech Center website and Pear Deck

    10.30.20 || Includes: signing into the website, navigating the For Staff section, updates to Tech Center, Pear Deck video options

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  • Video Workshop | Q&A

    04.23.20 || Includes: trouble making videos, what's worked in making videos || Q&A

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  • Windows Tips

    05.05.20 || Includes: optimizing your computer, built-in tools, keyboard combinations/shortcuts, and touchpad tricks

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  • Zoom - Hosting & Co-Hosting

    05.04.20 || Includes: scheduling meetings, securing meetings, starting meetings, assigning co-host, managing meetings

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  • Zoom Basic Tools

    04.16.20 || Includes: participant tools, host tools

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  • Zoom Meeting Management | Advanced Tools, pt 1

    09.25.20 || Includes: screensharing, sharing doc cam input, breakout rooms

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  • Zoom Meeting Management | Advanced Tools, pt 2

    10.02.20 || Including: breakout rooms, polling, iPad screensharing, doc cam connection options

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  • Zoom Meeting Management | Intermediate Tools

    09.15.20 || Includes: scheduling a meeting, meeting settings, managing a meeting

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  • Zoom Settings and Screen Management

    10.09.20 || Includes: settings in the web interface, settings in the app, participant viewing options, dual monitor setup

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  • Zoom Workshop Q&A

    10.16.20 || Includes: scheduling, adding a co-host, avatar change, dual monitor setup, Pear Deck experiment

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