Monday, November 27, 2017

Adding Clipped Videos in Google Slides

Learn how to Insert a Youtube video to play only a specific clip! This is helpful if you want to use only a portion of a video on a slide with intent. 

Open a Slide - Insert - Video - choose Youtube link. 
Once the video is embedded in the slide, Video Options appears in the top toolbar. 
Choose the specific time clips on the right. Learn more about Google Slides Video Options HERE.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Grant Opportunity - CenturyLink

For information about the CenturyLink Teacher and Technology Grants program, please click on this link, 

Visit their website for guidelines, granting requests,etc. 

Deadline: January 12, 2018

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How to make sure your Filter Bypass is working correctly

How to bookmark your Filter Bypass so it actually works. 

CraftyText - Chrome Extension

CraftyText is a simple extension with one purpose; to display text large in the center of the screen. Use it to show your class single words, class codes, or website addresses. 

Click the CT extension 
Type or paste in your text/link 
Then display on the wall.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Pear Deck with Google Slides

Pear Deck is one of many ways to make your presentation more interactive allowing you to get input from every student. 
Step by Step:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Outreach Opportunities

As we continue to make connections with our content standards to the real world, consider how your classroom can make an impact in our own Littleton community and/or beyond by donating to a micro-fund or buying a chicken for a family through Read to Feed programs. How can technology connect areas of need to areas looking for places to give back? Here are a few.

Kiva Microfunds is a 501 non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva's mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.” Dreams are universal, opportunities are not.

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer Read to Feed links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Buy a chicken or other animal for a family. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs, and honey that can be traded or sold at market.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Desmos Calculator

In addition to the College Board - approved hand-held calculator that students may bring to the test, the MathTest — Calculator portion of the digital SAT®, PSAT™10, and PSAT™ 8/9 will include the Desmos online calculator as an embedded tool. Students should practice using the calculator tool before test day through the Student Digital Test Preview, or click here for a direct link to the calculator. More Information Here Colorado State High School Assessments (SAT and PSAT) are still paper-based at this time.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Google Educator Certification

The Google for Education team is covering the cost of the Google Educator Certifications for teachers who are interested in taking the exam(s) before the end of the year. 

Exam vouchers expire 12/31/17. To get a voucher for Level 1, Level 2, or the Trainer Skills Assessment, fill out this form

Trainings for the certifications are here:  

Monday, November 6, 2017

One Small Thing

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all that you need and want to do? If you could just focus on one thing, what would it be? That’s the question of #OneSmallThing, a Teacher2Teacher celebration of our need to mindfully choose the one thing we want to try, experience, or learn, etc. Don’t get caught up trying everything -- what is your one small thing?