Wednesday, December 13, 2017

EdCamp Colorado Springs

EdCamp Colorado Springs invites all educators to participate in their fourth annual EdCamp on January 27, 2018. EdCamp is a free "un-conference" for educators by educators to share ideas, network and collaborate. It's also an innovative way to empower attendees in a participant-driven professional learning event where they are the stars! Sessions are determined by participants and you decide what is most relevant to you. It's all about educator voice and choice! Visit their official event Website for more information regarding the agenda for the day. * Light refreshments will be available in the morning. Want to know more about EdCamp in general?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Embed HTML in New Google Sites

Since December 5th, 2017 Google Sites now has the ability to embed webpages as iframes in the new Google Sites. So now you can embed HTML and JavaScript code directly into your sites. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

InnEdCo Conference 2018

Consider attending next summers' InnEdCO conference at Keystone June 11-14, 2018 For more information on their process and procedure go to the following link: 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Student Awareness of their Progress

Kanbanchi is a visual tool that allows students to see how far along they and their fellow students are in completing a task. Students are able to drag their name along the tasks created by the teacher to show where they are in the process. This is a visual way for students to see how much they have accomplished and how much more of the project is left to complete. 

Add Kanbanchi App

Additional classroom examples will be shared in the Jan. Newsletter. 

Kanbanchi Getting Started

Friday, December 8, 2017

Seven Handy Tips for Teachers Using Google Forms

Seven Handy Tips for Teachers Using Google Forms If you are using Google Forms, here are some tips you can use for managing your form information. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Google Calendar

Many of you are getting messages about trying the new Google Calendar. Eventually it will automatically become the regular calendar. One feature some of you might like is that they've finally added a basic text editor to the create event box. Among other things, this means you can now add links to the description box without having to type html code (<a href=".... etc.). Instead, there's the typical link icon that you can click on and paste the link in. For those of you who paste links to your agendas or other documents, this might be a nice new feature. 

Thanks to Karl Fisch from Arapahoe for sharing this tip.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Music Reminders That Class Is Ending

Are classes going so well that sometimes you get caught by the bell and there is still a lot to clean up? Well Alison Carter the fantastic music teacher from Sandburg elementary is sharing her trick to not getting caught without time to clean-up or wrap up at the end of a class period. Alison uses Task Scheduler that is already built into your Windows device. 

Here are her directions. 
Let us or Alison know if you tried it and how it went. 
Direction Document Task Scheduler will walk you through each step.

Creating a Basic Task
 - Description
 - Task Trigger
 - Action
 - Adding Arguments 

No more getting caught by the bell