Friday, April 28

Teaching Through Technology

Community Tech Talks

The district is hosting its first annual Community Tech Talk to discuss our new 1:1 device for students for the 2016-17 school year; the what, why and how of internet filtering; and cyber safety with a local police officer. Greater Clark parents, students and staff are welcome to attend either session: Monday, April 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. …

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Google Classroom Updates

By Katherine Haulter ELA Teacher, River Valley Middle School For those teachers who are active (or new) Google Classroom users, there have been a number of new updates to the program in the last month.  Here are a couple of new ways to make Google Classroom even more useful for you! New button options: The “add” button is now found …

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Assistive Technology Part III

Susan Botts, GCCS Teacher of the Year, brings you:  Assistive Technology Part 3: Chrome Extensions and Apps for Inclusive Education In Part 1 of this blog, I described the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as an instructional design in which all students have “access” to learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), was developed by David Rose and the Center …

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Save the Date for the Frazier VFT–April 17, 2015

The eLearning Team hopes that you’ll save the date–April 17, 2015 @1:00- P.M. EST-as an important one.  We are happy to announce our partnership with the Frazier History Museum for our annual spring virtual field trip, hosted by the Frazier, Daniel Parish (GCCS’s Digital Storyteller), and your eLearning Team.  On April 17th, we will bring you the Lewis and Clark …

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#checkthisout #gynzy

Today’s Guest Blogger is Roxanne Koopman (follow her on twitter! @CP_Koopman).  Roxanne is a 2nd year special needs teacher at Corden Porter School. Corden Porter is an alternative school focused on helping students with behavioral problems/needs. It is crazy how awesome she is! Snow Day #2 – 11:05 AM As I look outside the living room window into the beautiful, snow …

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Educational and Assistive Technologies: Part I

GUEST BLOGGER Susan Botts is an Inclusion Coordinator at Northaven Elementary. She has taught students with special needs in the Greater Clark County School System for 22 years. Susan is married with two children who are both seniors this year. Kassandra is a senior at Indiana University majoring in Telecommunications and her son is a senior at Silver Creek and …

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Build a World of Learning Through Chrome

This week I was fortunate enough to have a blog published by the Indiana Department of eLearning for the 28-day Web 2.0 Challenge for Digital Learning Month, thanks to much prodding by my partner in eLearning crime, Katie Hutchinson.  Katie is a fantastic blogger.  She loves it and she’s really good at it. Without her help (and prodding) I would not …

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What Does the “P” Stand For in IT?

Guest Blogger:  Steve Hutchinson is an IT Project Manager and holds an MBA from Xavier University.  He accepted a guest blogger invitation from his wife, Katie Hutchinson, eLearning Coach.  Even though education is not his major, it is his passion. What if I was to tell you that information technology is not about technology at all? It’s about people.  Surprised?  Thought …

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BLENDSPACE: A RABBIT WORTHY OF KEEPING!

  By Jill Sceifers, Media Specialist at New Washington Middle High School Like everyone else in our school district, I am constantly trying to find new and improved ways to elevate our students’ learning and increase test performance. I sign up for any type of training I think will be relevant. Many of the offerings today are through webinars, and …

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