Back to Podcasting! In this episode:
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. See resources at
Oct. 15-19 is Digital Citizenship Week! Common Sense Media has some great curriculum resources & lesson plans for Grades 3-12 at www.commonsense.org/education
See District 205's curriculum resources at http://techlearn.galesburg205.org/internet_safety
Listen to my 10 suggestions for Google Classroom
Watch The NEW Google Classroom Updates at https://youtu.be/2bkozBlSS8o
Learn about the new sidebar in many Google Tools as well as predictive text in the new GMail.
Learn more at
For even more info, check out my blog at http://tech205.blogspot.com/
Thanks for listening!
Learn more about TeachIllinois (www.TeachIllinois.com) and get free PD Credit through the Strobel Summit (https://www.strobeleducation.com/strobelsummit/) and the Hive Summit (https://hivesummit.org/)!
Develop Your Google Classroom Strategy with John Sowash: http://tech205.blogspot.com/2018/07/create-your-google-classroom-strategy.html and https://youtu.be/fFLMM9MP0Zc
Learn how to use Shift-Z to save files into multiple Google Drive folders. And District 205 educators can learn how to quickly find missing PD Credit forms.
As always you can read about these ideas and more at http://tech205.blogspot.com also
Learn Promethean Video Playlists http://bit.ly/2zABf8S
Google Classroom Updates http://bit.ly/2un6Rsr
How to Convert Old Google Sites to New Google Sites, from Free Tech For Teachers: http://bit.ly/2zsVFjM
Suicide: The Ripple Effect http://suicidetherippleeffect.com/
EdLeaders Network www.edleadersnetwork.org
ROE 33 interpretation of IL Mandated Training can be found on my website at http://techlearn.galesburg205.org/professional_development/p_d_mandates
How Do I section of my website - http://techlearn.galesburg205.org/how_do_i_
After a nice break, I'm back with a new podcast format and lots of nifty info for you! I'll be podcasting once a week with professional learning and tech tips to help you improve instructional practice in your classroom!
This week: How to satisfy PD Mandates a little at a time using www.edleadersnetwork.org and information from the Regional Office of Education at www.roe33.net and http://techlearn.galesburg205.org/professional_development/p_d_mandates
You'll also get a quick preview of the New GMail for District 205 and a quick look at some of the powerful tools you'll find within!
Let's talk about cleaning & preparing interactive displays, flat panels, and projectors for summer vacation.
THe short version: Spray the cloth first, then wipe the screen. Avoid canned air. Never put a cover on any device that is still plugged in!
More tips to help get devices ready for summer vacation. Short story: unplug most things, and never cover something that is still plugged in. Remember: Liquid & humidity are the enemies of gadgets! Never spray water or cleaning supplies directly onto devices. No runs, no drips, no errors! Learn more at http://tech205.blogspot.com
This week will be tips for closing down the school year. Some tips will be specific to our school district, but most are just good practice. See the full show notes at http://tech205.blogspot.com/
Google Takeout: http://takeout.google.com
Backup & Sync: http://www.google.com/drive/download/
Using Backup & Sync: https://youtu.be/dZvL4ZcsMMY
Today's discussion surrounds seating arrangements in digital classrooms. For ideas, read Classroom Management in the Digital Age by Heather Dowd & Patrick Green, available from Amazon at https://amzn.to/2HPvdkc and The First Days of School, by Harry & Rosemary Wong, available from Amazon at https://amzn.to/2HRXBly
My opinions on three commonly-debated topics surrounding digital classroom procedures: Screens Up/Down, Charging Devices, and Device Docks. The opinions expressed are my own - your school's procedures may vary.
Here's the start of a series of episodes on how to effectively manage digital learning spaces. For more details, read Classroom Management in the Digital Age, by Dowd & Green, available in a variety of places including Amazon
Check out this nifty idea for using a Chrome Extension called OneTab to organize lesson and unit resources, and keep your lesson plans with you no matter where you go!
See OneTab in the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onetab/chphlpgkkbolifaimnlloiipkdnihall
Grasshopper is a great way to learn coding on your mobile device! Check it out!
Grasshopper in Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.area120.grasshopper&hl=en_US
Mashable on Grasshopper: https://mashable.com/2018/04/21/download-this-grasshopper-coding-app/#P5Ad3aa8giqA
Tech Crunch on Grasshopper: https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/18/grasshopper-a-learn-to-code-app-from-googles-area-120-incubator-goes-live/
Learn what that odd dialogue box REALLY means to us!
We're on Overcast & Apple Home Pod!
Learn more at blog.google
About Drive File Stream: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/7329379?hl=en
Compare Drive File Stream (work/school) with Backup & Sync (for personal accounts): https://support.google.com/drive/answer/7638428?hl=en
Learn about Earth Day 2018 & find a week's worth of Earth Day Resources and Lesson Plans to help kids learn about Earth Day topics and take action to make positive changes in the world.
In this episode, learn how to make any web-based resource quickly available on a smartphone, tablet, or Chromebook, just like an app! All it takes is just a few clicks.
A few tips for developing your expectations for a positive digital learning environment.
Find clickable hyperlinks at http://tech205.blogspot.com/
EffectiveTeaching.com - Home of Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc.
The First Days of School (4th ed.), by Harry K. & Rosemary T. Wong (Amazon)
Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces, by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green (Amazon)
OverDrive for Chrome, in the Chrome Web Store (also available on other platforms)
A few of my personal suggestions about purchasing a laptop for personal use or for that kid of yours who's going off to college.
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See episode script at http://tech205.blogspot.com
A couple quick thoughts about copyrighted works and posting or re-using information online. This is NOT intended to be a comprehensive look at the issue.
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H/T to Beth Holland and Richard Byrne
In this episode I outline our new PD Scholarship plan for teachers in Galesburg CUSD 205. Learn more at http://bit.ly/pdscholar
Another great summer PD opportunity is available at www.witconf.org - this is separate from the scholarship program - you can participate in both if you wish!
District 205 Staff: Please complete the Tech Survey at http://bit.ly/18techsurvey
Follow the work of our Tech Advisory Group at http://bit.ly/205techadv
Thanks for all you do for kids!
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