Category Archives: General

New Face in Town!

As you are all aware, Angela Sleeper left our department to a position outside of the educational realm. Our team did an extensive search and Michele Bettenga was identified as the person for the position. Michele started on Monday and … Continue reading

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Accessibility in Chromebooks

I recently had the opportunity to attend the ATIA national conference. Cheryl Kiburz, Director of Special Education, Lindsay Spears, Learning Supports Facilitator, and I had to opportunity to present our districts work around AEM and accessible materials. While attending the … Continue reading

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Employee Assistant Program

Our district has provided a great opportunity for our staff with the employee assistance program. Information for that can be found on the Staff Hub. There is a link on the left hand side called: Employee Assistance Program. A few … Continue reading

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Google Voice

I’ve had some conversations lately around staff finding that text messages or phone calls are one of the best ways to communicate with parents. Totally agree that this is true and I strongly believe it’s our job to bridge the … Continue reading

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Data Desk for Google Read and Write

One of the most common requests for Read&Write for Google Chrome users has been the ability for teachers to easily manage student access to features. This is important during testing scenarios, for example, when teachers don’t want students in one class to … Continue reading

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Google Team Drive

Google Team Drive is a feature that Google added in the fall of 2016, yet has not gained a whole lot of traction recently. I’d like to draw your attention to this great collaborative tool and outline a few reasons … Continue reading

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WeVideo

We have a district account to WeVideo. This online video editing software is a cool tool you can use with students! They have provided a teacher guide that has some great tools for use and is easy to follow along with. It is … Continue reading

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GoGuardian

As many of you have heard, we have purchased an application called GoGuardian to help teachers monitor student devices at the 5-12 level. This tool works through Google Chrome and Google Classroom to allow teachers to monitor devices. Implementation has … Continue reading

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Google Classroom update

With the start of the school year right upon us, I was passed along this piece from shakeuplearning.com with an overview of updates to Google Classroom. Some are more substantial than others, but always good to know!    

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New update on Google Calendar

      I’ll be sharing updates periodically that I receive or find out about for the services we use here at College Community. This new update from Google Calendar sparked my interest! Take a look! https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/07/propose-new-meeting-time-in-google-calendar.html

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