Category Archives: Features

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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Friendly Disruption 15 — Josh Allen and Open Educational Resources

There’s a new episode of Friendly Disruption posted.  This month we talk with Josh Allen from Lewis Central Schools about his experiences with Open Educational Resources (OERs).  All of the resources we discussed will be linked on the Friendly Disruption blog.  … Continue reading

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New Adventures….

I’ve always said that the Prairie campus is a bit like a small town unto itself.  It’s one of the many things I love about CCSD. Like most small towns, people know and care about each other and because of … Continue reading

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Spring IPI Data

IPI (Instructional Practices Inventory) is part of the CCSD Strategic Plan under Focus 3.  The goal is that 30% of our IPI observations will reflect higher order, deeper thinking.  In the IPI model, a code 6 or 5 indicates higher … Continue reading

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Friendly Disruption — Episode 14: Daniel McNulty and Kelli Suding

There’s a new Friendly Disruption podcast available.  In this episode, we talked to Daniel McNulty and Kelli Suding from Indiana’s Patins Project.  There was great conversation about what it means to be a reader.  Patrick shared some Chrome extension to … Continue reading

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17-18 Staff Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to give the technology team feedback this year.  This type of input is really critical to helping our team improve.  When looking at the charts, here’s our methodology: we count “4s” and … Continue reading

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Friendly Disruption Episode 13 — Ruth Ziolkowski

For those of you who enjoy podcasts (If you’ve not listened before this might be a good weekend to do so!), there’s a new episode of Friendly Disruption. In this episode, Maggie, Patrick, and I visit with Ruth Ziolkowski, president … Continue reading

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Friendly Disruption Episode 12 — OCR and Noreen Bush

There is a new episode of Friendly Disruption now available for those of you who enjoy podcasts.  This month we talk in depth about optical text recognition (OCR) software — the tools teachers can use to make paper text into … Continue reading

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Winter IPI Data

IPI (Instructional Practices Inventory) is part of the CCSD Strategic Plan under Focus 3.  The goal is that 30% of our IPI observations will reflect higher order, deeper thinking.  In the IPI model, a code 6 or 5 indicates higher … Continue reading

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Online Registration Update

I realized that most people probably don’t know what’s happening with online registration.  So, here’s a quick update.  If you all recall, when I came to your building last fall I announced that we would be going to online registration … Continue reading

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