Category Archives: For Teachers

Be Sure to Sign In to Chrome!

One of the questions or problems we solve as a department most frequently is helping students and staff understand what it means to sign into Chrome.  This 3-minute screencast explains the distinctions and why it’s important for all Prairie students … Continue reading

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S.A.D (Surprise And Delight)

Back at the end of July, the Curriculum and Instruction team took a trip to Eminence, Kentucky to attend a two-day conference hosted by the local school district.  I’ve been to many conferences in my twenty-five years as an educator, … Continue reading

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Google EDU in 90

I strongly recommend that all Prairie staff subscribe to the Google for Education YouTube channel.  There’s a ton of great, targeted content there.  There’s also a bi-weekly feature called Google EDU in 90 — which share the latest updates to … Continue reading

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Google Classroom, Form, and Geo Tools Updates

I’m going to repost a couple of really cool resources that came to me from the Iowa Google Education Group.  The first post is directly from Google which includes new updates to Classroom and Forms.  Not all of these changes … Continue reading

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Technology Personnel Changes

There are two significant changes on the horizon for the technology department this year.  As I’m sure everyone knows, these are challenging times for school budgets.  Even though Prairie is in relatively good shape — we have a strong tax … Continue reading

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Summer Work 2017

As always, it’s been a busy summer in the CCSD Technology Department.  For most years, I would share what our summer projects in the spring.  But, this year with all of the budget uncertainty, I didn’t know for sure what … Continue reading

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CCSD Accepted as a Google Reference District!

Google invited CCSD to apply to be a Google Reference District earlier this spring, and our application was accepted.  This is very similar to the Apple Distinguished School title we were awarded in 2013.  This is a nice recognition for … Continue reading

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Why Won’t Netfilx Work Any More at School?

Late last we began to get reports about teachers having trouble with Netflix here at school.  We block Netflix for students while on the school network (it works on 1:1 devices when offsite), but it’s always been available to staff. … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget About Friendly Disruption

I know podcasts are not everyone’s thing, but if you find them useful, I would put in a plug for the one that Maggie Pickett and I are running — Friendly Disruption.  While we are training ugly, I do think … Continue reading

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Google Read&Write Stats

I just found out yesterday that we can run some basic utilization stats for Google Read&Write.  Below are the overall use numbers for the year to date and a pie chart of what tools within the suite are being used … Continue reading

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