Category Archives: Digital Literacy

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

Posted in Digital Literacy, Features, For Teachers | Comments Off on CCSD Accepted as a Google Reference District!

Building Bridges 2017

I had the privilege to attend Building Bridges, the Grant Wood assistive technology conference on Tuesday.  I love this conference!  I know I’ve shared this idea before, but assistive technology is not just for kids with IEPs or 504s.  It … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, Features, For Teachers | Comments Off on Building Bridges 2017

21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of…

This is basically just a repost from Eric Curts’ site.  But, this is a lot of really good information — some of it you probably know, but I bet there are a couple of nuggets that you’ll find useful.  Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, For Teachers, Tech Tips | Comments Off on 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of…

Staff Computer Upgrades for the Summer of 2017

In the summer of 2015, we made the decision to update 25% of all staff computers each year rather than updating all staff computers once every four years.  The most equitable way to phase this in was to use staff … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, For Teachers | Comments Off on Staff Computer Upgrades for the Summer of 2017

The Big Picture: Hardware. What do we have? What’s next?

According to our annual customer survey data, one area where I can get better is “big picture” communication.  So, this seems like the right time of year to reflect on and review some of the details of our macro plan … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, Features, For Teachers | Comments Off on The Big Picture: Hardware. What do we have? What’s next?

2016-17 Digital Literacy After-School PL Sessions

I’m excited to announce another set of high quality after-school professional learning opportunities hosted by our own Digitial Literacy Trainers.  There’s all sorts of good stuff here:  session on Google, BreakOut EDU, etc…  Please take a glance at the flyer … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, For Teachers | Comments Off on 2016-17 Digital Literacy After-School PL Sessions

Full Version of Google Read&Write Available

As I’ve posted before, assistive technology is quickly turning into one of my passions.  So, I’m thrilled to announce that we have purchased and pushed out the full version of Google Read&Write extension to all students and staff at Prairie. … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, For Students, For Teachers | Comments Off on Full Version of Google Read&Write Available

New(er) Stuff from Google

Google released some new content last summer.  I’m guessing many of you already know about some of this stuff. But, in case you don’t here were a few of the things that caught my attention. Training for Google Apps. Google … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, For Teachers | Comments Off on New(er) Stuff from Google

Start the New Year Grieving

On Monday, I saw something remarkable.  We hosted Kevin Honeycutt to present digital literacy PL to our staff.  During the keynote, he produced a headband that wirelessly monitored his brain’s activity in real time via a smartphone app.  The Melon … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, Features | 2 Comments

Kevin Honeycutt at Prairie on August 8th

Save the date if you’ve not already done so, August 8th.  Kevin Honeycutt will be here at Prairie again to provide world-class PL on digital learning.  If you are looking to strengthen your digital tool kit, please attend.    Here … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Literacy, For Teachers, General | Comments Off on Kevin Honeycutt at Prairie on August 8th