Summer 2016 BCSS Course Registration Now Open
Apr12

Summer 2016 BCSS Course Registration Now Open

It’s that time of year again.  No, I’m not talking about Milestones, but I am talking about registration for Summer 2016 professional learning classes!! You can find the full list of classes available below.  Just click on any of the class titles to read a full description of the course and to register. At the bottom of each course page is a Google registration form.  If you cannot see the form, you need to FIRST log into...

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Upcoming Instructional Technology Learning Opportunities in January
Jan08

Upcoming Instructional Technology Learning Opportunities in January

In January, the following instructional technology learning opportunities will be offered.  To register for any of them, please click on the designated links below and be sure to read the full description. Building a Classroom Website with Google Sites Tuesday, January 19th  3:30 – 5:00 PM PDC Computer Lab We’ll walk you through the steps of creating a classroom website with Google Sites. Please come prepared with an...

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Shadow Puppet and SeeSaw! Two Apps That Go Great Together!
Mar31

Shadow Puppet and SeeSaw! Two Apps That Go Great Together!

Recently, I became acquainted with two wonderful, free iPad apps.  The first is Shadow Puppet EDU and the second is a “companion” app called SeeSawLearning Journal  Classroom. Shadow Puppet EDU is an open-ended content creation app.  This means students (or adults) can create videos with audio commentary from images and short film clips.  If you can’t afford iMovie or Explain Everything, then this app is a MUST HAVE!...

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Ruffling Feathers: If Only Teachers Held Themselves to the Same Expectations
Mar31

Ruffling Feathers: If Only Teachers Held Themselves to the Same Expectations

I don’t normally write blog posts of this nature, but sometimes you just have to ruffle a few feathers, and today is one of those times, especially after reading this blog post by Pernille Ripp. The title, “Why Do We Hold Students to Higher Expectations Than Adults?” is what caught my eye.  Why? Because it’s a huge pet peeve of mine, although Ripp and I are looking at this from two different angles. Take a look...

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Struggling With Using Technology? Try These Tips
Mar31

Struggling With Using Technology? Try These Tips

Struggling can be… messy unpleasant difficult frustrating stressful If you’ve ever attempted to lose weight, then you’ve known struggle first hand. If you don’t go through some form of struggle, however insignificant it might be, then you can’t make progress.  Do we avoid struggling if possible? Absolutely!  Can we get stuck and stagnate when we avoid it?  Definitely! Learning is a struggle that our...

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Classroom Blogging with the iPress Portal
Mar16

Classroom Blogging with the iPress Portal

Classroom Blogging with the iPress Portal Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015  OR Wednesday, April 22nd, 2o15 Follow Up Date: Thursday, April 23 3:30  – Optional: Come back and get further assistance. Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm Location: PDC Computer Lab Contact Person: Caroline Bucky-Beaver (caroline.bucky) The iPress Portal is a collection of websites and blogs using the WordPress platform for publishing.  Publish any kind of file...

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