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Infinite Campus Gradebook Extension
August 24th 4-6pm Room 168 ESC or
September 12th 4-6pm Room 168 ESC
You have seen the “new format” for the gradebook module in Infinite Campus. If you feel you need additional help with getting your gradebook set up and understanding how it functions, join us for this 2 hour group discussion and work session.
Google Docs for Beginners
K-5: August 30th 4-7pm Room 168 ESC
6-12: September 1st 4-7pm Room 168 ESC
Learn how to use Google Docs with your students as a communication and collaboration tool. We will practice creating documents, sharing documents and how to organize your documents. We will also practice using the Comment feature for collaboration on writing projects.
Information Literacy 2.0
September 10th 8-12 Room 168 ESC
Finding, evaluating and citing Internet resources are all critical skills that 21st Century students and teachers must have. This day will be devoted to giving you techniques, methods and practice in using these skills and how to teach your classes these skills.
Google Docs in the Science Classroom
September 14th 3:30 - 6:30pm Room 168 ESC
Learn how to integrate many of the Google Apps into your science classroom work including Google docs, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, templates, sites and groups.
Classroom 2.0 - Starting a Transformation -
October 1st 8:00 - 4:00pm Room 168 ESC
Interactive Discussions ( CoverIt Live, Skype, Ustream.tv... ) -
October 5th 4-7pm Room 168 ESC
If you are itching to take your class discussion to a broader audience. The tools listed can help you easily connect to other classrooms around the world. Learn how to use each of these tools and how they can help leverage your content standards.
Google Groups for Class Discussions
October 17th 4-6pm Room 168 ESC
How can I have a discussion with my entire class where there is time for everyone in the class to give their opinion, where everyone in the class can see the responses from each class member and students can reply to each other challenging each other’s thoughts and comparing the similarities and difference of their responses? Google Groups can do this. It allows for threaded discussions. Learn how to create, share and use Google Group with your students/staff.
Google Sites as ePortfolios ( Middle School )
October 20th 4-7pm Room 168 ESC
Learn about the idea of having students create electronic portfolios (eportfolios) of their work and how that can follow them throughout their career in Littleton Public Schools. We will focus on using Google sites to create a template that you can share with your students to get them started.
October 22nd 8:00 - 4:00pm Room 168 ESC
Learn how to develop and create a classroom wiki for you, your students and your parents. Tips on organization, adding pictures, links and documents, embedding widgets and gadgets will be given. We will look at examples of how other LPS teachers are utilizing this tool in their classrooms.
Google Maps - Google Lit Trips - So What exactly are Google Lit Trips?
October 25th 4-7pm Room 168 ESC
Google Lit Trips can designate the journeys of characters from famous literature, designate battles of a war or mark locations of scientific value. At each location there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including media (pictures), thought provoking discussion starters (text), and links to additional information (hyperlinks). The focus is on students creating engaging and relevant experiences. The new content standards focus heavily on students involved in analyzing, synthesizing and being part of creating their own knowledge. Google Lit Trips using Google Maps is a nice step in this direction.
Free Elementary (K-2) Resources ( all subjects )
November 2nd 4-6pm Room 168 ESC
If you are a K-2 teacher and are looking for additional resources/weblinks for your class website or to share with parents for at home use; come by and see what your colleagues around the district are using to help support your content standards.
Parents: How to use Google Docs
November 10th 6-8pm Room 168 ESC
This will be a introduction to Google Docs and how students in LPS are currently using this tool. We will go over how to login, the basics of google docs and address questions from parents. Please bring your Infinite Campus login information so you are able to access your students google account information.
Information Literacy 2.0: EasyBib (5-12)
5-8: November 16th 4-6pm Room 168 ESC
9-12: November 16th 4-6pm Room 168 ESC
EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer and is also a part of your Google Apps account.. When you have sources you need to cite for a research paper, EasyBib can help collect, format and organize these sources. Learn how to access and use this tool.
Collecting Information/Data from students, parents, colleagues using FORMS
November 30th 4-7pm Room 168 ESC
Learn how to use tools such as Google forms to collect and analyze information from students and teachers. We will look at creating and distributing forms as well as using a tool called Flubaroo to automatically grade certain form submissions. We will also take a look at a tool called PollEverywhere that can use cell phones and texting to gather data.
Technology Integration in Art
December 1st 4-6pm Room 168 ESC
If you have been looking to better showcase student work on your website or link to websites that allow students to explore art online. This is the class for you. We will explore Picasa, Blogs, Websites and ways to collaborate with art online.