PPS Learning, Teaching & Technology newsletter • issue 7 • Feb. 17, 2017


This monthly newsletter will feature cool teaching, learning and technology ideas, resources and tips, as well as news about upcoming learning opportunities. Feel free to forward this flyer and invite others to share in the learning! Send a message to Melissa Lim mlim@pps.net to join the Edtech Listserve to receive email news and updates related to learning, teaching and technology in Portland Public Schools.

Google Slides Tip: Insert Video From Your Google Drive

Great news! You can insert and play your Google Drive videos in Google Slides, in addition to videos from YouTube. This feature has already hit commercial Google accounts and will be rolling out to our apps4pps domain soon. Get more information here.


All PPS teachers, K-12, have access to NewselaPRO

NewselaPRO is a web-based tool for students to master nonfiction in any subject. Each Newsela text is offered at multiple tiers, for every student, no matter their level. Get started with this PPS guide and resource sheet and learn more about the 6-12 language arts adoption here.

Join us at #EdcampPDX, Saturday, March 4, 2017

Connect and learn at EdcampPDX

The next EdcampPDX is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Oregon Episcopal School. Click here for FREE Registration! What is EdcampPDX? An edcamp is an informal unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants with sessions determined at the time of the event. Connect with other educators to share innovative instructional strategies and technologies that transform education for all students. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or a discussion you would like to have and be ready to learn.

Learning, Teaching & Technology/Google Apps User Group

Please join us for any or all of our future meetings that are at the BESC: March 7, May 9, 2017 at 4 pm in the WyEast, floor L1.

EDpuzzle empowers teachers to make any video a lesson
Self-paced learning around Google Apps

BADGEQUEST is a self-paced training site for Google Apps for Education/G Suite. Each training module comprises three levels. Each level provides participants with useful videos and performance tasks. After all three levels of a training module are successfully completed, the diligent participant is awarded a badge. The badge should be displayed with pride! Follow the link to get started.

Questions or comments? Contact Melissa Lim, mlim@pps.net.



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