20 Teachers have earned their Google Certification so far this year!
Below are PDSD's Most recently Google Certified Teachers!
A special thank you to all of those teachers who have worked on the Google Differentiated Supervision option this year. All who participated have made great strides with technology and instruction. 20 teachers have earned their certification so far and I know several teachers are finishing up this week. Good luck and thank you for all of your effort!
If you have passed the exam but haven't let me know please send me an email. If anyone has any questions finalizing information for MyLearningPLan please let me know and I'd be happy to help.
*Reimbursement reminder: If you would like to get reimbursed for the cost of the exam, please email me the receipt and I will submit them for reimbursement after May 15th. Anyone who has attempted a test, passing score or not, can be reimbursed for a single exam
Thank you to all teachers at NMS and SV who are beginning to use Schoology with their students. Remember Google integrates with Google so all those resources you created can integrate into this new LMS. Training for Schoology will be ongoing and get more specific to teacher and student needs as we make progress with this tool. Below is a link to many resources that can help you get started or explore additional features.
This summer our tech department will be adding facial recognition as a login option for students K,1,2 as well as specific requests for students or grade levels by building principals! We also hope to streamline access to a single entry for students as they open their device. If you come across additional apps or links you would like added please let me know so they can be added in.
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Book Creator For Chrome
Book Creator is open-ended, creative and cross curricular. Have students turn their writing or projects into ebooks that can be shared in a classroom digital library or combined into 1 class book. Add images you have or from the web with Google Image Search. Drop in videos, music, even record your voice. Use the pen tool to draw or annotate, place shapes and arrows to explain your ideas. Many layouts options even comic templates - panels, stickers and speech bubbles. Publish your book online, download, or keep them private in a digital class library. Create a class library and invite students to join via a code. Students can access and read each others books. Create 40 books for free.
If you have used Google Slides to create ebooks this is the next level specifically designed for this task. Generally easy to use with beautiful outcomes with all the digital features you expect.