Professional Development Friday Archive


Friday 5/22

posted May 26, 2015, 10:20 AM by Steve Wick

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." - Winston Churchill

Edline will no longer exist as a student / parent communication tool. Staff are encouraged to create their own Staff Contact Page to connect parents and students with resources. The goal is to provide a consistent Neuqua brand while allowing staff to continue to connect to their existing communication tools including Websites, Google Classroom, and Google Drive. 

Staff Contact Page Template and Tutorial: https://goo.gl/AsCD4O 
Submit your Staff Contact Page: 
https://goo.gl/vtGIa1 
Tips to Create a Syllabus in Google Docs: https://youtu.be/6s_Ca02gnhA 

Friday 4/17

posted Apr 24, 2015, 5:53 AM by Steve Wick

Professional Development

Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding. Checkout these great resources to do more with videos in the classroom or for flipped learning. 
Zaption - Create Engaging Video Lessons
TEDEd - Lessons Worth Sharing
eduCanon - Unleash Video's Potential 
VideoNot.es - Take Notes from Videos
EDpuzzle - Make Any Video a Lesson

Friday, March 27

posted Apr 7, 2015, 4:16 AM by Steve Wick

Professional Development
Student Learning Outcomes can be connected to both Formative and Summative assessments. These assessments can take on a variety of different forms. There are many online tools that can support evaluation and assessment of students to support teaching and learning.

Friday, March 20th

posted Mar 23, 2015, 3:43 AM by Steve Wick

Professional Development Friday
Split Screen made easy in the Chrome Browser. Resize the current tab and tabs to the right into layouts on separate windows. 

https://sites.google.com/a/ipsd.org/neuqua-staff-splash/home/Screenshot%202015-03-19%20at%206.46.00%20PM.png

Friday, March 6th

posted Mar 6, 2015, 6:14 AM by Steve Wick

Online Safety
FTC clips connected to online safety for staff, parents, and students. 


Friday, February 28th.

posted Mar 6, 2015, 6:14 AM by Steve Wick

ICE Conference 2015
IPSD staff members will be sharing their learning at this years ICE Conference using the hashtag #ICE15. Notes and resources will also be shared in the Google IPSD ICE 2015 folder

https://sites.google.com/a/ipsd.org/neuqua-staff-splash/home/ICE15_sq.jpg

Friday, January 30th

posted Feb 2, 2015, 8:40 AM by Steve Wick

Professional Development Friday


Did you know you can save a Google Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, or Form in multiple folders? 

Click here in order to learn how one document As you update and modify the document, it will change in all folders automatically! 


Friday, January 17th

posted Jan 21, 2015, 6:48 AM by Steve Wick

Professional Development Friday

Google Classroom updates were released this week. The updates include...

  • Google Classroom Mobile App: Both Android and iOS offer this app to help teachers and students be more collaborative in the classroom and save even more paper and time

  • Teacher Assignments Page: Teachers are able to get quick access to any assignment, see how many students are done, and mark assignments as reviewed.

  • Archive Classes: Archive classes to remove it from the home page and make it read-only. Teachers and class members can still view information in archived classes, but can’t make any changes or turn in assignments.


Use the links below in order to learn more about the new features:

Google Classroom Support...Read More

New Options for Teachers...Read More

Google Classroom Updates and Videos...Read More


Friday, January 9th

posted Jan 9, 2015, 5:33 AM by Steve Wick

Professional Development Friday
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Friday, December 12th

posted Dec 12, 2014, 7:18 AM by Steve Wick

Professional Development Friday

Get students moving in your classroom! Sitting all day is exhausting and is a reason why students lose focus during the school day.

Move It is an impressive Chrome Extension that encourages physical activity and can easily be used in the classroom. Click here for more information about Move It and to download the extension.

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