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  • New Google Sites Get Started with NEW Google SitesWhy we love it: Integrates with G Suite, easy way to share and teach website developmentDisclaimer: If you are an advanced Old Google ...
    Posted May 11, 2017, 12:04 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Illuminate K-5 Training 5/9/17 - Intro and F n P Data
    Posted May 10, 2017, 9:55 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Nuts and Bolts of QR Codes BackgroundQR Codes or Quick Response Codes can be generated for text and links. Links can be to sites, images, audio and videos, anything online that you'd like to ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 5:49 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Illuminate Training #1 (1/31/17) - Illuminate Essentials Cheat SheetTraining #2 (4/27/17) - Illuminate for Formative Assessment
    Posted Apr 29, 2017, 9:40 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Padlet for Online Collaboration and Publishing Padlet is a sticky note website, which is super versatile for fostering collaboration, sharing resources or publishing student work. Padlet is easy to use and does NOT require an account ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2017, 10:16 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Where did Promethean Planet go? Looking for Promethean flipcharts online? Promethean Planet resources have now migrated to ClassFlow. Don't worry, you can use your Promethean Planet login on ClassFlow and find flipcharts and resource ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2017, 6:47 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Google Form Analytics Google Form Analytics1. Please complete this brief form. 2. (Dont watch yet) Forms Intro3. Digital Citizenship Data Preso (you will need to login to your google account)Resources ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2017, 6:40 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Chrome Apps and Extensions for Education Link to the handout for the 1/23/17 staff development session. Presenter: Who am I?Jen McDonald-PeltierAT Specialist for over 15 yearsRESNA ATPMS in Special ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 12:04 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Easy Online Student Publishing "If students are sharing their work with the world, they want it to be good...If they are sharing it with the teacher, they want it to be good enough ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2017, 9:24 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Advanced Google Forms forms.google.comOpen Forms Pre-testResources:Will Kimbley’s site on forms with a great intro slide deckAdministrator FormsBullying incident form (shows old forms)Teacher Forms ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2016, 10:09 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe
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New Google Sites

posted May 11, 2017, 12:01 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated May 11, 2017, 12:04 PM ]

  • Get Started with NEW Google Sites
    • Why we love it: Integrates with G Suite, easy way to share and teach website development
      • Disclaimer: If you are an advanced Old Google Sites user or know HTML, you will be frustrated with limitations.


Illuminate K-5 Training 5/9/17 - Intro and F n P Data

posted May 10, 2017, 9:54 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated May 10, 2017, 9:55 AM ]

K-5 | Illuminate Essentials Cheat Sheet 5.9.17


Nuts and Bolts of QR Codes

posted May 9, 2017, 5:49 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe

Background
QR Codes or Quick Response Codes can be generated for text and links. Links can be to sites, images, audio and videos, anything online that you'd like to share easily. You or students, will need to make the codes first and print them out or post them online.

QR Code Makers
First you must make a QR code and download the image for others to use to get to your web content. 
Tip: If you are using Padlet with your students, Padlet now automatically generates a QR Code. Go to Settings/Share to find it. 

Make a QR Code

1. Go to the site http://goqr.me/ to make a code. You will find it is easier to make on a computer than a tablet. Select the type of code you will make. 
Type or paste into the box. Select download. 

OR 

2. Go to the site http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ to make a code. 
  • Choose URL or text and check the static box
  • Type or paste into the box and your static code is created. Right-click to save the image. 
OR 

3. Use the Google URL shortener: http://goo.gl/
  • Paste in the URL you want to shorten and it will also generate a QR code. 
  • Be sure to click on "Details" to see the QR code and download the image.
  • Share by email, projector screen, ppt slides, or print it on paper

QR Code Readers
Your device will use its camera to scan the QR code, but it will also need a QR Code Reader. There are many QR Code Readers, but I-nigma, QR Code Reader works for all platforms including iOS, Windows and Android phones.

Open House 
For Open House, you could have parents download a QR Code Reader in advance on their phone:

Email to Parents before the Big Night

Dear Parents, please download a QR code reader to your smartphone before Open House so that you can see some of the awesome digital work your kiddo has done. I've included a link to a FREE one that works on all platforms:
I-nigma is a QR code reader, for all platforms including iOS, Windows and Android phones.

Resources
  1. QR Code Doc Template to paste your codes into and print. Be sure to Make a Copy. 
  2. View my 5 minute screencast to learn HOW to make your own QR codes. 
  3. QR Code App Challenge - a handout to walk you through the nuts and bolts of making your own QR codes

Illuminate

posted Apr 29, 2017, 9:40 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe

Training #1 (1/31/17) - Illuminate Essentials Cheat Sheet

Moraga | Illuminate Essentials Cheat Sheet

Training #2 (4/27/17) - Illuminate for Formative Assessment

Moraga | Formative Assessment Agenda

Padlet for Online Collaboration and Publishing

posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:42 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 10:16 AM ]


Padlet is a sticky note website, which is super versatile for fostering collaboration, sharing resources or publishing student work. Padlet is easy to use and does NOT require an account or login for students to post. Padlet (formerly known as wallwisher) allows for grid layout or stream layout (one after another scrolling), which helps to keep posts organized. Padlet automatically generates a QR code and also provides the option to export/download notes in a number of formats. Padlet is accessible through any web-enabled device, laptop, ipad or Chromebook is FREE. 

Uses for Padlet in the classroom:
  • Students post their research on shared topics
  • Teachers share a bank of images or links for students to use in a project
  • Teachers share student work that has been uploaded
  • Students post their learning at the end of each unit and then review at the end of the year
  • Try these awesome thinking templates from TechChef4U on TPT (Example)
Student Examples:
Before Getting Started: Review iPad Work Flow

Get Started:
  1. Go to Padlet.com and set up an account. You can use your Moraga google account. 
  2. Click on "Make a Padlet."
  3. Follow this handout with suggestions for settings. 
  4. Click on "Share" at the top and then "Share/Export/Embed" and right-click on the QR code to save and print it out. 
  5. Share this QR code with your students. 
  6. Have them use the + sign in the lower right of the padlet to post. 
  7. I suggest students put their first name only as their title and then use the + sign on the post-it to share/upload anything. 
Need a review? 
 

Where did Promethean Planet go?

posted Feb 26, 2017, 6:45 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 6:47 PM ]

Looking for Promethean flipcharts online? Promethean Planet resources have now migrated to ClassFlow. Don't worry, you can use your Promethean Planet login on ClassFlow and find flipcharts and resource packs. 
Watch this video for help getting started. 
If the video doesn't load, try this link: Promethean Planet Migrates to ClassFlow.


Google Form Analytics

posted Feb 26, 2017, 6:40 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe

Google Form Analytics
1. Please complete this brief form
2. (Dont watch yet) Forms Intro
3. Digital Citizenship Data Preso (you will need to login to your google account)

Resources:

Chrome Apps and Extensions for Education

posted Feb 14, 2017, 3:36 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 12:04 PM ]

Link to the handout for the 1/23/17 staff development session. 

Presenter: Who am I?

Jen McDonald-Peltier

  • AT Specialist for over 15 years

  • RESNA ATP

  • MS in Special Education

  • Center for Accessibile Technology (www.cfor

  • at.org)

Why are we here?

  • Challenge: The Fine Print

  • Challenges recap:

  • Takeaway: Same exam is not always fair.

Wishes?

  • better speech to text

  • chromebook for each student

  • proper keyboarding skills

  • more ipads

  • using a planner/ having a digital binder

  • Reading within Math - test scores based on reading ability? or math knowledge?
  • getting thoughts onto paper. 
  • Using class time for writing productively.
  • focusing attention/realizing when they are inattentive
  • organizing their writing and getting their thoughts down on paper
  • Reading back writing to students in a non-robotic voice
  • Ways for students to have textbooks read aloud to them
  • access to more audio books for kids who get really distracted during “silent” reading time
  • Typing with ease
  • Not getting distracted when using chromebooks or other internet accessible devices.
  • Graphic planner
  • lining up math problems
  • Writing with a purpose in mind
    There’s an app (or extension) for that!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_2quUDdSw2nQ2NVOVJCaURUbVk/view?usp=sharing

    • Chrome apps & extensions for education

    • Writing

    • brainstorm/organization

    • MicNote

    • loading issues? ask IT to load

    • MindMup

    • Free

    • has keyboard controls and toolbar

    • export to Google Doc

    • speech recognition

    • Voice Typing (in GDocs)

    • talktyper.com

    • text-to-speech readback

    • Select and Speak

    • Read and Write for Google

    • spelling/grammar

    • Grammarly

    • Ginger

    • VeritySpell

    • Web Research

    • Search Engines

    • attention

    • feature: alert for inactivity

    • stayfocused apps

    • LAN School

    • Admin (teacher) can monitor each student's computer

    • Interval timer

    • StayFocused Chrome app

    • Go Guardian

    • timers

    • physical

    • virtual

    • online

    • factors

    • visuals/animations

    • sound

    • Reading

    • Visuals

    • Mercury Reader

    • Vocabulary

    • Rewordify

    • Newsela

    • Text-to-Speech readback

    • Select and Speak

    • math

    • typing

    • typing training

    • Worksheets

    • DocHub

    • Kami

    Easy Online Student Publishing

    posted Jan 6, 2017, 8:23 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 9:24 PM ]

    quote about student publishing
    "If students are sharing their work with the world, they want it to be good...
    If they are sharing it with the teacher, they want it to be good enough." Rushton Hurley
    Tools Grades K-2
    Make Your Sample!!
    Share your Sample

      Tools Grades 3-5
      Make Your Sample!!
      Share your Sample
      More Resources

      Advanced Google Forms

      posted Nov 27, 2016, 9:01 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 10:09 AM ]

      Google Forms PRE Quiz




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