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Below are tutorials from the web 
and from the "Get Ready!" Summer PD 
taught by Judy Sharland and Gail Ramsay

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Computer science in elementary school Code.org offers a unique approach to preparing schools to teach computer science in grades K-5, offering high-quality 1-day workshops nationwide to prepare educators to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun, accessible and relevant to the youngest learners. Students of all ages enjoy learning these fun and applicable skills. Any elementary school teacher can sign up for the workshops. Just see http://code.org/k5. In Massachusetts there are 20,882 open computing jobs (growing at 3.2x the state average) but only 2,444 computer science graduates; Only 120 schools teach computer science.  Dec 8, 2014, 6:08 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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"tools for teaching and learning. This collection of lessons from Google introduces what they are and how to apply them"  Nov 1, 2014, 1:20 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Using your classroom DVD player; Setting your displays on your SP (Surface Pro); Using your SP dock  Nov 1, 2014, 1:20 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Where to get Help in Baseline and How to Upload Evidence  Oct 31, 2014, 7:20 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Make the cursor bigger (so it's more visible on the screen); Turn on high contrast mode (makes the screen easier to read); Turn on spoken feedback (describes what is happening on the screen) Turn on sticky keys (allows shortcut keys to be typed in sequence, without pressing modifier keys at the same time) Turn on the screen magnifier (enlarges items on the screen) Automatically click when the cursor stops (click without using your mouse); Turn on the on-screen keyboard (shows a keyboard that can be clicked with a mouse)  Nov 14, 2014, 9:01 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Bres Subscription for easy Tech Integration: "No matter the level of technical expertise, EasyTech makes it simple for teachers to integrate 21st century skill building into core curriculum to strengthen digital literacy, build technology skills, and ultimately, prepare students for next-generation assessments." from http://vimeo.com/channels/563833/70881959  Dec 10, 2014, 6:42 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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What does the curriculum cover for my grade?  Nov 1, 2014, 12:44 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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A short learning.com video  Nov 1, 2014, 12:58 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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PDF documents, tutorials, and videos to showing How-To's  Nov 4, 2014, 2:07 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Videos & PDF documents, support phone number, and email  Nov 1, 2014, 1:01 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Details all about using the program's lessons on tablets and grade levels  Nov 4, 2014, 2:06 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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"A complete list of the objectives for each curriculum item is available on the curriculum items’ detail tab."  Dec 10, 2014, 6:33 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Google Apps in Classrooms and Schools by Julia Stiglitz, Google Apps for Education Team  Oct 15, 2014, 6:09 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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A table with descriptions and links of add-ons to enhance your google chrome experience - like Quickly and easily shorten links with goo.gl and optionally generate QR codes of them; or Chromespeak which Reads Website content in a chosen voice  Oct 15, 2014, 6:09 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Very short tutorial video  Sep 15, 2014, 7:51 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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hink of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be used for a number of applications. Google automatically aggregates this data into a Google Spreadsheet, making forms a great way to quickly collect and share information.  Sep 23, 2014, 1:07 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Drive is an essential skill in the process of learning and one of the core tools required for Google Educators. To effectively teach your students, you’ll need to understand how Docs & Drive is applied for teaching and learning. To begin, review each lesson and complete each video or activity.  Sep 23, 2014, 1:07 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Published on Aug 29, 2012 Help students collaborate, and be able to track their contributions. Learn how to set up a Google account, create Google documents, collaborate inside a document, and track the changes made, including who made each improvement.  Sep 23, 2014, 1:08 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Youtube Video Published on Jan 14, 2013Two year 4 students from Winters Flat Primary School explain how they write, collaborate, receive feedback and share using Google Docs, one of the key communication tools of Google Apps for Education.  Sep 23, 2014, 1:07 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Youtube video Published on May 13, 2014: Short tutorial on how to create a document in Google Drive. It was made in Snag-it  Sep 23, 2014, 6:02 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Youtube video Published on Apr 24, 2014This tutorial will show how you can create an irregular table in Google Drawing for use in Google Docs  Sep 23, 2014, 1:07 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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A slide presentation form ISTE  Sep 23, 2014, 1:07 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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All the necessary features you need to get up and running with Google Drive! NOTE that Alex talks fast, so pause on occasion to absorb or try what he said.  Sep 23, 2014, 6:02 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Have students fill it out to self-assess or use it yourself for grading; automatically populates a spreadsheet.  Sep 23, 2014, 1:07 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Published on Jan 2, 2014: Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way. Watch how to use each of the question types in your form   Sep 23, 2014, 11:06 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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sharing, uploading, syncing, converting, and more  Jan 7, 2015, 6:08 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Organize your Google Drive by creating folders and filing your documents.[a Judy Sharland Jing video]  Sep 23, 2014, 11:11 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Youtube video from TechYESly, how to share docs with anyone in less than a minute!  Sep 23, 2014, 11:11 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Methods for Sharing Files TO and FROM students - many methods and pros/cons  Sep 23, 2014, 1:08 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Easy peasy... just follow along with Judy Sharland, and soon there will be no need to email the entire building when you really just want your grade level teachers to see the email!  Sep 23, 2014, 5:57 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Use settings to make changes in the appearance of your Inbox. [a Judy Sharland Jing video]  Sep 23, 2014, 11:11 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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template tips  Sep 23, 2014, 11:11 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Make an image on your web page serve as a link to another website. This is a bit more advanced, and will require editing HTML (as is also required for embedding) - also find it here: https://sites.google.com/site/siteshelphowtos/google-sites-instructions/images/imagesaslinks  Sep 23, 2014, 8:24 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Your page has two separate attributes -- the page URL and the page title, also referred to as the page name. You can change or hide your page name.  Sep 23, 2014, 1:07 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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IXL tutorial video to show how to turn on the ELA switch to get data for your students using ELA  Nov 14, 2014, 8:50 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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User guides, support, and frequently asked questions  Nov 4, 2014, 2:10 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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After "Getting Started with your Surface Pro 3" read and watch videos to go to the next level  Sep 15, 2014, 7:51 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Beginner Tips and a short video to get you up and running  Sep 15, 2014, 7:51 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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1 min. tutorial video to find your NPS school H drive  Sep 15, 2014, 10:47 AM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Organize & share the best of the web with your students! A grid of graphical icons to represent the links/URLs makes it easier to find them, especially for younger students. However it is equally motivating for adults, too.  Nov 1, 2014, 1:15 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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10 colorful pages taking you step-by-step through the entire process: sign up, and more  Nov 1, 2014, 1:15 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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Symbaloo webmix of tiles to answer questions to many questions: "Did you know?"  Nov 1, 2014, 1:15 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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A large webmix of tiles to show you How To!  Nov 1, 2014, 1:15 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us
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A short video tutorial showing how to get the html code from symbaloo to paste into your Weebly, Google, or Catapult Website  Nov 2, 2014, 12:33 PM gramsay@newburyport.k12.ma.us