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Skyward Academy Upcoming October Webinars

posted Sep 18, 2018, 4:41 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 6:31 AM ]

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Skyward Academy Announcement

Upcoming October Webinars

Skyward is happy to announce upcoming October webinars.  

Student Sessions this month include:
*All times listed in Central Time Zone

  • Food Service: Direct Certification Imports and Verification - October 8, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • GPA Troubleshooting- October 9, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Discipline Notifications for Guardians - October 10, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Special Education Forms - October 11, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • October 2018 Release Highlights - Student - October 12, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

All sessions will be recorded and made available in SkyDoc and can be found under the WX menu path, so if you happen to miss out on one, you'll be able to catch up at your convenience. Recordings can take up to 2 weeks to post. 

Continuous improvement is not only something we aspire to, it's also something that we want to help each and every one of you achieve. We can't wait to see you at Skyward Academy!

Skyward Academy registration
*Registration period closes one business day prior to the day of the scheduled webinar
Email for registration assistance.

When you click the “Register” button in the Skyward Academy landing page, you will be taken to a new login page, where you will have two choices:

  1. I am a Skyward Support Contact
    1. If you are a Skyward support contact, you would choose this option and log in with your support contact user name and password to the Skyward Support Center.
  2. I am a Skyward Customer/User (SkyConnect must be turned on by the district. See below for instructions.) 
    1. If you are not a Skyward support contact, you would choose this option and take the next steps:
      1. Choose your school district from the drop-down bar. 
      2. Enter the login and password that you use to get into your school's Skyward database.
      3. Enter your first and last name along with your email address to sign up for the class.

Upcoming eLearning Lab Webinars

posted Sep 11, 2018, 8:22 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 8:23 AM ]

Meri Carnahan has posted a new announcement for the community IDOE - Ed Tech Connect. View and Respond Online

Title: Register Now For Upcoming eLearning Lab Webinars

Computer Science Standards in the K-8 Classroom - Tuesday, September 18th 4:00pm Eastern 
Join this webinar for an overview of the K-8 computer science standards and corresponding IDOE resources, as well as guest presentations from current CS practitioners sharing their approach to CS instruction, best practices, favorite lessons/projects, and advice for those who are new to teaching CS. Register for this webinar here. 

Getting Started with Open Resources - Tuesday, October 23rd 4:00pm Eastern 
If you are unsure what #GoOpen means and not quite sure the difference between paid, free, and open educational materials, this webinar is for you! District admin, curriculum leaders, and eCoaches are welcome to join our team to learn more about OER and how your district can get started down the open path. Register for this webinar here.

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Indiana Digital Citizenship Week September 10-14

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:47 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 7:48 AM ]

It's time to start making plans for Digital Citizenship Week. Here are some resources you can use with your students:

Activities for grades 3-5

Activities for grades 6-8

Activities for grades 9-12

The Google for Education newsletter

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:42 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 7:43 AM ]

Google for Education
The Google for Education newsletter

Issue XIII, September 2018
This Just In
Meet your New Google Classroom
We're introducing the biggest refresh since Classroom's launch in 2014, with a new Classwork page, refreshed People and Settings pages, and much more. It's the same Classroom you know and love, improved for the way you work. Learn about and try out the refreshed Google Classroom today. 

Complete Biology Labs in VR
Google partnered with Labster to create over 30 virtual reality labs which map to high school and university-level science courses. With VR labs, students get unlimited lab time and personalized feedback as they go. 

The Guardian's Guide to Chromebooks
Download and share this helpful hand-out to help bridge the gap between home and school. Educators can hand these out to educate guardians on what a Chromebook is, why their school has chosen them, and what their children will be learning and doing on them.

New Applied Digital Skills Kit
Ready for some back-to-school inspiration? Check out the new Applied Digital Skills Back to School Kit, which includes starter lessons for the beginning of the school year and a one-page overview to share with parents and colleagues.

New Features in Google Docs for Making Citations
We’ve updated formatting in Google Docs to improve the overall writing and citation experience for students and educators. Now, you can use hanging indents and set specific indentations using a dialog box.
Teacher Tools

EDU in 90

New EDU in 90 Episodes
Looking for some new tools for your classroom? Check out new EDU in 90 episodes to learn about ways to leverage Google EarthArts & Culture, and more.

Teacher Center

New Content in the Teacher Center
"First day of ..." training resources are a growing part of the Teacher Center and help educators learn how to use G Suite products in their classrooms. Start out with content made by teachers, for teachers, with Google Classroom and Google Forms.

Teacher Center

Advanced Lesson Teacher Center
Students love choice, but too much can hinder student progress and get in the way of them showcasing their knowledge. This new lesson on the Teacher Center helps educators avoid the pitfalls of creative projects and support students.

Managed Sync

Managed Sync for G Suite
Amplified Labs partnered with Clever to offer Managed Sync for G Suite, a new service that automates provisioning and rostering for Google Classroom and synchronizes daily with your student information system.


Gamify your Google Classroom Experience with Classcraft
Watch student engagement soar with Classcraft, a tool that transforms your assignments into learning quests, converts grades into motivation points, and imports student rosters from Google Classroom. To gamify your classroom today, sign up for free.

Administrator's Corner
Update your Chromebooks to the Newest OS
IT administrators - be sure to update your Chromebooks to access new features like voice dictation from anywhere and on-premise reporting.

Embed Google Forms in Sites

Just in time for the new school year, we’ve made improvements to Google Forms to make embedded forms look and work great, especially when embedded in Google Sites.

CS First, now Aligned to Standards

We’ve aligned CS First to computer science and technology standards from the Computer Science Teachers Association, the K-12 CS Framework, and the International Society for Technology in Education to allow educators to better understand and track their students’ learning.

Share News in Real Time with Bulletin, by Google 

With Bulletin, you can effortlessly publish hyperlocal stories, like the latest athletic win or chess club triumph, right from your phone and straight to the web. Request early access today.

What's New in G Suite 
Curious to hear the latest G Suite updates? Keep tabs on all the news withWhat’s New in G Suite.

Anyone can teach CS First Earth

Anyone can teach CS First Earth

Order Your Free CS First Kit

Elementary and middle school teachers -- start off the year with fun CS activities for your students. Whether you're looking for one-hour enrichment or a semester's worth of coding activities, CS First has ready-to-use video tutorials and lesson plans that you can access now, for free! Create a new class and order your materials.

Missed an issue of the Google for Education newsletter? Check out past issues here.

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Learn How to Prepare Your Students for ILEARN ELA Grades 3-5

posted Aug 31, 2018, 8:25 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 8:25 AM ]

Susie Gardiner has posted a new forum posting to forum thread ILEARN and CIESC | Plconnect for the community IDOE - Ed Tech Connect. View and Respond Online

With the upcoming ILEARN Assessments,CIESC presents the learning opportunity to prepare for the assessment. Join usto unpack the blueprints, revisit your curriculum maps and pacing guides. Connectwith Laurie Ferry, CIESC Director of PL & Duke Lines, CIESC InnovationLearning Specialist for one of the CIESC |Plconnect ILEARN workshops


September 13

Learn How to Prepare Your Students for ILEARN ELA Grades 3-5

 Flyer   Registration

September 14

... more

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Google Science Fair 2018

posted Aug 22, 2018, 12:24 PM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Aug 22, 2018, 12:24 PM ]

Escape the Classroom with Google Expeditions

posted Aug 21, 2018, 12:46 PM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 12:46 PM ]

Title: eLearning Lab Webinar - Escape the Classroom with Google Expeditions

Our first eLearning Lab webinar for this school year will be at 4pm eastern on September 4th. Three EdTech integrators from three different districts have partnered to promote the use and creation of AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) in the classroom. Join this webinar and learn how each district is leading the way in Indiana in the use of cutting edge technology to harness students’ imaginations and engage them in ways never thought of even 5 years ago. Click here to register for the webinar.

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We Video Newsletter

posted Aug 15, 2018, 8:37 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 8:37 AM ]



School is in session.

We hope you had a wonderful summer! We’ve been eager to share what we’ve been working on over the summer. Watch our very first VIDEO newsletter to get updates, project ideas, inspiration, and more!

(Thanks @greglawrence for the video newsletter idea)

Aug 2018 Video Newsletter

Let us know what you think about the new video newsletter on twitter @wevideo

Watch the video

Google Education

posted Jul 26, 2018, 7:44 AM by Dave VanLue

2 Things to Know for IT

Product News & Updates: Earlier this summer, we shared 10+ updates on Google tools as we head toward Back to School - everything from Classroom to Virtual Reality to Google Earth.

See Announcements

Whats new in G Suite: Curious to hear about the latest G Suite updates? Last year, the G Suite team created What's new in G Suite as a hub to announce new features and enhancements. Be sure to bookmark it for future reference.

Check it out
2 Resources to Share with Your Team

EDU in 90 is Back: Our YouTube series EDU in 90 is back for season three! To kick things off, we looked at some of the new features and functionality for Google Forms as quizzes, including auto-suggested multiple choice answers and decimal grading. And on our second episode, we focus on the Explore feature in Docs. Check it out to learn how to access related files, search the web, and find relevant images - all without leaving your Doc.

Watch Videos

Explore the Teacher Center: Last month, we unveiled the new Google for Education Teacher Center, an updated hub that helps educators find exactly what they need, when they need it. It’s a one-stop-shop for training materials, resources, certifications, and educator communities.

Explore Resources

Want to talk to an expert about getting Google for your school or district?
Let's connect.

Teachers and other members of your team can sign up for product updates and resources from Google for Education. Sign up now.

Want to know about the latest from Google for Education, but don’t have much time? Check out EDU in 90.




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