TechByte Technology Series

Session Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Location varies

** Participants should bring a laptop. **

TechByte Series Un-Bundled

Each of these sessions can be taken individual for PDPs or as a group for 1-In-Service Credit

BaselineEdge

Need help navigating BaselineEdge, then this is the workshop for you. Learn the interface, where to find help, how to input information, uploading and tagging evidence.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - , Location: Central Office, Conference Room A

TextHelp: Read & Write for Google Chrome

In this workshop, educators will be introduced to TextHelp’s Read&Write Tool for Google Chrome. Educators will explore the capabilities of the tool and how it can be used by students to a variety of Presentation and Communication tools available to you through Chrome that you can use in your instruction and your students can use to demonstrate their learning.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - , Location: Central Office, School Committee Room.

Google Classroom

This session will cover Google Classroom Basics. It will prepare you with a fundamental understanding of Google Classroom, its key features, and general benefits in the classroom. With a basic understanding of Google Classroom, you can set up a class, share assignments with students, and provide timely feedback.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Location: HPE Library

TechByte Bundle Series

TechByte Series Bundle #1 - Google Apps for Educator 101

Google Docs

Learn the power behind Google Docs. See integrate Google Docs in your classroom and to collaborate with colleagues.

Tuesday, 10/3/17, Location: South Elementary Library

Google Slides

This session will prepare you with a fundamental understanding of Google Slides, its key features, and general benefits in the classroom. With a basic understanding of Slides, you can easily create, share, and edit online presentations.

Tuesday, 10/10/17, Location: South Elementary Library

Google Sheets

This session will prepare you with a fundamental understanding of Google Sheets. With a basic understanding of Google Sheets, you can create spreadsheets to take attendance, track student behavior, and create charts to display information. Google Sheets is a robust and powerful cloud based spreadsheet application that allows for collaboration and real time multi-user editing.

Tuesday ,10/24/17, Location: South Elementary Library

Google Forms

Google Forms allows you to create forms, quizzes, surveys, etc., an information gathering source. Responses to Forms are automatically collected and organized into a spreadsheet.

Tuesday, 10/31/17, Location: South Elementary Library

Google Classroom

This session will introduce participants to Google Classroom and how to utilize it in their classrooms.

Tuesday , 11/7/17, Location: South Elementary Library

TechByte Series Bundle #2 - BrainPop

BrainPop has long been a student favorite. Come explore the many new tools and rich resources that support the learning process and make your curriculum even more engaging for your students.

Session 1: Explanation and Creation with BrainPop

      • Overview of BrainPop and its features
      • Overview of BrainPop Educator
      • Explore a topic to be used within their classroom

Tuesday, 12/05/17, Location: Central Office, Conference Room A

Session 2: BrainPop Quizzes, Activities & Primary Source

      • Introduce Brainpop “Activities” (include Graphic Org & Vocab)
      • Examine “Primary Source” activities
      • Review the Brainpop Quiz alternatives (Premade vs Quiz Mixer)
      • Create a Quiz for your Topic. Review “Activities & Primary Source” for your topic

Tuesday, 12/12/17, Location: Central Office, Conference Room A

Session 3: Newsela, Make-A-Map, FYI and Challenge

      • Bring high-quality nonfiction into lessons with Newsela
      • Outline a topic or concept with BrainPop’s Make-a-Map, concept mapping tool
      • Dig deeper into your topic with high-interest, fact filled articles with FYI (6 categories)
      • Assess topic knowledge with BrainPop’s (Challenge) interactive exercises.

Tuesday, 12/19/17, Location: Central Office, Conference Room A

Session 4: Make-A-Movie

      • Overview of Make-A Movie
      • Make-a-Movie Screencast
      • Build your own “Make-a-Movie” for your topic
      • Resources for Assessment & Collaboration

Tuesday, 1/9/17, Location: Central Office, Conference Room A

Session 5: Assignments and Pulling it all together

      • Pathways: scaffolding Brainpop resources for newer users
      • Using Assignment Builder for your topic
      • Pull it all together

Tuesday, 1/16/18, Location: Central Office, Conference Room A

TechByte Series Bundle #3: There's a Chromebook Cart in the Corner of My Classroom

Don’t know what to do with that Chromebook cart? This is the TechByte Series for you! During this series will focus of the use of the Chromebook in each of the content areas (ELA/Math/Science/Social Studies). We will explore apps that support the current curriculum and learn how seamless integrate them into the classroom. This series will consist of four two-hour face-to-face sessions and one online module.

Session 1: The Chromebook in the ELA Classroom

Tuesday, 1/23/17, Location: Central Office, Conference Room A

Session 2: The Chromebook in the Math Classroom

Tuesday, 1/30/17, Location: Central Office, School Committee Room

Co-Facilitators: Katherine Richard and Joanne Najarian

Session 3: The Chromebook in the Science Classroom

Tuesday, 2/6/17, Location: Central Office, School Committee Room

Co-Facilitators: Steve Sanborn and Joanne Najarian

Session 4: The Chromebook in the Social Studies Classroom

Tuesday, 2/13/17, Location: Central Office, School Committee Room

Co-Facilitators: Adrianne Bock and Joanne Najarian

Session 5: Pulling it All Together

This will be an online module through Google Classroom which will pull everything together.

*Updated - November 15, 2017