Webinar Recordings

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Discover what Canvas is and how it fits into PGCPS in the upcoming school year. In this overview session, you will learn what it looks like from a student’s perspective. While this session will not walk you through the “how to” of using Canvas, it will prepare you to login to Canvas and decide if you plan to use Google Classroom or Canvas as your digital platform this year.

Canvas is PGCPS’s new Learning Management System (LMS) which allows teachers to organize and distribute content and assignments electronically. This session will introduce the main features of Canvas to prepare teachers to use Canvas with their students.

Now that you have a Canvas course created, learn how to edit the homepage to create a welcoming experience. Create a structure and organization with modules and share your content using pages.

Give your learners an opportunity to demonstrate their learning through assignments and discussions through Canvas. Discover how to differentiate assignments and how multiple submission types provide students with choice. Learn how to use speedgrader to evaluate student work.

Learners should have a sandbox and already be familiar with creating pages and modules.

Learn how to integrate and use Google Tools with Canvas Pages and Assignments.

Extend your learning of Canvas by learning to create and grade a quiz with basic features. Participants will learn to use the features of Canvas to create and assign quizzes that are automatically graded, use question banks, and assignment groups.

Learn how to create, edit and make video interactive in Canvas Studio.

hosted by Instructure

Woody Roper, Instructure Trainer, shares how to get started with Canvas. Topics include Global Navigation, Creating Content with the Rich Text Editor (RCE), and Leveraging Modules.

Interactive Flat Panels

Did you get a new SMART MX panel in your classroom? If so, join the session for tips on how to connect to the panel with your laptop and wirelessly, sign in to IQ to use the whiteboard with your pens and/or fingers, access Files, and use the Browser.

Learn the basics of creating and sharing interactive learning opportunities with students using Lumio by SMART. During this session, participants will walk through how to access, create and organize Lumio lessons using Google Drive.

Digital citizenship

hosted by Common Sense Education

Have you ever avoided using an edtech tool - that you knew could be so helpful - because of concerns about inappropriate student use? What can we do to set ourselves, and our students, up for success? In this session we'll look at examples of student interaction and gamification tools (like Kahoot). We'll discuss the potential pitfalls we can anticipate, and how to set clear expectations for our students to avoid those awkward moments with a tool. We will strategize about how to best prevent problems through a digital citizenship lens to enhance meaningful interactions.

District tools

Learn how to submit a Help Desk ticket.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to enter leave through the PGCPS Oracle Self-Service system.

Discover how to access the PGCPS Staff Portal and explore the main features available to all staff.

Learn how to use Webex Meeting to host meetings. Webex accounts are available for all Central Office staff as well as principals and assistant principals.

Learn how to use PGCPS Zoom to host meetings.

SchoolMAX, the district-approved student information system, holds the student data including schedule, attendance and grades. This session will provide an update on attendance and grading during distance learning and the release of New GradeMAX.

This is a recording of the September 9 T3 Playground Zoom Part I training.

This is a recording of the September 16 T3 Playground Zoom Part II training.

What is Hapara? Come to this webinar and learn about Hapara Dashboard, Highlights, and Student Dashboard. Get an overview of the Hapara platform and how its management tools can support teaching and learning.

This is a recording of the Hapara webinar.

Instructional tools

Clever brings all K12 applications into one secure portal and provides single sign-on for everyone in the district. Additionally, Clever houses digital textbooks for courses that provide digital access.

Learn how to create short videos to connect with your students or to provide instruction.

Did you know all PGCPS users have access to Google for Education tools? Learn what G Suite includes and how to access it.

Begin creating your first Google Classroom. Learn how to create a class, add students, and create announcements and assignments.

This session is designed for teachers and staff who have already created a Google Classroom and used it with students.

Participate in the T3 playground and the student experience of Google Classroom to refine your lesson delivery. Practice assigning work in your own practice classroom and play to understand more about how students can interact with you in your own Google Classroom.

Learn and practice tips such as how to organize and decorate your Classroom using banners or topics. Learn more about assigning work using third-party tools like Pear Deck and Nearpod and and using rubrics in Classroom to grade assignments. Finally, learn about hidden features of using Google Classroom on a mobile device.

Learn how to use Google Drive for storage and organization of files and how to create and use Google Docs with students.

In this beginner session, you will learn multiple ways to move your existing files (Word, PDFs, etc.) to Drive for file storage. You will also discover how to take your Microsoft Office files and turn them into Google Docs format for easier collaboration and organization. Additionally, walk away knowing how to access, organize, find, and share your files.

Learn how to use Google Slides with your students and share to Google Classroom. Additionally, you will learn best practices and get access to ready-made templates.

This beginner session will guide you step by step to create animated Google Slides presentations for teacher or student storytelling experiences or explaining steps.

Learn to create and design interactive activities with Google Drawings. Learn to create drag and drop activities, design lesson templates, and more. Use the shortcuts to jump to specific activities that were shared during the breakout rooms: 26:32 - Breakout Room 1: Creating a Drag and Drop Activities 46:00 - Breakout Room 2: Open Studio Lesson Design

Explore a variety of G Suite activities that give your students an opportunity to interact with content in order to show their understanding. Experience using Sheets to create pictures using conditional formatting, Forms to create a game-based learning experience, Drawings to reimagine the use of social media, Slides to create animation, and Jamboard to collaborate and brainstorm ideas.

In this class, learn how to get the most out of Google Sheets. Strategies for organizing data, collaborating, and using Sheets in the classroom will explored

Google Sheets Part 2

Learn more advanced features of Google Sheets, including manipulating data using Pivot tables and add-ons. Participants should have a basic understanding of Google Drive and Sheets.

Have you wondered how students in grades PreK-2 can use G Suite tools in the classroom? In this session you will explore activities designed for primary learners and learn how to create an interactive activity in Google Slides for your students to complete.

This session has 3 parts: the main presentation and two breakout rooms. All are included in the playlist.

G Suite 4 Primary Learners Part I Presentation

Have you wondered how students in grades PreK-2 can use G Suite tools in the classroom? In this session you will explore activities designed for primary learners and learn how to create an interactive activity in Google Slides for your students to complete.


iPad Essentials for PreK & K Classrooms

After brief updates on the OS and apps, learn how to use a variety of drag & drop activities in Google Slides as well as collaborative activities in Jamboard on iPads.

Learn how to create Kami assignments directly within Google Classroom. Explore the robust Kami toolbar while learning how to use the interactive annotation and collaboration tool.

Learn to maximize your YouTube channel by curating your videos and creating playlists. Additionally, find out tips such as how to play videos without suggested videos appearing

Have you wanted to create a quiz that can be used in Google Classroom? Join us during this session as we learn how to create and easily grade quizzes with Google Forms. Learn how to access and view reports to support instruction.

Learn to curate your videos and to create playlists. Additionally, find out tips such as how to play videos without suggest videos appearing.


Learn about the Seesaw platform, how it works, and engage in the student experience. You will also learn how to find ready-made activities in the activity library and how to modify them to fit your needs.


In this session. you will learn about the Seesaw platform, how it works, engage in the student experience, and learn how to create a Seesaw activity from scratch. We recommend this session to anyone who already has an account and experience using Seesaw.tt

Learn how to use the lessons provided in Nearpod to create engagement and view student progress.

Learn how to use the lessons provided in Nearpod to create engagement and view student progress.

Customize any digital lesson in 3 easy steps to personalize the instruction for your students. Bring teaching resources you already have and be prepared to make them come to life with rich media and interactive activities to engage your students. By the end of this webinar, you’ll know how to customize a pre-made lesson for your class and transform your existing PowerPoint or Google Slides lessons for easy digital delivery.

Supporting All Learners with Nearpod

Support learners by leveraging all Nearpod interactive activities and built in accommodations. In this workshop, learn to foster independence with Microsoft Immersive Reader text-to-talk built in software, audio voice recording and Flipgrid video submissions to demonstrate choice in showing understanding and mastery. Learn to modify assignments to meet personalized goals and track individual progress.

In this session, we will focus on G-Suite tools and how they integrate with Nearpod so that teachers and students can use both platforms effectively in the new virtual learning environment.


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Using Nearpod With Canvas

Nearpod and Canvas Maximize the integration between Nearpod and Canvas to minimize the places students need to go for their learning resources and to access Nearpod post-session reports within Canvas SpeedGrader. Participants will learn how to access Nearpod through Canvas, assign Nearpod lessons in Canvas and view lesson data.
This session is for intermediate users that know how to create or use lessons within Nearpod. In order to participate in this session, you will need a sandbox course in Canvas to practice. View directions for creating a sandbox.

Digital Citizenship is now more important than ever. Learn how to help students use technology responsibly, productively, and positively within distance learning and beyond. Find out about family resources that can be shared with parents and guardians to help children navigate technology safely and responsibly.

Pear Deck is a live slides presentation tool that works with Google Slides. Learn to create interactive slides to solicit feedback, do a quick formative check, or just see how your students are feeling today.

Learn how to use Flipgrid to amplify all student voices through recorded videos.

Teachers will learn all of the basics of using Edpuzzle in your classes, specifically tailored to using Edpuzzle with Google Classroom. Your knowledge of EdPuzzle will be amplified from zero to your maximum after reviewing this webinar, featuring Alex and Antonio from EdPuzzle. Educators will be prompted to learn about EdPuzzle, then spend time working in their own EdPuzzle accounts, while hearing questions and answers from those who attended this session live.

Use the videos that you already been creating or curating and incorporate them into lessons using advanced EdPuzzle strategies, such as self-created videos with Screencastify lessons and content supported videos. See how Screencastify can be directly linked to EdPuzzle for seamless integration between your self-created videos and your video lessons.

Ready to level up your video lessons with Edpuzzle and Canvas? In this hands-on session, teachers learned how to create engaging video lessons, embed assessment questions, navigate easy to read data in Edpuzzle, and connect to Canvas. This powerful platform is a must have for your ed-tech toolkit. Watch the previously recorded webinar to find out why this is a "must-have" in your toolkit.

Have you ever been curious about how to create documents similar to rolling agendas? Learn how to enhance your Google Doc with features such as table of contents, headers/footers, tables, and voice typing. Join us to begin your journey to being an advanced user of Google Docs.

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This recording shows PGPCS users how to access and use Adobe Spark Post.


This video shows PGCPS users how to access and use Adobe SPARK Page. A powerful design tool, SPARK Page can be used in any content area. Easy to use for students and staff alike, this session focuses on how to use SPARK Page for analysis and/or storytelling.


T3 shows PGCPS users how to create beautiful, dynamic videos using Adobe SPARK Video.

Learn how to create engaging, interactive, teacher-led lessons through Google Drive and SMART Learning Suite Online. Leverage existing content within your Google Drive and add activities such as Shout It Out!, Collaborative Workspace, Response, game-based activities, and more! Each workshop will begin with a Student Experience and follow with a Teacher Experience.

Learn about the ready made activities found in SMART Online. See how to use these tools to activate prior knowledge, as well as to create manipulatives, graphic organizers and questioning /reflective activities.

Web 2.0 Tools You Can Start Using Now Part I

Learn quick and easy web 2.0 tools (instructional tools) you can start using now.

Web 2.0 Tools You Can Start Using Now Part II

Learn quick and easy web 2.0 tools (instructional tools) you can start using now.

Discover Book Creator's simple, yet powerful, features and ways students can create and collaborate on interactive books.


Visuals have a large impact on learning and play a big role in everyday living. Bitmojis can be a good hook with your students and can add a personal touch to your lesson. Presentation and feedback. Learn how to create your own Bitmojis and explore ways to use them. If you're already using Bitmojis in your teaching, share it with us here and we might highlight your example in our session.

To fully engage with this session, you will need the Bitmoji app on your smartphone or tablet (iOS or Google Play)

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Participants will learn about strategies and examples for cultivating a positive culture by building relationships with students virtually.

Hear an overview of the components needed for a rigorous, robust learning environment for students including, building relationships with students virtually, establishing routines and procedures and strategies to engage students.

Learn to establish consistent practices and procedures during virtual learning. Topics include setting routines in Google Classroom as well as establishing consistent practices in Zoom. Learn strategies to manage chat, provide small vs. large group instruction, managing transitions and workflow, and monitoring student work.

When students are engaged in real-time interactions with teachers through video conferences, what strategies can be employed to ensure students remain engaged? Learn strategies for using PGCPS resources to assist in synchronous learning.

You may have heard the saying, "you can't fill from an empty cup." In this session, you will learn about various tools, apps, and strategies to self-manage during remote learning. Topics include Gmail and calendar tools, an overview of third-party apps for self-care, and time management strategies.

How does technology support students who learn differently? Attend this session to learn how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) supports all students. Learn about Chrome apps and extensions that support special needs students.

engagement strategies

Gain an exposure of how digital tools such as Pear Deck, Nearpod, SMART Learning Suite, EdPuzzle, and Flipgrid can be used to engage learners. This overview session will address how engagement strategies like lesson pacing, modeling thinking, adding games during a lesson and more can be accomplished using the various digital tools mentioned.

Learn to use Pear Deck as a presentation tool that works with Google Slides and uses interactive elements to engage students in learning. Find out how to control the pace of a lesson - easily switching between self-paced and teacher-led lessons.

Are you already using video to engage learners? EdPuzzle allows teachers to easily embed self-created Screencastify videos. Or, add videos that already exist from YouTube, National Geographic, Ted Talks, and more. Learn how to extend the use of video by adding multiple choice, open ended questions or notes to collect feedback from learners.

Nearpod is a presentation tool that allows users to add their own content or edit existing content from the Nearpod Library. Learn about Microsoft’s Immersive Reader and other interactive elements to engage students in learning

Thinking about different ways to engage your students in learning? Looking for strategies that will allow in-person and virtual students to collaborate? Check out the Engagement Gallery to see engagement strategies and tools from the perspective of building background, group/individual work, and assessing and creation.