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COUSD "Tech Talks"

 

"Tech Talks" are Zoom meetings that have been prepared to support remote instruction during our school dismissal. This will be a live training/webinar and provide group discussions and collaboartion between teachers.

Who should attend the meetings?

  1. Anyone who wants to learn about the topic listed 

  2. Join to share your expertise and best practices about the topic listed

  3. Join to listen to the conversation and hear others collaborate (might give you some new insight on the topic)

  4. If you can't attend on the date/time posted, a link to the recording will be posted OR you can schedule an alternative meeting (see below)

Want to schedule an individual meeting with Camille on a topic of your choice?  Click HERE to schedule! 

 
 

Remote Learning Tools

Below are resources that will assist you in utilizing remote learning instructional tools with your students. Don't feel like you need to be using all forms of online communication, but rather, choose one. The purpose of this site is to provide support for your individual classroom needs. All resources listed have links and videos embedded in the slide decks for your reference. If you want to schedule an individual appointment, CLICK HERE. As always you can contact me via email HERE

 
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SCREENCASTIFY:

Record your screen (no webcam needed). Post the recording in Google Classroom to provide extra support to your students. Click on the image to the left to open the slide deck. In the slides you will find a link to a step by step directions and a video tutorial to watch a screencast created in action.

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED PD SESSION

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CLEVER: ​(TK-6)

Click on the image to the left to see the slide deck instructions for teachers. Or click on one of the links below to see all resource materials:

-"How to" flyer with links to directions

Video Tutorial

Adding Apps/Links in Clever: Step by step of some of the most used apps

Clever Help Desk

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED PD SESSION

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ZOOM:

Everything you need to know to Zoom successfully! Click on the image for information on: Creating and Inviting participants, Security Settings, Zoom Protocol for Students, and Managing Breakout Rooms. 

Go to the blog page and select the Zoom category for updates.

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED PD SESSION

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FLIPGRID:

Communicate with your students in a secure and fun environment. Create a GROUP for your class and post topics to promote discussion. Students respond to topics with a short video. You can find a ton of templates in the Disco Library to choose from or make your own. Click on the image to the left to open the Slide Deck for instructions or CLICK HERE for the video tutorial.

*Getting Started: Educators Video

*Getting Started: Student Video

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GOOGLE CLASSROOM - Level 1/ Level 2

Go to the tutorial page you will find several short videos on Google Classroom.

There is a series for Level 1 and Level 2 users - this is everything you ever needed to know to learn how to use GC, manage feedback and workflow, create engaging assignments, etc. 

Click on the image to the left to go to the tutorial page and select a video.

YouTube Channel for more videos Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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GOOGLE FORMS - Level 1 / Level 2

All you need to know about Google Forms is here. The content is divided into 2 levels - Basic and Advanced.  Basic will train you how to use Forms for the first time. Advanced will give you more tools, including add-ons, linking responses, Escape Rooms, and converting Docs/PDF's to Forms. Click on the image to the left to get the Slide Deck or just head to the tutorials page and scroll to the Google Forms Section

KAHOOT/QUIZZIZ/QUIZLET:

Our favorite learning, game-based apps can be set up as individual challenges for student review to help students practice concepts. A fun way to review information (remotely)!

Kahoot: Self Paced Challenges

Quizziz: Assign as Homework

Quizlet: Make Flashcards

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SEESAW - For Beginners

Learn how to create your class, connect your students, use the tools to demonstrate learning and explore the activity library. You will leave with ready-made templates to start the first three days of school and be excited to use Seesaw in your classroom whether going "virtual" or in person!

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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SEESAW - Next Steps

Learn how to create your own activities for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons, edit premade activities, use the tools within Seesaw to give students productive feedback and motivate student engagement using a digital sticker book. Bring your questions and I will help try to answer as many as I can. Be ready to be a Seesaw Expert! Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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CUSTOM BITMOJI CLASSROOM HEADER:

All you need to know to create your own custom Bitmoji Classroom Header, including animation. There is also information on how to use the custom Bitmoji for creating engaging assignments in Google slides and using it as a header for your Google Site. 

Click on the image to the left view all the details and resources. 

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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PEAR DECK:

Create engaging and interactive slides using Pear Deck. Add slides to an existing presentation and choose from various interactive templates (or make your own). Pear Deck also allows you to cast your slides on to your students device so they can follow along from home. Unlock to use Student Paced mode to allow your students to go back through the slides at your own pace. Get the Pear Deck Add-on and you're ready to go. Click the image to the left for resources on how to get started.

Pear Deck Training Videos OR Sign Up For Pear Deck FREE training webinars

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GC: Ready, Set, Organize (for a new year!)

Use this resource to review the necessary steps to clean out your Classroom and prepare for a new year. Click on the image to reference all the resources.

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GC: Posting Resources

Ideas on how to post your weekly agenda, resources materials, reusable journals, etc. Click on the image to learn more and gain access to templates (just make a copy and use!)

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GC: The Student Side & Demo Accounts

A quick review on what the student side of Google Classroom looks like. If you're familiar with the Student Side you can help your students be more successful in submitting work and navigating Google Classroom. This slide also contains information on how to utilize Demo Accounts to add a faux student to your class - so you can see what students see.

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THINK CENTRAL/GO MATH:

Why make Math difficult for you? Go Math has resources to make your life easier and your students’ learning better! Phil will demo how to screencast a math lesson using the Think Central resources, post to classroom, assign lessons, and check for student completion. He will also go over the Personal Math Trainer. Click on the image to the left to access all the resources and videos. LIVE ZOOM SESSION RECORDING

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CHALK.COM: 

It’s time to ditch that old lesson plan book and trade it in for a digital one! If you're looking for a good app to move into digital lessons there are a few good ones out there, but after testing many, I would recommend Planboard at Chalk.com. Click on the image to the left to view all the resources and watch 3 short videos to get you started today! Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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HOVERCAM SOLO 8+

Learn all about your new device, including installing software, strategies to use the hovercam, and an overview of all the features available. 

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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GUARDIAN EMAILS:

Use this resource to learn everything you need to know about getting started with Guardian Emails. Learn how to activate, invite guardians, and how to manage guardians.

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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GOOGLE SITES:

Create a class “hub” by making a website using Google Sites. Post all important information, resources, and links. Include a link to your Google Classroom or Post your URL in Clever. Since parents don’t have access to Google Classroom this has become a popular way to prepare a landing page for your class that is easily shared with parents/guardians. Click on the image to the left to view all the resources including a 3 part video to get you started today!

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

 

Schedule a Meeting

  • Choose a Date

  • Select a Time

  • Add a topic for the conversation

  • You will receive an email to confirm along with the link for the scheduled meeting

 

Additional Resources

Amazing Educational Resource Collection being offered for FREE - see the list HERE

TK-6 Collaboration of Apps - categorized by content - see the list HERE

Check out all weekly tech tips on the blog, categorized by content-see the list HERE