In this Issue:
Educational Technology has many courses offered online. Upon completion of each course, you will earn 75 minutes of recertification credit. Sign up through Professional Development ERO system. Select the Course Catalog tab and then use the Curriculum drop-down arrow to select Technology and then Search. Courses are continually added, so check back often to see new course offerings.
Just a reminder . . . Once you have submitted your pre-observation form, post-observation form, or self-assessment, you will receive an email saying the form has been submitted. In order to make changes or update those forms in any way, you will need to go to the email and select the Edit link, make your changes, and then submit it again.
If your administrator is unable to see the forms, go to the email and check that your EIN is correct and that you are on the correct Cycle, If not, select Edit, make your corrections, and re-submit. These are the two most common problems.
For more information go to the TOT Teacher Support page.
For resources for teaching students how to find and use online resources safely visit the Digital Citizenship page.
Video Exception Request:
To limit access to videos that may be inappropriate within an educational setting, Mesa Public Schools leverages YouTube's internal algorithm for restricting content. No algorithm is perfect. As a result, educators may find that a YouTube video they wish to use as an instructional resource is currently blocked within the district. In such cases, certificated staff can use this form to request individual videos be made accessible to teachers and students. The request form can also be found on EdTech's YouTube support page.
Having trouble viewing videos? This may help. Follow these directions for
Enabling Flash in the Chrome Browser.
Have you tried the new online version of SMART Learning Suite? It lets teachers open SMART Notebook lessons anywhere, and share them to any student device. With lessons on phones, tablets and PCs, students complete interactive assignments – and learn at their own pace. Teachers also gain valuable insights with real-time formative assessments. It’s a great way to spark active learning and reinforce material previously taught. You can use it for free until Jan. 31st, and it's included in the district license if you took the SMART Learning Suite course. Please call or email Joelyn Hilton if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org; 472-0015
Thousands of free SMART Notebook lessons, searchable by subject, standard, grade level, etc. at SMART Exchange.