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Google Classroom: An Introduction - Now available in ERO:

Two face-to-face sessions of this course will be taking place - one on Tuesday, Feb. 6th and the other on Thursday, Feb. 15th. These sessions will be held in the Educational Technology Conference Room at 549 N. Stapley Dr. Building 1. Each session runs 75 minutes. Only enroll in one session. 
If you already feel comfortable with Google Classroom and don't need an introduction to this platform, you may want to consider signing up for one of our GoogleClassroom online courses. Google Classroom: Beyond the Basics and Google Classroom: Streamlining the Workflow are both available for sign up on the ERO. These two courses, which are fully online and self-paced, are designed to take 75 minutes each to complete, with all coursework due on March 9th.   

More EdTech classes available in ERO:

Architeck Staff Page Online Training

Basic Architeck Online

Basic Gamification 1: Theory

Basic Gamification 2: Assets

Basic Gamification 3: Delivery (Elementary)

Basic Gamification 3: Delivery (Secondary)

Big Ideas Overview

Canvas: Google Integration

Canvas: Introduction to Discussion Design

Canvas: Introduction to Modules Design

Digital Citizenship: Communication- Netiquette, Blogs, Memes and More!

Digital Citizenship: Helping Students Find Credible Online Resources

Digital Citizenship: Internet Safety

Gamification: Applying Concepts

Gamifying PBL

Get Smart with Architeck Online

Getting Started with Screencasting

Google Classroom: An Introduction

Google Classroom: Beyond the Basics

Google Classroom: Streamlining Workflow

Google Forms: Advanced Tools

Google Forms: An Introduction

Google Forms: Quiz Feature

Google Slides: Switching It Up

Google+: An Introduction

Google+: Communication and Collaboration

Hangouts: An Introduction

Ideas for Integrating Technology in the Social Studies Classroom

Interactive Blended Learning Tools with Student Devices: Using EDpuzzle

Interactive Blended Learning Tools with Student Devices: Using Quizizz

Multimedia Best Practices

My Math: Overview

OneNote: An Introduction

OneNote: Class Notebook

SMART Learning Suite

Synergy Grade Book for Elementary Teachers

Synergy Grade Book for Secondary Teachers

Web Accessibility Overview

YouTube: Broadcasting Live


Safer Internet Day, February 6, 2018

"Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively."

Resources for Safer Internet:


Digital Learning Day, February 22, 2018

"Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live."

Resources for Digital Learning:



Tech Tips icon  Tech Tips & Resources

Projectors Overheating - We have received a number of reports about the projectors overheating. The cause seems to be the filters becoming clogged with dust. Fortunately, cleaning the filter and resetting the projector (see the troubleshooting guide) will often resolve the issue.  If the filters are cleaned in time, it may prevent more serious problems; we recommend cleaning the filters regularly.
Natural Reader converts text to speech.   It allows you to listen to text instead of reading it on the screen.  It's a freebie that you can download from the MPS Software Center.  
Rewordify - The user copies and pastes text into a box and it gets translated into easier text.  This could be useful when students are reading something from an online encyclopedia or other websites, and the vocabulary is at a higher level than they can comprehend.

Changing the Default Browser:  
In an initial Windows 10 installation, Microsoft Edge is designated as the default browser and PDF reader.  Many of the Internet tasks we do in MPS work better in Chrome.  Here are the directions for changing your default browser to Google Chrome and the default PDF program to Adobe Acrobat.
Coming Soon - Smart Amp Class
Smart Amp brings the whole class, groups of students, or individuals together in a shared space to work on projects, add multimedia content and instant messages.  This is all done using student devices and while tracking contributions from each student so educators have insight into who is contributing.  Watch for the class in ERO.


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