Ed Tech Support Request

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Ed Tech Contact Information:

Meghann Urewicz: Thursday
847-302-0948 (text for quickest response)

Cherie Stafford: Monday

Nat Alexander: Wednesday & Friday

OIDC (Canvas Coaches) Contact Information:

Briton Tarter (4th - 6th periods)


Michelle Reines (1st - 4th periods)



Tech Tools Explore these online learning tools to take your Blended Learning to the next level.

Formative Assessment and Presentation

Tools that allow students to interact & engage with lessons while providing feedback for teachers. All of these tools provide reports:

Nearpod Nearpod 
Formative assessment within a presentation. Import a PowerPoint, find a ready-made presentation, or start from scratch.Google Classroom integration.

Pear Deck Pear Deck Formative assessment within a presentation. Import a PowerPoint or start from scratch.Google Classroom integration.

Formative Formative 
Google Classroom integration.

Kahoot Kahoot Play a teacher-led game. Can use to teach or review concepts.

Quizizz Quizizz Play a game at student’s pace. Google Classroom integration.

Plickers Plickers Check for understanding without student devices. Allison M. likes using these reports to quickly assess students & assign them to groups.

Blendspace  Blendspace  Create digital lessons, or use ready-made by other teachers. Alexis D. likes using this. Google Classroom integration.

Customize a video!  Crop the length, adding questions throughout the video for students to answer, and other engaging           features. You can create your own or use ready-made by other teachers. Google Classroom integration.

Socrative Socrative

Edcite Edcite

Tech Tip for Staff: Lenovo Updates

Hey teachers... If your Lenovo is not working properly then an update will likely solve a lot of your problems.  There are two updates that need to run to get your machine completely up to date. The first is the Lenovo updates. You can find a tutorial HERE showing the steps for this.  The second is the Windows updates.  You can find a tutorial HERE showing steps for this.  Once these are both run, your issue will most likely be fixed.  If you need any help with these updates, please contact Nat, Cherie, or Meghann.  

Tech Tip for All Teachers: One Note

Hey Teachers... Many of you have been hearing about a note-taking and personal information management application for collecting, organizing and sharing digital notes called OneNote.  This is a great app that the students can use now and throughout college.  Watch a tutorial HERE. Please let Meghann, Cherie, or Nat know if you have any questions or would like to start using this program in your classroom.

Tech Tip for Teachers: Assessment

Are you looking for another method to quickly assess your students grasp of the material? Check out Socrative.  There is a great youTube tutorial found HERE.  Please check it out and let Meghann, Cherie, or Nat know if you would like to start using this in the classroom.

Tech Tip for Staff: Kahn Academy

Hey teachers, just a quick reminder that Kahn Academy is a great resource for Math, but also for Science and History.  Check out their webpage HERE and see if there is anything that will help you with your class.  English teachers, not to be left out, please check out Web English Teacher.  This is a great resource for ideas in your classroom and to see how others are handling the current ideologies in the English Classroom.  One more that all should look at is TED.ED  This is a great resource for videos that your students would love in the classroom.

Tech Tip for Teachers: Assessment

Its time to KAHOOT! ... Check out the Kahoot website here.  This is a great tool for that quick assessment you need to do.  Here is a great tutorial video and here is a great video of the program in action.  Please let your Ed Tech team know if you have any questions or need help with setting this program up.  If you are further interested in gamification of your classroom, contact Nat, Cherie, or Meghann and we can work together on creating this atmosphere in your classroom.

Tech tip for Staff: Annotation

Did you know that when you open Word and place your stylus to the screen, the pen tool will pop up on the menu bar for your to use.  This is the annotation tool and is also available in PowerPoint.  With this, you can easily annotate lessons while teaching and using your projector.  For further information please check this tutorial HERE.



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Canvas Support

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Lenovo Update

Windows Update


How a District used Canvas

KAHOOT! tutorial

Socrative tutorial

OneNote tutorial