NECSD Division of Technology and Information

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NFA Main Professional Development

There has been a great deal of professional development over the past two weeks.  Instructional Technology Facilitators Mr. Decker and Ms. Doulin have been working with teachers on strategies for embedding Newsela assignments  in Google Classroom, using Screencastify as an instructional tool, and maximizing the use of Read&Write as an integral tool. In the next…

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ELA Teachers at NFA North Use Online Voice Commenting With Students

December has been a month of student and teacher digital discoveries at NFA North.  Students are increasingly engaged in various 3-D printing projects, aligned closely to the work they are doing in classes.  Teachers have also been learning various digital skills, including ongoing GSuite strategies, as well as various apps and extensions.  A group of…

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Modeling, 3D Printing and Co-Teaching at Meadow Hill

Over the past two weeks Meadow Hill ITF John Blakley led a variety of learning opportunities for students and teachers  including modeling Flipgrid in Ms. Quiroz’s class and then transitioning to co-teaching.   Students used the Promethean Board to teach other how to use the software,  and made videos to teach Spanish vocabulary words and phrases. …

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Save Time! Create “Locked” Quizzes and Formative Assessments Using Google Forms

Save time using Google’s new “locked mode” for quizzes! “Locked mode” prevents students from using other browser tabs or navigating away from the quiz they are taking on their Chromebook.  This ”one pager” illustrates how to create a locked quiz and the 90 second video below explains the process in detail (yes, it’s that simple).  The three…

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District Sponsors Teachers and Administrators for Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam

Are you excited about using G Suite to expand student learning opportunities?   Show off your knowledge of Google tools, mastery of how technology influences student learning, and join an international cohort by becoming a Google Certified Educator.  The district will provide an exam voucher for any teacher or administrator who prepares for the exam, either…

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Update Regarding G-Suite for Education Professional Development

As the district continues  its transition to G-Suite for Education, the Division of Information and Technology is ensuring ample professional learning opportunities for staff, including face-to-face, small group, larger settings, and online resources.  More than 150 teachers participated in G Suite related professional development workshops during the October 17, 2018  half conference day.  Workshops included…

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G Suite Essential Skills: Guides and Tutorials

Last year, many NECSD employees participated in Google Essentials workshop which focused on the skills necessary to work in the G Suite environment. The district has transitioned to G Suite as its primary office suite of tools, and these skills are more vital now than ever before.  If you weren’t able to participate in last year’s…

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Google Classroom Updates and Online Resources

The 2018-19 school year holds many exciting opportunities, including the 1:1 Chromebook initiative for all students in grades 3-10 and expanded access via carts and “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) for grades K-2 and 11-12, all part the district’s commitment to Digital Convergence.  One advantage of 1:1 Chromebooks is the opportunity to provide an online…

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Summer Technology Professional Development

This summer is a great opportunity to explore the wonderful potential we will have in September when each student in grades 3-10 has his/her own Chromebook!  There have been several successful pilots over the course of the year, and there are many workshops being held this summer and fall to support our teachers in using…

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Year End Projects and Reviews: A Great Time to Start Using Google Classroom!

Our district is fortunate to have every teacher and student enrolled in a private G Suite Education domain, and  teachers have had increasing success using this online tool to engage their students.  For those who have not yet explored Google Classroom, now is a great time to make that leap and have students take further…

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