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Google News! Google News!

New from Google for 2018 The Doodle 4 Google Contest is Now Open It’s time to put your students' imaginations to work, because the ...

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NEW HP Chromebook NEW HP Chromebook

We are moving to a new model for ordering and we want to caution you about entering these into Resource Manager, therefore, Christa Lev...

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Quizizz.com Quizizz.com

Update on Quizizz We have had several student concerns about students searching and finding inappropriate content on the quizizz site.  ...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Google News!

New from Google for 2018

The Doodle 4 Google Contest is Now Open
It’s time to put your students' imaginations to work, because the Doodle 4 Google contest is now open. This year’s contest is open to K-12 students until March 2 with the theme “What inspires you?" We’ll feature the winning doodle on the Google homepage! Prizes include college scholarships, a behind the scenes experience with the Google Doodle team, and a $50,000 Google for Education technology package for the winner’s school. Submit your doodles here.
CS Educator Grants Applications are Open
Our CS educator PD grant applications are now open to school districts, universities, and education nonprofits around the world for the 2018-2019 school year! This year we’re celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary by offering funding for even more educators. Applications now include PD funding for primary, secondary, and middle school teachers, as well as teachers who are still in school. Read more here.
Tackling the "Homework Gap" with the National AfterSchool Association
Teachers are assigning more and more homework that requires the Internet, but millions of students—especially those from low-income and rural communities—don’t have Internet access at home. That’s why Google is partnering with the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) to fund programs working to close this “homework gap.” Google’s $500,000 grant will fund research and resource development for programs supporting millions of students in underserved communities. Read more here.
Coming to a Classroom Near You
Which sounds more exciting: reading about genetics in a science textbook or staring directly at a strand of DNA? With the Google Expeditions augmented reality (AR) program, you can bring lessons to life in the classroom. Take your students on a journey to explore the eye of a hurricane or watch virtual volcanoes explode right on their desks. For a limited time, the Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program is traveling the country to give teachers and students a sneak peek into these AR educational tools. Learn more and sign up for a visit here.
Check out the New Certification Platform
Our certification platform now includes an updated user interface and several new features for our Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 exams. Even if you’ve already taken the exams, you can revisit the exam platform to view your certification history, refer a friend, or download a letter from our team to your principal. Log in here.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

NEW HP Chromebook


We are moving to a new model for ordering and we want to caution you about entering these into Resource Manager, therefore, Christa Leverette has put together this document to assist with the difference.  Please reference this document if you order the new devices.  This document is also located in the Tech/Media Google folder.

Also note, schools should no longer be ordering the G5 model but we realize there may be some devices out there that has come in that still hasn't been barcoded.  All purchase orders going out now should be G5 EE or Acer C731.  

P.S.  The Acer model went up in pricing effective January 1.

Please look in the quote folder for more information about the current pricing.

Also note: We just found out that DPI has extended the DLMI deadline to January 31.  Password resets go to Linda Edmundson.  For questions regarding 208 & 212, call Christa Leverette at 1011.  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Quizizz.com

Update on Quizizz
We have had several student concerns about students searching and finding inappropriate content on the quizizz site.  However, we have worked with the company and think we have a workable solution to allow us to reinstate the site for teachers and students to use.  If you find any inappropriate content we ask that you report it to the quizizz help center immediately so it can be taken down and we can allow access to this valuable resource!

Thanks for your help!
Technology and Digital Learning Teams!