Tip #1 - Bookmarks Bar Switcher ExtensionLove bookmarking sites? Need to organize them better? Check out this extension that allows you to switch between different bookmark bars!
Tip #1 - BrainPOPBrainPOP has recently integrated with Newsela to help you coordinate your BrainPOP lessons with quality, leveled articles. In addition, your students can now make your own movies through BrainPOP's Make-a-Movie feature. Learn more about these two new BrainPOP features in this tutorial.
Tip #1 - Free Online Photo EditorUse lunaPic to add all sorts of cool photo, sketch and paint effects to your images. Just click the Browse icon within the image on the main page to upload your photo.
Tip #2 - Announcing the IT Open House!
What: IT Open House--Join the BVSD IT department for an afternoon of learning about IT Services!
Meet the people behind the emails, calls and programming that impact your school and classrooms.
Learn about Internet to the homes of students in need through the ConnectME (My Education) program.
Join Ed Tech and check out the new innovation tools, maker kits, and more!
Join the IT PMO team and work on a project of your very own.
Have a question on your Chromebook or laptop? Bring it and we will provide the answers.
When: February 27th from 4:00-5:30 pm
Who: All BVSD staff!
Why: An opportunity to come and interact with IT, learn about all we have to offer, and get inspired!
First 50 attendees will receive an awesome SWAG bag! Also, AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES (including a trip to InnEdCO Annual Conference in June 2018).
Optional - RSVP here for this event!
Tip #1 - Pear Deck Add-on for Google SlidesAre you looking for a way to seamlessly integrate Google Slides with Pear Deck? Now you can, using the Pear Deck add-on for Google Slides. Build instant interactivity and formative assessment slides into your slide deck and present with Pear Deck to collect data from your students. Watch our tutorial to learn how!
Tip #1 - WeVideoTrying to provide more hands-on & creative assignments and projects for your students or create screencasts of lessons for your students to access outside of class? WeVideo is a cloud-based, Chromebook compatible, easy-to-use collaborative video editing program that works on any device. It is available in BVSD for grades 2-12. Check out the WeVideo in BVSD website for more information.
Tip # 1 - The IPEVO Presenter and IPEVO Whiteboard apps can now be launched from the Google Apps Launcher!
In order to launch them on a Chromebook, click on the small white circle in the lower left corner of your Chromebook, then click on the icon corresponding to the app you would like to open.
From a PC or Mac, open a Google Chrome window and click on “Apps” in the upper left corner. If you have several other apps, you may need to scroll to the second or third page to find the IPEVO apps.
These apps are designed to be used with the new document cameras, but they can also be used with regular webcams. For more information on how to use the apps, please see the IPEVO Presenter and IPEVO Whiteboard tutorials or check out their full YouTube channel.
Tip #2 - A bit more on the Schoology Kiosk app
Tip #1 - Schoology Kiosk appThe Schoology Kiosk app allows students to sign on to Schoology and take exams in a kiosk or closed environment. Here are some important things to know:
The Kiosk App will launch Schoology into its own restricted window environment, which can be used for assessments or other situations where users need to stay within the LMS.
This app will not work with any external pop-up windows, so all content must be embedded and not linked to external sites that would require additional tabs or navigation.
Basic buttons are included for limited navigation (back, forward, home, refresh).
Choosing Log Out will close the Kiosk app and return the Chromebook to the login screen.
Tip #2 - Google SitesPlain and simple: a streamlined way to build a website from scratch – or from pre-existing templates. Build one for your growing company, for your family, or for just because. It’s that easy.
Tip #1 - Online Molecule ModelsStudying chemistry? Check out these interactive, 3-D models to visualize different molecules!
Tip #1 - How to Pick Recipients from Your Address Book in GmailChoose To:, Cc: and Bcc: recipients comfortably from your Gmail address book when composing a new message or email reply.
Tip #2 - Data Privacy Blog
Tip #1 - Marinara: Pomodoro AssistantDo your students (and you) need help with time management? Check out this Chrome extension to help scaffold focus time and break time on your device using the research based Pomodoro Method!