Friday, December 5, 2014

(CMS/GMS Update for the week of 12/1/14)

Dear teachers,

New Google Updates
You will notice a new tab on our blog for Google App Updates (Alerts)!

We receive these updates periodically (usually every week or so). They contain information and explanations about upgrades to Google apps and other services.  We feel like this information is helpful to you, so we are including these updates here on the blog.

Be sure to subscribe to the blog by email to receive all of these updates.

Good news!

The Kaizena Add-on is now fully functioning in district.  This add-on allows teachers to leave feedback for students through voice comments in Google Docs.  Some benefits of this add-on include:

  • leaving more detailed and personalized feedback for each student
  • leaving more feedback in less time

For more details on how you can use this with your own classes, please reach out to one of us.

6th grade TC Workshop
This week, the 6th grade IRLA teachers had an all-day workshop with our TC staff developer, Emily.  At the workshop, we also shared various tools and techniques to support student learning in a 1:1 environment. Those resources are available in the Language Arts folder in the shared Resources folder in Google Drive.

Please be sure to save this folder to your own drive so that you have access to all of the shared resources.

Keep Your Eyes Out for an Upcoming Survey
Next week, you will all be receiving a short (but very important) survey regarding the February in-service day and building level Lunch 'n Learns.  The survey is for ALL faculty.  Please be sure to take this survey so that your needs and interests will be reflected during upcoming professional development.

Have a great weekend!

~Allan and Melissa

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