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Sunday, September 03, 2017

District-Wide Training Schedules

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Links to District-Wide Training Schedules are available on the Professional Development Center Page.  This information is available to all Jefferson County Schools employees with your Office365 credentials.  District-Wide PD Leaders have editing access to to these pages.  The goal is to ensure that all employees have access to the most up-to-date information possible.  If you have trouble accessing the files, please reach out to Amy Sharp or Deedra Hillard for a quick review...

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Microsoft Teams: the Digital Hub for Teachers and Students

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You may have noticed the new Teams tile in your Microsoft app launcher, or waffle.  Teams is a digital hub brings the many Microsoft apps that we love together in one place.  Within Teams, there are several options for collaborating and sharing.  Class Teams will have all of the functionality of Classroom, and much more.  Additional teams will be available for staff collaboration as well.     Please be patient… We share your excitement about getting started...

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Coming SOON: Edulastic Enterprise Version

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Many JCS Teachers are current users of Edulastic's free version.  Suggestions that the program be used for a formative and benchmark assessment solution resulted in a district-level pilot-subscription of the Enterprise version.  We wanted to share the following details with you:   Student and Teacher Accounts will be uploaded and rostered into classes automatically.  You do not need to create accounts or classes.    Access will be available through O365 on...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Introducing Students to Odysseyware

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Odysseyware is a great tool for students... If they understand how to use it!  Invest a little time introducing resource and orienting the students to the layout and  functions to save instructional time in the future.  Odysseyware trainers suggest that teachers have a student log into their account at the presenter computer in the classroom or lab and provide a whole-group walk through of the product.  A guide that includes the key points has been added to the Resource section...

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Aspen Gradebook Updates

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Aspen has made changes to the gradebook.  These changes are based on teacher suggestions and are designed to make the program more user friendly.  Changes include: Easily toggle between scores and attendance screens. Quickly access student contact information. Color code your gradebook. Plus more than 20 new features! Find the update information and link to additional improvements in the Resources section of the ITPDC District-Wide Resources Notebook.   Click here to access...

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