The District has announced that we
will be moving from Blackboard to a new learning management system called
Schoology over the summer. Because Jeffco’s contract with Blackboard expires on
June 30th, all spring and summer courses must end by June 20th. All
technology courses including Google for Educators 1, 2 and 3 will be offered in
April. There will be NO waitlists for any online courses offered between
now and June 20th but be sure to sign up right away as many start
the week after spring break. This will be your last chance for
Inservice/Graduate credits from Jeffco courses before the September level
change freeze. Don’t miss out!
2012 Jeffco Technology Share Fair A share fair is an opportunity for educators, administrators,
school board members, and anyone else interested in sharing or learning about
how technology can and does support today's
student and adult learners.
Call for presentersPlease visit the Jeffco
Tech Share Fair website to sign up to present or share.Please share this information to all members of your staff.
When: Saturday, May 12th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Where: Arvada West High School
Many folks in Jeffco don't know about our friends in the Virtual Academy and the opportunities they provide for students. They were recently interviewed on the Colorado & Company morning show. Take a look and listen:
Please note: This only works in "Outlook Client" - not in OWA (web version). If you don't have Outlook software on your machine, you could ask someone who does to help you with steps 1-6 (office staff?). After you have the excel file you can work on any machine.
Open this documentfor step by step directions on how to take a distribution list from Outlook (such as the "DL" list for your whole school) and put it in Excel, then change the format and ending of the email address (from jeffco.k12.co.us to jeffcoschools.us) - and import it into Google Contacts to share documents, sites and more.
Google is hosting Doodle 4 Google, which is an art competition
that challenges students to redesign our Google logo, with a doodle based
on the theme: "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..."
The national winner takes home
a $30,000 college scholarship and awards his school with a $50,000 technology
grant. In addition, the winning "Doodle" will also be displayed on
Google's homepage, Crayola's iconic 64 box, and even
be displayed in a special exhibit at the New York Public Library.
Google is accepting submissions for the 2012 Google Science Fair, which is an online science competition seeking curious minds from the four corners of the globe. Anybody and everybody between 13 and 18 can enter. All you need is an idea.
Prizes include a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Explorer, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland, and more.