More Google Resources

Check out the Jeffco Google Apps Resource Site for more information and support.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Quick Way to Create Class Contact Lists in Google Apps

Run a report in Infinite Campus - tweak it in Excel - and import it into Google Contacts.  Presto!  You have your class list(s) in Google Apps for sharing, collaborating and communicating.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sign up NOW for Spring/Summer Online PD Courses!

Please share!  If anyone wants to take online courses before the Level Freeze in September, now is the time!

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!

Browse the course schedule at the Online PD course website and register on ESS. 
To learn more about Schoology, watch their Demo Video below (but no need to go sign up for an account - those will be created) 

Spread the Word! Jeffco Tech Share Fair - May 12

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 presenters
Please 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


In the News: Jeffco's 21st Century Virtual Academy

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:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Creating a Google Contact List for Staff

Staff Lists - from Outlook to Google 
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 document for 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 to  - and import it into Google Contacts to share documents, sites and more.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Doodle 4 Google

Doodle 4 Google

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 Science Fair

2012 Google Science Fair

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.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Comments/Disccusions in New Google Presentations

Great presentations start with great discussions | Google Docs Blog

The new Google Presentation editor will become the default version for new Google Presentations starting tomorrow (March 6).  

Many great features, including the ability to have discussions while collaborating on a presentation.  

Watch the short video for a demo.