"To make the most of the internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence."
Be Internet Awesome is a campaign launched by Google in June 2017 to support parents, educators, and students with the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety.
Designed for students in 3rd-5th grade, the campaign focus on five fundamentals:
Be Internet Smart: Share with Care
Be Internet Alert: Don't Fall for Fake
Be Internet Strong: Secure Your Secrets
Be Internet Kind: It's Cool to Be Kind
Be Internet Brave: When in Doubt, Talk it Out
Over the past 2 years, Jeffco Ed Tech has been thoughtfully building resources to support teachers with technology integration. Read on to find out how you can stay connected with all that is happening in the world of Ed Tech through our website, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and this blog!
Imagine a one stop shop where you can access all of your
Years-at-a-Glance, Standards and KUDs, district-created Resources and Assessments, and TEACHER created Resources and Assessments aligned to the Jeffco Curriculum... This is now all possible in Bridge to Curriculum!
Bridge to Curriculum is a dynamic, interactive tool that supports instructional planning in Jeffco. It allows educators to access Jeffco’s curriculum including Units of Study; customize Unit and Lesson plans; and work collaboratively with other educators. This powerful tool houses both the Resource and Assessment Libraries where educators can find a variety of teacher-ready and teacher-created supports.
As we embark on the Bridge to Curriculum journey this year, educators will have the opportunity to fully explore the system, collaborate, enter Resources and Assessments, give feedback, and join focus groups. Furthermore, educators can create resources to share with other Jeffco teachers across the district!
Be sure to check the Leadership Memo and Messenger for updates and opportunities.
Search the site for answers: Bridge to Curriculum Training and Support Site
JCPL continues to partner with Jeffco Public Schools to promote our students love of reading and engage students in new learning opportunities. Not only are they offering a summer reading program for all Jefferson County students, with loads of prizes, including free books & coupons to great places, but they also offer activities for all ages (including computer lessons):
JCPL Summer Reading Program - Kids, Teens & Adults
JCPL Summer Reading Events - Kids, Teens, & Adults
JCPL Culture Pass - provides free passes to a variety of museums and activities around the Metro area. (Butterfly Pavilion, Colorado Parks Pass, Denver Firefighters Museum, and so much more!)
Barnes & Noble - Offers a summer reading program that provides every student in grades 1-6 the opportunity to earn a free book and grow their love of reading!
MyOn - Title I - An online platform for all of our Title I students access to over 5900 books online at a variety of levels. Most books are nonfiction, but over 1400 titles are fiction. Students have easy access using any device that has web access.
Buncee, PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next & Capstone - Buncee, a web tool for educators and students to create and share engaging multimedia presentations, interactive lessons, digital stories and more has connected with Capstone to promote summer reading. They have opened up to provide teachers and students free access to Buncee, PebbleGo databases and Capstone books for 3 month! Teachers need to sign up to allow students access . What a great opportunity for our students!
Mark your calendar!
August 7th, 8th, and 9th Ed Tech will be providing professional learning opportunities at Jeffco’s Academy for Professional Learning- L3.
Find your favorites and REGISTER HERE starting today, May 9th at 4:30pm
View Ed Tech’s available sessions in the presentation below.
Questions about our courses? Contact Ed Tech
Questions about registration or other L3 opportunities? Contact the Center for Professional Learning
It's no secret that teachers learn much of what they know about technology integration from watching other teachers. But when teachers are isolated in their own room for much of the day, how do they get the opportunities to see the meaningful way their peers are using technology in the classroom?
That's where Pineapple Charts and #ObserveMe can help shift the collaborative culture of teachers within a school.
Video is an ever evolving form of educational technology; however more often than not, the way educators have used video in their classrooms has not evolved quite as quickly. One component of video tools that you should get on board with is live streaming or broadcasting. A live broadcast takes the components of a regular recorded broadcast, but adds the capability of interacting with your audience in real time, easily sharing your videos with very little lag time, and allowing you to save your broadcast for others to view later.
Don't start from scratch next school year! Leverage the Resources section in Schoology to save, reuse, and share resources you have created. The following step-by-step directions will walk you through these processes so that you can take what you have developed this year and save for use next year, making modifications where necessary.
In your Personal resources, you have a Home collection of resources, folders and files that you may want to use in your account. A collection is a master area that helps organize all of your saved work. This Home collection exists by default, and it’s only available to you. To share collections of resources with other faculty and connected users, you can create additional collections. To share a newly created Collection with others:
Are you a PLC school looking for ways to track your student data to better inform instructional decisions? Are you making the shift from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning? PLCs entail whole-staff involvement in a process of intensive reflection upon instructional practices and desired student benchmarks, as well as monitoring of outcomes to ensure success. PLCs enable teachers to continually learn from one another via shared visioning and planning, as well as in-depth critical examination of what does and doesn’t work to enhance student achievement. Schoology provides many features which can help support these efforts.
jeffco 2020 vision
Have you been talking about the Jeffco 2020 Vision in your school?
In order for students to pursue their life goals, by 2020 all Jeffco graduates will be able to successfully apply the following competencies: Content Mastery, Civic & Global Engagement, Communication, Critical Thinking & Creativity, Self-Direction & Personal Responsibility.