Beginning in September, 2015,
EASD students in grades 2 through 12 will be utilizing are Google Accounts for Education. Teachers in need of more information, please click here! Students will access their Rover Kids accounts under the STUDENTS menu on the EASD homepage. Students will have Google Drive within their own domain, called roverkids.org with unlimited storage. With Google Drive, teachers can now share and collaborate easily with students individually, in small groups, or the whole class.
Quickstarts for Working with Students and Google Drive
EASD Staff - the quickstarts below will help with specific topics when using Google Drive with your students. Using the @roverkids accounts will make things easier since they are in our domain.
Create an Email Group with Students
Share a Google Spreadsheet with LINKS with your Students
Online training for teachers...
At the end of the 2014 - 2015 school year, the Middle School and EAA staff received new MacBook Airs. This year, for the first time, teachers will receive their laptop training digitally, on this Professional Development page.
EAMS and EAA teachers, please click here to view the training presentation in PDF format. If you would like the presentation in full Keynote format for a better understanding of the SAMR model, please email email@example.com.
The 2013 - 2014 presentation that was shared with the elementary teachers during their end of year training is also available to you here in PDF format.
Have you checked out some of the educational apps in the Chrome Web Store? Many of them are FREE and a quick and easy way to make learning fun. Now that students in grades 2 through 12 will have Google Apps for Education accounts, these tools can easily be added to both student and teacher accounts... and some we will even add for you!
Here are a few that you might want to check out:
Kaizena is an app that is added to both student and teacher accounts, that makes it easy for teachers to give quality feedback on student work, simply with their voices.
Google Keep helps you capture what's on your mind, and share those thoughts with students and teachers. Great for notes, to-do lists, reminders and more.
Google Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. Helps students keep Drive files organized, turn in work, and communicate. Assignments can be created and collected.
Socrative has a student app as well as a teacher app. Teachers can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races.
Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. It works like a piece of paper where you can put anything... videos, notes, etc... to share with all of those you choose to collaborate with. Easy and FUN.
Nearpod has free and low-cost presentations for you to explore, and you can also create your own content. The presentations engage students by providing activities they can access using mobile devices.
Remind is a safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents, and it's FREE!
Quizlet makes simple tools that let you study anything, for free. There are over 50 million free study sets available, in a variety of modes including Flashcards, Scatter, Speller, Learn, Test, and Space Race.
AdBlock helps streamline your browsing experience by removing advertisements from all web pages, including Facebook, YouTube and Hulu.
Common Planner for teachers is a collaborative online lesson planner which aligns lessons to common core standards, helps with creating units and lesson plans, and saves time.
Snapverter quickly transforms classroom papers, images and eBooks into accessible Google Drive-friendly files.
EDpuzzle enables you to make any video into a classroom lesson with cropping features which allow you to edit and explain with your own voice. Use videos from Khan Academy, YouTube, Learn Zillion and more.
QR Code Generator is a simple way to generate QR codes from URLs, text messages, phone numbers, and more.
PowToon Presentations is a fun way for teachers and students to animate anything.
DraftBack is a free tool that allows you to play back the revision history in any document that you can edit. You can actually watch the writing process as it's happening, and students can use it to help reflect upon their writing process.