CUSD EdTech E-Newsletter 2.2

Edition 2.2                            November, 2019

Ed Tech e-Newsletter 
Ed Tech PD Events/Updates Resources

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Professional Development

Get Started with Google for Education! Training videos delivered to your inbox each week to get you started using G-Suite for Education.

Each lesson takes less than 15 minutes to complete and provides basic training videos to get you started with G Suite for Education.

Click here to register
Registration includes:
  • 8-week email series
  • Delivered to your inbox every Tuesday
  • Video-based tutorials on Drive, Docs, Classroom, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and Gmail
  • Less than 15 minutes to complete

EdTech Resource of the Month

Add it to your Classlink Apps! Click on the plus + on the top left hand side of your Classlink homepage. 
Click here for Formative Support

Computer Science Week Events & Hour of Code 2019

Organize YOUR Hour of Code during December 9-15, and register it here.

Learn computer science.
Change the world.

Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials in over 45 languages. No experience needed.

CUSD Computer Science Expo 2018
Learn More & Sign Up for the Hour of Code
The Scratch coding competition allows students in grades 4-8th to demonstrate the computational and 21st Century skills they have acquired through the creation of animations or games.

On December 10, 2019, participating schools will send their top two teams to the district competition where their projects will be judged by individuals from the technology industry. All participants in the district competition will receive a certificate of participation and the top three projects will be given a trophy.
Click here to register or learn more

Matches will start at 3:40 pm and 4:40 pm. The first matches are scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 15, and will end on Friday, November 22. The weekly schedule is as follows:

Open Practice - Monday
Centennial High School - Tuesday
Dominguez High School - Wednesday
Compton High School - Thursday
Compton Early College - Friday

Click here to learn more

Google Updates

Originality Reports are now available on Google Classroom! 
  • Uses Google Search to compare students’ Google Doc files against hundreds of billions of webpages and tens of millions of books.
  • Displays and links to detected content sources.
  • Flags uncited text.
Rubrics are coming soon to Google Classroom...stay tuned.  
Click here to learn more

iPad Updates

Update iPads to iOS 13

Work on Google Drawings and Google Sites using Safari with the new iOS update!
Click here to learn how to update to iOS 13

Digital Citizenship Corner

New Digital Citizenship Lessons Are Here!
Help students take ownership of their digital lives.

All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Common Sense K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:

Addresses top concerns for schools.
Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills.
Supports educators with training and recognition.
Engages the whole community through family outreach.
Add it to your Classlink Apps! Click on the plus + on the top left hand side of your Classlink homepage. 
Click here to access digital citizenship lessons for your classroom

Ed Tech in a Flash Resource is a FREE web tool created by Laurens Koppers, a teacher from the Netherlands. Laurens created this tool to utilize the digiboard in their classroom to help students focus on their work.
Click here to learn more

1:1 Coaching Request

Click here to submit a 1:1 Coaching Request

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