• How to Reset an Ipad

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 9/12/2017 1:35:00 PM

    To reset your ipad go to 

    Settings>General>Scroll down to Reset>

    Select "Erase All Content and Settings."

    Type in the Apple password or passcode.

    A warning box will appear, with the option to Erase the Ipad in red.

    Tap this.

    (You must have the password or passcode to reset an Ipad.)



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  • Create Gmail Groups

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 9/1/2017 4:05:00 PM

    Open GMail

    Change from "Gmail" to "Contacts.

    Change to Contacts

    Click Import Contacts.

    Import contacts

    Browse for file. File must be a .csv spreadsheet file.

    Browse for file and Import

    Choose file and click --> Import.

    Click to open group.

    Click Imported

    Rename Group

    Click More--> Rename. OK.

    Click More and Rename.


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  • PowerSchool Rosters for Gmail Groups and Go Guardian Classes

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 9/1/2017 1:25:00 PM

    Create a PowerSchool roster, and edit it a bit to create a GMail "group" roster

    and Go Guardian roster.

    The formula is =concatenate(b2,"@",c2)


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  • Go Guardian Class Setup

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 9/1/2017 1:15:00 PM

    Go Guardian Teacher https://goo.gl/mCuhEc

    Log in with Google (Gmail)

    Log in with Google

    Click → +Class

    Enter the name of the class or bell

    Choose a color

    If you want to setup a class schedule you may, or click Skip and set it up later.

    Get class code and share with students or upload a CSV file.

    If you choose to share the code, you must “enroll” students after they join your class.

    To Archive Classes From Previous Years

    Scheduling Sessions

    Archive Classes From Previous Years

    Select the Class

    Click → Settings

    Archive Class


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  • Student Rosters from PowerSchool

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 9/1/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Log In to PowerSchool

    Open Gradebook

    Select Reports --> Student Rosters

    Select the bell or period.

    Choose the fields you want to add.

    To use the roster for a Gmail contact groups or a Go Guardian roster, select Name and ID.

    ***Select the Format tab. Change the output to "Excel." (The default is .pdf.)

    Run the report.

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  • Welcome Back

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 8/14/2017

    Welcome back. I am looking forward to this school year and working with you and your team. Please add me to your PLN. @kfblad

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  • Learning in Your Pajamas, Summer Edition: Edtech Podcasts, Your Pajamas, and a Cold Glass

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 7/1/2017


    Photo by Erick Drost CC by 2.0  https://flic.kr/p/vBmx55

    Learning In Your Pajamas, Summer Edition. Padlet link> Click here.

    1. Step 1 - The first step (box) on the padlet links to a video explaining how to create a padlet.

    2. Step 2 - Listen to the ten edtech podcasts.

    3. Create a padlet. Create two reflections per podcast.

    4. Share your padlet with kblades@currituck.k12.nc.us and msimmons@currituck. Copy and paste the link (public link, not private) into an email and send the email to Kathy Blades, kblades@currituck.k12.nc.us and Mary Simmons, msimmons@currituck.k12.nc.us.

    5. Kathy will send you a certificate and cc: your Human Resource dept if you send her the name and email address of your HR person.

    6. If you are a Currituck teacher, you must register for the course, Sea-system 13-389 and complete the Seasystem survey. The survey will post on August 15 so be on the look out for it.


    Due date, August 14, 2017 before school begins.

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  • Sea-System Signup

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 6/29/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Here is the link for Sea-System Sign Up


    Once you click the link, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "New or Edit/Review Activity Proposal."

    Click District Activities 

    Insert Activity Number and click View.

    Seasystem Sign Up

    Complete the rest of the form

    How to Find Seasystem on the Currituck Website


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  • Learning In Your Pajamas: Summer Edition, Edtech Podcasts, Your Pajamas and a Cold Glass

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 6/22/2017 10:25:00 AM

    Sea-system, 13-398.

    If you are not a Currituck County school employee, email Kathy Blades to register for the class.

    Link will be posted on this blog on July 3.

    Listen to ten (10) podcasts, create a Padlet with two reflections about what you learned from each podcast.

    They range from 45 minutes to an hour.  

    Learn from master teachers and technology educators. Not only will you learn about a new strategy or tip, you will be introduced to some of the best online professional development - pocasts

    Example of Podcasts

    • Boost Higher Order Thinking Skills
    • Podcast on Engineering and Stem
    • Google Docs Tips and Tricks
    • Google Maps and Google Earth

    Dates: July 3 - August 14, 2017

    1 Tech CEU

    Place: Anywhere, anytime...online

    Share the Padlet with Kathy Blades, kblades@currituck.k12.nc.us, and Mary Simmons, msimmons@currituck.k12.nc.us.


    NC Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers

    Digital Citizenship: Teachers will model and teach digital citizenship by the ethical, respectful, and safe use of digital tools and resources that support the creation of a positive digital school culture.

    Digital Content and Instruction: Teachers will know and use appropriate digital tools and resources for instruction.


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  • Summer PDIT 2017

    Posted by KATHRYN BLADES on 6/18/2017 11:00:00 PM

    Check out the Summer PD Offerings:

    "Deep Dive" into the Blended Classroom and learn how to use G Suite apps and Google Classroom or take a look at how Hyperdocs can help you differentiate instruction for all of your learners.

    Or... have you been going crazy since the H: drive was retired?

    Then, join us for "Everything about Google Drive."

    We have lots of different PD opportunities this summer, including some online courses beginning on July 3rd.

    Skinny Dips: Take a "dip" into an hour long class to find out about new tips, tricks, an app or a strategy. Click for classes, dates, and times: Currituck County Schools Instructional Technology Professional Development Link

    Sign up in Seasystem.

    If you have questions, please email me, Kathy Blades, mailto:kblades@currituck.k12.nc.us.

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