How to Reset an IpadPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 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.
(You must have the password or passcode to reset an Ipad.)
Create Gmail GroupsPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 9/1/2017 4:05:00 PM
Change from "Gmail" to "Contacts.
Click Import Contacts.
Browse for file. File must be a .csv spreadsheet file.
Choose file and click --> Import.
Click to open group.
Click More--> Rename. OK.
PowerSchool Rosters for Gmail Groups and Go Guardian ClassesPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 9/1/2017 1:25:00 PM
Create a PowerSchool roster, and edit it a bit to create a GMail "group" roster
and a Go Guardian roster.
The formula is =concatenate(b2,"@",c2)
Go Guardian Class SetupPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 9/1/2017 1:15:00 PM
Go Guardian Teacher https://goo.gl/mCuhEc
Log in with Google (Gmail)
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
Archive Classes From Previous Years
Select the Class
Click → Settings
Student Rosters from PowerSchoolPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 9/1/2017 1:00:00 PM
Log In to PowerSchool
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.
Welcome BackPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 8/14/2017
Learning in Your Pajamas, Summer Edition: Edtech Podcasts, Your Pajamas, and a Cold GlassPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and msimmons@currituck. Copy and paste the link (public link, not private) into an email and send the email to Kathy Blades, email@example.com and Mary Simmons, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sea-System SignupPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 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.
Complete the rest of the form
Learning In Your Pajamas: Summer Edition, Edtech Podcasts, Your Pajamas and a Cold GlassPosted by KATHRYN BLADES at 6/22/2017 10:25:00 AM
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
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.
Summer PDIT 2017Posted by KATHRYN BLADES at 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:email@example.com.