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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Introducing Students to Odysseyware

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Odysseyware is a great tool for students... If they understand how to use it!  Invest a little time introducing resource and orienting the students to the layout and  functions to save instructional time in the future.  Odysseyware trainers suggest that teachers have a student log into their account at the presenter computer in the classroom or lab and provide a whole-group walk through of the product.  A guide that includes the key points has been added to the Resource section...

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Aspen Gradebook Updates

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Aspen has made changes to the gradebook.  These changes are based on teacher suggestions and are designed to make the program more user friendly.  Changes include: Easily toggle between scores and attendance screens. Quickly access student contact information. Color code your gradebook. Plus more than 20 new features! Find the update information and link to additional improvements in the Resources section of the ITPDC District-Wide Resources Notebook.   Click here to access...

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Friday, August 26, 2016

District-Wide Resource Notebook

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Check out the ITPDC District-Wide Info Notebook!  This resource is a collection of resources for Jefferson County Schools educators.  Sections of interest include: Resources:  A compilation of how-to guides; direct links to training and support resources for products provided by the district; account set-up steps; guides and notes from the JCS Technology Department, etc.  As this section grows, it may transition to a section group with many sections. PD Notes:  Unable...

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (TETC 2016)

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TETC is a 3-day conference hosted by the Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA) for educators across the state.  The conference includes keynote addresses by national leaders in technology, spotlight sessions presented by educators and educational technology personnel, and a massive vendor exhibit hall with vendors sharing and demonstrating the latest technology tools and resources for schools and classrooms.  TETC is ideal for educators that want to learn more about using...

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Visit the Professional Development Opportunities Page

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Get a jump on your 2016-2017 JCS Self-Selected-In Services Hours and Professional Development Points (PDPs) required for the new licensure guidelines by attending optional professional development opportunities provided by JCS.  A list of sessions provided by the ITPDC is available at jc-schools.net/PD.  Content area specialists, as well as school and district leaders, are invited to provide details about PD opportunities across the district. Do you have a great idea or a specific...

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