Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Summer Learning Opportunities



You can also check out this comprehensive Summer PD Guide put together by Nikki Vradenburg of Montana PBS.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mo Willems' The Pigeon Seesaw Activities

Here are some Seesaw activities to go along with some of Mo Willems' Pigeon books! Click each image for a link to the activity. Remember, you can customize directions to fit the needs of your objectives and students!




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Over 275K Items in Seesaw Here in BPS!

Check out these impressive Seesaw numbers! Way to go, BPS teachers & students!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

FREE Math Apps for BPS Teachers!

Deana Elder just purchased many licenses for these awesome math apps gone free. If any Billings Schools teachers would like these apps installed on their iPads, they just need to complete a Help Ticket!
SmartCards+ Flashcards System

Math Rescue Games For Rounding

Animal Math First Grade Games

Also, don't forget the growing collection of Math Apps in my Participate Collection!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mystery Camp - Breakout Edu Based Camp for Kids

Check out this fun option for a summer kids' camp! Breakout Edu based, facilitated by the amazing Mark Kane! Click above for more info.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Summer PD!


Using Classkick for Instant Feedback
June 18th 8:30-11:30 Lincoln Center, room 308
REGISTER HERE

Let's TACO 'Bout PicCollage
June 18th 12:30-3:30 Lincoln Center, room 308
REGISTER HERE

Seesaw Activities, Folders & Skills (for intermediate to advanced users)
June 19th 8:30-11:30 Lincoln Center, room 308
REGISTER HERE

Seesaw Basics (for beginners to Seesaw)
June 19th 12:30-3:30 Lincoln Center, room 308
REGISTER HERE

All of these courses are worth 3 OPI renewal units. Don't forget, if you are planning to use any of these courses for step up, you'll need to complete the step up request form online at bit.ly/BillingsPD.

Nikki Vradenburg, Teacher Liaison for PBS Montana, also put together a great list of summer PD opportunities in Montana and surrounding areas. CLICK HERE to view her list! Also, be sure to check the BPSTIS site frequently, as new courses will be posted there as they are scheduled.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Weekly Tech-y News April 2-6th

Click the image to download a PDF.

OPI Learning Hub Facilitated Course: Student Created Digital Portfolios

If you're looking for a great online learning option this summer, check out my FREE facilitated course on the OPI Learning Hub. In the course Student Created Digital Portfolios, teachers will utilize the free digital learning portfolio tool Seesaw to research, analyze and create digital portfolios. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas in this hands-on learning environment. Participants will research types of learning portfolios, discuss why portfolios are essential in today's classrooms, and compare student portfolios with professional learning portfolios. 

The course is facilitated and will run May 14th-June 10th. Teachers will earn 15 OPI renewal units. Billings teachers, step-up approval has been submitted to the PDAAC committee. To register, visit bit.ly/OPILearningHub. Registration should be open very soon!