Michelle Baragar
Michelle Baragar

CESD Learning Services Coordinator - Educational Technology

www.edtechframework.com

The time has come!! Windows laptops must be returned as per the instruction of your school administrator. This edition of my newsletter contains some ideas to catapult you into next year, as well as some opportunities to have your questions and concerns answered by virtue of our Ed Tech Framework where I have posted answers to many of the recurring questions from our CESD schools.

BIG Resource - - CESD Ed Tech Framework

BIG Resource - - CESD Ed Tech Framework

It's time to start using your Chromebook. If you've been shying away from the transition due to questions, help is here!!! Over the course of the past 9 months, I've been asked many questions, most of them more than once. I've been compiling the answers and solutions here. If you're hesitant to reach out to me (please don't be!! I'm harmless and not judgmental!) start here and you may find your question has already been answered. The site is searchable, and at the bottom there is a "search by tag" option as well.

All these newsletters are embedded on this website as well as solutions to frequent questions and challenges that arise in CESD classrooms.

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Sign up now for a FREE year subscription - Safe Classroom Videos

Sign up now for a FREE year subscription - Safe Classroom Videos

Access and stream the largest library of educational videos on a distraction-free platform to help engage students in learning.

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Tes Blendspace | Find Free Multimedia Lessons

Tes Blendspace | Find Free Multimedia Lessons

Heaps of free lessons and media rich teaching tools. Make learning fun with Tes Teach with Blendspace, the free and easy edtech tool teachers love for lessons, projects, presentations, and more. No planning needed.

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Handy Classroom Tools for projection

Handy Classroom Tools for projection

Quickly get a timer, textbox, noise meter, drawing tool, name picker, work symbols and more. Completely free. Works with a TV, Projector and whiteboard or other classroom projection systems.

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CESD Gamification Field Trip | Ed Tech Framework

CESD Gamification Field Trip | Ed Tech Framework

On March 11, a small group of educators from CESD took a professional field trip to Fort Saskatchewan to visit the classroom of Scott Hebert (@MrHebertPE ) to witness an imagination-filled gamified cl

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Clarisketch - Clarify meaning by annotating on images

Clarisketch - Clarify meaning by annotating on images

Clarisketch can be played in any browser. Take a photo (worksheet, instructional information - anything!) Highlight the details (annotate) and comment (microphone). Could be a great tool for teachers or students!!

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Readlang - Read and supercharge your vocab - ELL

Readlang - Read and supercharge your vocab - ELL

Read your favorite webpages, translate the words you don't know, and we'll generate flashcards to help you remember. A fantastic tool for ELL learners.

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Math Pickle – Put your students in a pickle! | Ed Tech Framework

Math Pickle – Put your students in a pickle! | Ed Tech Framework

Math Pickle is an amazing online resource containing math puzzles, games a mini-competitions, organized by grade! This site is aimed at TEACHERS. It is not a site to set your students loose on to expl

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How to Find Games & Quizzes in Google Earth

How to Find Games & Quizzes in Google Earth

Google earth is much more than just an application that kids like to fiddle with. It's a rich learning environment that kids like to fiddle with!! Richard Byrne (Free Tech For Teachers blog) offers this explanation of a great activity to engage kids in geographical learning and awareness.

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Text on a Screen and Meaning | Ed Tech Framework

Text on a Screen and Meaning | Ed Tech Framework

The image shown on this post provides a valuable classroom lesson regarding the loss of meaning when communication occurs primarily, predominately, or only in a digital environment. If I had texted yo

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Chrome Music Lab | Ed Tech Framework

Chrome Music Lab | Ed Tech Framework

Chrome music lab makes learning about music more accessible through its myriad of sound resources through which children can experiment and learn.

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5 Google Drive Tips for New Users

5 Google Drive Tips for New Users

For those still acclimating to Google Drive (you have far more control of the look and feel than you realize), here are a few tips.

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The Answers to 5 Questions Frequently Asked by New Chromebook Users

The Answers to 5 Questions Frequently Asked by New Chromebook Users

If you're just picking up the Chromebook now as the old laptops are dying off quickly, here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions. Previous Ed Tech Tips, Tricks and Hacks (all are posted on the Ed Tech Framework) also offer many answers to the common questions posed in CESD.

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Recreating your “Desktop” in Chrome | Ed Tech Framework

Recreating your “Desktop” in Chrome | Ed Tech Framework

In addition to being able to use colours on folders to assist with organizing, there is another handy trick.  You may have already discovered this, but if you haven’t tested this out yet, it’s how I

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