Friday, September 23, 2016

Upcoming 100 Girls of Code Events

Computer Programming Workshops for Girls Ages 8-17!

Seats still available for our October 15th Event!
Girls ages 8 -11 

Want to learn about computer science, get exposure to programming/coding and learn some basic
programming skills. 

Girls ages 12 -17

Want to learn more about the IT worlds fastest growing and most in demand subject? 

This introduction to SQL will set you on the path to open new doors to some of the most innovative and exciting projects in a multitude of different fields in technology. This workshop for girls ages 12-17 who already have experience with programming and a strong desire to learn more.

Cost: $5.00 non refundable. Space is limited to 50 girls per workshop.

Join us for Super Code Sunday at the McWane Center.
This event is for BOYS and GIRLS who want to learn to code and work on fun coding projects with other kids. Super Code Sunday is presented by TechAlabama (our statewide focused nonprofit) and the McWane Center. For more information or to reserve your spot, click on the link of one the dates below.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What is on the horizon for K-12 Education?

The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in schools. This guide helps Hoover City with short-term and long-term goals and planning. 

Click HERE to read the full report. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

BrainPop Educators: Become a Certified Educator

BrainPop has recently launched a certification program for teachers.

From the website...
The Certified BrainPOP Educator Program is a free certification program offered to teachers who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to and creativity using BrainPOP resources with students.
To become a Certified BrainPOP Educator, attend an in-person or blended training workshop with the BrainPOP Educators team, fulfill supplemental requirements and participate in our online community. Certified BrainPOP Educators are the first to know about new developments at BrainPOP and may receive opportunity to beta test new features, provide advice to developers, and more.
Most CBE workshops are held in a classroom setting at larger conferences around the country. In these sessions, led by our BrainPOP Educators team, attendees learn about BrainPOP’s latest and greatest features through hands-on exploration and modeling via large-group, small-group, and partner activities.
Check it out HERE

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Evaluate an App: Common Sense Media

HCSELI is proud to be a partner with Common Sense Media in evaluating websites and apps for use in classrooms around the world. 

Check it out!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Google Classroom: Invite Guardians

Teachers can now invite a student's guardian to Google Classroom. Guardians will receive a summary of what is happening in their student's classroom.

To Invite a Guardian
  1. Click the class.
  2. At the top, click Students.
  3. Next to a student’s name, click Invite Guardians.
    To invite additional guardians, next to the student’s name, click More More and then Invite guardians.
  4. In the text field, type a guardian’s email address.
  5. Click Invite to send the invitation or Add Another to add another guardian email address.
If an invitation has been sent and the guardian hasn’t yet accepted, you’ll see “(invited)” after the guardian's email address. After a guardian accepts the invitation, you and their student will receive a confirmation email and the guardian’s full name will show next to the student’s name. For privacy, students don’t see the names of other students’ guardians.

Click HERE for full details on how to use this feature. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Google Cast for EDU

What is Google Cast for Education?

Google Cast for Education is a free Chrome app that allows students and teachers to share their screens wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom. Cast for Education carries video and audio across complex school networks, has built-in controls for teachers, and works seamlessly with Google Classroom.
The Cast for Education app runs on the teacher’s computer that’s connected to the classroom projector, and it doesn't require new hardware. Teachers receive casts through the Cast for Education app, and students share their screens using the latest version of the Cast feature in Chrome.

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