Teacher Information


Professional Development in Technology: 

East Grand Rapids Public Schools provides Professional Development in Technology through a variety of publications and course offerings as follows:

  •  Courses at August / September Professional Development Days

  •  Yearly training opportunity featuring the Tech Integration Matrix

  •  Lunch and Learn Sessions

  •  Attendance at conferences such as Googlefest and Macul

  •  Sessions during June Summer Learning P.D.

  •  The Tech Updates Newsletter below!

 

Share your ideas regarding EGRPS Technology Professional Development and services:

District staff are encouraged to share ideas, questions, and concerns with the EGRPS Technology Department though one of the following avenues: 

  • Stop us in the hallway, email and request a visit, or visit our team members at the helpdesk. 

  • Take the Engage 1:1 survey given each year in the spring. This survey has been given since 2013. 

  • Email Doug Jenkins, Director of Technology and Assessment at djenkins@egrps.org .

  • Fill out our feedback form here, you can choose to provide your name or remain anonymous. 

  • Take a course taught by District tTechnology during Summer Learning or during the August Professional Development days. These always have discussion time where you can provide feedback to our staff. 

 
 

Technology Integration Matrix. Provides a framework for defining and evaluating technology integration; Sets a clear vision for effective teaching with technology:

http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/

 
 

EGRPS Technology Tools in the Classroom Resources (may require District Staff Login to Google)

Assessing Learning Using Student Produced Videos and Schoology

Accessiblity - Making the most common types of EGRPS classroom sites accessible

Closed captions - how to add to a YouTube video

DirectPoll.com simple polling tool

Dochub.com - An alternative to Adobe Acrobat

EDPuzzle - A tool to make YouTube videos interactive

Epson Document Camera - Using as a Classroom Webcam

Google Cardboard Resources

Global Read-Aloud and Google Hangouts

Gmail-Meet your new inbox

Gmail-Missing sent email messages?

Macul PBL Resources

M-STEP Administration

Ozobot Resources

Screencastify - Awesome Free Screencasting Tool 

Snagit - Screencasting Tool w/Many Great Features

Student Portfolio Apple Padlet and Seesaw

TweetDeck can support your Professional Learning Network

Viewmaster/iPod Touch Virtual Reality Lab at EGR Middle School

Virtual Field Trip and Virtual Reality overview video and resources

 

EGRPS Technology Update - Visit the East Grand Rapids Public Schools Technology Update blog, Professional Development, Tools, and Bond Information from EGRPS Technology

 
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2014-2015 School Year:

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December 2014

November 2014

 
 
 

 

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http://edweb.tv/

 

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