Chromebooks and the Chrome Web Store AJHS In-Service

This post was created for AJHS’s In-Service on August 13th, 2015. Please click on the link below that best describes your experience and comfort level with Chromebooks and the Chrome Web Store: I’m brand new to Chromebooks and the Chrome Web Store and would like an introduction to what they are. I know what Chromebooks […]

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Coaching Chronicles

Every year our Collaboration Coaches create Coaching Chronicles as a way to share back to others what Collaboration Coaching has meant to them and some of their successes. CSI PBL Eighth Grade Science Teachers, Regan Roach and Candy Wyatt, created a PBL which brought in the AJ Police Department and AJ Fire Department. The Fire […]

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Chromebooks and Chrome Web Store for AJHS

Since our 9th-11th graders at AJHS will have Chromebooks as their One-to-One devices next year, it’s important to learn about the Chromebooks, experience them, and the Chrome Web Store. How are Chromebooks different? Chromebooks have a web based management council. This means they: update themselves; boot up in 6-8 seconds (and over time that speeds […]

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Chromebooks and Chrome Web Store for Elementary

Each of our elementary schools will have six Chromebooks carts in addition to their netbook and iPad carts. With the addition of Chromebooks, it’s important to learn about the Chromebooks, experience them, understand some of the differences, and recognize the power within the Chrome Web Store. How are Chromebooks different? Chromebooks have a web based […]

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Power of Twitter, PLN, PD, & Awesomeness

What does professional development look like in your district? Last week, one of my PLN members, Rodney Turner, Tweeted about Professional Development. Site visit Rodney and Len Horn came to AJUSD today, and even though it was a half day and a few days before spring break, here’s the highlights of what they saw: CCJH […]

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Common Core Blogs

Blogs are a great way to share ideas, resources, communication, and build collaboration. In AJUSD, there are several blogs focused on sharing around the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core). Photo Credit: ryancr via Compfight Here are some of our AJUSD Common Core blogs: AJUSD’s Common Core Blog — Originally this was an individual […]

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SMES Classroom Blogs and PD

One of my highlights of the week was working in Susan Rabe’s Kindergarten Class because her students were excited to compose quality comments on two blogs. It’s rewarding for me because at this point, I barely do anything, and get to reap the rewards of watching Mrs. Rabe work with her students on quality commenting. […]

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Blogging with Elementary Students

The school district has given you your blog, and you’ve set up your profile; customized the theme; and added a few key widgets (Pages, Categories, Recent Posts, Recent Comments, Archive, Search, ClustrMap, and Subscribe by email). Introducing Students to Your Blog So the next step is introducing the students to your blog. I like to […]

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Blogging First Steps

So, you asked the district to give you a blog. Now what? Here’s how to get started: Learn a little about what a blog is Understand the benefits of blogging Decide how you want to use the blog (will the teacher write the posts, or will students write the posts?) Set up your profile Customize […]

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Using My Big Campus in the Classroom

My Big Campus (MBC) has a lot to offer in the classroom, is a safe online environment, and is user friendly. Here are the AJUSD Campus Blog Posts about MBC: Post 1: Benefits, Logging In, Groups — This post also includes information on Chat Rooms and Discussion Rooms. Post 2: Schoolwork, Assignments, Assessments Post 3: Bundles Post 4: […]

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