Introduction to Chromebooks and the Chrome Web Store

This online class is designed to introduce teachers to using Chromebooks in their classrooms;  the differences in the device and operating system; how to install educational extensions and apps from the Chrome Web Store; and Chromebook best practices. If you have registered for the Prospector University online class for the Introduction to Chromebooks and the […]

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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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Using My Big Campus in the Classroom: Post 3–Bundles

We discussed the benefits of using My Big Campus (MBC), logging in, and setting up Groups in Post 1. In Post 2, we explored setting up assignments and “Schoolwork”. In this post, we will dive into Bundles. What is a Bundle? Bundles are collections of content, such as a unit or a lesson, that is created and published online for […]

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Using My Big Campus in the Classroom: Post 1–Benefits, Logging In, Groups

Overview of benefits and what MBC can do My Big Campus (MBC) is a safe learning management system that is user friendly, and familiar to many students and teachers because of its similarities to FaceBook or Edmodo. Some of the benefits of using MBC include: it’s a safe, collaborative online learning environment it works with […]

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Chromebooks and Chrome Web Store

Since our 9th and 10th grade AJHS students will have Chromebooks as their One-to-One devices and Chromebook carts will be dedicated to the elementary schools, 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; […]

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Setting Up Your Class Blogs

This post is written for the Prospector University Online Class, Edublogs Teacher Challenge. This post is written for our AJUSD staff. Please refer to the Edublogs Teacher Challenge for expanded explanations, discussions, and details. What is a blog? Why blogging? Some reasons and benefits of educational blogging are: Sharing learning with others, including parents/guardians and families. […]

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Document Cameras

This post is written for our December online training for the Year 1 Collaboration Coaches, but anyone interested can join the conversation. Several of our Year 1 coaches just got their document cameras, while others have had them for some time. We offer a few Prospector University classes throughout the year and some summer breakout […]

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