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3D Printing Basics with Steve Bastian

February 19th, 2019

3D Printing? Have you wondered how it works? What do you need to get started? What is easy and free software that kids can use? We’ll show off some free design software, discuss some of the basics of 3d printing and places where there are 3D printers available to have your project made.

Introducing LEARN360, Infobase’s Premier K-12 Streaming Multimedia Resource

January 22, 2019

Using Research Subscriptions – November 27, 2018

(1)  How to find our subscriptions usernames and passwords.  (2) How to use our research subscriptions:  (a)  PebbleGo (Gr. K-3), (b) World Book Student (Gr. 5-8) and (c) EBSCOhost Explora Secondary (Gr. 8-12).

SeeSaw with Mark Lamden – October 23, 2018

Learn the basics of Seesaw.  Mark Lamden will take a step by step approach, demonstrating how teachers can get started in Seesaw.  You’ll learn how to set up a classroom, invite students and parents to connect their devices or computers, manage settings, folders, newsletters, and more.  Mark uses Seesaw with all of his individualized students.  Mark and his students (and their parents) have found Seesaw to be an excellent instructional tool that is easy to use.

Helping Students Love to Write with Kidblog – October 12, 2018

Join us to find out how to get your students excited about writing! Learn from Laura Kniffin, our Kidblog presenter, how to use Kidblog.  This video is for teachers and parents who have Kidblog rosters.

OverDrive ebook Library – October 9, 2018

In this webinar, you will be empowered with tools to access curriculum and resources on OverDrive through our new Learning Commons website and Search Portal.  You’ll discover how to find curriculum for all grades and subjects, and how to access our curated OverDrive eBook lists aligned with BC’s Big Ideas and Learning Standards.  Plus, we will show you how to use the new OverDrive SORA App which will make eBooks even more accessible to you and your students.  Presented by Pippa Davies and Cynthia Duncalfe.

Learning Commons Website and Search Portal – September 2018

Join Shandra Wiebe, Pippa Davies, and Cynthia Duncalfe, as they walk you through our new Learning Commons Search Portal and website.  We’ll show you how to find the resources you need, and the ins and outs of booking physical items.

  • A brief overview of the Overdrive eLibrary by Pippa Davies:  Vimeo video

School library patron overview using the apps and desktop  https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do

School library Overdrive website: http://help.overdrive.com/#videos?slwo

OverDrive Read: http://help.overdrive.com/#videos?odread

Adobe Digital Editions: http://help.overdrive.com/#videos?ade

iOS devices: http://help.overdrive.com/#videos?ios

  • First Peoples Inclusion in BCEdPlan Bruce Hildebrandt.  Watch this video here
  • First Peoples Resources in Overdrive and L4U by Pippa Davies 4 minutes; video here
  • Inquiry-Based Learning and resources video by Pippa.  See here
  • MakerEd STEAM learning by Pippa.  See here
  • BC Curriculum The Why 4 minute video Bruce Hildebrandt see here
  • BC Edplan The Why 4 minute video Pippa Davies. See here
  • Google docs, forms, apps with Google teacher Kathy Kanda.  All ages.  Perfect for newbies to Google drive (2016)

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March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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March 19th, 2019|1 Comment

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March 12th, 2019|0 Comments

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