MANSFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY PAGE

Welcome to the Mansfield School District Technology Page. The information provided on this page is intended for teachers and staff, but can also be used as a resource for anyone in the community that is interested in Educational Technology.

GOOGLE DOCS TUTORIALS

  • GETTING STARTED WITH GOOGLE DRIVE
  • In order to use Google Drive, you will need a Google account. Google accounts are free, and signing up for one is fairly simple. In order to create a Google account, you'll need to enter some information, like your name, birthdate, and location.
  • CREATING GOOGLE DOCS
  • Google Drive gives you access to a suite of tools that allows you to create and edit a variety of files, including documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. There are five types of files you can create on Google Drive: The process for creating new files is the same for all file types.
  • UPLOADING FILES TO GOOGLE DRIVE
  • Google Drive makes it easy to store and access your files online in the cloud, allowing you to access them from any computer with an Internet connection. If you upload files from compatible programs like Microsoft Word or Excel, you can even edit them in Google Drive.
  • MANAGING YOUR FILES
  • After you've been using Google Drive for a while, you might find yourself having a difficult time keeping track of all your files. Fortunately, Drive offers several features to help you manage and organize your files.
  • SHARING AND COLLABORATING
  • Google Drive makes sharing your files simple. In addition, Google Drive allows multiple people to edit the same file, allowing for real-time collaboration. Whenever you share a file from your Google Drive, you can let others view and even edit that same file.

RECENTLY ADDED GOOGLE ARTICLES

  • 5 GOOGLE APPS THAT HELP TEACHERS DIFFERENTIATE INSTRUCTION
  • Meet Janelle, an intelligent, creative, computer-literate animator in training, who is a self-motivated sophomore. Meet Tony, also intelligent, creative, shy, somewhat computer-literate, and an English-as-a-second-language junior.
  • GOOGLE PLAY NOW OFFERS A FREE APP OF THE WEEK
  • There aren’t a ton of reasons to use the Amazon Appstore over Google Play, but one key exception is the free app of the day. Until now, Google hasn’t offered any similar type of promotion, but that seems to be changing with a quiet new promotion for a “free app of the week.”
  • HOW GOOGLE PLAY FOR EDUCATION FITS INTO K–12 LEARNING
  • As one-to-one initiatives gain speed, more apps are making their way into the classroom and into teachers’ hearts. The Google Play for Education store is one way for teachers to find and download student-focused apps that have an impact on learning.

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RECENTLY ADDED CHROMEBOOK ARTICLES

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RECENTLY ADDED WEB APP ARTICLES

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RECENTLY ADDED ED TECH IMPLEMENTATION ARTICLES

  • A TPACK-BASED APPROACH FOR AN EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR TEACHING
  • August 11, 2015 Technology is definitely a game changer in today’s classroom. Its pervasive widespread in educational settings speaks volumes about the growing importance we come to place in it.
  • 14 DO’S AND DON’TS OF SUCCESSFUL TECH INTEGRATION
  • Embarking on a technology integration plan or beginning a technology pilot can be daunting. However, mapping out a clear path, being flexible, and communicating the stakeholders can help that plan be successful.
  • THE GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING DIGITAL LEARNING
  • Supporting states and school districts in successful digital learning implementation With the influx of new technology and increased connectivity, focused strategic planning is more important than ever to ensure digital learning opportunities for all students and educators.
  • TRANSFORMING LEARNING THROUGH STUDENT CONTENT CREATION
  • This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Adam Schoenbart. Students must create. That’s my big epiphany this year. Learning is better, more fun, and more memorable when you make something that lasts.
  • TO PUT TECH INTO ANY LESSON, START WITH THE LESSON
  • Seymour Papert begins his landmark book “Mindstorms” with a story about a set of gears he played with as a child. The tangible experience of working with gears accelerated his understanding of physics in a way that would have been much harder with only books and lectures.
  • ASK THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
  • We have a lot of technology floating around our classrooms these days. And while that can be, and is, a good thing given our digital age, we often find that our technology-related efforts aren’t paying off for us quite as we’d hoped.
  • 12 WAYS TO ADOPT GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION
  • A new digital resource offers tips to safely use Google Apps for Education A new resource from Gaggle and Amplified IT offers technology facilitators 12 tips to help ensure that Google Apps for Education safe for teachers and students to use.

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RECENTLY ADDED ED TECH TRENDS ARTICLES

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