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Flipgrid & Wakelet Updates

There are some well-loved digital tools that have become part of standard practice for many teachers. Flipgrid and Wakelet are two of our favorites! But did you know that these tools have evolved greatly over the past few years, and have more to offer teachers and students than ever before? Take a look at some […]

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Hour of Code is Here!

Although Hour of Code* is set for Thursday the 12th, this entire week is also dedicated to Computer Science Education! Here’s just a very small sample of what you might want to do to celebrate the day, the week and beyond. Code.org – Is this your first Hour of Code? Code.org has so many opportunities […]

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Applied Digital Skills Lessons for Teachers, Students and Parents!

Hearing Google has a huge list of lessons and training videos for teachers, students and families may be surprising at first. However, Grow with Google is offering a free curriculum specifically targeted towards helping students enhance the digital skills that will help make them even more prepared for a myriad of employment opportunities in the […]

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Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

It is hard to believe we are coming to the end of summer 2021! The last year (and more) has been personally and professionally challenging for all of us, but as is always the case with the staff of HCPS  we have risen to the challenge. One positive result of the craziness we have experienced […]

Have a little Summer Learning fun!

Summer Learning Activities

The school year has ended, but that does not mean the fun has to end! We have gathered some resources for learning throughout the summer. Whether you are leading summer learning programs, looking for activities for your children, or adding resources for engagement, add these tools to your toolbox. Keep sharpening your saw while having […]

Thinking Ahead to 2021-2022

Thinking Ahead to 2021-2022

This past year has certainly been full of challenges. Teachers, students and families were pushed and pulled in many directions. However, in all of these hardships were opportunities for growth. It is often in the most difficult of times that we dig deep to find our creativity, resilience and strength to move things forward. It […]

Introducing Wakelet Student Accounts

Introducing Student Wakelet Accounts

What?!? Student Accounts in Wakelet? Wakelet is one of our favorite multipurpose instructional tools. Until now, students under 13 could add to a teacher’s collection of resources and create content in Spaces. But now, thanks to listening to the voices of teachers, Wakelet has added the ability to create secure student accounts simply by using […]

What is Cloud Search?

Cloud Search Makes Finding Things Even Easier

Have you ever needed to find something in your Google life only to not remember if it was a calendar event, email, or document? Of course there is search within Calendar to look for events, search in Email to find emails, and search in Drive to find particular files. But did you know you can […]

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Technology in the Classroom: Getting Back to Basics

Now that the majority of students have returned to in-person learning, it’s time to talk again about Technology Integration strategies that will make best use of the digital tools we have in the district. For the last year, we have been thrown into an environment where every lesson, every activity and every strategy you were […]

Google Workspace Updates

Google Workspace Updates

There are several new features coming your way within Google Workspace!  Check out these useful updates! Google Classroom: Rich Text Formatting Now you can create assignments and posts with rich text formatting. This includes bulleted lists, bold, italics and underlining. Now you can bring emphasis and organization to your Google Classroom! Google Slides: New Presentation […]

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