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Welcome Back Norskies!

This will be an exciting year in, among other places, the area of instructional technology!  Now is a good time to review the basics, brush up on a few skills, and learn something new.

Today, you will have some time to get familiar with the new house (network) we’ve moved into, find and unpack your things (files and tools), and get acquainted with the new residents (Office 10 and GoogleApps).  Don’t worry about getting to everything–pick what’s most important for you right now; you can always come back later.

The new staff handout with all things technology.  Even if you’re a veteran, this is a great review.

Here’s a list of things to work on or try today, and some resources to help below:

Google Apps:

Office 10:

Need something else?  Try:

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Technology Playground Per Diem Days

Here are some resources you might find helpful today…

You may also search the LISD Blog for more helpful hints.

Professional Development Sign-Up

Once again, we’ll be using Moodle for Professional Development sign-ups.

Most of you have already logged into Moodle, but for those who haven’t or if you need a reminder, we have a couple of helpers for you:

For our veteran Moodle users, here’s the short story. Login and look for DeForest Area School District >> Professional Development >> Inservice Sign-Up. We are using  Choice activities for each type of professional development. Select & Save Choice to sign up. 

If you need help logging in, use the Lost Password link to have your password emailed to you.  (You’ll get two emails… one asking if you really want to change your password, and another to reset the password.)

Professional Development Sign-Up

Once again, we’ll be using Moodle for Professional Development sign-ups.

Most of you have already logged into Moodle, but for those who haven’t or if you need a reminder, we have a couple of helpers for you:

For our veteran Moodle users, here’s the short story. Login and look for DeForest Area School District >> Professional Development >> Inservice Sign-Up. We are using  Choice activities for each type of professional development. Select & Save Choice to sign up. 

If you need help logging in, use the Lost Password link to have your password emailed to you.  (You’ll get two emails… one asking if you really want to change your password, and another to reset the password.)

SLATE Conference

This afternoon I’ll be presenting at the SLATE Conference in the Dells. Here’s the handout.

If you aren’t at the conference, you can still check out the materials from the presentations.

If you’re here, what are your plans?

What’s Your Next Step?
(polls)


Sign up for August 26 Inservice

For our inservice day on Friday, August 26, you’ll have the opportunity to communicate which sessions you’d prefer and which sessions you’d prefer not to attend. If you signed up for per diem days in June, this will be familiar… if not, here’s a quick rundown.

We’ll use Moodle. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can click on the “Lost password” link to have your password reset. Once you’re logged on, click Professional Development. There you’ll see August Inservice. Click the link, fill in the form, then hit ‘submit’ and you’re done!

Please call 6537 if you have questions.

Per Diem Day Sign-Up

We are trying something a little different for the June Per Diem Days sign-ups: Moodle.  There are a couple of reasons why, but one benefit for staff is that once you sign up, you can see who else has!

To assist with this new process, we have a couple of helpers for you:

For our veteran Moodle users, here’s the short story. Login and look for DeForest Area School District >> Professional Development. We are using  Choice activities for each block of instruction. Select & Save Choice to sign up. Remove Choice to change your mind and make an alternate selection.

If you have any trouble logging in, please call 6535 or 6537.