July, 2018 

 

Kyte Learning:

Kyte Learning is a grant funded online library of educational technology training videos for teachers and administrators. It provides teachers with instructional videos on how to use and integrate technology into their lessons and classroom. 

 

Once logged in, staff members can browse the Kyte Learning library of instructional videos. Courses present information on how to use a plethora of tech tools, such as Google Docs, Screencastify, and Canvas. Teachers then watch the videos and complete an assessment at the end to track their understanding of the video.  After completing the course and assessment, teachers receive Kyte certifications, which will translate to CEUs. Bonus: these credits will be counted as Digital Learning Competencies (of which every certified staff member needs 2.0 CEUs for renewal cycles after 6/2019). Starting in September, Kyte and eSchool will sync credits from Kyte and they will be automatically uploaded into eSchools. Don’t need the CEUs? No worries! You can watch clips of any course to help you learn a digital tool. 

 

Take a look at THIS VIDEO to see how to get started with Kyte.

 

NY Times Subscription:

We are also excited to announce that online access to The New York Times is now available to the WCPSS community at no charge to the district! There is no user registration or log in required. As long as you are in the school building, you have web access to NYTimes.com on any device – computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. (If you see a pop-up about a subscription, just click out of it.)

 

Users will find a variety of topics covered with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. Users can discover and share content on social networks, save articles, subscribe to email newsletters of areas of interest and receive news alerts, either on predefined topics or through a keyword search the user designates.

 

Check out THIS VIDEO to get some ideas of how you may be able to use the NY Times in your classroom!

Sept., 2018