Announcements

  • Updates for 04.13.2021

    • Announcing PPS Learning Cafe professional learning opportunities
    • Long-term sub access to applications
    • Google Drive Target Audience settings
    • New features in Nearpod, Screencastify, and Formative.
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  • Updates for 03.30.2021

    • Chromebooks, Simulcast Cameras, and Hybrid
    • Securly to launch to all parents on April 5th
    • Seesaw (in hybrid) FAQ
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  • Updates for 03.23.2021

    • Seesaw FAQ for Hybrid Instruction
    • Canvas Google Drive Assignment Submission
    • Chromebooks, Simulcast Cameras, and Hybrid (repeated from 03.17.2021)
    • Securly to launch to all parents on April 5th
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  • Updates for 03.16.2021

    • For K-5 Classrooms Shifting to Hybrid & CDL
    • Chromebooks, Simulcast Cameras, and Hybrid
    • March Learning Technologies Newsletter
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  • Updates for 03.08.2021

    • PPS Digital Toolkit App Updates:
    • Seesaw Connect for School & District Leaders
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  • Updates for 03.01.2021

    • Minecraft Account Changes
    • EVERFI
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  • Updates for 02.23.2021

    • Nod Chrome Extension
    • Google Meet Updates
    • Don’t miss the February Learning Tech Newsletter
    • Reminder:: Formative Classes Archived
    • TechSmart Hot Topics
    • Seesaw App Update to 7.6
    • Supporting Learning with Nearpod
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  • Updates for 02.09.2021

    • Minecraft EDU
    • Nearpod
    • WeVideo
    • Are your Canvas course ready for Q3?
    • New teacher guides from Seesaw
    • Updates on new teacher Chromebooks!
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  • Updates for 01.25.2021

    • Q1/Q2/S1 Canvas Course Access and “Late” Assignments
    • Google Meet Updates
    • IntegratED 2021 (#iPDX21) Now & Next
    • Using Formative in Canvas
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  • Updates for 01.19.2021

    • Are your Canvas courses ready for Semester 2 or Quarter 3?
    • Using or Purchasing Digital Applications
    • Formative App Update - Please share with teachers
    • January 2021 Learning Technologies newsletter
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  • Updates for 12.15.2021

    • Teachers can now approve previously blocked YouTube content for students
    • TechSmart Hot Topics
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  • Updates for 12.08.2020

    • YouTube Videos
    • Nearpod & Formative for Building Administrators
    • December’s Learning Technologies Newsletter
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  • Updates for 11.17.2020

    • Changes to Synergy will affect LMS courses
    • Using Google Meet for Parent/Teacher Conferences?
    • Blocked Youtube Videos
    • Lunch and Learn
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  • Updates for 11.09.2020

    • Before you make changes to a Synergy‌ ‌Section‌...
    • Digital Applications Training for Building Administrators
    • Lunch and Learn
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  • Updates for 11.03.2020

    • IMPORTANT! New Google Meet Nickname URL
    • Canvas Q2 and Gradebook Updates
    • Adobe Flash End Date
    • Chromebook Printing
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  • Updates for 10.27.2020

    • Synergy Section Changes Grade 6-12! Important steps to take in Canvas first!
    • Are Your Canvas Courses Ready For The New Term? 
    • Digital Citizenship and Social Media Awareness Lesson Recommendations
    • Adding and Pairing Parents to Students in Canvas
    • Hangout Chat Access Closed for Students. Staff should move to Google Chat
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  • Updates for 10.20.2020

     

    • Requesting special canvas account access.
    • Cross-listing Course in Canvas and how to de-cross-list when needed
    • EVERFI application free to teachers and students
    • Viewing and managing all your Canvas courses and dashboard
    • Breakout Rooms Now in Google Meets
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  • Updates for 10/13/2020

    • Canvas and ensuring FERPA for our students
    • Device Configurations To Improve Video Conferencing
    • New Features in Google Meet
    • New Features in Seesaw
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  • Updates for 10/06/2020

    • Digital Toolkit Application Use by PPS Role
    • Searching Canvas Commons
    • Canvas New Analytics
    • Formative Rostering
    • Centurylink Wifi Troubles with PPS Devices 
    • Canvas Drive Troubleshooting
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  • Updates for 09.22.2020

    In this update:

    • Zoom and Meet Streaming
    • Google Drive not “authorizing” in Canvas
    • Do not change the section name of courses in Synergy
    • Searchable Professional Development Resources
    • Synergy / Canvas Gradebook does not sync
    • Family Resources district webpage with translated documents


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