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Istation Training Videos

This year we are being asked to do more with Istation than ever before and we are quickly learning that there is more to this program than just having our students test each month. We really need to dive into the program and use it as it was designed so we can help our students [...]

Apps Gone FREE!

Apps Gone FREE!

Find great apps without ever spending a dime! AppsGoneFree was voted 2012 Best App Award Winner! Every day hundreds of apps reduce the cost to free for a limited amount of time to get consumers excited about their products.  You get a list of high quality paid apps for free each day. The apps they [...]

Community Building – Creating a Sense of Trust Among Students

The art of learning is a process and one in which students should not be afraid of failure. However, too often, the fear of failure stops students from trying; they don’t want to be embarrassed in front of their classmates. If teachers can create a sense of trust by building a community of learners in [...]

Google Cloud Print – Solutions to Problems with Printing

Google Cloud Print - Solutions to Problems with Printing

If a student wants to use a home printer; I recommend the use of Google Cloud Print. Students can access this option by going to Moodle:  learn.bcbe.org and clicking on Google Docs on the right.  Go to More at the top and then Even More as shown below to access Google Cloud Print. Google Cloud Print [...]

Student Accounts: One Username for Easy Access

Students have one username that can be used to access a variety of resources and tools.
The following services are accessible to all students:

Moodle
Google Drive (Google Docs)
Discovery Education (formerly United Streaming)
iCurio

All of these services can be accessed from the BCBE Moodle site at learn.bcbe.org
Student usernames are set up with this pattern:  firstname.lastnameMMDD
MM is the two-digit birth [...]

APT PLUS’s Digital Media Library

APT Plus has a new feature that could help schools that want some resources such as Kahn Academy but can’t get to them because of content filters. While the site doesn’t have all videos from sources like Kahn at this time, it does have some good resources.  it’s a work in progress and new resources [...]

Discovery Education is Back!

Discovery Education is Back!

Great news! Baldwin County has purchased a new subscription to Discovery Education. With this new subscription we will have more  resources than ever before. Currently we are working on getting the final pieces in place for the new features but the video streaming part the district had a few years ago is back and ready to [...]

eLearning Alabama Announces Summer Online Offerings

eLearning Alabama Announces Summer Online Offerings

eLearning Alabama has announced its summer offerings.  If you’re a teacher who enjoys online learning or would like to give it a try these classes are the best place to start. With new technology initiatives like the Digital Renaissance just around the corner for most high school teachers some of the sessions, especially the ones [...]

Exploring Mount Vernon Virtual Field Trip Added to APT Plus

Exploring Mount Vernon Virtual Field Trip Added to APT Plus

In February, Alabama Public Television partnered with the Mount Vernon Estate to create a virtual field trip for students in Alabama. As a service for teachers, APT has uploaded the video to the APT Plus website and it’s free for all Alabama teachers to show in their classrooms. The field trip is designed for grades [...]

Bubbl.us

Bubbl.us

Graphic organizers are a great tool for helping students organize their thoughts about a specific topic. One of the best known electronic graphic organizer programs is Inspiration. Many teachers are familiar with the ease of use and broad scope that it can provide. The only problem with it is the cost. While not expensive, about [...]