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  • Kami Dashboard Update

    Posted by Jackie Gilmartin on 11/23/2021

    Kami's new and improved dashboard comes with two additional features and a Dark Mode feature that you can toggle on/off via your Profile settings.

    Now, when you access Kami, you’ll be greeted with easier recent file access, the latest Kami resources to share with your students, and links to helpful tips and tricks in case you need them – making your daily Kami access that much better!

    Kami Dark Mode

    New features

    Trending Resources

    • Easily access Kami-ready activities, graphic organizers, and more! 
    • Click on the resource and it’ll open as a fresh new copy for you.
    • Students won’t see this section on their screens – student-specific resources will be coming soon!

    Learn Kami

    • This is a curated selection of tutorial resources to guide you, from YouTube videos to our Fundamentals course. 
    • A link to our Learn Kami page is also there if you want to explore more quick videos and training resources. 
    • Again this is only available for teachers, but student guides will be coming soon!

    New Dashboard


    New Additions include: 

    • Add Media tool now allows you to insert files from your OneDrive
    • Text to Speech is now named Read Aloud
    • Students can enjoy a celebratory animation when they click their Turn In or Submit buttons – only visible to students turning in Kami assignments through our integration with Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas.

    To read about all the new updates and additions to Kami, click here. 

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  • Named Versions in Docs to Track Writing

    Posted by Safak Ozsut on 11/16/2021 8:00:00 AM

     Named Versions in Docs to Track Writing

    Version History tracks each change made in the document as well as the person making the change and when the change was made.

    It is a powerful tool to see everything that has happened during the writing process. From rough drafts to final drafts why not name each version? 

    To access Version History you need to have edit rights to a document. The ability to name specific versions of the document can be very helpful when working on a project that will go through several cycles of writing.

    Here's how:

    • With the document open, click "File" then "Version history" then "See version history".
    • The Version History panel will now open on the right.
    • Expand the entries as needed with the triangle buttons to the left of an entry.
    • Find the version you are looking for. For example it may be based upon the due date and time you have set for the draft to be complete.
    • Now click the 3 vertical dots to the right of that entry.
    • Choose "Name this version" from the drop-down menu.
    • You can now type in the name for the version, such as "Rough Draft".
    • This can be repeated as needed when new versions are due.
    • This process can be done by the student when submitting their current draft, or by the teacher when reviewing the student writing (if desired).

    Name Version


    You can even make viewing the named versions easier by doing the following:

    • Click the toggle switch button for "Only show named versions". 
    • This will hide all of the other smaller changes to the document and just show you the key versions you need to explore.
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  • Discovery Education's Activity Calendars

    Posted by Safak Ozsut on 11/9/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Discovery Education's Activity Calendars 


    Discovery Education has curated ready-to-use activities into monthly calendars for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. These are great time saving resources that can be integrated into your daily lessons.

    Discovery Ed Activity Calendar

    Check out the Activity Calendars HERE.


    To find out how to share activities with students click HERE.


    *The district currently subscribes to Discovery Education. For more information regarding teacher use, contact the Professional Development team or visit the Tech Tools for Teachers Google Classroom. 

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  • Personal Dictionary for ELLs and MLs

    Posted by Safak Ozsut on 11/2/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Personal Dictionary for ELLs and MLs



    Irina V. McGrath, Ph.D. and Michelle Shory, Ed.S. have created ELL 2.0. This great resource can be provided to ELLs and MLs or utilized in the classroom!

    This Google Sheet is set up for students to have a personal dictionary where they can insert a word in English in the first column and the Google Sheet will generate a pronunciation link, image, definition, and a translation into the selected language in the rest of the columns.

    Simply right click the columns of the languages you don't want visible and select Hide column to personalize the dictionary.


    Get your copy HERE.


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  • Nearpod's Quick Launch & Activities

    Posted by Safak Ozsut on 10/26/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Nearpod's Quick Launch & Activities


    Take a look at Nearpod's Quick Launch and pre-created  Activites!

    Quick Launch

    With Quick Launch you can engage students in Open Ended Questions and Collaborate boards, no Nearpod lesson necessary! 


    You can also launch pre-created engaging activities from the Create drop down menu by selecting Activities and selecting from the list the type of activity.


    What a creative way to check for understanding!

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  • Seesaw's New Feedback & Assessment Features

    Posted by Safak Ozsut on 10/19/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Seesaw's New Feedback & Assessment Features


    Seesaw has improved their feedback and assessment features! 

    Seesaw Improvements



    Check out the How To video HERE

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  • Google Forms New Settings Tab

    Posted by Jackie Gilmartin on 10/12/2021

    Google Forms New Settings Tab


    • The Settings icon has been moved from the top right corner to the location next to the Responses tab. 

    Settings Tab

    • The quiz toggle is now located at the top of the settings page, and toggling it reveals or hides quiz settings. 


    • The settings for Presentation and Responses have been integrated into an accordion list. 






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  • Google Shortcuts

    Posted by Safak Ozsut on 10/5/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Google SHortcuts

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  • Edpuzzle Student Audio Responses

    Posted by Safak Ozsut on 9/28/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Student Audio Responses

    🎉 You can now turn on the ability for students to respond to open-ended questions with audio. 🎉

    All students have to do is click the 🎙️ and record their answer!


    Edpuzzle Student Audio Response


    Find out more here!

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  • Nearpod Drag & Drop Activities

    Posted by Jackie Gilmartin on 9/21/2021

    Drag & Drop is finally available in Nearpod!

    drag and drop

    Find the How To use drag & drop HERE!

    3 Ways to Use Drag & Drop

    Check out their drag & drop library HERE!

    *The district currently subscribes to Nearpod. For more information regarding teacher use, contact the Professional Development team or visit the Tech Tools for Teachers Google Classroom. 

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