LMS Tech Tips

May 8, 2017

Our focus points for May 8 Tech Team Time:
  • Check in on our technology goals set at the beginning of the year
  • Close out of our professional development plans
  • Other....

March 6, 2017

Don't forget - register for Spring Technology Conference!! Great sessions and great raffle prizes!!
Grade specific topics - as discussed last month. Time will also be given for independent lesson planning.

February 6, 2017

We will continue our focus from last month. We will also check in on digital student artifacts.

December 12, 2016

January 9, 2017

8th grade-

6th, 7th and Exploratory-
  • Let's begin to explore the features of Microsoft Classroom. Our focus this month will be One Note Class Notebook.
Click here for a snapshot of One Note Class Notebook.

November 7, 2016
8th Grade -
6th, 7th and Exploratory

October 3, 2016
Digital Assessments:
A common goal for staff is to learn more about digital assessments and a way to ask questions to check for understanding. Monday, October 3, staff will have the opportunity to begin a digital assessments using Forms. If you have information already on your One Drive, we can copy and paste into Forms. Teams will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas on how to individualize this for their grade levels.

Microsoft Forms (includes short video)

Other suggested digital assessment tools:
Excel Survey

Kahn Academy

September 13, 2016
Welcome to the new school year!


  • Let's talk about topics and goals for this year.

  • Clutter - what's it all about??

Grade 8 - 1:1 Learning and Microsoft Classroom

Presentation from Tech Time

May 2, 2016

  • Reflect on our goal-LMS Teachers and Staff Site

  • Look ahead
  • Symbaloo


April 4, 2016
My Learning Plan Closeout

March 7, 2016

Grade 8 will complete survey and discuss next steps.
All other teams will begin a One Note Class Notebook for one of their classes. Teachers will bring a class list to begin this Notebook.

February 1, 2016

January 4, 2016

Nothing but Possibility awaits....
What possibilities will you give your students?

We will use the HP Streams and discuss ways to integrate technology into classrooms. A survey will be completed at the end of tech time - the possibilities...
    • Enter your response on using HP Streams with students on the Excel spreadsheet (LMS Teachers and Staff Site)- theuseofhpstreamswithstudents
    • Excel Survey - Karen will post link during Tech Time

Happy New Year!

December 7, 2015
    • Padlet
    • How will you use Padlet with your students? Let's take a look!

November 2, 2015
    • Office 365: What's new - time to practice and organize.

October 5, 2015

September 21, 2015
Welcome Back!
Let's take a look at our goals and ideas for topics this year:
Please complete survey.
MMS Generations - printing progress reports.

June 1
Reflection and look ahead-

        • What did we accomplish?

      • What is a goal for next year? What can we do to make it happen??

May 4th
Jeff Twombly will be joining us for these sessions. We will be taking a look at MMS Generations Gradebook.

Demo link

March 2, 2015
March 23, 2015

      • Strategies tables in LMS Shared Site/Smarter Balanced Folder
      • NHDOE Smarter Balanced Portal
      • Performance Tasks
      • Math links – Equation Response Editor
      • Here is a teaching tool that can support your exploration of the test-
Scoring guide - Resources and Documentation – Scoring Guides –
Let's look at -
      • User Guides
      • Confidentiality
      • Testing portal
      • Math-Equation Response Editor
      • Scoring Guides
      • Secured Browser

February 18, 2015

Let's look at the strategies tables that we created.
Next steps?
Practice tests and resources
NHDOE Smarter Balanced Portal

February 4, 2015
Karen and Alison will co-facilitate

Digital Reading - Online Assessment: Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

We will collaborate on document in Office 365-
LMS Teachers and Staff Site
-folder: SmarterBalanced
-document: Gr level - reading and technology strategies

January 5, 2015
Our focus for January Team Tech Times will be building classroom sites. We will also be discussing Portfolio Sites. Jeff will be joining us on Monday.
Please bring your class lists with you to these sessions.
8th Grade

7th Grade

6th Grade

Portfolio naming reminder-

All artifacts should follow a uniform naming – here is an example:
Electricity-Sci-2,4,5(Lesson-Subject-ISTE Standards met)

December 8, 2014



How/why – connect to Common Core…
•I want my students to…(how/why-connect to Common Core)
•Digital story
•Explain understanding, etc – Educreations, other app
•Create presentation
•Record/edit audio – Audio Boom, other app
•Record/edit video- Slidely, iMovie
•Blog – Kidblog, other app
•Create content – one example – QR Code

November 3, 2014

Tips for Note taking and modifying text for students

How and when would we use these features with students?
What's your tip for reading or note taking with students?

October 6, 2014

Digital Portfolio - Student Artifact planning session. We will enter information on the LMS Teacher and Staff Site/Digital Portfolios/20142015/studentartifacts20142015


ISTE Standards for Students

ISTE Standards for Teachers

Other - Questions? Support needs?

September 8, 2014 - Welcome back!

      • MLP review
        • Fresh start! Clean up any pending activities, archive files
      • Office 365 review
        • Begin all documents in O365/One Drive
        • File management
      • Goals(s) for this year
      • Portfolio artifacts for this year
        • Review last year
        • Plan for this year with team
      • October 6

May 5. 2014 - Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning - Let's explore the possibilities of mobile learning at LMS. We will use the iPads to use O365. Here are a couple of links: www.themobilenative.org/2014/04/are-you-leading-with-fear-byod.html?m=1

Please respond to the question in the Team Room.-
How could using mobile learning in our lessons, help us connect to Common Core Standards?

April 7, 2014 - PD Plan - MLP Closeout
PD Plan - MLP Closeout and re-certification review.

February 3, 2014 - Microsoft O365 and Portfolio check-in
      • New sign-on
      • Start new Microsoft documents in O365-SkyDrive
      • LMS Site is now available
      • LMS administrators are now using O365
Portfolio Check-In
      • 6 digital artifacts and reflections per grade level in core subject areas

January 13, 2014 - iPads in the Classroom

iPads in the Classroom - Introduce elements of the iPads. Brainstorm ideas on how to use this valuable resource with students. We can use everything from apps to Internet Resources to our new Office 365. Ask Karen to collaborate with you in planning or using the iPads with students. Sign out the cart in Schooldude and from Katie in the Main Office.

December 9, 2013 - Microsoft O365
      • Share documents with students and staff
      • LMS Teachers and Staff Site (Do not save to old "U" drive)
      • Who should be responsible for the cleanup of folders/files on LMS site?
      • Develop own class site
      • Go green - students and staff sharing
      • Administrators will be next
      • January Tech Time focus with be iPads in the classroom (location to be determined)

September 9, 2013- October 7, 2013- November 4, 2013

Let's explore Microsoft O365

November 4, 2013


      • Begin all Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, One Note and Excel Survey) in SkyDrive

      • Edit above documents in Web App or on your computer

      • Do not save any documents to your old x-drive

      • Store other documents in SkyDrive by dragging those documents (or uploading) to SkyDrive - and vice versa

      • Get organized using the Windows Explorer feature (similar to our old x-drives)

      • Delete and Rename are still features available in SkyDrive

      • ... These 3 dots mean - see more

      • Share documents with others. This feature is used for collaboration, as well as a share view and edit view.

      • Excel Survey is another way to give an assessment or receive feedback

Outlook, Calendar and People

      • Outlook is very similar to our old Web Mail

      • People includes all contacts - all staff and students in the district, as well as our personal contacts

      • Make appointments and invite others - once accepted it is added to calendar

      • Setup reminders

      • Stay organized


      • A place to share information with other students and staff

May 6, 2013
Digital Portfolios -
      • Portfolios - K-8
      • Student Reflections - assessment of core instruction
      • x-drive access
      • naming of artifacts
      • 8th Grade Portfolio closeout

April 8, 2013
My Learning Plan - Re-certification and Plan closeout review

March 4, 2013
iPad Conference, Webinar and eBook

Webinar orginated at

Upcoming PD opportunity-
April 1, 2013
Educating the 21st Century Learner:
An Educator's Guide to Personalizing Learning in the Cloud

February 4, 2013
Edline and reminder of Gizmos
We will review how to post assignments in Edline. Gizmos subscription is ending soon - do we use it enough to renew??

January 7, 2013
Karen will be joined by Kim from Edline.
Kim and Karen will demonstrate techniques in Edline and address comments/questions that were posted to Wallwisher last month.

December 3, 2012
Postponed from an earlier date - we will covering the following:

November 4, 2012
November Tech Team Times will focus on curriculum content for your classrooms from Discovery Education and Brain Pop. We will use this information for lesson planning and developing “hooks”.
Technique 12 -- Hook it.
The "hook" Doug speaks of is called the "anticipatory set" in educational circles, but "hook" is a good vernacular way of expressing "anticipatory set." It's the thing that grabs, or "hooks" your attention and helps to focus you on the topic at hand. It could be a story, a puzzle, a picture, or a riddle that grabs your student's attention and then leads them into the topic at hand. (Teach Like a Champion)

Refer to email dated 10/15/12 for all the details.

Discovery Education:
Brain Pop:

October 1, 2012
Teams worked with Edline and Grade Quick developing footnotes. The PD listed below will be covered at a later date.

September 10, 2012
      • Digital Portfolios - brainstorm and plan
      • Resources - what's available...
      • Upcoming Tech Team Time work sessions
      • Flipped PD - October Tech Team Time
      • MLP Team Room

Welcome Back!

Here is our 2012-2013 schedule. All sessions will take place in Room 339.

Monday, September 10
Wednesday, September 12
Monday, October 1
Wednesday, October 3
Monday, November 5
Wednesday, November 7
Monday, December 3
Wednesday, December 5
Monday, January 7
Wednesday, January 9
Monday, February 4
Wednesday, February 6
Monday, March 4
Wednesday, March 6
Monday, April 1
Wednesday, April 3
Monday, May 6
Wednesday, May 8
Monday, June 3
Wednesday, June 5

April 2, 2012
      • Review RM ePad - put it to the test! Share success stories.
      • Discussion about preparing for next month's session on MLP
March 5, 2012

      • Print Less - Go Green

      • Explore the iPad - Enhance your lessons:

      • Let's share some ideas!
Exit Ticket- Share these 2 things with a colleague:
      1. An idea you have of how you will use iPads in your curriculum with your students.
      2. An idea of our upcoming tech time together.
Now post your share here-
http://tinyurl.com/7w3otfk - double click anywhere and a sticky note will appear - start typing (please include name or grade level)
      • Tinyurl - check it out!

February 8, 2012ipad.jpg
Get Ready - The iPads are coming to LMS!
      • Basics of the iPad - including connecting to your overhead projector.
      • Signup in Schooldude
      • A teacher must transport cart from front office to classroom - see Tina
      • Return to Tina when your scheduled time is over
      • Report any problems immediately to Karen, Tina or Jeff
      • These are not personal devices-Apps should not be moved
      • What apps do you want your students to use?

January 9, 2012

We will discuss the reflective writing process with digital reflections. Portfolio check in.
      • sign up for lab time in Schooldude
      • schedule a time with Karen
      • brainstorm ideas for future tech sessions
iPad2 adapter now available for check out in the Media Center.
Writing process power point is now stored on the shared drive.
December 5, 2011
RM ePAD review and checkin
We will watch a video highlighting 3 features:
      • Glass mode
      • Spotlight
      • Annotatation
Also let's review, connecting and basic uses of the ePad - such as using as a mouse and keyboard.
Remember, this is a "class tool" to share with students.
Want to review or learn more - watch a short video clip. Email me and I will be glad to provide you assistance - individually, team or class.
Glass mode and spotlight
Glass mode
Review and information on some key features - Easiteach Next Gen
Key features

November 7, 2011

RM ePad

Information and video - RM ePad

Glass mode video
Create login:
Other resources:

October 3, 2011

How to get this toolbar:



Google Search



Outlook Web Access

      • Make a folder
      • Drag and drop to move messages
      • Contacts
      • Conversation view
      • Global address book/personal contacts/groups

2011 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference

November 29 - December 1, 2011


September 12, 2012

      • Focus points for upcoming sessions

      • QR (Quick Response) Codes - what are they and how can we use them
      • lmsschoolwebsite2011.png

QR Codes-

Welcome Back - Here is our schedule for this year 2011-2012:

Room 339

Monday, September 12
Wednesday, September 14
Monday, October 3
Wednesday, October 5
Monday, November 7
Wednesday, November 9
Monday, December 5
Wednesday, December 7
Monday, January 9
Wednesday, January 11
Monday, February 6
Wednesday, February 6
Monday ,March 5
Wednesday ,March 7
Monday ,April 2
Wednesday, April 4
Monday, May 7
Wednesday, May 9

8th Grade - 8:51-9:41
7th Grade - 10:31-11:21
6th Grade - 12:41-1:31
Exploratory - 12:41-1:31

May 2, 2011

Prezi - online presentations


Wallwisher - Set up a wall and leave it open. Your class can add to it. When your class is finished you can either close it or continue to approve posts.


Glogster-online posters

April 4, 2011

Curriculum 21 Clearinghouse
Heidi Hayes Jacobs

- Visual Thesaurus
- http://www.appappeal.com/app/visual-thesaurus/
- 2.95 per month/19.95 year – 14 day free trial
- http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
- Education Place – Houghton Mifflin English
- http://eduplace.com/kids/hme/6_8/
- Read Write Think – student interactive activities
- http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/

Teams think these are worth a look-
English Language Arts/Tag Galaxy
History/Docs Teach from the National Archives
English Language Arts/StoryBird
Math/Math Games
Writing/Writing/6 Trait Materials
Global Education/Operation Respect
Free Visual Thesaurus:

March 7, 2011

Library of Congress - teachers

Use PD for MLP goals
Use resources for lessons - NH Standards are listed

Graphic Organizers
Mind Map - Word 2003
Mind Map - Word 2007
Other info - concept mapping

Copy and Paste Characters

Computational Knowledge Engine

February 7, 2011

Computer File Management


Email File Management

Share a tip!

January 3, 2011

Welcome to Google Apps


December 6, 2010

Portfolio artfifacts at the middle school:

· Middle- 4 integrated lessons per subject (artifact, student reflection which also includes GLE’s, NETS-S and NETS-T) (Note: 8th grade would use the last lesson to gather artifacts for their final portfolio)
Specialist – 1 or more integrated lesson
Increase 8th grade ICT competencies by 10%
All artifacts should follow uniform file naming- here is an example:

Artifact Filename: Electricity-Sci-2,4,5 (Topic-Subject-ICT standards met)

Reflection Filename (if there is a separate reflection document):

Electricity-Sci-Reflection (Topic-Subject-Reflection)

Artifact Filename: Fairytales-LA-1,3,5 (Topic-Subject-ICT Standard met)

Reflection Filename (if there is a separate reflection document): Fairytales-LA-Reflection

Here is a link to a helpful resource!


November 1, 2010

        • Delicious
Save your favorites to access from any computer at anytime. You can also share your bookmarks wtih others
        • Google Bookmarks is another option
        • MyNHDOE - do you remember your login?
        • 2010 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference ~ November 30, December 1 & 2

October 18, 2010

Blog for students

        • Blogs - introduce:
Have your students blog - email address is not necessary. Suggestion for username - first letter of first name and student ID.
See this example:

March 17, 2010

        • The Futures channel- math relevancy- math in everything- 5 min video-measure food, etc - real life examples- once every couple of weeks - introduce something new (Bob Clay) - email list
        • http://www.thefutureschannel.com/index.php
        • http://www.thefutureschannel.com/hands-on_math.php
        • Most clips are free to view - exception - STEM
        • SIgn up to receive a newsletter from Futures Channel
        • Jeopardy game to review for a test
        • meteorology unit - forecasted weather - data for national weather service - out 2 or 3 days- script - Laconia and another city - weather related disaster- science behind it- videotaped with blue screen
        • The Scientific Method
          Apply what they are learning to their everyday lives
          NASA spinoff- http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/
          Freeze dried foods/artificial hearts/infrared sensors
        • Readability- makes reading on the web easier
        • Google docs-
          Create and edit web-based documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Store documents online and access them from any computer.

March 10, 2010

Tips for Literacy and LA lesson - integrating technology (team meetings)