Resources for New BLS Teachers, Fall 2017

Notes and more details for new teachers, based on our presentation on 8.28.17:  

Correction to what I shared about YouTube:  It is filtered for Students.  Staff have access!

  • Pickup Laptop from your school, iPad from IT Help Desk or Tech @ your site
  • Login to wireless (BLS Wifi) with your staff credentials (firstname.lastname, Password)
  • Access to Google Sites for BLS teachers is through your “GAPPS” Google Account
  • Or, set up a wordpress blog by clicking here and logging in with your BLS credentials
    • We recommend you come by the innovation lab or take a class to learn about these tools.
  • Contact Amy Tarnow for Secondary Digital Curriculum access, Julie Walker for Wonders @ Elementary, Kerry Morton for Bridges @ Elementary, Alyx Lyons for Language Arts 6-12, Cate Hill for ELL K-12
  • Visit PD Place for Training Options, or connect with our Instructional Technology Coaches for more personalized options
  • Our team recommends that new teachers come to a Tech Tuesday or two!
    • We also recommend that teachers explore workflow options like Google Classroom and Apple Classroom
    • Take a Synergy Gradebook class for your level (elementary or secondary)
    • Take a class that will help you create a classroom website using Google Sites or WordPress
      • Wednesday, August 30th Classroom Website Drop in Time, EDU 200 (Innovation Lab) with Christie Boen
      • Google Sites class September 1st
      • Innovation Lab Office Hours August 31st, September 1st
  • When in doubt, reboot.
  • If that doesn’t work, call the help desk at extension 1200.  They rock!!

More resources:

Help Desk Tickets

BLS Staff Portal

PD Place




About Amy Tarnow

Amy Tarnow has been with the Bend-La Pine Schools since 2000, and is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology. As a former classroom teacher and a mother of two young children, her goal is to support all teachers in creating relevant, personalized and connected learning opportunities that help all students succeed both in education, and their lives beyond the classroom.

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