Welcome new Bend-La Pine School District staff! Our Instructional and Information Technology teams are here to support you as you begin the new school year. We’ve got two tech highlights to get you rolling. Check out the brand new TeacherHub Continue reading New Staff: TeacherHub and Portal
Bend-La Pine Schools requires students to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) when accessing a BLS provided service from a personal device (not a BLS issued iPad). This is for the safety of our students and their data. A few things to Continue reading Student MFA – Student Access from a Personal Device
Wondering what instructional tools are available to your classes? We’ve created a new site that allows you to see everything that’s currently deployed to you, specifically tailored to the class(es) you’re teaching. There’s even documentation, and more coming, designed to Continue reading Instructional Tools Available To You
Students can now create beautiful websites with user-friendly, familiar Google-style tools. Think student portfolio, jazzed up student-led conferences, and a fresh alternative to Slides. To get started on a student iPad: Open a blank Google page in Safari → tap Continue reading Google Sites: Now Available to Students!
Looking for summer PD related to STEM? With everything from NASA Earth-Space Science, to Solar Energy, to AP Computer Science, the Central Oregon STEM Hub has it all! Many of their workshops provide project pay and lunch. Register soon as Continue reading STEM Summer PD
I was helping a fourth grader free up iPad storage when he deleted nearly 2,000 unwanted photos. He showed his buddies and they all took to purging the blurry, the duplicates, and the outdated screenshots. This is a skill our Continue reading Cleaning Up Photos
This Earth Day, let’s look at our Home Sweet Home with Google Earth. Learning about climate change? Check out these Timelapse Videos Explore America’s National Parks and introduce Every Kid Outdoors, the NPS program that offers free park admission to Continue reading Google Earth for Earth Day
iPads can be used in creative and meaningful ways in Bend-La Pine classrooms. To help encourage best practices around technology use, let’s reflect on how iPads can best be used during the school day. Below are ideas to help prevent Continue reading Prevent Passive iPad Time