Author Archives: Karla Barkman

Discovery Education 2018 Fall VIRTCON

Discovery Education’s fall VIRTCON is coming up this Saturday, October 20. It is an annual virtual conference where DE provides personalized PD that participants can take part in from pretty much anywhere with an internet connection. Register Here. Participants can join as many sessions as they are interested in. Note all times listed are Eastern. […]
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Constitution Day with Discovery Education

Check out this opportunity to commemorate the signing of our Constitution. Click here to learn more and register.  
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New Digital Resources ~ Fall 2018

KPBSD has two new options for digital content this year. World Book Online has added eBooks to our suite of database choices. Click on the eBook icon at World Book Online to browse the collection. These eBooks are available to all KPBSD students/staff. TumbleBooks – This special subscription is available through June 2020. Includes ebooks, […]
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Hour of Code is Coming ~ December 4-8! Are you ready?

Visit the Hour of Code website for more information or contact Karla Barkman ~ kbarkman@kpbsd.org. I am happy to help!
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SMART Notebook 17.0

You may have noticed that our SMART Notebook software was recently updated. There are a few changes you should know about if you use SMART Notebook or SMART Response. One really nice feature is that there have been several more options added to SMART Lab. Most of them have the ability for students to complete […]
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Signing Up for your TCI Teacher Subscription (KPBSD)

K-5 Teachers needing to sign up for a TCI Teacher Subscription should click below for instructions. TCI Sign Up
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Middlebury Support

The best way to to let the Middlebury folks know of any issues or problems is to email or call their help desk. Contact the Middlebury Client Support Team @ 1-800-596-0910 or support@middleburyinteractive.com There are also video tutorials available. Click Middlebury World Languages on the right of this page to find topics covered and links to the […]
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Lync is now Skype for Business

If you have used Microsoft Lync in the past to connect with those you work with, you may have noticed it has changed. Lync is now Skype for Business. It has a slightly different look, with a couple of added features including the ability to preview attachments in the SFB window and the option to […]
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SMART Response VE

Did you know that SMART Response can be used with any device that can access the internet? Yes, that includes phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. You no longer need the “clickers” to use SMART technologies for student response. Watch this short video to learn how you can set it up. Call or email me […]
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Live Homework Help

Have you heard of Live Homework Help? Do you encourage your students to use it? If yes, awesome, then keep using it and tell other teachers about it. If you have never heard of it, you should know that all Alaskans have access to this awesome resource. It is available through SLED – Statewide Library […]
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