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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 ~ 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 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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New Releases from World Book Online

World Book Online has recently released new versions of World Book Kids, World Book Student and World Book Advanced. The newly released versions of these resources include an updated interface. Most articles include a vibrant “splash” image and tabs to help users navigate through information. World Book updates and adds images, photos, videos and articles […]
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iSafe Update

The Health Committee has chosen Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Program as the core material for our Digital Citizenship Component of our Health Curriculum and to meet Federal ERate Requirements. Starting in August of 2015 – KPBSD will no longer use ISafe. More information will be coming in regards to this change.  We invite you […]
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Spotlight On Strategies (SOS)

One of the recent Discovery Education resources I’ve learned about is the S.O.S series. This resource includes around 100 different strategies designed to effectively engage students when integrating digital content in the classroom. These strategies are not designed with any Web 2.0 focus in mind nor do they take a lot of time to apply. They are simple strategies […]
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