Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Free Professional Development Webinars

The NYS Teacher Centers Technology Committee 
is pleased to present the
Smart Schools Bond Act Support Series

In 2014, New York State enacted the Smart Schools Bond Act, which allocated funds for New York schools to purchase technology and strengthen infrastructure. This Act gave NYS educators access to new technology with no guidance on how to implement it effectively into instruction. NYS Teacher Centers are offering over fifty professional development webinars in the fall of 2016 to showcase exemplary technological resources available, and the best practices for using these resources to increase student achievement.

Dates:               September 27- November 22, 2016
Times:              Varied, see schedule
Cost:                 Free
Registration:    Online, see the link below for more information

All webinars are open to administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals in New York State.  Participants may take as few or as many webinars as they wish.

CTLE professional development certificates are available with subsequent work and small registration fee. (See page 16 for details.)

* Link to catalog with more information:

 Questions? Contact Carol Weintraub, Director, InterCounty Teacher Center

Monday, August 29, 2016

YouTube Educational Shortcuts

Powerful educational videos are available in abundance on YouTubebut it can be a daunting task to search through them to find the best clips for your needs. The link below will bring you to a database of YouTube channels organized by subject area.  
(Note: Subjects are organized by tabs along the bottom of the Google Sheets document.)

Click this link to get there: Database of YouTube Channels

Friday, May 13, 2016

With Zaption - Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding. 

  • DISCOVER - Find high quality videos on any topic.  Browse the gallery for great ready-to-use lessons.  
  • CUSTOMIZE - Add images, text, and questions to any online video, creating interactive lessons that meet your learners needs.  
  • SHARE - Share video lessons with a simple link, or embed directly into your Google Classroom, Blog, or website.  
  • TRACK Get actionable data on personal responses from learners with award-winning analytics.  Instantly measure understanding and differentiate instruction.

Use the following link to see what Zaption has to offer and sign up for a free account:

* Use this link to view a short introductory video on what Zaption has to offer:

*Use this link for more detailed video on how to use Zaption:

Friday, April 22, 2016

MathPapa for GAFE

MathPapa is a step-by-step calculator to help you learn concepts in algebra interactively. It can be used either as a teaching aid or to help students practice concepts on their own. I love this app!!!!

Friday, April 15, 2016

You And Your Students Can Make An E-book

Click the link below to view a great how-to on how you and/or your students can make a great looking e-book using PowerPoint or Google Slides!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Check Out This Google Chrome Video Tutorial

This is great introduction to using Google Chrome, a wonderful way to become familiar with the Google  Chrome browser. Geared for beginners. Includes: Signing in/out, using multiple google accounts, browser components, introduction to keyboard shortcuts, home & startup page settings.

Friday, April 1, 2016

There is some great information on the Three Village District website.  In the pull down menu Department and Programs - Instructional Technology - Teachers and Staff 2015-2016 you can find information on: iCampus directions, Microsoft tutorials, Citrix home access instructions and how to link your iPad to the Citrix system. You should check it out! Use the following shortcut link to get you there quickly and easily!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Free Google Word Prediction for Teachers

How to get your free Google Read & Write subscription:

1. Download the Read & Write App from the Chrome Store:

2. After installing Read & Write go to to register and activate your premium subscription.