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posted Apr 1, 2015, 10:50 AM by Ryan Case   [ updated Apr 24, 2015, 4:22 AM by pserrano@gufsd.org ]

Tech & Coffee - Chromebook vs iPad vs PC: Basic Overview

posted Mar 10, 2015, 9:43 AM by Ryan Case   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 10:00 AM ]

Tech & Coffee Schedule

posted Mar 10, 2015, 8:52 AM by Ryan Case   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 9:32 AM ]

Tech & Coffee Workshops - Spring 2015

Technology Training Survey Responses

posted Dec 22, 2014, 9:40 AM by Ryan Case   [ updated Dec 22, 2014, 12:12 PM ]

Power Teacher Update - PLEASE READ

posted Nov 20, 2014, 3:31 AM by Ryan Case   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 3:32 AM ]

When you sign into PowerTeacher, you will notice a subtle change in where you go to launch the Gradebook.

This new way to launch PowerTeacher Gradebook will stop the issues we have everytime Java updates.

1. On the PowerTeacher Portal Navigation menu you will notice the “New Gradebook Launch” feature.

Click the Installer link and follow the on-screen instructions to set up the new launcher. You must run the setup one time on each
system you use to access the Gradebook.

2. When the launcher setup is complete, return to the PowerTeacher portal navigation menu and click Launch.
Once you have completed the update, you will have a new icon on your computer desktop called Gradebook Login.

This link will allow you to log in to Gradebook with out logging in to PowerTeacher first.

How to: Add a Signature to Your Gmail Account

posted Oct 31, 2014, 9:03 AM by Ryan Case   [ updated Oct 31, 2014, 11:03 AM ]

A signature is a bit of text (such as your contact information or a favorite quote) that’s automatically inserted at the bottom of every message you send. Here's a sample signature:
Signatures are separated from the rest of your message by two dashes. To see a signature in Gmail, click the button at the bottom of the message.

Videos for Your Classroom

posted Sep 30, 2014, 9:18 AM by Ryan Case

DML is back!  You now have access to ESBOCES Digital Media Library (DML). This will allow you to download and stream videos and digital resources from the internet.

To find your username and password, check your email.  It was sent to you on Sept 30, 2014.

This includes access to the following databases:



Media Type


Other Notes



Video clips

U. S. history

Science (biology, earth science, geology, chemistry, meteorology, astronomy, glaciers, physics)


Benchmark Media




Social Studies (World/Global History)



BioMedia Associates



Biology (cells, evolution, micro-organisms, the early history of life, classification)

Collaborative effort of biologists, teachers, designers and film-makers

Defined STEM


Digital resources

Science, technology, engineering, mathematics including careers & projects

Videos, articles, projects, careers

Discovery Education**



Digital resources

Core curriculum correlated to State  & National Standards; lots of Professional Development & webinars

**this is one of the core collections of the DML

Companion to TV’s Discovery Channel; Kathy Schrock. My DE for creating own e-classrooms, assignments, writing prompts, lesson plans

Film Ideas




Geography (landforms, regions) and Ecology (alternative energy, endangered species, bio-fuels)


Films Media




Careers/vocational guidance

plumber, carpenter, welder, mason, electrician, automotive technician, HVAC

Human Relations Media (HRM)






Health, Drug Education, Driver Education, Parent Education, Career Education, Science, Math and Language Arts


Landmark Media




Career Education, Ecology and Science


Learn 360**



Digital resources

Core curriculum correlated to State & National standards

**this is one of the core collections of the DML

Lesson plans, teacher guides, webinars.  Allows teachers to set up their own electronic classrooms (My Learn 360) & assignments.


NBC Learn


Videos, video clips

The educational arm of NBC News provides 80+ yrs of resources, documentaries, current broadcasts, thousands of video clips from NBC Archives.

Primary source materials, lesson plans, classroom planning resources, and additional text and image resources.

New Dimension Media



Digital resources

Curriculum based 2,500+ programs; 50,000+ teaching segments






Career Education and Ecology (“green movement”, recycling, waste management, energy)


Power Media Plus




Educational media-on-demand

Standards based:more than 3,300 videos; 23,000 clips; 6,000 audio files, (speeches, audio books, music); 25,000 photos, clip art images, and illustrations; and 5,000 print resources

Extras include: databank of 15,000 quiz questions and 1,000 pre-made quizzes



Music, sound effects

royalty-free production music and sound effects

For all digital projects including podcasts; digital stories, PPT, etc.

Spoken Arts




Reading, storytelling, ELA

Children’s’ Literature, Language Arts, literacy

Visual Learning Company




Teachers’ guide

Weston Woods now MOND [Media on Demand]


Pre K




Children’s literature; language arts

Stories are all closed captioned;5-16 minutes in length, excellent for PreK-2


If you need help, let me know.


Ryan J Case
Director of Educational Technology
Greenport UFSD

Google Classroom: 5 Reasons to Use it with Student iPads

posted Aug 19, 2014, 5:36 AM by Ryan Case   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 5:43 AM ]

  • Students access Google Classroom through the web on iPad. This means that no additional apps need to be installed or updated.
  • Any assignment created and distributed by the teacher that is a Google Document or Spreadsheet will automatically bump students to the Google Docs or Spreadsheet app for completion when they click on their individual file within the Google Classroom web interface.
  • Any PDF that is distributed to students as an assignment through Google Classroom will automatically open in the Google Drive app when clicked on within Google Classroom. Students can then use the “open in” function to send the PDF to any app – such as Explain Everything or Notability – needed to complete the assignment.

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