As a supplement to the BrainPOP subscription through Cobb Digital Library is access to BrainPOP Educators which is a hub for free professional development and resources such as lesson plans, webinars, video tutorials, graphic organizers, and so much more.
Also, do you know that BrainPOP has an app? Students can view all movies and quizzes on the go.
NOTE: BrainPOP Educators is separate from the BrainPOP login within CDL. Visit it directly from the hyperlink above. For the Durham specific log-in for the two resources noted above, see Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker. While on campus, students should visit BrainPOP from the CDL icon on the desktop of all school computers. While off campus, BrainPOP can be accessed via the CDL link on our school website.
CCPLS EDUCATOR CARDS
The Cobb County Public Library System is offering Educator Cards with specialized borrowing priviledges. Educators living outside of Cobb can gain access to CCPLS educator materials free of charge.
For Help from the Durham Media Center
- Complete, sign, and give to the media center staff, the Educator Card application found here.
- Media Specialist, Erin Baker will confirm your employment and add your name to school letterhead. (CCPLS board policy requires this letter.)
- On April 14th, Media Specialist, Erin Baker will forward all Educator Card applications and the aforementioned letterhead to the county office who will then deliver it to CCPLS.
Educator Cards should be delivered by the end of the school year.
Educators are also welcome to visit any CCPLS library to receive an Educator Card. They must bring the following:
- School ID
- Proof of address: Your driver’s license meets this requirement if the address is current. If your driver’s license does not have your current address, bring another Acceptable form of Documentation.
- School letterhead stating you are currently employed at a CCSD school.
Cobb Learning Edublog
Area 5 Technology Training/Integration Specialist, Cristin Kennedy’s Blog
Dell Docking Station
Follow the Docking Station Install Instructions to set up your Dell Docking Station which will allow you to project images from your laptop onto the instructional screen in your teaching environment.
Form_IFBC-2-Supplemental Materials Form Guidelines for Selection and Use of Supplementary Materials
Form IJK-4 Parent/Guardian Permission for Supplementary Materials
One Note for Teachers
Simplicity Cam 5Z Document Camera
Check out the Cobb County Resource Page for the Simplicity Cam 5Z Document Camera for helpful tools and information–including a set-up guide, reference guides, video tutorials, ideas for use, lesson plan ideas and more–to assist you in the implementation of this instructional tool.
Other Helpful Hints:
-The XSight HD 1.7 program is available as a shortcut on teacher laptops. Plug in the camera, and launch the application to begin using the camera.
-Reducing glare when using camera along with devices: http://youtu.be/JaX41D4_81s
-Additional help via YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJPmvEnrFMlixwwXoz4CSAW1QyREXX08K
–Recording sound: http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/c26e2Bef4l
How to Access Synergy: https://www.dropbox.com/s/as7s9svthl5ly6a/Access_synergy.mp4
How to Synergy Support Site: https://www.dropbox.com/s/60j2pkw6op96udv/synergy_support_site.mp4
How to Take Attendance: https://www.dropbox.com/s/60j2pkw6op96udv/synergy_support_site.mp4
Version 9 New Features: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohmp5hk9fc1l3sc/Version_9_New_features.mp4