If you're an Excel beginner, this is the perfect place to start.Microsoft Excel is one of the most used software applications of all time. Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Microsoft Excel. You can use Excel to enter all sorts of data and perform financial, mathematical or statistical calculations.Excel Easy offers a free tutorial on how to use Excel. Go to the site
Breaking Down Barriers: How Design & Technology Can Assist with Learning Accommodations
Imagine not being able to hear at a crowded networking event, a loud social; or not being let in beyond the velvet rope to a party. For you, it may only be a burden in the moment, but for many who require accommodations or additional accessibility, this remains a part of their everyday life. For example, wheelchair users are unable to enter many shops, malls, restaurants; public places that don’t have wheelchair access or ramps. A lack of accessibility can’t be excused at schools, campuses or student facilities. When it comes to education, a lack of accommodation can hinder students from engaging in class, and being present in the way necessary to succeed or be their best. Accessibility in education plays a vital role in providing accommodating learning environments. This article discusses five education design ideas to assist and enhance the capabilities of students who need learning accommodations. Go to the article
Do you know Mozilla?
This video tells the story of how Mozilla helped shape the web we know today -- and how we're going beyond Firefox to do even more. Mozilla's Core Web Curriculum - The purpose of Mozilla’s Core Web Literacy Curriculum is to provide learners with a basic conceptual understanding of how to read, write, and participate on the web.
A thirty-minute staff meeting format PD for trying out available technology. Learn More
Computer Programming / Coding
Code.org - For everything from professional development, to projects, to lessons for students: Learn More
Computer Science Education Week - Resources for educators: Learn More
Girls Who Code - Founded to close the gender gap in technology - Learn More
Free college level courses available for staff to learn all about the latest trends and techniques in digital learning. Courses change each semester so check back a couple of times a year. Learn More
Discover Data Science
Discover Data Science is all about making connections between prospective students and educational opportunities in an exciting new field. We believe that the world can benefit from more well-trained data scientists working across all levels of industry and academia. Learn More
Google for Education
Self-paced training for educators who want to learn basic and advanced strategies for integrating Google into instructional practice. Learn More
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance ACRES Program
Front line staff can get more comfortable using technology through the facilitated, online professional development of the Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators (ACRES). Learn More
National Afterschool Association Afterschool Tech Toolkit
The Afterschool Tech Toolkit aims to empower afterschool professionals and educators with strategies and training so they can provide students with powerful access to technology outside of classroom hours.This toolkit is for those who lead or oversee out-of-school time programming in various settings including schools, community-based organizations, private organizations, churches, libraries and homeless shelters. Learn More
PBS Learning Media
Coursework on maximizing digital learning in your classroom or program. There are videos, courses and trainings available. Learn More
The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.