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May 2018


It's that time of year again! The Herman "Winks" Gundlach Read to Ride program will begin May 21st. Follow the link to learn more...Read to Ride

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Staff can find complex passwords cumbersome, and repetitive warnings to be boring, but it is crucial to maintain vigilance and be aware of email scams and phishing attempts so that something like this is prevented.


Busy educators can use these six Google workflow tricks to efficiently manage their time.


We have seven upcoming workshops this Summer!
Registration is available on Wisdomwhere.
Wisdomwhere CCISD
Wisdomwhere GOISD
(For GOISD, peer to CCISD to find and register)

PowerSchool Users Group Meeting
CCISD: June 18
GOISD: June 19
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed for the PowerSchool administrators to discuss new updates to PowerSchool and year-end tasks that will need to be completed in PowerSchool. The meeting will also provide the opportunity to share best-practice tips and resources.


Creating a Moodle Masterpiece
CCISD: June 28
GOISD: July 19
9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Hello Teachers, how is your Moodle course looking today? Is it looking fabulous or does it only look okay? If you want to spiff it up and really make it shine, come to our Moodle workshop, it starts at nine! We help you get started and show you all the neat features, then provide you time to explore which is appreciated by most teachers! We hope you can join us for our summer Moodle workshop. It will be a fun chance to learn and enjoy lunch from a local pizza shop!

G Suite for Education Summer Training Program
(Attend 3 out of 4, 6 SCECHs)

Get the Scoop on Emailing with Google Groups
CCISD: July 17
GOISD: July 26
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Are you tired of digging through your inbox to find important messages and contact addresses? This session will show you how to use Google groups to streamline your mailing process. Contact groups, gmail organization and security tips will also be discussed in this session! You can count on Steve Kass, Google for Education Certified Trainer, to provide you with the scoop!

Exploring Google Drive
CCISD: July 17
GOISD: July 26
1:00- 3:00 p.m.

Save Brockway Mountain Drive for the fall; let’s take a ride up Google Drive instead! We will explore Google Drive and its integrated programs commonly known as Google Apps. This ride up the Drive will be no sightseeing trip but rather a hands-on adventure through Docs, Spreadsheet, Slides and Forms.

Maximizing Your Time with Google Calendar and Gmail
CCISD: July 31
GOISD: August 9
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Most of us can say that we have used Calendar and gmail but can most of us say that we use them well? This session will teach you how to manage email inflow, create and share calendars, integrate gmail into Calendar and how to stay safe while using these tools.

Google Classroom and Sites
CCISD: July 31
GOISD: August 9
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Good teachers know that the classroom, the physical learning environment, must be conducive to learning. That is why they spend time planning, organizing and furnishing their classrooms. These same preparations should also be done for your online/digital learning environment! This session will teach you how to use some of the Google for Education tools such as Classroom and Sites to create the digital face of your classroom!


Virtual Reality in the Classroom
CCISD: August 14
GOISD: August 23
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The terms virtual reality and augmented reality are being discussed frequently these days but what do they actually mean and how do they relate to our K-12 classrooms? This workshop will explore virtual and augmented reality and some of the popular tools to implement these topics in your classroom. We will also debut the new REMC1 Virtual Reality Kit that can be checked out for your classroom for virtual and augmented reality experiences!


Eric Jarvi is born and raised in Hancock, MI. After Graduating in 2000, he moved to Colorado to attend a computer trade school to pursue an Associate’s Degree in IT. In 2002 Eric moved to Davis, CA and managed three Circle K Stores for five years before moving back to Houghton and working for Computer Mechanix as the General Manager and lead technician until April 2017. He had a brief stint as Desktop Support at Houghton County Medical while building a home business for custom computer solutions. Eric recently accepted the position of helpdesk support with REMC1 in March of 2018. He has a passion for computer repair and hardware. He also loves spending time with his wife and kids, and in the backwoods of Skanee. Welcome Eric!


EduPaths 2018 Spring Update

ISTE Blog--Ideas, content, and resources for leading-edge educators.

Discovery Education Streaming Information
Using Streaming Video Increases Achievement
2018 Discovery Streaming Assets

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EduPaths is a free resource from TRIG created to centralize PD around the state. Find resources and get FREE SCECH hours!

Current REMC Connect (REMC Association of Michigan Newsletter)

Check out Discovery Streaming updates and enhancing instruction with streaming resources.

MeL is a great place for Michigan Teachers to find classroom resources. They have just recently launched MeL Teachers which offers eight centers that will help with site navigation and make important information easier to access.

REMC Virtual Courses, June, 2018. Free to Michigan school personnel. Sessions include: Open Education Resources, Google Apps for Chrome, Literacy and Technology, Social Media and more. SCECHs available. FAQs about the free REMC Virtual Courses

eSchool News-Teaching and Learning


Past REMC1 newsletters
Discovery Education upcoming events
Video Conference field trips and Classroom collaborations
iNACOL webinars
Google Expeditions
ISTE blog and magazine
EdTech magazine
Michigan Ed Tech - METS


As the school year winds down, we want to wish everyone a Happy Summer! See you in September.


REMC1 will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

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