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Volume 21, Issue 19

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Peterson's Test Prep Resource 

With testing season in full swing, Peterson's Test Prep, provided by Gale, has resources to help high school students prepare for post-high school life and practice for standardized tests like ACT, ACT WorkKeys, CLEP, AP, and more. Visit the CPSB Digital Media Resources page to locate and select Gale Resources. Then, scroll to the bottom of the list to find Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep to search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, and use test prep eBooks.

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Digital Learning Tools from Microsoft Education

Microsoft Digital Learning Tools are available to help level the playing field for students. Immersive Reader helps emerging readers build confidence and supports students with learning differences with text decoding solutions. Inclusive writing tools like Dictation and Editor help students strengthen writing skills with advanced editing suggestions, while Math Assistant supports students with their understanding of problems step by step. For more information, visit Microsoft Support's Learning Tools page

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CPSB Software Center for Updates

CPSB network computers are set up to receive updates automatically. However, if you have a laptop or desktop computer that may have not been on the network for a while, a visit to the CPSB Software Center can get it updated. To get there, click on the Windows Search icon (magnifying glass) found in the bottom-left of the Windows Task Bar. Type in Software Center, then click Open. In the left menu, select Updates to see any that are available for the device. If available, click the blue Install or Install All button.

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Upcoming Tech Classes

Teachers can earn Tech Points by participating in CPSB Tech Classes. Tech Points can be traded for classroom technology including projectors, iPads, laptops, and Promethean boards. Here's a list of the upcoming classes. Visit the Tech Classes site to sign in with your CPSB credentials to view the entire schedule and to register for webinars and online courses.


iPad Interactivate series: Clips App (webinar)

Tuesday, April 13th at 3:30PM - 4:30PM


Beginning Microsoft Excel (2-week, online-only course)

Opens on Wednesday, April 14th


iPad Interactivate Series: Pear Deck Integration (webinar)

Wednesday, April 21st at 3:30PM - 4:30PM


Teaching with Tech Book Club: Digital Citizenship in Action (webinar)

Thursday, April 22nd with a virtual kick-off at 3:30PM (virtual meetings for kick-off and closing + 2 weeks online)

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