Right NowFollow directions in your emailsAttend your schools Google Hero trainingRead the "Google @ CPS" blog at http://google-cps.blogspot.comResearch what other schools are doing withGoogle AppsLook at the Safari Live webinars on thesetopicsRefer to the CPS @Google Training website
UpcomingGoogle training modulesDept of Libraries screencasts targetinglibrarian-related topics in using Google Appsw/studentsDept of Libraries "PLUS TECH" training thatincludes Google Apps, in addition to othertoolsCPS launch of Groups & Sites
Google Apps NotesCPS Google Apps are in a single domainTeachers can email in and out of CPSnetwork.Teachers can share only free/busy aspectsof calendar outside of domainDocs cannot be shared outside of domainSites likely will not be shared outside ofdomain, but follow roll-out to testIn upcoming years, some parameters willchange. Keep vigilant!
Right NowThe "iPads in the Library" grant is nowcomplete, but much supporting information,including videos, directions, and a link to anemail group is located at the website athttp://mobilary.wikispaces.com
UpcomingThe CPS VITAL grant is still active and willprovide much information this fall aboutusing iPads and Nooks in the high school.Much of this information will be useful toelementary librarians, too.Information on using various mobile devicesis often changing. Use our CPS LibrariansGmail groups for iPads and Nooks to sharewith other librarians about these topics.Tap into the "PLUS Tech" program for info.
Right NowiPad users can use the Follett Shelf appThere are 7,000+ eBooks available currentlyin the CPS Virtual Library for every CPSschool to use.Get information about the CPS VirtualLibrary at http://cpsvl.wikispaces.com
UpcomingOverDrive eBooks will be added to thecollection. Watch for informationOther vendors eBooks will likely be addedthis year, included 2,000 eBooks fromPearsonCurate your own schools eBook collection tocomplement the CPS Virtual Librarycollection
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