March ACPS TechKnow: New Resources in ClassLink!

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Welcome to the fifth edition of ACPS TechKnow, a monthly newsletter to keep our school communities in the know about technology in ACPS! In this staff edition, we’re excited to share that ACPS has added a wealth of new resources to ClassLink!

ClassLink is a tool that streamlines student, teacher and staff access to the ACPS guaranteed viable curriculum and other approved applications through one login portal. It can be accessed by clicking “Classlink” in the “ACPS Bookmarks” folder on your web browser. See our ClassLink Support page for more on using ClassLink.

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Now Hiring Learning Technology Integrators for the 2024-25 School Year

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The Department of Technology is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for the position of Learning Technology Integrator for the 2024-25 school year! Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs) are licensed educators who partner with schools and teachers to support the effective, engaging and responsible integration of technology into the classroom through collaborative planning, modeling, reflecting, and co-teaching. Continue reading

Canva for Education

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The Department of Technology is happy to share that we’ve recently launched Canva for Education across the division! All staff, teachers and students now have access to the all-in-one visual communication platform, 100% free! Whatever you want to create—presentations, posters, videos, digital whiteboarding, newsletters, a teacher portal, or websites to connect with parents—you can do it all in Canva. Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence & WeVideo: PD to Support Your Teaching


The ACPS Learning Technology Team is thrilled to announce two exciting professional development series: leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and getting to know WeVideo, our new video editing platform. By integrating AI and media storytelling into your instruction, you can offer students an engaging and inclusive learning experience! We look forward to having you join these enriching professional development series! Continue reading

ACPS Summer Coding Camp: Now Seeking Facilitators; Info Session on March 14

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The Department of Technology is seeking facilitators for this summer’s ACPS Coding Camp. ACPS Coding Camp is a coding academy that provides Albemarle County Public Schools elementary and middle school students with opportunities for creativity, innovation and fun.

ACPS Coding Camp provides the perfect opportunity to practice integrating our Computer Science and Digital Learning Integration Standards of Learning in a low-risk environment. Facilitators who participate in required professional development days and at least one session of ACPS Coding Camp will receive fair compensation and 20 recertification points. Continue reading

ACPS Service Level Agreement

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The Department of Technology is happy to share our ACPS Service Level Agreement! This comprehensive document outlines our commitment to providing exceptional technology support to our students, teachers and staff in a timely manner. The document addresses our hours of operation, how to request support, how we prioritize support requests, and more!

The Department of Technology is dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence, accountability and collaboration in everything we do. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to support all of your technology needs.

WeVideo: The Media Editor You’ve Always Wanted!

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The Department of Technology is excited to announce our new video, audio and screencast editing platform: WeVideo! Earlier this year, Microsoft discontinued the availability of the Video Editor on student and staff devices, requiring us to find an alternative. We’ve heard your feedback, and we’ve made WeVideo available to all instructional staff and students in grades 3-12. Continue reading

ACPS Technology Survey Now Open for Teachers: Please Participate by March 1

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The ACPS Technology Survey for teachers is open now through March 1! The purpose of the survey is to gather actionable information from our community in order to make more informed decisions about the use of technology in our schools. Our custom survey, now in its second year, allows us to gather data specific to ACPS priorities, as well as provide administrators with reports that can be cross referenced with academic and demographic data. Continue reading

January ACPS TechKnow: PowerTeacher Tips

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Welcome to the third edition of ACPS TechKnow, a monthly newsletter to keep staff, families and students in the know about technology in ACPS! In this edition, we’re sharing helpful PowerTeacher and PowerTeacher Pro tips.

As we close out the first semester, see our PowerTeacher Tips for Staff for guidance on running reports, creating email lists, and navigating specific screens in PowerTeacher and the PowerTeacher Pro gradebook. We encourage all teachers to use PowerTeacher to access student information to aid in day-to-day tasks. There are reports that provide family contact information, demographic data, EL status, and more!