“Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.”
“Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. You can also import directly from most popular apps."
Ideas for your virtual tour:
Last chance to register for DEN Ambassador Program:
* From the GaDOE Library Media Update
* Zoo Atlanta's Fall Educator Appreciation DayZoo Atlanta is having their Fall Educator Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Educators receive FREE admission (educator ID required) and $2 OFF general admission
for accompanying guests. Visit the Educator’s Lounge in the Ford Tent from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
to receive your coupon for 10% off gift shops and food outlets.
for academic researchers, K-12 students, readers of public library leisure and general reference titles.
Most are downloadable onto mobile devices. The collections titled eBook K-8 Collection and
eBook High School Collection speak for themselves, but also check out the eBook Community College
Collection for career titles and the public library collections for multiple topics for older readers.
The eBook High School Collection includes titles on education, such as
The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, And Perseverance and
Starting Strong: Surviving and Thriving as a New Teacher.
WHO: Chevron Fuel Your School
HOW IT WORKS:
This October, when consumers purchase 8 or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton counties, Chevron will donate $1, up to $400,000, to help fund eligible classroom projects in local public schools like yours.
You may request up to $1,000 in materials (excluding taxes, vendor, or order fulfillment fees and any optional donation to support DonorsChoose.org.) Remember that the lower your project cost, the more teachers can benefit!
One project per teacher is eligible for funding. If you submit multiple projects on DonorsChoose.org between September 1 and November 15, your earliest-submitted qualifying project is the one that will be considered for Fuel Your School funding.
Only projects submitted on or after Sep. 1 at midnight Eastern Time will be considered for funding through Chevron's Fuel Your School program. The project submission period ends Nov. 15, 2016, or earlier if all funds have been applied to eligible projects.
Ready-made quizzes and free teacher account.
Provide quiz codes for an in-class or homework assignment.
Create your own quizzes.
I hope everyone had a successful end to the 2015-2016 school year. I really enjoyed serving as your Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) this year and I am thrilled to share I will be continuing to support your instructional technology needs during the 2016-2017 school year. I will be working in June and am happy to schedule training or collaboration/planning sessions. Please email me if you are interested or have any questions. Be sure check out the professional development sessions being offered by the Instructional Technology Department.
Have a fantastic summer! - Jen
"With TouchCast, teachers can now use broadcasting tools to present information and let the students communicate in a way in which they feel comfortable and creative."
Happy End of the School Year!
We made it!
I hope everyone has a restful and fun summer.
For those interested, I wanted to share the MyPLC summer course list from the Instructional Technology Department. Below, please see the courses being provided by ETSs. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
iPads and the Paperless Classroom
June 9, 20159:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan Dickerson & Kali Parker
The iPad changes the way teachers and students access the web, share media, and learn on the go. This workshop will cover the initial setup of the iPad, how to add content to the iPad, how to make the most of iTunes U, and how to find the best educational Apps available Fun hands-on activities and opportunities to explore new Apps make this session a highlight.
How to Use myBackpack with Your Students
June 11, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Julie Hodo & Gina Wilson
Gear up for an action packed adventure using myBackPack with your students. Explore 0365, BING, Ebooks, Student Tools and so much more!!! Select your favorite subject and design the most creative, out of the box lesson that will foster engagement and collaboration between students:students and teachers:students.
Create a Connected Classroom for Blended Learning Experiences
June 16, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shannon Council , Erin Davis, & Katrina Stanfield
It's time to get Connected! This course will provide opportunities for you to discover new tools within Blackboard, connect in online classrooms, explore innovative ways to give assessments, collaborate with others, communicate ideas, assign and create lessons. You will explore Georgia Virtual Content Grades 6-12 and how you can use this free resource to remediate and/or accelerate learning for your students.
Collaborating Around the Clock Using Google Docs
June 16, 2015
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Herb Washington, Krynica Drake & Timothy Famer
With its highly collaborative, online/offline format, Google has provided a powerful suite of tools. Google Apps is powerful - interactive and easy to share. There is so much you can do with these apps in class to get students — AND teachers — working together. You will learn many collaborative ideas to use Google docs with students and fellow teachers.
Technology Integration Using the Promethean Board
June 18, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ruben Barkley, Tommy Clay & Jen Hall
In this course, teachers will learn how to utilize the Promethean Board to engage students to a higher degree and develop 21st century skills such as creative problem solving and collaboration. We will focus on the functionalities of interactive whiteboard technologies while exploring a variety of curricular techniques aimed at increasing student engagement.
J. Hall, NBCT