Tuesday Tech Tips

A little tech goes a long way!

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Google Ninja FAQ's

Access the Google Ninja FAQ's HERE!


Do YOU Have What It Takes to be a Google Ninja?

Several across our district have taken the challenge of becoming a Google Master! These people have earned all four Google Ninja Belts:

Stephanie Easterling

Ashley Holly

Phillip Stigura

Terri Worley

Tokqiann Goodman

Jenaya Duke-Wade

Destiny Langford

(Pictures coming soon!)

Go to classroom. google.com to join the Google Classroom. Once you access the class, you will see a plus (+) sign in the upper right hand corner. Click the sign and choose to join a class. The class code for the Ninja Academy is ctbid6.

Once you enter the code, you will be enrolled in the class. You will NOT have to type in the code again. You will notice that there is a test and video tutorials for each belt. The videos are there to help familiarize you with the particular app. Once you are ready to take the test, just click on the link for the Google Form and take the test. There is also a link to the leaderboard. Just like last year, you can take the tests as many times as need be.

If you have difficulty accessing Google Classroom, please email Lonny Harper.

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Carver Road has solidly taken the lead for the district in the number of belts earned! Way to go Carver Road!

Jackson Road has taken the lead for the elementary schools with the highest number of belts earned! However, there is a tie between Beaverbrook, Cowan Elementary, and Jackson Road with the number of staff earning all four belts! Griffin High is in the lead for the high schools!

Who's going to take the lead this week??

To see the complete list of Google Ninjas, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/epIvPK


Google Keep Chrome Extension

Users of Google Keep will be glad to know that Chrome has added a Google Keep Extension to the Chrome Store. Enabling the extension will give users the ability to save a webpage, image, or quote to Google Keep and then go back and add important notes at a later time. To install the extension, go here to the Chrome Store.


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Third graders at Jackson Road used technology in an innovative way this week when they had their first experience with Breakout EDU. They used QR Codes, Google Classroom, and lots of collaboration/communication/critical thinking/creativity as they tried to solve the puzzles, decipher the clues, and figure out the math problems in order to be able to open the locks and break into the final box. We brought the Escape Rooms that are all the rage now into the classroom! Check out www.breakoutedu.com to get more information.

Breakout EDU----Math Rocks


Using Apple TV for Math Review!

From Amber Dean at Beaverbrook Elementary School:

I bought an Apple TV for my classroom and checked out the class set of iPads that our school currently has. During our math review time, the students work out the problems on their iPads. Once they are done, they are able to Airplay their iPads to the Apple TV and show their work to the class. This helps all students stay engaged because they want to show their own work on the board. I also allows for students to quickly show and explain their work to classmates. We are able to see many different strategies and hear different thinking through the use of technology!


How Are You Using Technology?

If you are being innovative in your use of technology in your classroom, school, or department, please share!

There are lots of good things going on in our district, and we want to spotlight those lessons, moments, and successes.

Please take a moment to complete this very short form. If you have pictures or a video, please send us that as well.

You are doing good work! Why not share it with the entire district?


Audio Enhancement/Safari Montage FAQs

Access the Audio Enhancement/Safari Montage FAQs here.