Dawson County Schools Tech Update
Sharing the good news of Instructional Tech in our schools
Instructional Technology Committee News
Each campus representative shared their faculty's impressions concerning 1 to 1 devices, how they will change the classroom and what the device is needed to do. Among the recommendations are: Be able to access the internet, be durable, be reliable, provide ways for students to create and collaborate.
At the October 9, 2015 meeting, the committee listened to presentations about 1 to 1 devices to consider, specifically the Chromebook and the iPad. Each committee member completed a checklist for each device that reflected 1 to 1 device capabilities required for our students.
Flipped Classroom Resources
Here is a great link to find resources that can help you "Flip"or "Blend" your classroom instruction: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/search/label/flipped%20classroom
Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Learning Resources
Check out this link from http://www.freetech4teachers.com/, a great website to explore. Richard Byrne has compiled over 70 short tutorials on using Google Apps
Get to know the power of Google Forms with these two videos:
Alice Keeler at http://www.alicekeeler.com/teachertech/ is a teacher and Google Certified Educator, and her website is a wonderful place to find out how to implement Google into your classroom.
A Tip of The Hat!
A Tip of the Hat to our Technology staff, preparing over 300 refurbished teacher macbook pros, returning them to schools for use.
A Tip of the Hat to Blacks Mill ES, providing a professional learning community for their para-professional staff, building and sharing instructional technology integration.
A Tip of the Hat to schools supporting teachers who are editing their teacher web pages, providing relevant and up to date information for parents and students.
A Tip of the Hat to all staff members who have gathered the required information in Powerschool for the October FTE Count 1. This information is critical for our system to receive all the funding we are are eligible for.
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