Tuesday Tech Tips

A little tech goes a long way!

Google Ninja Academy

Go to our GSCS Ninja Academy right now! Prepare yourself to lead our students in the effective use of Google Apps and instructional technology.

Now, you can earn PLU's for earning all four Google Ninja Belts! If you have already earned all four belts, you can register to receive one PLU credit. If you are in the process of earning your belts, go ahead and register so you will be all set. You may register HERE.

Be a Google Ninja!

Check out the complete Google Ninja list: Google Ninja Standings

Congratulations to this week's Google Ninjas!

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Code Quest Registration Now Open

Code Quest is a computer programming competition for grades 9 - 12 consisting of 15 - 20 problems created by Lockheed Martin engineers and computer programmers. Teams of 2 - 3 students work together for 2.5 hours to solve the problems and complete the Quest. Students program using JAVA to solve the problems.

For more information or to register, please visit the Lockheed Martin site.

Save the Date!

March 10, 2015 Apply for Code Jam

Get involved in the top programming competition

Register here starting March 10th

March 31, 2015 Free Google Apps Training

An afternoon of free Google Apps webinar training

Register here for the free training

May 8 - 9, 2015 Google Education On-Air

Free online conference for educators, administrators, and others interested in education

Register here to attend this Google Hangout

FREE Google Training

Google offers training to teachers and administrators using Google Hangouts. You can choose which training sessions you would like to attend. Since they use Google Hangouts, you are actually interacting with others in real time.

Click here for a list of upcoming sessions.

2014 - 2015 4th Annual Global Sparklab Invent it Challenge

This challenge, sponsored by the Smithsonian, is open to students 5 - 21. Winners are eligible for a variety of prizes including a Lego set, books, and a Camp Invention Scholarship Opportunity. Visit their site to register or get more information.

Mimio Webinars

Getting More from Your Lessons with Mimio

When: March 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Register here

Atlanta Science Festival

The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration of local science and technology, held March 21-28, 2015. Curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout the metro Atlanta region. The Festival culminates in the free, family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO - an interactive day of demos, hands-on activities, and stage shows at Centennial Olympic Park.

For a list of other activities in the area, visit the Atlanta Science Festival website.