Monthly Tech Tidbits

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The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to provide you with quick information, tips, and technology hacks for the classroom.

This Month's Topics:

Digital Citizenship in the Classroom: Cyberbullying

This year I'd like to focus more on Digital Citizenship by sharing resources with you to use in your classroom. This month's focus is on Cyberbullying.

I'm linking an excellent resource for Cyberbullying posters HERE. Feel free to print these and hang in your classroom as you see fit.

I'm also including links to Nearpod lessons on the topic. These would be great to use on early release days, or days when the schedule shifts a little.

Digital Citizenship Nearpod Lessons Linked Below:

Screen Out the Mean K - 2

Cyberbullying 3 - 5

Cyberbullying 6 - 8

**Remember, you can always edit Nearpod lessons to fit your needs!**

Technology Integration in the Classroom sometimes becomes a "Digital Arcade" of games with no real educational value. In order to have meaningful technology lessons, we need to know the "Why?"

Above (orange box), I have linked an excellent article on Successful Blended Learning. Below, I've provided you with graphics that pair Bloom's Taxonomy with integrated technology.

I would love to help your lessons become more about the Why, as well as help you become more comfortable integrating technology into them. Book me for a meeting and let's get started!

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I'm so proud to say that BOTH of my schools earned the designation of Reward Schools! It is an honor to work with you every day! Please know that I am so very proud of you and your students' hard work.

Click the link above to see the RuCo Schools official announcement.


They're back!!

On Tuesdays, beginning August 21, from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, the RCS Instructional Technology Department will be having a Live Twitter Chat! If you participate you will receive 1 hour of PD Credit! (Max 3 hours per year) Make sure you use the hashtag #RCSTechChat to find us.

PD in your PJs!

Don't know what a Twitter Chat is... No Problem.

Watch This Video to See How It Works and How to Earn PD Credit

Available October PDs

For a list of this month's available PDs, click HERE!

This Month's Featured Teacher


This month's shout out goes to Krista Murphree! Mrs. Murphree has a goal to become a paperless classroom this year. She's on to a great start! Students are enrolled in Microsoft Teams and are completing lessons & assignments online weekly.

I'd also like to thank Mrs. Gehrke, Mrs. Chase, & Mrs. Caldwell at TFAA for allowing me present Office365 to your classes.

And another big thanks to the 4th & 5th grade teachers & classes at BCE for letting me do a fun #DigitalCitizenship lesson with your students!

Thanks for taking time to read this newsletter!

Please let me know if you have suggestions or ideas you'd like featured in upcoming newsletters!

Are you doing amazing techy things in your classroom? Let me know - I'd love to feature you!

~ Stephanie

PS - the third person to email me from BCE and TFAA stating they have read this newsletter will win a techy prize!

Stephanie Smith, Instructional Technology Coach

ClassDojo Ambassador

GoNoodle Ambassador

Nearpod Certified Educator

BrainPop Certified Educator

Microsoft Innovative Educator

Amazon Inspired Educator