Tech Tidbits #11

from your friendly elementary tech integrator!

Credly Badges are Available! For YOU!

Have you claimed your badges lately? As you work to set up systems and begin to integrate tech into the classroom, don't forget to claim your badges! Read more about the Credly service and the badges Elanco offers by visiting the Elanco Learns blog! Want to nominate yourself or a colleague to be featured on the Elanco Learns blog? Email me!

Wired Wednesday - Student Blogging with Edublogs

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 4-5pm

361 School Road

Denver, PA

Our next Wired Wednesday will be held on 9/23 at Brecknock Elementary. We'll talk student blogging with Edublogs! We can also discuss your own use of Edublogs for home-school communication and be prepared to have lots of hands-on time to customize your blogs if needed. Please register in My Learning Plan!
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Edublogs offers Student and Class blogging challenges! Get connected with other bloggers!

Many LA classes are starting to get blogs set up for students and/or blog in a shared blog space. You can register your students and class to participate in some blogging challenges through Edublogs!

Here is the link to the class registration and info to read about participation. Here's a link to the classes participating thus far. Great place to visit to find other blogs to read and to compose comments for!

Individual students who have their own blog URL can register to participate in the student blogging challenges, however they encourage only students who are going to actively participate to register. Students should complete the form found here if you approve of this activity and they are going to commit to completing/attempting the blogging challenges. Here is the list of students participating from thus far! Many participants from around the world.

More Good Stuff

From the Googly Files

Chromebook shortcuts- make them visible when you're using your Chromebook!

While on your Chromebook, press Ctrl + Alt + ? to reveal the shortcuts key on your Chromebook, then hold Control, Alt, Shift, or Search to see the corresponding shortcuts!

See here!

How to create and save a template in Google Docs

Tutorial here

Thanks to everyone who attended last week's Google Classroom Wired Wednesday! It has been fantastic visiting classrooms and seeing how Google Classroom is streamlining your digital agenda usage and providing students will needed resources during rotational learning!

My PBL Failure: 4 Tips for Planning Successful PBL & Collaborative Station Info

In light of last week's conversations around collaborative learning, it's important to reflect and realize planning for an implementing collaborative activities and project-based learning is a journey! One teacher shares her lessons learned here.

Also see 20 Tips for Managing Project-Based learning via Edutopia- thanks for sharing, Brecknock!

These are the slides with resources re: cooperative learning, collaborative learning, and resource links you can use to best implement collaboration in your rotational learning stations!

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