DISD Tuesday Tech Talk

January 19, 2016

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February Thursday Trainings!

Check out our Thursday February Trainings!

See below and click HERE to sign up!!

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All Tuesday Tech Talks

If you missed a Tech Talk or can't find one and you'd like to refer back to one, they are all on our DISD Instructional Technology website! Click HERE to see Tuesday Tech Talks throughout the year.

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New York Public Library - Digital Collections! (Thanks, Sally Macher!)

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The New York Public Library has enhanced access to its Digital Collections that are in public domain allowing users to enjoy and use the materials in an way they want. There are now over 180.000 digitized items in public domain. These include materials such as prints, photographs, maps, books, paintings, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, streaming video and many more.


Users can download materials from Digital Collections in high resolution with no permission required and no restrictions on use. “On January 6th, 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187K digital items in the public domain available for high resolution download. This is one of many experiments by the NYPL Labs to help patrons understand and explore what was contained in that release."

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SHOUT OUT!

Junior High - ..."is using Chromecast and Google Slides to show announcements on one of the televisions in the cafeteria during lunch. We are displaying UIL information, upcoming events, perfect attendance winners, as well as top readers and new books in the library."


Send any Shout Outs that are happening in your classroom, or on your campus, to Donna!

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What is the SAMR Model and what does it look like in schools?

SAMR

As you know, our district focuses on the SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching. If you need ANY help on this, please let me know! I have posted several examples, videos, lessons, etc. on our Instructional Technology website, which you can find HERE .


And of course, there is always Pinterest where thousands of your closest educators have posted their SAMR finds! Click HERE to find that information!

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Free Templates for PowerPoint or Google Slides

Google Tips and Tricks / Microsoft


Looking for ways to beautify your slide presentations? We have the perfect place for you to download gorgeous, free templates that have been professionally designed. Read More >

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Why should educators consider incorporating Twitter in their teaching?

Here are just a few reasons:

*Extend learning experiences beyond the “walls” of the classroom

*Bring in current events to the curriculum

*Engage students within lecture-based instruction

*Connect students from across multiple sections or institutions

*Reach out to experts in the field

*Pull the world into your classroom

*Introduce students to informal professional development -

See more at: http://www.jasonrhode.com/twitterinedu#sthash.8YwkzYV9.dpuf

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