Monthly Tech Tidbits
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Buh-Bye Office Mix
We currently have a complete district-wide trial license for Playposit, which is an excellent alternative to Office Mix.
Windows 10 is coming!
In the meantime, please make sure you are storing all of your files in OneDrive. This will make for an easier transition!
Playposit allows you to embed video from YouTube and many other sites or upload your own and then insert multiple types of questions into the video. Students can access the videos across any device, at their own pace, and you get the data. Perfect for teachers looking to develop blended and/or flipped lessons.
I am offering 2 PD sessions in April. Sessions will be held on Wednesday, April 11, from 3:00-4:00 at BCE 300 Lab, and again on Tuesday, April 17, from 3:00-4:00 at TFAA Library
Participants will need to register through SchoolStation.
EdCampBoro is Almost Here!
Calling all educators!
We would like to formally invite you to participate in EdCampBoro!
All EdCamps are a participant-driven "unconference" that provide a unique professional development opportunity for educators. It's completely free to attend, and highly engaging! All topics and conversations are entirely organic and determined that day.
To see an excellent explanation of how an EdCamp works, click on THIS LINK.
For more information or to register for your FREE ticket, please visit our website or scan the QR code in the flyer. There are a limited number of tickets available, so make sure you sign up early! We can't wait to see you there!
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our organizers:
Christy Tibbs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Smith - email@example.com
Clarissa Miles - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Carey - email@example.com
On Tuesdays, 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! Make sure you use the hashtag #RCSTechChat to find us.
PD in your PJs!
Don't know what a Twitter Chat is... No Problem.
Teacher Tech Spotlight
Shout out to Mrs. Buttrey at Thurman Francis Arts Academy!
Mrs. Buttrey is doing some amazing Blended Learning lessons in her classroom using Nearpod! Students are collaborating while working at their own pace to take ownership of their learning!
Would you like a shout out!? Want to be featured in the Teacher Tech Spotlight?! Invite me into your classroom to see the fantastic technology based lessons you and your students are doing!
Thanks for taking time to read this newsletter!
Are you doing amazing techy things in your classroom? Let me know - I'd love to feature you!