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December 9, 2015

Mt. Vernon Senior High School Studio - Streaming Live at 9:25!

After a one and a half year haitus, the High School Studio Station is back on the air! There are many people to thank for getting the station rewired and up to date, but just having the station ready to go, doesn't mean it will go on the air. Someone must study the software and schematics and put the production in place. Joseph and Jaren, sophomores at MVSHS, stepped up to the challenge and made this happen. Thanks to their experience and training from Jr. High days in Studio 92 and with Dave Purvis, they were able to make connections from previous programs and apply them to the new software. So with a tweak here and a tweak there, they streamed live at 9:25 for the first time on Monday, Nov. 30. Now the boys are beginning to take on new members in the studio. Jacob has volunteered his time to assist with teleprompting, anchoring, and technical support. Others will be coming on board as anchors and co-anchors.

These boys are leading the way! Take a look at one of their broadcasts

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This week's GOOGLE focus: Google Slides!

Alice Keeler shows Using Google Slides to Teach.

Author of Ditch that Textbook, Matt Miller, gives tips on 10 Google Slides Activities to Add Awesome to Classes.

Kevin Zahner suggests 10 Activities with Google Slides.

10 minute Professional Development!

PD in 10 minutes or less? You can't beat that! Let's take a closer look at the SAMR model. What is it? Can you identify the level(s) in a teacher's lesson?

  • Watch the 2 minute Pow Toon SAMR introduction to review the 4 levels. You'll find it below.
  • Next, take a look at a 2 minute lesson on the order of operations .
  • Finally, use the Google form below (10 minute PD) to choose the SAMR level being used in the lesson, order of operations, and your reasons for selecting that level.

We'll start keeping track of those of you participating so you can earn PGP points for our 10 minute PD!

Permission granted for TIM video lesson granted by Dr. Kimberly M. Wheeler

Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT)

College of Education

University of South Florida

SAMR in 2 minutes
Zita, Tina. "SAMR in 2 Minutes." YouTube. YouTube, 9 Sept. 2013. Web. 02 Dec. 2015. <>.

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Connecting the 4Cs Conference

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 at 8am to Wednesday, June 8th 2016 at 4pm

700 Harriett Street

Mount Vernon, IN

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