Tips from the Techie Gal!

Your Digital Learning Coach-Donita

September 10, 2015


This year I will be sending Tips from the Techie Gal at least twice a month. I will send you tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your classroom. This will be another way that I support you. This first newsletter is more about the resources available to you and a few housekeeping items. Please make sure you read everything because the information is important for you to have. I will also put the link on a Google Doc and share with you so you can reference should you need through out the year. This will be easier than going through emails.

(I put a survey at the end of this newsletter, please make sure you fill it out so I can better assist you.)

Tips from Techie Gal Links

Pods, Devices, and Lab Rules and Check-Out

  • If you are using the 8 computers in one of the Pods you will need to check them out in Eduphoria. Please just don't send students out there to work without reserving it.
  • If you check out devices you must check out the whole cart and not just 5 or 6 from a cart. We are not breaking up the carts like that it is too hard to keep up with and a lot easier to forget to put back in the cart.
  • You may not keep a cart overnight in your room, they must be turned in daily.
  • If you share your classroom devices with another class please have the teacher your sharing with fill out the Device check-out form for your room. I have one for your below.
  • Please go over the rules of the pods with your classes this is the Flex Pod Rules.
  • I am still working on Chromebook rules for the classroom. I will send when done.
  • If a computer is not working properly in the lab or pods, please put a work order in with the computer number listed on it.

How to check-out pods and devices hand-out

Computer Lab rules for all pods hand-out

Flex pods with furniture rules hand-out

K-2 ipad rules- If you want to print in color please send to the print shop.

Classroom Device Check-out sheet... This paticular hand-out will require you to sign in to Google when your click on the link. It will then ask you to make a copy. Go ahead and click make copy.I did that so if you want to have them sign-out via google docs you can or you can print it out. This way noone will type on someone elses form.


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Tech Tool Box

The Tech Tool Box is an excellent resource for you. We have all of our hand-outs on there for you. We have hand-outs for all the programs you use. Please explore this site to see what all we have. Please click here to view. I have the link to this site listed on my email signature as well.
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The Connected Learner

The Connected Learner site is filled with integration ideas sorted by Grade-level and Teks. It also has many resources for ipad and chromebooks. This is also linked to my email signature. Please click her to view.
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Tech in 10

I will be offering short Tech in 10 trainings. They will be 10 minutes only. I will offer these twice a month and they will be either before school, afterschool or during your planning time. I will start on time and end on time and not go any longer than 10 mins. I will base some of these short trainings on the survey you complete.

What areas would you like more training on?

Tech On!!