Tech Time

Harborfields Winter Edition 2022

Connect and Engage

Welcome to our technology newsletter. This newsletter has been created using Smore. This digital tool gives you the ability to create digital newsletters, announcements, and more! If you want to learn more about Smore, click here to create a free account. Below you will find several activities to move forward with the use of technology in the classroom. Enjoy!

Are you ready to try something new? How about Genius Hour?

The concept of "Genius Hour" is to give children a designated time to work on a project of their choice. Students can choose a topic to research and ultimately design a presentation. Use this Google Slide Presentation to introduce Genius Hour to your class. Click here for an excellent Teachers Pay Teachers packet to use with your students. Click here for a digital version to use within your Google Classroom.

Are you looking for a fun enrichment activity with Google Slides? Try Book Snaps!

BookSnaps are digital, visual representations of learning that showcase student voice and choice. BookSnaps can be used at any grade level and for any subject. The video below goes over very useful tips and tricks on how to use Google Slides to create a BookSnap. Click here for an example and direction slide to use with your class.
Cannonball In #BookSnaps in Google Slides: REAL Talk Episode 47

Google Drive Organization

Are you feeling nervous or stressed about your Google Drive? Click here for a slide presentation to get you started with simple organizational strategies. You can use this with your students by posting this presentation to your Google Classroom.
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Jennifer Washington- Director of Technology & Security Systems

If you have any tips and tricks that you would like to share on our next edition, please let me know.