ACS Elementary Tech TidBits

Instructional Technology Resources & Celebrations

February 2, 2015

Where is Alyson this week?

I will be in each school a full day this week. You can always reach me via email or phone if needed as well. Contact info is located at the bottom of this newsletter.

  • Monday- Central Office
  • Tuesday- Athens Elementary
  • Wednesday- Brookhill
  • Thursday- Cowart
  • Friday- Julian Newman

Tech Management Tip

Finding & Sharing Images with Students

How can I be sure my students have quality images for projects while

  • keeping them safe online?
  • ensuring images are copyright free?

One way is to begin collecting images for units and projects in your Google Drive. This is a great place for image storage because ample space is available and folders are easily shared among colleagues. Pre-searching images not only ensures they are safe and relevant for your students, it also eliminates copyright concerns. One workflow solution is below. If you have other methods, please share with us!

Steps to Creating Photo Banks for Students:

1. Create a folder for your unit's images in Google Drive

2. Search for appropriate pictures/images that are copyright free or copyrighted for reuse:

  • Option 1:
  • Option 2: Google Images (Search Images, click Search Tools at top, click usage rights, then select "labeled for noncommercial reuse")

3. Save the photos in the Google Drive folder created in Step 1

4. Share the folder (so that anyone with a link can view)

5. Create a QR code that students can scan to access the images

6. Save the QR code in the image folder for future use

The images can be used each year!

Below is a step-by-step guide to quick QR code creation using

Cool Tech Tool of the Week

Learn More About Plickers:


Ready to Try? / Want a free set of cards??

I would love to come in and learn to use this cool formative assessment app with you! I will have sets of cards available at each school this week. Use the form below to book a time for a 15 minute demo with your class and get a set of Plickers cards to keep!

ACS Elementary Tech Integration


Technology integration can be seen in action across all Athens City Schools. Below are a few things that were happening in our elementary schools last week!

Social Media- Learning & Sharing in Athens City!

#acsPOWERUP Tweets

Not on twitter? Not a problem! This link will take you to the twitter feed with the #ACSPOWERUP hashtag. Want to learn about twitter? Let me know!

ACS Faculty & Staff Twitter List

Let's get your name on this list! Use the form below to add your info. Not on Twitter yet? I'd be happy to help you get started!

Contact Information:

Alyson Carpenter

Instructional Technology Specialist

Athens City Schools

Athens, AL