Tech Tips and Tricks

Shrewsbury Elementary

Our Tech Team

Our school technology committee meets once a month and is working hard to take our school's technology to the next level. This newsletter was created to share our information with you. If you have questions please see one of our representatives!

  • K - Jenn Schiding
  • 1 - Michelle Harbold
  • 2 - Sarah Bunch
  • 3 - Missy Taylor
  • 3 - Brooke Lesinski
  • 4 - Mark Finn
  • 5 - Audra Cabrera
  • 6 - Sharon Lytle
  • Special Ed - Keri Ei
  • Specialists - Wendy Fitzgerald
  • Admin - Mary Dankosky
  • District member - Andy Shelow

Digital Learners

We are in the digital age and our students are digital learners. What are we doing to foster this way of learning? Are we doing our part to integrate technology into our classrooms? This powerful video puts it into perspective.
A Vision of K-12 Students Today

Start small and build from there!

Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas to incorporate technology into your classroom that do not take a lot of time create, and will enhance instruction.

1. Attendance - Create a Google form or use Plickers to gather lunch information.

2. Have students practice math skills using frontrowed or xtramath

3. Review for a test using Kahoot, socrative, or quizziz

4. Read about a wonder of the day and write in their journal about it using Wonderopolis

5. Students can read a story online using Epic

6. Use Google docs for a writing journal

7. Create a question and have students check their answers using a QR code.

8. Create a place for all sites used often using Symbaloo.

9. Create a class webpage using Weebly.

10. Use your students as resources! They usually know and can help!

More Tips To Help You Be Successful With Technology

These tips will help you get organized and be successful at incorporating technology into your classroom.

Staff Picks

Search Engines for Kids

Kiddle - This is a safe, visual search engine for kids

KidRex - Safe Search for Kids, by Kids

Googlejunior - Google's safe search for kids

Help is Here! NEW to SYCSD!

Help is Here is a new addition to our school's website.

Located under the new department tab on the home page, is a new way to receive tutorials, help trouble shooting, or answer your questions. Click here for the technology department link to check it out. New tips/tutorials always added!

To access it from the district's homepage:

  • Department
  • Technology
  • Help is Here - bottom left - on menu

Check it out! There is a lot of information here...everything from projectors to Google and more!

What is this you ask? This is an app that works with both IOS and Android. It allows you to control your computer from your own device, so you can walk around your classroom. Think wireless keyboard, but easier to hold/use. There is a free version with simple remotes, or a $4.99 version which allows you to control YouTube videos, has a digital keyboard, and much, much more!

Click here to see the tutorial and information on Help is Here