Tech Treats


May 2016 Edition

"You'll do more GOOD if your aim to SERVE more than you aim to PLEASE." Chris Edmonds

Three of your colleagues SERVED other teachers on April 23rd at the LU Tech Ignite Conference. Thanks, Miranda, Mark, and Suzanne. The LU Ayers Institute was responsible for this conference. Another resource Ayers Institute offers is online teacher training called INVEST. It has online model lessons for varied grade levels and subjects, coaching, teacher evaluation, etc. Ayers is a great resource right here on our campus. Check it out!

It is almost summer. What are your summertime plans? Let me know if you would like to learn a new tech skill this summer.

Mark presenting
Miranda Tech Ignite
Suzanne presenting

Recommended by Phil Sanders

Chrome Remote Desktop

You can use one computer from another over the Internet with Chrome Remote Desktop, also known as Chrome RDP. When you do so, you can safely use your files or applications from another computer, phone, or tablet.

See this link for more information.

Adobe Voice

A great app to use to narrate pictures or slides.

TAIS Tech Conference

Thanks to Casey for presenting at the TAIS Tech Conference. Sorry, I was unable to get a video.

See the links in this section for Exam Review Ideas


I must admit that I am a big fan of infographics right now. A great review assignment would be to have students create infographics of important topics that can be shared with the class for review. Go by Kristi Reynolds room and see her Big Idea wall charts created on Google Drawing. IMPRESSIVE!

Copyright Information for Education

Do you use Schoology to connect with your school club, sport, group?

You can set up a "course" in schoology for your group. For example, the Ignite program has their own course where they can contact members and publish information. You are welcome to use schoology for your school group. It would be a great place to publish links to how to videos for sports teams and other valuable info since our students a familiar with it.

Google Cardboard

Want to try virtual reality in your classroom? Think Google Cardboard! We have a classroom set for your use. Check out this article from ISTE for ways to use it for student engagement. This link has a good photo array and explanation of how it works and ways to use it.

A Great List of Tech Tools for Teachers

Thinking about writing your own textbook?

You may want to attend the iBook Author Conference in Nashville next fall. It would be great way to get inspired to create your own text. I books author would require the use of a Mac computer or laptop. You can actually create a book and have it available as an iBook. The Place - Opryland Hotel The Dates - Oct. 6 -7, 2016

You can use Google Slides to create a simple PDF online book. See this link for a book template. This template can be used for a student assignment also.


We think of coding for the science and math classrooms, but what about language classrooms? SCRATCH! Foreign language teachers, English teachers, and others can use this awesome program next year.

I love that a programming language can be used in all classes, especially the "language" connection. Create a story. Create a game. Use the chromebooks or come to the lab.

Educational Grants

Tech Conferences

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Schoology NEXT - July 11-13 Miami, FL
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