Monthly Tech Tidbits

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The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to provide you with quick information, tips, and technology hacks for the classroom.
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Storyline Online

I'm sure many of you are familiar with Storyline Online, the site presented by the Screen Actors Guild where lots of actors read popular children's books, but did you know they now have an app?!?

It's available for FREE in the App Store or Google Play Store!

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to save some time! Here are some basics:
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Skype in the Classroom

Have you ever thought about using Skype as a virtual field trip in your classroom? There are hundreds of lessons to choose from! Click HERE to see them and contact me if you are interested in setting one up.

Work Orders

If your technology equipment isn't working properly, email the following email address to submit a work order:

Thurman Francis -


Brown's Chapel -

**It is VERY IMPORTANT for you to put WORK ORDER in the subject line of your email.**

This is a procedure we have in place to keep all work orders organized
and as a result they are able to be processed more efficiently.

Include the following in the email.......
1. Your room number
2. The RC Asset Tag of the equipment if it has a tag number.
3. What problems are you experiencing with the equipment? What is it doing/not doing? Please be as specific as possible as this helps our technicians to better diagnose the problems.

Our technician will visit the school one day a week to address work orders. It is very important that you email your work order to or prior to the technician's visit.

Please see the example below.

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Upcoming PDs

We all know BrainPOP has great videos and quizzes, but there’s so much more!! In this

training, you will learn all about My BrainPOP for student accounts as well as the amazing

activities you can assign! Be prepared to “wow” your teacher friends and students because

you will leave saying, “I didn’t know BrainPOP could do that!”

Stay tuned for my PD flyer with dates and links to sign up!!

Thanks for taking time to read this newsletter!

Please let me know if you have suggestions or ideas you'd like featured in upcoming newsletters!

Are you doing amazing techy things in your classroom? Let me know - I'd love to feature you!

~ Stephanie

Stephanie Smith, Instructional Technology Coach

ClassDojo Ambassador

GoNoodle Ambassador

Nearpod Certified Educator

BrainPop Certified Educator

Microsoft Innovative Educator

Amazon Inspired Educator