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Week of 10/5/15

Professional Development

MANDATORY Online Security Awareness Training - Log into Edivate and then use THESE instructions to access the course.

Office 365 - It's like Google Drive but in a Microsoft platform! The mandated use of 365 is coming down the pipe, so get a head start with webinars and Edivate trainings!

Personalized Learning - New tools exist to help teachers customize learning to individual students’ needs, skills, and interests. Thanks to Fulton County taxpayers and the SPLOST one-cent sales tax, we are able to provide mobile devices that will help teachers better meet the needs of all students.

Woodland is a Cohort 3 school, so the Personalized Learning Design Team will be meeting soon to determine the best device for our instructional needs.

I strongly suggest visiting the Fulton County Personalized Learning Site or HERE for more information so you understand what is expected of you during the personalized learning rollout.

Spotlight Resource

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DK Find Out! is a great resource for inquisitive kids Visit DK Find Out! to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries.

To access, have students log onto MackinVIA using their student ID and eight digit birthdate.

How can this be used in the classroom?

-Have students browse the topics available on DK Find Out!, let them choose a topic to gather information about, and then have them do a free write that includes information.

-Import screenshots of DK Find Out information into an app like Show Me or Screen Chomp and have students annotate on top of the screen shot.

-Just let kids be kids and have them explore the various topics!

Because it's included in MackinVIA, a separate permission form is not needed. :)