Instructional Technology

April 2015 Newsletter

Where Can I Find Phase II Resources for SchoolNet?

You can find Phase II resources for SchoolNet on the Instructional Technology webpage. The resources include instructional videos, step-by-step instructions, and student login information.

Phase II Goals:

Goal V: How to create and assign a Manual Test

Goal VI: How to create a Shared Classroom Assessment

Goal VII: Scoring a printed test using ScanIT

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Are You Looking for Fun Ways To Create An Engaging Learning Environment for EOG Review for Your Students?

Look no further. The Instructional Technology Department will be offering Professional Development courses during April focusing on using Web 2.0 Tools such as: Kahoot!, Thinglink, Storybird, PowToon, Piktochart, LiveBinders, Smore, Voki, and Discovery Education Board Builder/Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) to review students on EOG concepts.

Note: You will need to login to Office 365 to access the training schedule link below.

Training Schedule

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Logging into Discovery Education

If you are having a problem logging in to Discovery Education, please make sure you:

  • Are going to (do not add www at the beginning of the link).

  • Login with your GCS username and password, if this information is asked for.

  • You give detailed information describing your problem when contacting Pam James. Are you going to the above site? Are you getting an error message and if so what does it say? Are you using your GCS username and password?

  • Ask new staff members to send Pam James their GCS username and password if they cannot access Discovery Education. It could take up to 30 days for new accounts to be created.

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Are You Looking For A Strategy To Help Students Summarize Information That They Read?

Discovery Education has an excellent Spotlight on Strategy (SOS) entitled Whittle It Down. This strategy help students summarize information that they read through a process. To learn more about this strategy, click here.
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Top All Around Users with Discovery Education

1. Oak Ridge Elementary - 2,254*

2. Stokesdale Elementary - 1,038*

3. Erwin Montessori - 631*

*These numbers represent the total number of resources that were accessed in Discovery Education.

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What is Tween Tribune (Smithsonian)?

Tween Tribune is a free website sponsored by Smithsonian that provides news articles for all grades K-12. For more information, click here.
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Contact Information

Pamela James

Technology Trainer


Sabrina Jenkins

Coordinator - Technology Integration