Monthly Tech Tidbits

You don't know what you don't know...

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Welcome and Thanks for Clicking!

The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to provide you with quick information, tips, and technology hacks for the classroom.
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EdCampBoro is This Saturday!

We are SOLD OUT of tickets, but you may still request a ticket through the Wait List!


Calling all educators!


We would like to formally invite you to participate in EdCampBoro!


All EdCamps are a participant-driven "unconference" that provide a unique professional development opportunity for educators. It's completely free to attend, and highly engaging! All topics and conversations are entirely organic and determined that day.


To see an excellent explanation of how an EdCamp works, click on THIS LINK.


For more information or to register for your FREE ticket, please visit our website or scan the QR code in the flyer. There are a limited number of tickets available, so make sure you sign up early! We can't wait to see you there!


If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our organizers:


Christy Tibbs - tibbsc@rcschools.net

Stephanie Smith - smithst@rcschools.net

Clarissa Miles - milesc@rcschools.net

Tim Carey - careyt@rcschools.net

This one is a gold mine for math teachers!! Click the link above to see what it's all about. This site offers 4 quick tutorials to help get you started!

Instructional Technology Academy

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End of the Year

As we begin to wrap up the school year, be on the lookout for emails pertaining to End of the Year policies & procedures.

Windows 10 is coming!

ALL teacher machines will be re-imaged and updated to the Windows 10 operating system before the end of the school year. Don't panic! A schedule of your re-imaging date window will be sent in plenty of time, as well as more information.


In the meantime, please make sure you are storing all of your files in OneDrive. This will make for an easier transition!

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Don't Forget!

On Tuesdays, from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, the RCS Instructional Technology Department will be having a Live Twitter Chat! If you participate you will receive 1 hour of PD Credit! Make sure you use the hashtag #RCSTechChat to find us.


PD in your PJs!


Don't know what a Twitter Chat is... No Problem.


Watch This Video to See How It Works and How to Earn PD Credit

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Teacher Tech Spotlight

Shout out to Mrs. Stansbury, Mrs. Fair, and Mrs. Breneman at Thurman Francis Arts Academy!


Mrs. Stansbury, Mrs. Breneman & their students have been loving Quizlet Live to review for TNReady.


Mrs. Fair's class has been using CommonLit to prepare for the rigorous testing questions on TNReady.



Would you like a shout out!? Want to be featured in the Teacher Tech Spotlight?! Invite me into your classroom to see the fantastic technology based lessons you and your students are doing!

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

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Nearpod Certified Educator

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