DISD Tuesday Tech Talk

January 26, 2016

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SHOUT OUTS!

JENNIFER BRADLEY (Primary) -

iPad Pool!! Look at all the cuteness and learning going on in Mrs. Bradley's PK iPad Pool!!! (See above)


CHRISTINA DUNKIN (High School) -

(THIS IS SO COOL!!!!) Christina says, "...I have displayed a QR code on my wall that is designated as "Exiting the classroom." This code is attached to a Google form that asked the students for their name, class period and reason for leaving the room. When they return they scan a second code titled, "Returning to the classroom." This code ask them for their name. I saw the idea on Pinterest and implemented it as a means of collecting data on who leaves my room the most, what they are leaving for and how long they are gone."


DON CRAGER (Junior High) -

Mr. Cragers students are loving using Kahoot for test reviews!! (If you haven't used Kahoot, check it out HERE.


STACY BROWN (Admin), MARY HENDRY (Admin), ASHLEI RIOS (Junior High), KIM VANN (Intermediate), and CHARLA JONES (High School) -

These ladies attended our Thursday Blog Training last week. They ROCKED it!!! Some of them have already started their blogs and I'll be anxious to share them with you! WAY TO GO LADIES!!

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Thursday Trainings in February!

Check out our Thursday February Trainings!

See below and click HERE to sign up!! Just a few more openings left!

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Creating a Table of Contents in a Google Document!!

Create A Table Of Contents In Google Docs
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(Thank you, Julie Smith!!)

The following link shows suggested edits to track changes in a Google Doc, how to comply with MLA and APA formatting guidelines, and adding page numbers to add professionalism to a multipage document.

https://www.thegooru.com/4-tips-making-professional-looking-google-docs/
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Digital Formative Assessment Tools

Below are just a FEW of some Digital Formative Assessment Tools. You can find the rest on our Diboll ISD Instructional Technology Website HERE.


AnswerGarden – A tool for online brainstorming or polling, educators can use this real time tool to see student feedback on questions.

Animoto – Gives students the ability to make a short, 30-second share video of what they learned in a given lesson.

AudioNote – A combination of a voice recorder and notepad that captures both audio and notes for student collaboration.

Backchannel Chat – Similar to TodaysMeet, this site offers a teacher-moderated version of Twitter. An extension of the in-the-moment conversation might be to capture the chat, create a tag cloud and see what surfaces as a focus of the conversation.

BubbleSheet – An app that allows students to complete assignments and common assessments using an iPhone or iPad Quizzes up to 10 questions are free.

Coggle – A mind mapping tool designed to understand student thinking.

Conceptboard – This software facilitates team collaboration in a visual format – similar to mind mapping, but using visual and textual inputs. Compatible on tablets and PCs, Conceptboard can work from multiple devices.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard – A whiteboard app that provides students the tool to share understanding and comprehension.

Evernote Skitch – Allows you to get your point across easily by using images and annotations. Works with a desktop, tablet, or phone and allows you to bring alive your thoughts and ideas using shapes, sketches and annotations.

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