Instructional Technology Newsletter

September, 2016 - 2nd Edition

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Technology Integration Cohorts Kick-Off

Instructional Technology Cohorts:

We are excited to be offering year-long technology Integration cohorts this year. Our "Cohort Kickoff" is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6th, so if you haven't signed up - Do so NOW by clicking HERE.

Hot Off the Presses!

Tech Tip #1 - Locking Your Computer

These days, computer security is very important. We all store a large number of files some containing private information on our computers. One easy way to prevent data theft is by locking your computer to prevent unauthorized access. Use the link to read about how to lock your computer.

Locking Your Computer

Instructional Strategy - Something to Try!

Engage your students in Twitter-Style Exit/Summary Tickets to assess what they have learned in 140 characters or less. Watch the video to see how one teacher uses this strategy.

Join, Like, and Learn

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New Teachers - Join the New Teacher Remind group for Pick-Me-Up ideas by texting @NTO2016 to 81010. Click HERE for visual How To.
Join Twitter and follow all of the ITC Coaches. Twitter
Teacher's Idea Exchange (Facebook) - Join our online "Teachers Idea Exchange" Facebook group to swap ideas and resources with other teachers throughout the district and beyond.
SCCPSS ITC Facebook page - Visit, like and follow for resources and more.
SCCPSS Instructional Technology Website
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  • Charles Ellis Montessori - 1:1 Chromebook Kickoff
  • White Bluff - 1:1 Ipad for K-2
  • Hodge - 1:1 Ipad for K-2
  • 2016-17 MIni-Grant Recipients: Congratulations to the 115 teachers who received technology through the Instructional Technology Mini-Grant. Good luck as you begin to implement those proposal plans!
  • Leslie Ducey and Aida Avendano kindergarten teachers from Marshpoint are in the process of becoming - Seesaw Ambassadors!
  • Stephen Salley - 5th grade teacher at May Howard has completed Google Certification Levels I and II.

Have news to share? Be sure to let your coach know!

iPad Tip #1: How to Make the Dock Work for You!

By default, your iPad places 4 icons in your dock area. Fine. But, you may never use some of those icons and there may be others (the photos app, for example) that you use frequently. You’re permitted to put up to six apps in the dock, and you can change those choices as often as you’d like. Read more...

Why We Do what We do!

Rita Pierson Relationships

Oh! Where Did I See That?

Remember seeing a resource in the Back to School Edition of the newsletter and now are unable to locate the newsletter? No worries! Here is a link to the newsletter.


Know Your Instructional Technology Coach!

The Instructional Technology Department is responsible for coordinating, organizing, and facilitating the effective use and integration of technology within the schools in order to increase student performance.

Instructional Technology Coaches

Angela LaPlante

Dru Piersol

Gillian Riley

Melissa Milligan

Natalie Muthersbaugh

Libby Miller

William Harris

Yolanda Sanders

Media Services

Carol Tarnowski - Library Media Technology Coach

Deborah Hargroves - Media and Broadcast Trainer (part-time)

Vacancy - Media Support Assistant (912) 395-1124

Program Manager

Wendy Marshall - Program Manager

Contact Information

Please contact your IT Coach for individual contact information.