Have a Great Summer

From Your Technology Department

Summer is a great time for relaxing, spending time with family, and recharging your batteries. This edition of the Technology newsletter is dedicated to having fun in the sun! You'll find cool tech to help you heat up your summer! So put on your flip flops and your sunglasses and cruise through our newsletter!

Get Appy This Summer

Teach Kids To Earn Their Tech Time

Chores, reading, outside activities...you can assign a value to any activity and your kids can earn some technology time! A great way to get them to unplug for a while...while earning some digital currency! Get this printable graphic HERE.
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Look Who Rocked It Right Up Until The End Of School!

Mrs. Cloy is saving the Earth one piece of paper at a time!

Amanda Cloy is saving the earth one day at a time as she transitions to a paperless classroom with Google Classroom! Here, her GT students are using Google Forms to take a mythology test using the Chromebooks. As students finished, Mrs. Cloy used Flubaroo to quickly grade all assignments and return them in record time! She says that using Google Classroom has made her students more reflective and responsible learners and has become a time-saving tool for her.

Are You Leaving Us This Summer?

Please take a moment to go through this checklist!

  • Unshare your Eduphoria Lesson Planner before you leave!!
  • If you run a social media account for a club or organization social media page, give the username and password to your AP for the next sponsor (Need help transferring this? Contact Learning Technologies!
  • See the article below about Google Takeout to get a copy of all of your Google files.
  • Return your technology to the Technology Department at Admin.

How to move all of your Google files with Google Takeout!

Google Takeout - Exporting Data

What's In Your Shared With Me Folder?

"Shared with me" only lists files and folders that have been shared with you and include your email address in someone else's shared settings. If that “someone else” leaves the district their files and folders are disabled. If you have not added that file or folder to Your Drive, you will not be able to locate that file/folder.

Click the button below to get a how-to that helps with keeping your shared files!

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Fun Ideas To Try This Summer

This fun article has some great ideas for projects to kick start creativity and critical thinking! And you can do them together! Read all about it HERE!
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Get your summer learning on!

Open Culture offers a great list of 1100 FREE online courses from top universities that you can take this summer! From Film classes to Humanities...from History to Astronomy - there's something for everyone! Grab your sunscreen and your laptop...and learn something new! Check out the list HERE!

Summer Learning Academy Course

Tuesday, June 16th, 8:30-11:30am

100 Elk Drive, Burleson, TX, United States

Website Design for the Technology Challenged

We will focus on some "must-haves" of a great website that serves as a way to communicate with parents and students. Learn how to build your teacher or club Google site into something you may actually use (because you finally know how)! Bring your laptops!

Open to BISD Employees only. Sign Up in Eduphoria!

Summer Learning Academy will be at Centennial High School.

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Find a Fun Summer Camp!

Here's a great list of 2015 summer camps in Fort Worth and the surrounding area! Check out Rock-n-Roll Camp, Art Camp, Kid Chef Camp, and more! Click HERE to find a fun summer camp!

Enjoy Your Summer!


The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari by Sounds11