Tuesday Tech Tips

A little tech goes a long way!

Google Ninja Academy

Go to our GSCS Ninja Academy right now! Prepare yourself to lead our students in the effective use of Google Apps and instructional technology.

Now, you can earn PLUs for earning all four Google Ninja Belts! If you have already earned all four belts, you can register to receive one PLU credit. If you are in the process of earning your belts, go ahead and register so you will be all set. You may register HERE.

When you complete the Black Belt test, you will receive a certificate from Google. Please forward a copy of that certificate to either Leslie Fagin or Robin Harris. Once we receive your Black Belt certificate from Google, your name will be added to our leader board.

Be a Google Ninja!

Check out the complete Google Ninja list: Google Ninja Standings

Congratulations to this week's Google Ninjas:

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DENapalooza 2015

DENapalooza is a series of professional development events that share the power of making connections through the Discovery Educator Network. These free, full day, learning opportunities are offered to any Discovery Education user.

For more information on the Atlanta event, which will be held at Rising Starr Middle School in Fayetteville Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, visit the DENapoolazo 2015 registration site.

Atlanta Science Festival

The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration of local science and technology, held March 21-28, 2015. Curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout the metro Atlanta region. The Festival culminates in the free, family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO - an interactive day of demos, hands-on activities, and stage shows at Centennial Olympic Park.

For a list of other activities in the area, visit the Atlanta Science Festival website.

Carver Road Middle School Students Are Amping it UP!

Seventh -grade students from Ms. Antoinette Richter's Technology class are shown working on their projects. The students are using IRONcad software to design and build gliders.

Code Quest Registration Now Open

Code Quest is a computer programming competition for grades 9 - 12 consisting of 15 - 20 problems created by Lockheed Martin engineers and computer programmers. Teams of 2 - 3 students work together for 2.5 hours to solve the problems and complete the Quest. Students program using JAVA to solve the problems.

For more information or to register, please visit the Lockheed Martin site.

Save the Date!

March 31, 2015 Free Google Apps Training

An afternoon of free Google Apps webinar training

Register here for the free training

May 8 - 9, 2015 Google Education On-Air

Free online conference for educators, administrators, and others interested in education

Register here to attend this Google Hangout

FREE Google Training

Google offers training to teachers and administrators using Google Hangouts. You can choose which training sessions you would like to attend. Since they use Google Hangouts, you are actually interacting with others in real time.

Click here for a list of upcoming sessions.

2014 - 2015 4th Annual Global Sparklab Invent it Challenge

This challenge, sponsored by the Smithsonian, is open to students 5 - 21. Winners are eligible for a variety of prizes including a Lego set, books, and a Camp Invention Scholarship Opportunity. Visit their site to register or get more information.