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Instructional Technology Weekly News ~ Jennifer Downey, ITRT

Tech Tuesday Week of February 2, 2016

Tech Bytes

Discovery Education Playdate -rescheduled for the March Instructional Meeting

Feburary Tech Talk (GLM) : Planning for Digital Learning Day 2016

Wednesday Feb 10th in the Conference Room

Check out the latest edition of the Google For Education Newsletter.

Also linked on my webpage

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Google Tip: ITRT Jackpot Gets a Facelift

If you have visited the ITRT Jackpot over the past month you might have noticed it was getting a facelift with new resources and a more user friendly format.

Take a look at the Google Apps for Education page for an in interactive image I created using Thinglink for Education

Hover over one of the GAFE Icons for video tutorials, cheat sheet downloads, and "getting started" guides. (Below is just a screen shot click the link above to interact)

Want to learn more about how students can use Thinglink?

Book an appointment for some 1:1 attention :)

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App of the Week: iBooks

I'm sure you've seen this App that comes automatically installed on your Apple Device. Ever check it out?

Books can open and save PDF files like...

  • LCPS School Calendar
  • Maps of Blue Ridge Parkway Trails (reception is often spotty so relying on web versions can be tricky)
  • Manuals I only need when I can't find them!

Search for Free Books

  • Open App>Click Featured "Star" on Bottom >Scroll to Bottom >Free Books
  • Find at title you like > Click the GET button to download
  • Right Now Minecraft and Ninga Turtles are free!

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What is Digital Learning Day?

Stay tuned for more information and planning time during our Feb GLM on 2/10 in the Conference Room. Check out the sneak peak below...more to come!!
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Have You Heard Of Digital Learning?

Jen's Schedule This Week of Feb 2nd

Monday AM

Tuesday - AM

Wednesday -out of office

Thursday - AM

Friday - AM/Media Center Focus Friday

I am able to stay until NOON most days. Check my availability posted on my webpage: Reserve your time by clicking on my Appointment Calendar

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