Weekly Tech News

October 27, 2017

Upcoming Sessions

Did you enjoy the BreakoutEDU session? Want to learn more? This week I will be at AE and the JR/SR High to discuss the following:

- What comes with the kit

- The kits we have

- The online game library

- How to design your own game + the tools provided to help you

- No kit? No problem! Digital BreakoutEDU options

Any remaining time will be used for playing, planning, and discussing BreakoutEDU and the classroom potential of the kit.

The meeting is optional, but I hope to see some of you this week. Below are the playground session dates and locations:

  • AE 10/31 (upstairs lab)
  • JR AND Sr High 11/2 (Jr Rm 217)

The following week, the third JOT of the school year will begin. I couldn't miss the opportunity to title it JOT 3D. See what I did there? Anyways, the session will cover some basics on how to operate the 3D printers. The goal is for those sessions to take place on the following days:

  • WL 11/7
  • JR 11/9
  • AE 11/14
  • SR 11/16

I ask for flexibility with those dates and will be sure to update you with any changes.

Google Docs Video (JR/SR High ONLY)

In case you missed my email earlier in the week, below is a video covering 9 Google Docs topics. Email me any questions that you have about Google Docs that are not covered in the video. I will do my best to address all of the questions I receive in a second video. I will take those questions until Wednesday.

"I Need Training..."

If you have used the phrase above regarding a piece of technology, I would encourage you to contact me. I'm here to support you where I can. There are going to be times that some of you need assitance with technology, but I'm unaware of those instances unless you communicate them to me. I will not pretend to be an expert in every device, program, and website that you use, but I will do my best to find a solution.

"It's not that I'm so smart, but I stay with the questions much longer." -Einstein

Einstein was a strong advocate of asking questions to get to solutions. Don't hesitate to ask me questions and actively engage in solving your problem. I want everyone to feel confident with the tech they have and the tech they'd like to use.

As always, feel free to email me any questions or concerns!