Taylor ISD DuckLink #15

empowering student success and school improvement

I hope this publication has been valuable to you this school year. This will be the last edition until September. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more resources and tips in the meantime. @edtechminute.

2013 Summer Staff Development Opportunities

Please remember that we will reopen registration on May 15. I would love to have you attend one of my sessions. Be sure to visit Workshop to see many other great offerings from others. https://taylor.schoolobjects.com


We will have 2 Taylor ISD Tech Extravaganza days. We hope you can join us. Here is a description. June 11th Registration / August 14th Registration


This will be a one day conference centered around integrating technology into the classroom. Participants will be able to choose from 12 different sessions throughout the day including the following topics: Mimio, Livebinders, Evernote, Powerpoint, Outlook, Keynote, SchoolFusion, iPad presentation apps, Gaggle, iPiccy, Class Dojo, Screencasting, etc


Haiku Deck: A Simple but Effective Presentation Tool

Are you looking for a fresh and simple presentation tool that you can use or you can have your students use right away? Haiku Deck fits the bill. Do you find yourself spending way too much time learning the technology tool and not really getting to the "meat" of the lesson? Haiku Deck is an easy-to-use presentation app that you can use to share slides with pictures, texts, and charts. You can share your presentation easily on a website, email, etc.


Here is an example Haiku Deck I created and posted online. It is based on a technique shared in Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov.
4Ms of Creating an Objective

Summer Reading Recommendations

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Be sure to visit the Taylor ISD Instructional Technology site for more information.