DCSD Tech Tidbits - 01.15.16
January 15, 2016
Principal Spotlight: Dr. Greg Harrison, Darlington High School
He does his weekly newsletters on a blog and frequently holds flipped faculty meetings where he sends a video and his teachers have to answer a question on Edmodo for credit. In addition, he teaches a class and uses Edmodo with the students.
According to a few of his teachers: "He’s really on board with technology and it’s awesome."
Jordan Jefferson (SMS) - His drama students are creating movies using iMovie.
DHS English II team (Josh Bastean, Ms. Kimrey, Ms. Gavins, and Ms. Harrison) - Their students have been studying satire. For the final project, students created satirical videos to demonstrate their understanding in a creative, authentic way.
C. Matthew Ferguson
Beth McWatty Heim
And a HUGE Shout Out to our winners - Julie Weigand and Rich Wideman who were the Challenge Winners!
#dcsdtransforms Slow Chat - Every Friday!
Apple Foundations Trainings
The Apple Foundations Courses are designed to allow educators to participate in extended professional development. Each 3 hour course is designed to assist you in learning more about your devices and the applications that are an integral part of Apple products.
January 20th - iPad - iOS 8 - Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching
4:00 - 7:00 (Darlington - Administrative Building Training Room)
In this PD course, participants will identify and explore the fundamentals and features of your iPad and learn how to personalize iPad settings and use built-in apps for learning and teaching.
January 27th - MacBook Pro - OS X Yosemite - Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching
4:00 - 7:00 (Hartsville - Hartsville Middle School)
This PD session will help you get the most out of using your MacBook Pro as a powerful instructional tool. Identify and explore the fundamentals and powerful features of your Mac. Learn how to personalize Mac settings and use built-in apps for learning and teaching.
January 29th - Authoring Dynamic Documents with Pages
8:30 - 11:30 (Darlington - Administrative Building Training Room)
In this PD course, identify the unique strengths of Pages for learning and teaching, create visually engaging, clearly organized, and personally expressive documents, develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning.
Creating Compelling Presentations with Keynote
12:30 - 1:30 (Darlington - Administrative Building Training Room)
In this PD session, participants will identify the unique strengths of Keynote for learning and teaching, create visually engaging, clearly organized, and personally expressive presentations, develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning.
SC Midlands Summit
Upstate Technology Conference (UTC)
Website of the Week: Canva
App of The Week: Adobe Post
#DCSDtransforms Weekly Podcast - 01.14.16
Darlington County School District
Carla Jefferson, Instructional Technology Coordinator