Tech 4 U

For the Week of September 6, 2016

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Google Cast for Education

Tired of connecting to the HDMI port to project your students work? Introducing to you the new Google Cast for Education.

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Invite Guardian Feature in Google Classroom

While viewing students in your Google Classroom, click on the invite guardian. Next, type or paste the parent email in the space provided. This will send an invite to the parent who will then accept or decline your invitation. The parent has a choice to receive a daily or weekly digest of the Google Classroom events.

GoGuardian Replaces Hapara

GoGuardian keeps students safe when they're online, helps teachers engage with their students, and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can harness the power of the internet for learning, without harmful content or distractions getting in the way. To learn more, check out the blog and YouTube Channel. Please contact your tech coach if you need training.


GoGuardian Teacher Information

Around the District Highlights

1. 3rd Grade Chromebook Parent Nights

2. 3rd Grade Chromebook Rollout

3. Shades Mountain reveals their new Innovation Zone

4. Breakout Fever is contagious around our district. Fifth Graders at Brock's Gap

Contact Us!

We would love to come to your room and teach a lesson. Here are just a few of the lessons we are teaching in the classrooms.


  • MinecraftEDU
  • BreakoutEDU A Bad Case of Stripes (Context Clues) 3-5
  • BreakoutEDU Digital Citizenship sessions for grades 2-5
  • General BreakoutEDU
  • Create a digital post card using Google Slides
  • Create a Mystery Number, Person, Place, or Thing with Google Slides
  • Lesson on Tour Builder
  • Create Student Portfolios using Google Sites
  • Pick from a number of Google Projects
  • Graph data using Google Sheets
  • Research lessons
  • Technology Playground Centers
  • Code Lessons
  • Google Drive lessons with the Do's and Don'ts of creating a Google Slide Presentation
  • Read an Augmented Reality Digital Book with a writing extension activity using Google Docs
  • Reading Centers with iPad
  • Digital Citizenship Lessons
  • Research Lessons


We would love to learn from you! Please invite us into your classroom to see all the engaging ways you are using technology in your classroom.

Need Help?

Sara Carpenter's Schedule:

Tuesday- Riverchase

Wednesday- South Shades Crest

Thursday- Shades Mountain

Sara's Calendar Sign Up


Karen Darroch's Schedule:

Tuesday - Deer Valley Elementary

Wednesday - Bluff Park Elementary

Thursday - Greystone Elementary

Contact Karen to schedule

Link to Help Form: http://goo.gl/forms/FSrkrKVktU


Melanie Haynes's Schedule:

Contact Melanie to schedule


Jamie Nutter's Schedule:

Tuesday - Gwin

Wednesday - Green Valley

Thursday - Rocky Ridge

Jamie's Calendar Sign Up


Technology Cheat Sheet/Handbook

Got an App for That! Word Work Apps

  • Little Speller
  • Louie's Letter Challenge
  • Build a Word Express
  • Poplet

All of these are free!