ESU 11 Tech Tips

February 2013

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You can find ESU 11 on social media. Follow us on facebook and twitter to find out about upcoming events and workshops. Login to Pinterest to view the numerous boards that are organized by topics. New pins are added weekly. Content can also be found on ESU 11's YouTube site. Video tutorials will be included so be sure to check it out. You can easily connect with us by clicking on the link below.

Learn 360

I hope everyone has had the opportunity to use Learn 360. Learn 360 is the multi-media educational resource that replaced Power Media Plus this year. You can access videos, audio files, images, and articles that can enrich all of your lessons. This Wednesday, February 13th, Learn 360 is offering a FREE electronic field trip of our nation's capitol. You can register at Learn 360. If you are new to Learn 360 you can access it from your school's portal page. For example, teachers in Bertrand can access it at If you are from another school just replace bertrandvikings with your school and mascot. Then login in with your email and password. You will see the Learn 360 icon on the right hand side of the page. Now you are ready to find content you can use in your classroom. If you have any questions feel free to contact Craig Peterson or Stephanie Dannehl.

Technology Tools


Screencast-o-matic is a free tool that allows you to capture up to 15 minutes of your screen. You can save it in different formats. It is web based and you do not need an account to login in. This is a great tool to use to record lessons and share them with students. You can try it here.

History Animated

Students can view many animated online tours of notable battles, strategies and the outcomes of each battle in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, and WWII. You can view it here.

Planet Nutshell

This is a great site of short internet safety videos. The videos are organized by grades and there is something for every K-12 student. Topics include sharing your personal information, cyber bullying, trusted adults, public Wi-Fi network safety, and distracted driving to name a few. You can view it here.

You can create interactive infographics here. Infographics are visual representations of information, data, and knowledge. Student can use infographics to show they learned a concept and teachers can use infographics to teach a lesson.
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Upcoming Workshops

Common Sense Media

Jeremy Nielson from Common Sense Media will be here Wednesday, March 13th from 9:00-3:00 in the ESU 11 Conference Room. Common Sense Media is a free online resource that offers information on digital literacy, cyber bullying, plagiarism, internet safety, and much more. Anyone can benefit from this workshop and you can register online at

iPads in Education

Carol Anne McQuire is returning to ESU 11 on April 11th to facilitate a workshop on iPad integration. It will start at 9:00 and end at 3:00. Mrs. McQuire is a Technology Integration Specialist, Apple Distinguished Educator, Discovery Star Educator, ISTE Teacher of the Year and the founder of Rock Our World. Here is a summary of the workshop:

APPy Days Are Here Again!

Whether you teach preschool or high school, join us as we cover the basics of using iPads in the classroom as well as utilizing various apps throughout all grade levels and curriculum subject areas. Plus- learn how to find free apps! And come prepared to share! We want to hear how you are using your iPad during APPYhour!

If you are interested in attending please register online at