Jefferson Tech Talk
What's New in D64 Instructional Technology (April 29, 2016)
Families in the Digital Age
Dr. Devorah Heitner spoke at a recent D64 Parent University. Her area of expertise is raising "digital natives": children who have never known a world without internet-connected technology and interactions. Here is a link through which parents and teachers can get a free mini e-book featuring tips for raising children born in the 21st century:
"12 Things Every Parent Should Know About Helping Children Thrive in theDigital Age"
Google Desktop Notifications
Google Drive now allows users to receive desktop notifications when someone has shared files or folders with you. Some might find this feature too intrusive, but if you find yourself using Google Drive several times a day, here's a quick post and video about how to use the new feature.
District 64 21st Century Learning Showcase on May 23
On May 23 at 6 pm--just before the board of education meeting at Emerson Middle School--the District will host its first 21st Century Learning Showcase. If you have students' work or projects that highlight the 4 C's--communication, collaboration, creativity, or critical thinking--please contact your principal about participating in this opportunity to showcase your students' learning.
GMail Undo Send Option
Have you ever clicked “Send” on an email and then immediately realized that you had forgotten to proofread, omitted information, or accidentally chosen “Reply All”? Gmail offers the option to unsend an email for up to 30 seconds after you click “send”. Click here to learn how to enable this setting.