Carthage ISD Technology Department May 2017
Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Region 7 Library Conference--June 6
Region 7 Day of Awesome--June 8
TCEA Area 7 Conference--June 9
Tots & Technology--June 11-13
iPadpalooza East Texas--June 15
Tots & Technology--July 16-18
TCEA Academy Series in Austin
Click on the links to register!
Whether you are just getting started using Adobe applications, polishing your techniques, or taking your curriculum to the next level, there will be something for every educator.
Chromebook Academy--July 27-28
A Chromebook can be a cost-effective alternative for the classroom, campus, or district. You have probably heard that they greatly improve student learning and performance, but you still may have many questions.
May Webinars & Online Courses
TCEA May sessions
May 3 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
The end is almost here! Join us to learn about and share end-of-the-year ideas and activities that you can use with your students to reinforce how fun learning can be and how much you’ve enjoyed them in your class.
May 4 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Google has an abundance of other resources that may not be as popular, but still deserve a spotlight. Come learn about some lesser-known Google tools and applications.
May 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
We’ll share our curated list of resources and ideas to help you successfully use project-based learning with your students.
May 17 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Join us as we share tools and tips that you can use to ensure that all of your students are able to learn so that no child is left behind.
May 24 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
You, too, will be a rock star teacher once you start using YouTube. We’ll share six strategies for getting more from YouTube.
May 31 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Interested in getting a drone? Join us to learn about the legal information you need to know, as well as ideas and stories of how drones are being used for education.
Region 7 Online Courses May 1-29
iPad Apps for Creating Products
Coding Sites and Apps
The Simplicity of the Common Spreadsheet with the Power of Google
www.what?? - Getting Students to Information Online
Twitter for Beginners
Personalized Technology Training using Lynda.com
Debby Simpson--Administrative Assistant
Terry Caudle--Systems Administrator
Richard Sullivan--Network Administrator
Mark Baisden--Technology Specialist
Penni Munroe--Technology Specialist
Message from the Director
It is May! It is currently testing season and right around the corner is the end of the school year. Even though the school year is about to come to an end, technology staff will still be working through the summer. Please check your desktops and move any files you have saved to your My Documents folder or Google Drive to keep them safe. We will be coming around to re-image computers and I don't want you to lose important files. Also, check your CD-ROM or DVD drives and remove any software CDs or movies and store them in your classroom. Please don't leave them in the computer over the summer. We don't want to be responsible for missing CDs.
If you are changing or moving into a new classroom, please do not move any computers or other technology from room to room. These are requests that need to be approved by your principal and he/she will make the request to technology. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.
This year our new Microsoft licenses include home edition of Office 365 for all faculty, staff, and students. It also includes IT Academy which provides training in all of the Microsoft applications. As soon as I receive the instructions on how to access this training, I will forward it on to you. Be sure to check with your principal first, but some of this training could possibly count for comp time.
We are considering offering some Google sessions in our training room this summer. If you are interested in learning more about Google, click here and let me know. Depending on the interest will depend on how many sessions we will offer. We want to help our staff as much as possible if needed.
Enjoy the rest of the month. The countdown is on!