DISD Tuesday Tech Talk

February 16, 2016

Openings!

We have THREE more openings for this week's Thursday Training! We will be learning how to create "Powtoons!" (See Sally's video in Shout Out!) This is a BEGINNER class. Click HERE to sign up!! 4:00-4:45 pm on Thursday. Quick, fun, snack-filled sessions. : )
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SHOUT OUT!

Donna Rieves - (High School) - I know you all saw it, but the DHS Spirit Video ROCKED!! See the video above if you haven't seen it or if you just want to watch it again because it was so awesome!


Kim Vann and Phyllis Kirkland attended TMEA last week - (Elementary/Intermediate) - Mrs. Vann says, "My students have been using Quaver online curriculum to learn music skills. We have been working on playing recorders for the past several weeks...They play along with a soundtrack and the notes are highlighted as they play." How exciting that they were able to actually meet Graham Hepburn..."Our kids are going to be so excited! We got to meet Graham Hepburn otherwise known as "Quaver" from our music curriculum. The kids love him. He makes learning music fun and exciting!" And...Diboll ISD is listed on the front of Quaver's flyer! (See collage below!! SO COOL!)


Sally Macher - (High School) - Sally says, "Just finished several Powtoons for the Tayshas (award winning) high school titles. I play this on the TV in the library." Click HERE to see!!! GREAT JOB, Sally!


Adult Learners at Even Start! - What a great time we had during our training!! (See photo collage below) The Adult Students learned all about Chromebooks, Google Drive, and Google Docs. WHAT A FUN TRAINING SESSION!!


Lisa Heath (JH), Deanna Willmann (JH), Stacy Williams (EL), Maria Rodriguez (EL) and Cathy Pavik (Admin) - These folks joined me on Thursday for a training on Virtual Field Trips! LOTS of fun and LOTS of information! Thanks so much, ladies!


Deleasha Brawley (Elementary) - Check out Ms. Brawley's class doing a WEBQUEST!!! (via Twitter - see photo below) ‏@brawl3y Feb 2 Groundhog Day webquest, we are learning facts. Aprendimos hechos. @DISDTech @ElemJacks

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Did you know that you can spell check and grammar check in "all that is Google?" Google Docs aren't the only thing that uses these great features and add-ons. Click HERE to see more!!
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Digital Detox! How to Declutter Your Online Life!

I saw this on The Today Show and thought some of the information was really great. I'm going to use some of these tips with my school and my home email, computer, iPad, iPhone, etc! Click below to start your Digital Detox.
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