Fox teachers and administrators are in the last week of the District's 15 day Twitter Challenge. Throughout this challenge, Fox teachers have shared over 500 tweets with inspirational messages, resources, classroom management techniques, and more. In addition to giving teachers around the district an opportunity to share some of the amazing things happening in their classrooms and to learn from colleagues down the hall and across the district, this Twitter challenge has given teachers the power to make connections and establish relationships not only with colleagues around the district but with educators all across the country. Even if you have not had the opportunity to participate in the Twitter challenge yet, I encourage you to explore the #C6Learns hashtag on Twitter, share some of the amazing things going on in your classrooms, and connect with educators around the district and across the country. Making connections, after all, is what technology is all about.
Additionally, we are getting closer to the March 30th transition date for our switch to Gmail from Microsoft Outlook. If you have any questions be sure to talk to your building's Gmail transition leader or reach out to me.
Registration is now open for all Fox C-6 Summer of Learning professional development events. The District will be offering a variety of PD opportunities including 4 Chrome Academy cohorts and the 1/2 day tech conference, Tech Fest. Learn more and register at bit.ly/summer16pd
The quarter has recently ended, and that means it's time to import quarter grades to Tyler. Here is a link to the tutorial for importing grades. Please note: the process has changed slightly from the past.
Check out the latest edition of Fox C6 Tech Talk to learn about a new digital storytelling tool, the Gone Google Story Builder.
MAP Test Training Site
We have created a website with descriptions of the question types and testing tools available to students when they take the MAP test (based on released items). I strongly recommend that teachers familiarize themselves with the testing tools and give students multiple opportunities to complete the practice tests and manipulate the testing tools prior to taking the MAP test. You can access the MAP test training site at http://bit.ly/fox-map-prac.
Google of the Week
Google Docs Comment Shortcuts
Tip: Include a link to a YouTube video in your custom comment codes to give students easy access to instruction based on your feedback.