Rum River Technology & Learning

October, 2015

Anoka-Hennepin is eyeing "All Things Google!"

Anoka-Hennepin is moving towards "all things Google!" Google Apps is now being promoted as the way to move documents, create spreadsheets, do presentations, and manage your classroom assignments! Their gmail option may replace Outlook in the near future. To learn more, ask me, Alice, or Melyssa. Stay tuned as we learn more about Google Apps and "all things Google!"

Fun With the Function Key! What Could Be Better!

Here's a great slideshow created by district Techie, Bruce DeWitt. It is called, "Fun With the Function Key" and it steps you through all sorts of shortcuts on a Chromebook. It IS actually fun and worth your time to take a look.

Important EveryDay Math News

Games on Everyday Math will not work in Chrome or on Chromebooks. Java and Shockwave do not work yet on Chromebooks or even in Chrome. You will need a different browser or computer to make them work. Be aware of this for EveryDay Math games whether the games are played here at school or at home.

Promethean Activ Inspire Tips and Tricks

Randy Edinger, district Technology facilitator, has offered to come to Rum River and hold an Advanced Promethean Tips and Tricks session. This is the same course and content he taught at Summer Institute. We are looking at some morning dates. Please let your grade-level Technology rep know if you would be interested in attending. He has done this successfully at other elementary schools, and is a great resource for all of us.

Technology Committee 2015-2016

A big Thank You to the following members of our 2015-2016 Technology Committee! Our first meeting is September 15th in the Media Center.

Sandy Perkerwicz: Chair
Rebekah Hagen: Kindergarten
Julie Waldock: First grade
Josh Smith: Second grade
Nikki Weinert: Third grade
Cory Moore: Fourth grade
Tom Powers: Fifth grade
Paul Dudley: Web Master
Jessica Sandberg: Special Education
Melyssa Carlson: Integration Technology Teacher
Alice Hanley: Techno Genius
Deb Shepard: Administration
Ann Herlofsky: Administration