Power edTech Weekly

A weekly bulletin of tips, tricks, and news in edtech

Week of 12/2/19

Welcome to this week's edition of Power edTech Weekly!


Hope you and yours had a fantastic Thanksgiving (and a great two bonus days!) . Here's this week's delayed edition of Power edTech Weekly.

This Week's Schedule

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Lesson Idea

Jean Schultz, resident tech guru of Northbridge Elementary School, put together a great idea for a simple lesson to demonstrate:

  • the change of the lengths of days throughout the year
  • how to do create a simple bar graph in Google Sheets

Check out the spreadsheet by clicking the button below. Thanks for sharing, Jean!

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GiveTHX

Part of the relationship skills aspect of Social-Emotional Learning is showing and sharing gratitude. GiveTHX is an online platform to help make part of that experience a component of your classroom routine. Check out the video below to learn a little more about students' experiences with GiveTHX and then join the Staff Class to check it out and send some thanks to your colleagues (see below for more info)
GiveThx - Intro
Start to GiveTHX Now!

When signing in for the first time, you should sign in using your NPS Google account. Enter the school code: NBRDPS and then, when prompted, the class code: ATGTV8

edcamp Southeastern Mass

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 8am-1pm

215 West Main Street

Norton, MA

Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs. What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences that have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that's created by the participants at the start of the event. (from EdcampOnline)

Learn more here!

Check this out!

Google Cast for Education is a TIME SAVER that will remove the need for your students to log in to your desktop computer when presenting something they created on their Chromebooks to your projector.... [read more]
How to Use Google Cast for Education

Level Up!

The Level Up! series of professional development challenges invite teachers to demonstrate newly acquired skills, build identity and reputation within our district, and create pathways for continued learning and leadership roles. The challenges are optional and are to be completed individually. Although each challenge requires something different of the learner, they all emphasize applying the knowledge instructionally while also reflecting on the resulting outcomes with students.
Level Up! Badge Intro

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eduPowerTools is focused on helping teachers use technology effectively with their students and is managed by Anthony Amitrano, Instructional Technology Specialist in Northbridge Public Schools, Massachusetts.


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