Tech Tidbits

Kearney Instructional Technology Department

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February Site Sessions​

Organizing Your Drive 45 min.
Working in the cloud can be a big adjustment. When transitioning from Word, PowerPoint and Excel to Google Drive, it can be tough having materials on the server and in the cloud. In this session, you will learn how you can move content to Drive quickly, tips for organizing and how to work between more than one Google account. A little investment now, will save you tons of time and frustration in the future.

Specific room location TBA per building

High School-- February 16 2:45pm
Junior High-- February 8 2:45pm
Middle School-- February 3 2:45pm
Dogwood-- February 22 7:30am
Hawthorne-- February 10 7:30am
Kearney Elementary-- February 4 7:30am
Southview-- February 8 7:30am
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REQUESTED SESSIONS:
QR Codes for Centers 45 min.
Hawthorne--February 9th 7:30am

Digital Project Ideas 45 min.
Hawthorne--February 19th 7:30am

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​Saturday Sessions

Junior High Library 9am-12pm 3 hours

​February 20th, 2016
The Gamification of Education
Students today thrive on playing video games, online simulations and creating virtual worlds. Students who don't seem to be able to concentrate in school have no problems focusing for long periods of time on games. In this session, we will explore how to use elements of gaming in the classroom. We will look at new ways to motivate kids through role playing, cooperation, strategy challenges and a little competition. Many facets of a gaming environment don't even use a computer, however some online tools will be used to help you transform your classroom into the place all students can't wait to get to every morning!

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Tuesday Tech Nights
Junior High Library 4-6pm 2 hours

February 9, 2016

Instructional Strategies Using Video With Whole Groups

YouTube has had massive impacts on education throughout the world. Videos are used in the classroom all the time, but not always in an active manner. This session will show you how to get the most out of the videos you are using. Create interactive videos, increase participation and material retention. Both techie and non-techie techniques will be demonstrated.

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Check out the topic for February's Saturday Session: Gamification of Education