Tech Snacks

Byte-Sized Treats to Transform Learning

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Magnetic Poetry - Halloween Edition

One of our team’s favorite Halloween ideas is Shake Up Learnings’ “Halloween Magnetic Poetry.” Students can construct their own storylines with around 100 wickedly wacky words to choose from. Check out the fun at Halloween Fun with Google Drawings!


http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/halloween-magnetic-poetry-with-google-drawings/

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Halloween Collections & Connections

Are you missing the content that was in Discovery Learning (Encyclomedia)? Don’t be “SCARED” to try out PBS Learning Media through KET! This amazing resource of free videos and other great tools has something for everyone PK-12. New content is added constantly, and KY teachers even get access to some extra premium content (like Liberty’s Kids and full versions of Ken Burns’ documentaries). All you need to do is log in. There are also collections that are often curated around specific topics. Check out the Halloween Collection for some great resources PK-12!

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Using Scoop.it! to Curate Information

Need to gather news articles or share information with a group of educators and searching for an easy way to post those online resources? Look no further than Scoop.it!, a free tool that allows you to curate content and add insights on your own page. In our district, we use Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources to share current, relevant stories about social media and online behavior. Followers can then use whatever articles they like and even "scoop" them onto their own Scoop.it! site. Note: for students accessing content, they must be 13+ and will have the capability to search for any topic.
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Kahoot for Homework

We've seen (and heard) the excitement coming out of your classrooms while using Kahoot. What a great way to sneak in assessment! In case you haven't checked it out yet, Kahoot is a game-based platform where you can create or choose a "quiz" game for your students. Kahoot is free and simple to use for all grade levels, especially if you have access to devices or student cell phones. Check out the public gallery of Kahoots created for Halloween.


You also can now assign a Kahoot for homework using the challenge feature. Simply sign into your Kahoot account and select the Kahoot you’d like to assign to students. Click on the “Challenge” button, then follow the steps and decide how long the Kahoot will be available to students. Finally, provide students with the link and the code generated to access the Kahoot Challenge. If students are using a mobile device, they’ll need to download the free app.

Upcoming Technology Professional Development

Look below for exciting PD sessions led by the Office of Instructional Technology! Keep an eye on www.fcps.net/pd because Google, Canvas, Digital Learning and more are added to the PD menu in regularly. What other topics are you interested in having training? Let us know here.
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