Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, Nebraska

November 21, 2014 Volume 8

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The Hour of Code is coming soon. Between December 8 - December 14 resources abound to get your students involved in learning the basics of coding. Coding teaches kids patterning, logical thinking, problem solving, and computer science. Grades K-12 can participate. Check out the website at for more information and resources. You don't have to know how to code in order to have students participate. If you are interested in participating and you aren't sure how to proceed, feel free to contact one of the trainers for help.

Ken Steen, a trainer, will be offering a Coding for Teachers in-service on January 10th from 10:00-4:00 at Lewis and Clark Middle School. This is a tremendous learning opportunity for our K-5 teachers. The course is FREE and available to the first 20 people that apply. You can find more details here. To register for the workshop, click this link.

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Tech Tips - Adding Narrations in iMovie

To record a narration:

1. Open iMovie

2. Touch the letter "V" on the keyboard. This pulls up the recording tools below the video in the preview pane.

3. Click the microphone icon to record. The timer will count you down from 3.

4. The recorded narration will appear below the video in the timeline.
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Featured Application - Powtoon

Powtoon is a simple web based presentation tool that allows you and your students to easily create and share projects with the world. Powtoon is one of hundreds of apps that you can connect to Google Drive. Getting started is easy since there are a number of templates to choose from. Just click a template and begin editing. The Powtoon interface is intuitive and simple to use. To get started, go to the Powtoon website at . You can also connect the Powtoon app to your Google Drive. Here is a Google Doc on How to Connect Apps to your Google Drive.

Angie Ellis, 2nd grade teacher at Belleaire, recently created PowToon presentation on to use Explain Everything as a word sort. Ellis plans to use this video as a digital hook for her lesson with her 2nd graders. Check out her Powtoon below.

How to use Explain Everything

Meet the #tt4t Technology Team

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District Technology Trainers

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

Jennifer Krzystowczy

Twitter: @jennykbps

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