Tuesday Tech Thoughts

Beth Rihtar-- Instructional Tech Coach, Park Ridge, Illinois

Holiday Hiatus!

Tuesday Tech thoughts will resume on Tuesday, January 5th! Have a safe and happy holiday with your family and friends!

Improved Google Drive search features!

A huge update this week to Drive functionality! Google Drive now allows you to search more specifically for the doc/sheets/drawing, etc. that you're looking for! In your Drive, on the right of the search box, there's now a drop down arrow that lets you specify type of item, who created it, the last day you touched it, etc. (People will often say to me, "I can't find it, but I know I looked at it on Wednesday!") Give it a try!
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Coding fun (for you and your students!)

Made with Code is an amazing website with additional quick code activities. If you need a short activity, and want to allow for some creativity, kids can design a dress, control a character from Inside Out, etc. This is a great site to include (particularly upper grades) on your newsletter or website for winter break! Check it out!

Hour of Code here at Field!

We've had such an amazing turnout for the Hour of Code this past week here at Field! Thanks to everyone who participated! We had an amazing 77% of our students participate this year! Thanks for your time and open mind to trying something new with your students!

Beth Rihtar

Job-embedded professional development; talks to teachers about tech integration, best practices, efficiency, 4Cs; Google Certified Educator, bassist for the Northwest Symphony Orchestra; teacher of 20 years.