ECS Appy Hour

February 2018

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Seesaw for Pre-K: Activities Make & Take

Thursday, February 15 @ 3:30 - ECS - Register HERE

Come join us on Thursday, February 15th here at ECS to learn how to create your own Seesaw activities to use with your students. Bring an idea or two and I will help you create an activity you can use the next day.


Want to take a peek at some actual 4-year olds using Seesaw activities...


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Sign Up!

Thank you to all of you who submitted feedback on this form last month. Please feel free to continue to fill this out as you think of things you'd like to see.

For those of you who mentioned that you'd like to meet with me to set up a technology activity/lesson for your classroom, please click on this link to sign up for a time to meet. This can be for an individual or a team.


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Reminders...


  • Strive:

Just a reminder... your professional goals in STRIVE should be marked "complete" once the you feel the goal has been completed! Once a goal is marked "complete", the appraiser will get an email letting them know to "archive" the goal. Check out the "Ideal Life of a Goal" to review all goal features! If you have any questions about your specific goals - please contact your appraiser.



  • Vodstock for Substitutes

Subs cannot access Vodstock from the desktop icon. Subs must log into the FISD Portal with the campus sub username and password and click on the Vodstock tile to access. Please see the Vodstock Handout for Subs for complete details.



  • Long Term Subs


If you have a long term sub scheduled to fill in for you, please click the link below for some information along with a checklist of technology items to take care of before their first day.


Long Term Sub Tech Checklist

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Upcoming Tech PD...

Seesaw for Pre-K: Activities Make & Take

Thursday, February 15 @ 3:30 - ECS

Register HERE


**NEW** LEARNING WITH PBS KIDS: PD FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

  1. (Feb. 6th) - Social & Emotional Learning with Daniel Tiger - Register
  2. (Feb. 22nd) - Playful Learning with Technology - Register


FISD February Twitter Chat: Becoming Future Ready - Register

Thursday, February 6th - 7:30 p.m.

Participate in the February Twitter Chat and earn non-contract time.

Participant Requirements:


  1. Tweet 3 times regarding topic during Twitter Chat Hour.
  2. Complete/Submit a Reflection Form at close of Twitter Chat.



Spring Session: All Roads Lead to Web 2.0 (Online)

Feb 12 @ 8:30 am – Mar 09 @ 3:30 on the Staff Learning Hub (Online)

Register HERE

Want to expand your repertoire of various online Web 2.0 tools/apps and to utilize these tools (hands-on) in the classroom but just do not have the time to sit or the opportunity to apply what you learned in an after school staff development?

Join us for this ONLINE technology workshop conducted through the FISD Staff Learning Hub. This course will consist of 3 modules utilizing one online Web 2.0 tools/apps per module. Each module will allow you to explore specific online Web 2.0 tools with resources on how to use these tools.

You will be required to submit products utilizing these online tools (per module). You may complete as many modules as you would like and one hour of non-contract professional development hours for each module completed will be earned. This course is designed for classroom teachers only.


Everything Creativity - Register

Feb. 1st - 28th (Online)

Creativity is an important element in a successful, student-centered classroom. This class will be comprised of various modules featuring websites, apps, and tools that support and promote creativity efforts in the classroom. Each module will be worth one hour of non-contract credit. You choose the modules with the creativity tools that you would like to learn about. You can complete from one to six modules. You may only earn up to six hours for this course; if you are interested in learning more, and there is enough interest, this class will be offered at a later date. This class is for teachers and professional staff only.



Everything Critical Thinking - Register

Feb. 1st - 28th (Online)

Critical thinking is an important element in a successful, student-centered classroom. This class will be comprised of various modules featuring websites, apps, and tools that support and promote critical thinking efforts in the classroom. Each module will be worth one hour of non-contract credit. You choose the modules with the critical thinking tools that you would like to learn about. You can complete from one to six modules. You may only earn up to six hours for this course; if you are interested in learning more, and there is enough interest, this class will be offered at a later date. This class is for teachers and professional staff only.


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What I can do for YOU as your Digital Learning Coach...

  • Collaboratively plan lessons that integrates technology
  • Brainstorm & explore new tools
  • Examine curriculum to determine how tech can help meet your learning objectives
  • Help you Learn a new tool
  • Model technology integration with students
  • Recommend technology tools to augment lessons or projects
  • Troubleshoot & problem-solve instructional issues