October Tech Tips Newsletter

Valerie Ivy and Candace Warren- PBR1 Technology Facilitators

Got Google? We do!

October 1st and October 15th we will have voluntary Google Training in the Media Center Lab!

October 1st- Google Drive and Docs for beginners

October 15- Google Calendar


Grades 5-12 will meet from 3:30-4:30

Elementary- 4:30-5:30

Spotlight Site of the Month... Read Write Think!

Read Write Think is a great site full of lesson plans and awesome interactive graphic organizers for your classroom! All grade levels!


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National Digital Citizenship Week...It's time to have "The Talk"

Participate in National Digital Citizenship Week: October 18-24.

When it comes to navigating social media, online games, smartphones, and the Internet, it's best for kids to get their info from a trusted source. With 92 percent of teens going online daily and nearly three-quarters of kids age 0–8 using apps, having The Talk is an essential rite of passage.

Here's a link for digital citizenship resources for each grade level! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digitalcitizenshipweek/school

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Social Media

Julie Smith will be in the district on October 13th (in the Kay Porter Theater), to host a parent night informing parents about social media and their child! She will also be here during that day hosting student assemblies as well. More information to come soon!

Our kids are living in a social media world - they need our help navigating this world. Julie Smith provides a no-nonsense tour of the sites and apps the kids are using, and what it all means for our students and children. There's much more going on online than simply Instagram and Snapchat...dozens of sites are ranking and affirming our children every day, both with and without their knowledge.
Knowledge is power - and with this knowledge both teachers and parents can learn the right questions to ask and the appropriate way to help kids create, protect and defend their digital identity.
People are hungry for this information, and they've not had a reliable source for it... Until Now!

Seating is limited! Reserve your spot now:)


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We Want You to Participate in the Poplar Bluff School District 20 Day Twitter Challenge!

We will be hosting a 20 day PB Schools Twitter Challenge beginning on October 26th. We will be providing more information closer to time! Get your competitive hats on:)

You Can Book Me!

You can contact Candace at the following link to book a time to work with her or have her help you out in your classroom, a staff meeting, etc...