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Happy Last Week of School! In our last IT newsletter of the 2012-13 school year, we share information about many upcoming Professional Development opportunities and helpful tools you may want to try while backing up your computer files.

REMINDER: If the links or videos do not work in this email, please click the "View in Browser" link at the top of the email.

Please be sure to check your email throughout the summer, and especially prior to any scheduled professional development. Any announcements/updates/special requests related to these trainings will be sent to registered participants via email.

JUNE: Professional Development Opportunities

We are excited to offer a variety of technology-rich professional development sessions this summer. You can learn more about these sessions and register for them in Eduphoria: Workshop.

June 10: A Full day of Web 2.0 Tools

  • QRazy for QR Codes
  • Upgrade to 2.0 (a variety of 2.0 tools)
  • Pinterest: It's Not Just for Crafts and Recipes Anymore!
  • Appy Hour

June 12

  • Basic Schoolwires
  • Introduction to Flipped Classrooms (what is this "Flipped" stuff all about?)

June 13

  • Flipped Classrooms: Introduction (what is this "Flipped" stuff all about?)
  • Flipped Classrooms: Intermediate (start building an actual Flipped lesson)

June 18

  • Office 365 (Email, Calendars, SharePoint, Lync, SkyDrive, & Web Apps)
  • Classroom Techtivities (cool tools and engaging resources for students to create products)

June 19

  • Literature Circles (2nd-5th grade teachers, this is an overview of Literature Circles and integrating technology tools)
Tech Academy

AUGUST: Technology Academy 2013

Are you looking for a good way to kick off the 2013-14 school year? Spend a couple of days learning about new ways to engage your students and energize your classroom with new technology-rich projects and projects.

See the August 7-8 schedules below, or click here to learn more about the 30+ planned sessions.

Back up those files!

Last month's newsletter focused on different ways you can back up your computer files. We recommended using SkyDrive (free, cloud-based storage from Microsoft) as a great option. Learn more about SkyDrive here.