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Instructional Technology Weekly News ~ Jennifer Downey, ITRT

Tech Tuesday Week of December 7th

Please Take Note

If you haven't already please take a moment to offer some feedback on my mid-year survey. Your COMMENTS help me design professional development to meet your instructional needs as a 21st Century Teacher. Thanks in advance!


Jennifer Downey, ITRT Mid-Year Feedback

On the 12 Day of Christmas My ITRT Gave To Me.....Google Tips!

Don't miss out on ITRT, Amanda Hurd's 12 Days of Google Blog Posts that will lead up to your Winter Break!


The ITRT Cloud is our blog for secondary education but also filled with great tips especially for our upper elementary grades!

App of the Week: Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf App Reminders and Ideas

Need to set that elf alarm...check out this free app!


Kindness Elves - Have your classroom Elf deliver Kindness Cards!

(The first two people to reply to this newsletter will get a laminated copy ready to use!)


Go ahead and Elf Yourself while you're at it!

Video of the Week:

Thanks for participating in Hour of Code this week at TES!! This video has landed our Go Digital News for K-5 Parents Page full of resources for students beyond Hour of Code. Check it out!
Made with Code - Film

Bonus Video

Since the kids are wanting to program until the very last mintue of class we are not able to show them this video with glimpses into Computer Programming as a career. If they ask you to show a video - this is the one they are referencing!
What Most Schools Don't Teach

Jen's Schedule This Week of 12/7

Monday - Hour of Code Launch in TES Media Center

Tuesday - Out of Office

Wednesday - Friday Hour of Code in Media Center


Hang out Wednesday Afters School!

  • Beyond Hour of Code
  • DeSTEMber activities and Made with Code


RSVP or just show up to the party....you are totally invited!