Friday Feed

Sawnee Tech News Vol. 3

Georgia Day of Code

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The Georgia Day of Code is Wednesday, December 10th! Register your school/class to to receive teaching resources. Code.org offers a variety of resources for student participation. There are even "unplugged" activities available. In addition to the Angry Birds and Zombie coding activities, I am super excited about the Frozen code lessons available this year. Students can create winter designs and snowflakes while learning the basics of programming. I love that young girls are targeted in this design to encourage their interest in this field! I encourage you to participate in one hour of code on Dec. 10th. Remember: Anyone can do it!

Kahoot

Kahoot is an interactive quizzing and polling site similar to Socrative. This learner response platform is game-based and easy to use. Create a FREE account at https://getkahoot.com/ . Although it does not provide a way to track student progress over time, quizzes give students immediate feedback and you can use this as a quick formative assessment tool. Students can join your quiz on a device or computer at https://kahoot.it/#/ . Take learning to the next level by having students research a topic and create their own quizzes for the class. *Note: On a school computer, it may be best to launch through Internet Explorer instead of Chrome.

Gift Guide

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Typically, I'm scrambling around trying to finish last minute shopping. This year, I am trying to be proactive and complete my list early. As a self-proclaimed nerd, I love to receive tech gadgets and often give them as well. CNET has put out a list of the best tech gadgets under $50. I highly recommend the Google Chromecast. I use it to stream Netflix movies and catch up on TV shows. You do have to use your home laptop, smartphone, or tablet as the remote. At $35, this is a gift that can't be beat! I also love my Bluetooth portable speaker. You can purchase one with decent sound quality for $40. Happy shopping!
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About the Friday Feed

Betsy Cain is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Sawnee Elementary in Cumming, GA. This flyer is created to share instructional technology news and tools with teachers at Sawnee Elementary, but feel free to use and share with others.