Tuesday Tech Tips
A little tech goes a long way!
Google Ninja Academy-How Does YOUR School Stack Up?
Go to our GSCS Ninja Academy right now! Prepare yourself to lead our students in the effective use of Google Apps and instructional technology.
Congratulations to these Google Ninjas who earned all four of their Google Ninja belts!
Mark Sanders (picture forthcoming)
Stephanie Chilton (picture forthcoming)
Dontauneia Traylor (picture forthcoming)
Now, you can earn PLUs for earning all four Google Ninja Belts! If you have already earned all four belts, you can register to receive one PLU credit. If you are in the process of earning your belts, go ahead and register so you will be all set. You may register HERE.
When you complete the Black Belt test, you will receive a certificate from Google. Please forward a copy of that certificate to either Leslie Fagin or Robin Harris. Once we receive your Black Belt certificate from Google, your name will be added to our Black Belt leader board.
Be a Google Ninja!
Check out the complete Google Ninja list: Google Ninja Standings
Congratulations to this week's Google Ninjas:
Ashley Reid from Moore Elementary has earned all four of the Google Ninja Pins! Congratulations Ashley!
Liz Akins from Anne Street Elementary completed the Google Ninja challenge. Congratulations Liz!
Marlena Bell from Beaverbrook Elementary is a new Google Ninja! Congratulations Marlena!
Rosemary Nicholas and Brandy Boardwine from Beaverbrook Elementary completed all four of the Ninja Belts! Their students were excited to share in their accomplishments!
Start a Computer Science Club
Although computer science leads to some of the highest paying jobs, only 1 in 10 K-12 schools in the United States offer computer science. CS First provides exposure to this critical area.
All of the materials needed to start a computer science club are included on the site. The materials are varied to meet a variety of interests. The resources even walk you through the first day of the club as well as a typical day. You are are guided each step of the way!
What a great way to move beyond the Hour of Code and expose our students to computer science!
Calling all Literature Teachers to LitCharts!
Each wedge represents a chapter in while each colored section represents a part of the chapter. The colors represent the themes within that section of the chapter.
There are over 200 works of literature included by the original editors of Sparknotes.
FREE Google Training
Click here for a list of upcoming sessions.
Google+ Communities for Educators
- Education Revolution - tips and advice on how teaching and learning are redefined in the age of technology.
- Educational Leadership - a community for educational leaders such as superintendents, principals, central office administrators, and policy makers.
- Education - parents, teachers, and students participate in this community to discuss current topics of interest.
- Teachers Helping Teachers - teachers helping each other by sharing resources and tips.
- Teaching Resources - resources for teachers.
- Educators on Google+ - educators from all grade and age levels discussing everything.
- Google Hangouts in Education - educators using Google Hangouts in Education.