Hop into April with some fun Tech Tips!

April News for Southern Elementary

This month the Technology Team met and discussed some new technology additions that will be added to our school collection next year. We will be receiving another 2-3 carts of refurbished MAC laptops from the high school! A small group of tech committee team teachers will shortly be receiving presenter clickers to work with your projectors to test them out. See one of them in the near future to take a look at this device. Below are some additional resources you can have fun with in your classrooms and to hopefully spark some new creativity in your teaching. Have fun peeking around the newsletter and integrating more technology into your curriculums! "Hoppy" April ya'll!
TEACH: Inspiration


Make some awesome Mind Maps with your Students!

Want to have students organize their thoughts, ideas and inspirations about a topic or lesson? Looking for students to make connections with words, vocabulary, content or inquiries? Have them create a digital Mind Map! These Mind Maps can also be saved to their Google Drive!! Check out my small example below.. make an account and create your own or have the students get to working on some Mind Mapping fun!

My Example---

HELP IS HERE AT SYCSD! Tutorials and Troubleshooting Tips for Technology

Need help with a technology concern? Want to use tutorials to help solve problems quick? Troubleshooting on the computer? Check out this link below created by our Tech Department here at SYCSD. You can find this on the Technology Department link on our website. New tips always added.

Unified Remote

Want to control your computer from your own device as you walk around the classroom? Check out Unified Remote. An app that you can download Free to your smartphone or device that allows you to walk around freely in your classroom and control your computer as you present with your students. The $4.99 version allows you to control YOUTUBE videos, has a digital keyboard and much more!

Get inspired with Picture of the Day on National Geographic

National Geographic adds a new "Picture of the Day" to their website. You can engage students in new vocabulary words, use them to do a descriptive writing prompt, or challenge them to be creative in their stories. Need some ELA ideas? why not display an image to your students and let your imagination run wild!
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