WSD Tech News

September 8, 2015

News and Announcements

Our school accounts for Kidblog and Typing Club have been set up. If you are interested in one of these accounts and you haven't heard from me, please get in touch.

Vita-Learn's Vermont Fest Conference is now open for registration. It takes place in Killington November 4-6. You can attend any or all of them. The format of the conference has changed, there is an amazing keynote, and it's fun and energizing to learn with and from our peers.

International Dot Day is on or around September 15th-ish. How many of us will be creating a dot and making our mark? There are more than 3 million participants worldwide. Will you and your students be among those numbers?

Global Collaboration Day is coming up on September 17th. Click here to read about the 40+ projects that are underway and sign up to participate.

Curriculum Nights are Coming

I will be at the Learning Expo for each of the 3 Curriculum Nights. If you would like me to join you and speak about technology in your classrooms or teams for any portion of those nights, please get in touch.

For those using SeeSaw with your students, here's a resource they've shared for Back to School Night with Parents. (the app is installed on ABS iPads as well as the WCS 3-4 iPads)

Serena Williams Introduces the World's Largest Lesson

Purging CVU Contacts

My counterpart at CVU, Charlie Macfadyen, has created a short video to help us get rid of all of the old CVU contacts in our Gmail contact. As you may know, all CVU adults and students have joined the group. Here's a link to the video - it should play in your window. It's been saved in Drive rather than YouTube. *You'll need to be logged into your account to view it.
Creating Playlists: YouTube
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Google Classroom Overview and Share (Hangout on Air)

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Join Elizabeth McCarthy, a VT Google Certified Trainer. She will lead a discussion and will explore, share and discuss Google Classroom and the recently released updates. If you use Classroom, please join us in the HangOut panel and share how you use it with your students. (email/post us and we will send the first 10 a link to join us in the panel) Or, watch the Hangout On Air and submit your questions in the Q&A link. Click here to view the invitation.
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Contact Your Friendly Tech Integration Team

Get in touch via Email as we're not always at our desks! We look forward to working with you!


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