Monday eLearning Missive

Sept 15, 2014

Welcome Back!

Thank you for a smooth start to the school year. I'm happy to have the few extra moments to sit and prepare this for you finally. I'm here to help you grow in the area of technology use in your classroom. Take a look over the new teacher evaluation and reflect on how comfortable you are in each domain paying close attention to . My goal is to use our time together very wisely when I visit. I will be sending out this newsletter weekly on Monday. The content and info will change each week, so make sure you're keeping up to date with technology by taking a few minutes to read this.

Schedule Sept 15-19, 2014

Monday: AIS Diamond

Tuesday: AM AIS Diamond PM AIS First

Wednesday: AIS First

Thursday: Caze

Friday:AM FLEX Time to address needs, PM iTeam Meeting

Tool Tip - Bouncy Balls

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Bouncy Balls is a website that will help you keep an eye on noise levels in your classroom. The louder the noise, the more balls that bounce! This website requires a microphone to monitor the levels. (If you are using a Windows teacher machine, you will need to purchase a mic).


When you first visit: www.bouncyballs.org , you'll see the blue block screen. You as a teacher can override this for 2 hours at a time by entering your computer login credentials.

EVSC Photo Challenge - Week 6

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In case you didn't know, EVSC is holding a weekly photo challenge for teachers to capture the happenings of their classrooms. This week our topic is:

Make Your Mark to align with International Dot Day(Sept15).

Please submit any photos from the week by:

  1. You can share via Instagram- Simply post your Instagram photos using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Feel free to add other hashtags as well to indicate the theme (e.g. #Selfie), or add more information to the caption to help tell the story.
  2. You can share via Twitter- Post your photos to Twitter using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Again, we invite you to add other hashtags, including some of our EVSC hashtags like #evscchat. You can also include our Twitter handle (@evscicats) to ensure we see your pictures as soon as you post.
  3. You can share via Facebook- Visit our ICATS Facebook page, click the Message button in the upper-right corner, and in the text of the message give us your name, school, and the theme for the week. Be sure to attach the photo by clicking the Add Files button. While you are there, we’d love it if you liked our page
  4. You can share via Google Drive- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through Google Drive. Use this link to access our shared folder. You will need to then click the blue Open in Drive button. Then drag your photo into the window, or click the red upload arrow in the upper-left to search for your photo and click Open. It would help us if you would name your photo with the week’s theme and your name and school.

How to Check Out the Photos

After each week’s challenge, we will post a link to the archive of the week’s photos here. Follow the link, and enjoy the story that unfolds!