Digital Learning News 1-13-17

Happy New Year from your friends in Digital Learning!
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My blog is suddenly being blocked by the BISD internet content filter! What's going on?!!?

Yes, unfortunately as of Monday of this week we were notified that our Lightspeed filter must begin categorizing all blogs on blogspot.com as "ADULT" due to new widespread publication of pornography on Google Blogger sites. This change implements the highest level of filtering in order to protect all students.


Get your blog back! You can quickly and easily submit your blogspot URL address to request it be re-categorized as EDUCATION instead of ADULT.


Once you submitt, your blog shouldl be unblocked within 5 minutes


HERE'S HOW:

1. Go to this web address: https://archive.lightspeedsystems.com/

2. Type in your blogspot.com URL address

3. Type in your email address

4. Request your blog be re-categorized as "EDUCATION"

(see screenshots below)

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December Tweet & Share Winners!

Thank you to all who participated in the December Tweet and Share!


Congratulations to:

Janeth Arriola, West Birdville Elementary

Kathy Grupe, West Birdville Elementary

Elizabeth Pauley, North Richland MS

Sarah Strittmatter, Watauga MS

Mary Hadley, Smithfield MS


Administrator winners are:

Deborah Coulson, North Ridge Elementary

Hilda Hager, Binion Elementary


Winners, email Cheryl.McKnight@birdvilleschools.net to claim $15 worth of IOS apps!

#BirdvilleLearns


CHECK OUT THE BIRDVILLE TWITTER SLOW CHAT CHALLENGE BELOW TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS WEEK'S NEW PRIZE DRAWING.

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New Birdville Twitter Chat Slow Chat Challenge: January 10 - 17...TWEET TO BE ENTERED IN THIS WEEK'S PRIZE DRAWING

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A SLOW CHAT:



What is it?

A week long (Tuesday-Tuesday) Twitter chat focused on a specific topic or question.


How does it work?

Throughout this week:

  • Tweet your answer to the "I resolve..." question

  • Retweet/Quote/Like other "I resolve..." tweets that you like

  • Reply to other "I resolve..." tweets to ask questions or share ideas

  • Tweet to share photos and examples of things you do throughout the week to make your resolution happen.

BIRDVILLE TUESDAY NIGHT TWITTER CHAT RETURNS JANUARY 24TH AT 8:00 PM!

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Click here to visit the Birdville Blended Learning Blog
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Happy New Year from your Birdville Digital Learning Team!


We're here to help and learn with you!


Kelli Montgomery @KelliM11, Director of Digital Learning

Cheryl McKnight @cherylmck, Coordinator of Digital Learning


ELEMENTARY TEAM MEMBERS:

Jennifer Canizares @jcanny72 jennifer.canizares@birdvilleschools.net

Birdville, WT Francisco, Binion, Mullendore, Snow Heights, Porter

Toni Hylander @technologytoni toni.hylander@birdvilleschools.net

Smithfield, Cheney, Stowe, Watauga, North Ridge, Walker Creek

Jeff Samuelson @jeff_samuelson jeff.samuelson@birdvilleschools.net

David E Smith, Richland, West Birdville, Holiday Heights, Hardeman, ACFT

Jennifer Miller @steamlearnlab, jennifer.r.miller@birdvilleschools.net

Learning Resources Specialist, Green Valley Spicer, Foster Village



SECONDARY TEAM MEMBERS:

Michael Hanson @Hansonits michael.hanson@birdvilleschools.net

Haltom HS, Haltom MS, Richland MS, North Ridge MS, North Oaks MS

Rashel Larson @rashellarson rashel.larson@birdvilleschools.net

BCTAL, Smithfield MS, North Richland MS, Central Office Administration

Tosh McGaughy @ToshMcGaughy tosh.mcgaughy@birdvilleschools.net

Richland HS, Birdville HS, Watauga MS, Raising Blended Learners Support

Karen Teeters @karenteeters222 karen.teeters@birdvilleschools.net

Online Learning Specialist, All Middle and High Schools, Shannon HS