Other Tech Tips
Upcoming Tech PD
The Hour of Code (2 Hours)
The Hour of Code is December 3-9, but this is a great option to complete anytime during the month of December. Click the Hyperdoc below to access everything you will need for the Hour of Code. To complete this option, please read the information about the hour of code, watch the video, and complete one of the activities before turning it over to your students. Once you have completed one of the activities, send Brittni or Ashley a copy of your certificate or a screenshot of your completed product. Then have your students complete the activity and send us evidence of your choice to show they did it. (A picture of students, copies of student certificates, etc.) Please do not hesitate to ask if you have questions, or if you would like one of us to be in your classroom for support that day, click our booking links below.
Ditch Summit (1-8 Hours)
Matt Miller, author of Ditch that Textbook and co-author of Ditch That Homework, is putting on a free online conference with some really great presenters. The conference consists of nine videos that will be sent to you via email if you sign up. One video will be sent per day beginning December 14th. The videos are only available until December 31st, so it is time sensitive. You can watch the videos anytime you like. At the end of each presentation, you will receive a PD certificate. Download the certificate and email it to Ashley or Brittni along with a paragraph describing what you learned from the presentation and how you might apply it. Each submission counts as an hour toward your tech pd, so you can use this to count for as many hours as you would like. To see a list of the presenters or to sign up, click the link below.
One Hour Tech Sessions
Josh Greenwalt is going to be offering some great technology sessions beginning in January. Each session is worth an hour and is a great option for both elementary and secondary teachers. The dates and topics of these sessions are listed below. All sessions will be at the DSC from 4:00-5:00 pm.
January 17, 2019 - Adobe Spark
February 7, 2019 - Collaboration
March 7, 2019 - Flipgrid, Greenscreens, and other Video Apps
Content Cohorts (1-4 Hours)
Math - Travis Kent will be holding the last two math cohorts next week. All secondary math teachers, feel free to attend even if you have not attended the previous sessions.
December 11th & December 13th 4:00-5:00 pm at the DSC
English - Brittni Darrington will be offering an English cohort for all secondary English teachers. The cohort will be held on the dates below. All sessions will be from 4:00-5:00 pm at the DSC. Topics are still to be determined.
January 23, 2019
January 30, 2019
February 13, 2019
February 20, 2019
Science - Travis Kent will be offering a science cohort for all of those interested. Dates and topics are still to be determined. I will send that information out as soon as it is available.