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December '18 EdTech News and Updates from your TLC.

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Fort Worth Technology Conference

Registration for the annual Fort Worth Technology Conference is open.


The technology conference will at Southwest High School on January 26, 2019.

8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.


Go to http://bit.ly/fwtc19reg to register.


Need more information, click here.

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My Tech Tip of the Month - Browsing History

With the recent deployment of Chromebook devices to our 8th graders at all middle schools and all 6th grade centers, not to mention the Chromebook carts at most elementary campuses as well, I want to share a new tech tip each month that is meant to help you!


For this month, I want to pinpoint student browsing history. When working with students, we have all had those moments where we are teaching, then walking around to monitor their work on their devices. It never fails that a student or two will instantly try to close a tab as soon as we get close to walking by. We all know that they're trying to hide something when doing this whether it's playing a game when they should be working, searching inappropriate topics, etc.


Here's where my Tech Tip comes in handy! If you see students doing this, or if you are just really concerned that they're up to something they shouldn't be, use the keyboard shortcut of CTRL+H to instantly pull up the student's browsing history. As long as the student isn't constantly clearing their history and data, it will show you all of the sites they have visited that day, and days prior. Take a look at the history and see if a conversation needs to be had with that student!

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Here are our current & upcoming training:



Face-to-Face Courses- provide powerful training opportunities led by our highly qualified Technology Learning Coaches, Location and description details for the courses can be found by following the Enroll Now links.


Tuesday, December 11

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DLA: Goosechase for School Administrators

Enroll Now!


Tuesday, December 11

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dancing with Seesaw for Bilingual *Stipend Credit Only*

Enroll Now!


Thursday, December 13

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Green Screen in the Classroom for Bilingual *Stipend Credit Only*

Enroll Now!


Thursday, December 13

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Google's Anatomy: Chromebook Episode 4

Enroll Now!



Webinars


Webinars are live online events hosted by our Technology Learning Coaches. Enroll in Eduphoria and a link to the webinar will be provided to you before the event. Collaborate in real-time with other participants as you learn in a digital environment.



Wednesday, December 12

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Flipgrid

Enroll Now!


#FWEdChat


#FWEdChat is Edtech's bi-monthly Twitter chat. Join us on Twitter at the times posted below by searching "#FWEdChat" and participate in lively conversations on multiple topics hosted by many individuals in the Fort Worth I.S.D


Wednesday, December 19

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join Us!