Tuesday Tech Tips

A little tech goes a long way!

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Google Ninja Academy

As a reminder, the Google NInja Academy is undergoing updates. We will advise you in the Tuesday Tech Tips when the new and improved Academy is up and running.

Stay tuned!

A Look at GSCS Innovation

Cowan Road Elementary recently held Edcamp for their students. Students were grouped into the grade bands of 1st - 2nd and 3rd-5th. Students were able to pick the learning experiences in which they wanted to participate. Teachers incorporated the four C's of the 21st Century Classroom (Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication). Teachers reported that students were engaged and well-behaved.

Sessions included:

  • Public speaking
  • Art
  • Writing skills
  • Poetry
  • Design a Partheon
  • Coding

There are great innovative practices happening at Cowan Road Elementary!

Makerspace at Jackson Road

Jackson Road has incorporated creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication into their Makerspace. Students and teachers go the makerspace to diy, create, invent, and learn. This area is buzzing with learning as students learn to create things by making, producing, creating, collaborating, solving, thinking - LEARNING!

Some of the activities happening in the makerspace:

  • Learning to sew
  • Programming a Sphero
  • Building a maze for a robot
  • Creating three dimensional shapes
  • Programming a Makey Makey to play the piano using a Chomebook

Create Huge Posters!

Many times, you need a larger poster, but can't make it anywhere to get it enlarged. Now, you can do it at home! Go to http://www.blockposters.com/. You simply upload what you need to turn into a poster. It will slice it it into blocks, then, print each block, and assemble together. For free, you can create a poster up to five pages wide. If you need something larger, you will need to pay a small fee.
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