ESU 11 Tech Tips
Internet Safety / Digital Citizenship Contest
Remind101 is a fantastic way to safely communicate with students and parents. All phone numbers are kept private and once messages are sent they can not be replied to. Teachers never see the students' phone number and vice versa. This would be perfect to remind students of an upcoming events or classroom announcements. You can sign up here.
Create a PDF with your iPad
You can use your iPad or iPhone to create a PDF. I like to use the free app Tiny Scan for this. You can share your PDF with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Evernote. The directions are below.
1. Open up Tiny Scan app.
2. Click on camera icon and take a photo of what you want scanned.
3. Size the image and click Next.
4. Choose Photo, B&W, or Grayscale and click Save.
5. Repeat if you have multiple pages.
6. Click on Share icon and choose Open In.
7. Swipe left and choose Google Drive. Once uploaded click on the i. Rename document then click on the “Move to” icon. Choose the folder you want it placed in.
AirDrop for iPad, iPhone, and Mac
AirDrop lets you wirelessly transfer photos, videos, Safari websites, and locations with other iOS 7 users. For schools that use iPads it is a perfect way to transfer items from one device to another. It was part of the iOS 7 update for iPads and iPhones. Click here to see how AirDrop works.
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Foreign Language Workshop
January 28, 2014
Dinner and a Math Problem
February 13, 2014
The Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circle will bring together teachers of mathematics (especially of grades 6-12) and mathematicians with the goal of discovering and sharing with students the excitement and richness of problem solving in deep yet accessible mathematical topics. Master teacher of mathematics, Dan Schaben, will be conducting the workshop. This workshop will begin with dinner at 5:00p.m. The presentation will be held from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. To register for this workshop, email Diane Ronnenkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine Arts Workshop
February 19, 2014The state of Nebraska now has Fine Arts Standards (Media Arts, Visual Arts, Dance, Music, and Theatre). Join us for a day of learning about these standards and as well as acquiring ideas for implementation in a professional development opportunity for all PK-12 Fine Arts educators, PE teachers, and World Language teachers. The theme for the day will be “Beautiful Nebraska.” This workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Please register online at www.esu11.org.
Physical Education Workshop
March 11, 2014
During the course of this workshop, participants will learn strategies and activities that get students actively engaged the minute they enter the gym. The notion of “flipping teaching” to keep students engaged in more activity time will also be explored. In addition, participants will discover ways to integrate technology into the PE curriculum which include using QR Codes and GeoCaching.
This workshop starts at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. To register for this workshop, please register online at www.esu11.org.