Monthly Tech Tidbits

You don't know what you don't know...

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Welcome and Thanks for Clicking!

The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to provide you with quick information, tips, and technology hacks for the classroom.

This Month's Topics:

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

During the week of December 3rd - 9th, students across the world will be taking part in the Hour of Code. Will you?

Below I'm linking sites that will get you and your class started - and don't worry - you don't have to know ANYTHING about coding to participate.


Click on this button to visit Code.Org

Khan Academy

Click on this button to visit Khan Academy


You don't want to miss this one!

12/4 - Rutherford County Director of Schools, Bill Spurlock will be hosting #RCSTechChat all about Growth Mindset!

PD in your PJs!

Don't know what a Twitter Chat is... No Problem.

Watch This Video to See How It Works and How to Earn PD Credit

12/11 - Teacher Wellness hosted by Stephanie Smith & Clarissa Miles

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Mrs. Smith's Tasty Tech Bytes

Click here to see a menu of offerings to tempt your taste buds!

Available December PDs

For a list of this month's available PDs, click HERE!

I will not be holding any In-Person PDs in December - only online ;-)

This Month's Featured Teachers

Special Thanks Go To...

Bobbie Jo Jordan and Krista Murphree!

Mrs. Jordan took her students on an interactive Virtual Reality tour for Thanksgiving using the MetaVerse app!

Mrs. Murphree's students created their own video games based on Westward Expansion using Bloxels!

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Thanks for taking time to read this newsletter!

Please let me know if you have suggestions or ideas you'd like featured in upcoming newsletters!

Are you doing amazing techy things in your classroom? I'd love to feature you!

~ Stephanie

Stephanie Smith, Instructional Technology Coach

ClassDojo Ambassador

GoNoodle Ambassador

Bloxels Ambassador

Nearpod Certified Educator

BrainPop Certified Educator

Microsoft Innovative Educator

Amazon Inspired Educator