Phishing Template: The Panic button (image below)
It’s clear as we look at different phishing awareness email templates, that cybercriminals often target our emotions to make us act from an emotional state instead of a logical state. So it’s not a surprise they don’t have a problem with trying to make us panic a little, too. They might say an account of ours will be closed soon, or someone has logged into an account of ours, or as this phishing simulation example shows, you’re missing a planned Zoom meeting that’s just started.
Panic is like having a problem to solve, we want the reason we’re panicking to not be there any longer. So to remove the panic of missing the start of a meeting, we have to log in and join it as soon as we can!
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Local EdTech/REMC Professional Development
~~SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!~~ 🌸Spring Into Canva🌷Virtual Training
Virtual Course - Complete on your own time! DOES NOT MEET between 8-9am as stated in the registration.
2023 Innovation Camp
June 20-22, 2023: Grab a few students and join us for a two-and-a-half-day video creation and editing event. Educators will bring a team of up to three students to participate in project-based learning centered around video creation using iPads, iMovie, green screens, YouTube, and collaborating skills. Student teams will showcase their videos in a Kids' Choice Awards, TeamJXN style, on day 3 of this event.
Unboxing Lit & STEM Subscription Box #1
Google Docs: Improvements to content organization
Google is rolling out improvements to the formatting and customization options for tables of contents in Google Docs. You now have the options to:
- Toggle between three default styles
- Toggle page numbers
- Toggle tab leader styling (adds lines between a heading and the page number)
- Include and indent headings based on levels
Google Drive: Find files quicker with search chips
Google is introducing search chips in Drive that enable you to filter by criteria like file type, owner, and last modified date. Filtering by these criteria helps you narrow down and find relevant files faster in any view throughout Drive.
Google Classroom: In-line replies for email notifications
Google Slides, Docs, Sheets & Drawings: Eyedropper tool
In Google Slides, Docs, Sheets and Drawings, you can now select colors in the color palette tool by using RGBA values. In addition, you can also customize colors by using an eyedropper tool and selecting any color on your screen within the color palette.
TECH TOOLS & RESOURCES
Day of AI - May 18, 2023
This day was developed by leading faculty and educators from MIT RAISE (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education) Each curriculum is FREE and features four hours on average of hands-on activities that engage kids as they learn the fundamentals of AI, investigate its societal impacts, and bring grade-relevant applications of artificial intelligence to life. By registering for the event, you are given access to grade-level lessons about AI. This does not need to be done on May 18!
Resources from MIT- https://raise.mit.edu/resources.html
If you open this, it will give you the option to dive deeper into the topics. You can even choose your grade level.
MONTHLY EDUPORIUM EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY GRANT
Open to all educators and the application process opens on the first of each month and concludes on the 20th. Recipients may use their grant award on any of the hundreds of STEM, MakerEd, and computing technologies available in the Eduporium store. Please check if the Tech Consortium approves the item(s) you want.
Girls Who Code - Summer Camps
REMC: VIRTUAL COURSES & Webinars
Check out May 2023 courses here:
- Assessment Tools for the Classroom
- Designing Learning Opportunities with Google Tools
- Empower Student Agency While Building Global Professional Skills
- Empowering Students through Personalized Learning
- Integrating Technology into the Middle School Classroom
- Media Literacy: Fake or Real?
- OER to support Michigan’s Literacy Essentials
- PBL for Growing Student Voice
- Power Up: Learning Environment
- Using SeeSaw to Inspire Learning
Register by Thursday, May 4th. You will receive a welcome email with the course information prior to the course start date. If you have questions or need further assistance with your course registration, please click here.
Code.org - Applications for Professional Learning are now open!
Applications are open for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program! For CS Fundamentals teachers looking to expand into new Code.org curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Workshops will prepare you to confidently bring CS to your students as well as connect with an online and in-person community of peers. Scholarship funding is available for most workshops! Learn more about professional learning in your state.
Joy of Coding - High School Coding Class
Course Dates: June 21 - August 2, 2023
Course Format: completely online, no scheduled lectures
Course Cost: $125 + tax, need-based financial aid available
+ students must be 13 years or older
+ No prior coding experience is required!
+ Have taken high school algebra
+ Have a desire to learn
+ Are able to commit 4 - 6 hours a week and chip away at the material daily
+ Have weekly asynchronous coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook
+ Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students
+ Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code - everyone gets stuck somewhere, at some point!
+ Receive a certificate of accomplishment to bolster their college applications
For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 30 - website.
Computer Science Teacher Bootcamp
Monday - Friday: July 24th - 28th, 2023
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Perks: SCECHs, Stipend, Resource Pack
The goal of this training is to help high school computer science (CS) teachers implement culturally responsive computing to center students' interests, passions, communities, and heritages in the CS classroom. In addition, teachers will learn how physical computing can be used to engage students in CS learning experiences.
Limited spots available! To Sign Up:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for application
Tech Break! FREE National Parks Pass for 4th Grade Students
It's getting to be the perfect time of year to start getting outside more now that our days are getting longer and the weather is warming up. Teachers of 4th grade students can set up free passes for their students this summer. Check out the Activity Guides and generate passes for your students here: https://everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm
Promoting Literature Through STEM
Adding STEM lessons using literature is easy! Check out our various books that come with lesson plans and STEM activities for all grades. You can even check out various supplies to help complete your activities.
MAKER/STEAM Supply Checkout
Keep up with the latest ideas from our Assistive Technology Coordinator, Elisabeth Mills.