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August 22, 2018

Kelly Jones' Kindergarten!

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Diagnostic Done? Now What?

Many resources for using your diagnostic data can be found here.

15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

We LOVE GSuite for collaboration, but Kasey Bell explains 15 other collaborative tools you may want to see! Kasey provides videos to explain each of the 15 tools!

READ more!

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From the DigCit Corner
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From Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher!

Get Inspired Remember why your teaching is so important.

School Improvement Ideas

EdTech Ideas

Social Media and Literacies

Free Lesson Plans for Classic Literature Teachers

  • Free literature lesson plans. Owl Eyes (an amazing FREE web-app that lets kids and teachers collaborate inside classic books) in sponsoring next week's show. But until August 14, they are giving away 16 free lesson plans for literature teachers on Teacher's Pay Teachers. You should download them now. (MacBeth, The Canterbury Tales, The Cask of Amontillado, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Scarlet Letter, Hamlet, and more)
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You Asked For It! We Now Have TYPESY! (K-5)

Many of you have recognized the need for a keyboarding program in our elementary grades to improve speed and accuracy. With an improvement in speed and accuracy, ISTEP writing scores should also improve. Go here to read about this typing program and EDU Edition.

Elementary teachers and students will use their CLEVER login to enter the Typesy program.

Join us in the West Elementary WSI MakerLab for a Typesy Training Webinar on Aug. 30th!

Typesy Training Webinar

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 3-3:30pm

WSI Lab (West Elementary)

Who: All K-5 teachers

What: Learn how to use the program from Typesy trainers

NEARPOD Training with Shawn Grey

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Friday, Sep. 7th, 8am-3:30pm


  • Start and end time: 8:00am - 3:30pm CT
  • Number of Sessions: Teacher work time during the day and an all staff session 2:45 - 3:30pm
  • Location: Mount Vernon Junior High School - 701 Tile Factory Road, Mt Vernon, IN 47620
  • Room location: SHARP Lab 2nd floor (flexible seating)
  • Attendee info

    • How many: Grade levels 6-12 during the day. Small groups of 10. for the 2:45 - 3:30 possibly 20
    • Experience level(s): Beginners to Advanced
    • Grade level(s): 6-8 at 2:45 we will invite K-5 also
    • Subject area(s): Everything
    • Will everyone have a Nearpod license? some do, others don't
  • Training type

    • Specific learning goals: Introduce the power and ease of engaging students with Nearpod.
    • Special training requests: Help teachers become familiar with the Library, how to Explore, how to use the tools embedded in Nearpod, and how to create their own presentations.
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