Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE
New Teachers Tech Up with the Tech Trio
iPad Collab Day - Learning & Leading
The first iPad collaboration day was full of sharing, learning and creating. The day began with an EdCamp style, which means no presenters, no agenda and a variety of topics. Teachers that were interested in sharing their expertise on a topic put their name on a board. This allowed teachers, who were interested in learning about the various topics, to float around the room and learn from their colleagues. Topics that were covered included Schoology, project-based learning and creation with the Osmo. What better way to learn than from other teachers that are already versed in a topic or tool and are willing to share their tips and tricks!
In the afternoon we lit the fire and had a great collaboration with Don Goble (@dgoble2001) via Google+ Hangouts. Don is an Apple Distinguished Educator who is known for his expertise on digital storytelling using the Six Word Story. Don shared specific examples on how to incorporate these stories into all types of classrooms. To learn more about this great strategy check out this blog post.
Xerox Copy Machine: The Ultimate Tool to Create PDF
Need to digitize some paper? The Xerox machine is the ultimate PDF generator. Simply choose the e-mail feature, scan, and the PDF is sent to your e-mail account!
Check out this #tt4t video and give this new tool a try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFsCL1Fa1zI
Google Docs: Have a great font, color and size in your doc? Want to make other text look the same without having to highlight the text and change each of those accents? Why not use the Format Painter tool?
Click inside or highlight the font that has the style, color and size you want to copy.
Click on the format painter icon.
- Drag across the text selection you want to change to that font you love. And voila! All of the formatting (color, size, font) is magically painted on this new text as you drag your cursor across the selection.
Appy Time: Digital Portfolios
Living in the digital world that our students are now a part of makes it easier than ever to document and share student work using digital portfolios. Below you will find two apps that will allow your students to independently document and share their work with teachers and parents.
K-6 Website Update
Update on BYOD
Tweet Time--Tweets From Those You Know
Looking for a great way to add a new tool to your teaching toolkit? Join us for Techie Tuesday coming up on September 22, 2015!
Topic: Documenting and Reflecting with VideoHow does visual creativity enhance the learning experiences? Come learn how to create and edit movies that tell a story and document learning. Develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning while becoming proficient with iMovie, YouTube, playlists, and other multimedia tools.
Ring the Belle
Registration is OPEN! Click HERE to register for this FREE learning opportunity!