Power edTech Weekly

A weekly bulletin of tips, tricks, and news in edtech

Week of 11/25/19

Welcome to this week's edition of Power edTech Weekly!


Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This week's Power edTech Weekly focuses on some tools to help you and your students share some gratitude.

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GiveTHX

Part of the relationship skills aspect of Social-Emotional Learning is showing and sharing gratitude. GiveTHX is an online platform to help make part of that experience a component of your classroom routine. Check out the video below to learn a little more about students' experiences with GiveTHX and then join the Staff Class to check it out and send some thanks to your colleagues (see below for more info)
GiveThx - Intro
Start to GiveTHX Now!

When signing in for the first time, you should sign in using your NPS Google account. Enter the school code: NBRDPS and then, when prompted, the class code: ATGTV8

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I'm looking for some guinea pigs that would want to take some already existing assessments (quizzes, tests, etc.) that you might be interested in digitizing. I have a great tool called Edulastic that can easily transform a paper assessment into a digital one. If you'd be willing to be a guinea pig, give me a shout.

This Week's Schedule

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edcamp Southeastern Mass

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 8am-1pm

215 West Main Street

Norton, MA

Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs. What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences that have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that's created by the participants at the start of the event. (from EdcampOnline)

Learn more here!

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How to Use Google Cast for Education

Check this out!

Google Cast for Education is a TIME SAVER that will remove the need for your students to log in to your desktop computer when presenting something they created on their Chromebooks to your projector.... [read more]

Level Up!

The Level Up! series of professional development challenges invite teachers to demonstrate newly acquired skills, build identity and reputation within our district, and create pathways for continued learning and leadership roles. The challenges are optional and are to be completed individually. Although each challenge requires something different of the learner, they all emphasize applying the knowledge instructionally while also reflecting on the resulting outcomes with students.

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