Tech Info That Inspires

ATiM - Athens State University (May 2017)

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As we enter this last month of the school year, I am sure that much reflection will take place! Much like the flowers that bloom in Spring, your students are in full blossom and you are now able to fully see the benefits of your labor. In addition to engaging in reflection, there is no doubt that you are also looking forward to the summer that is ahead. While enjoying your time with family and friends under the bright summer sun, make a vow to learn/try something new that will ultimately enhance your teaching practice during the 2017-2018 school year.

Take a moment to view this newsletter with the intent of finding at least one tech tool to explore over the break in an effort to implement next year!

It is my hope that through this newsletter you are INSPIRED to INTEGRATE!

Try This Tech Tool (T4)

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Learners To Leaders

Encourage learners to take the reins by using their knowledge to create and lead their own Kahoot games.

Learners to Leaders

Blind KAHOOTing

A powerful way to introduce new concepts-it is all about building knowledge brick by brick in a single game.

The Story of Blind Kahoot!'ing

Ghost Mode

Designed to challenge learners to beat previous scores, this is all about motivation, healthy competition, and reinforcing learning through fun repetition.

KAHOOT! Public Facebook Community

Share ideas and learn from other Kahooters from around the world.

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Hone Your Information Literacy Superpowers With Britannica!

May 4th - 3:30pm

CLICK HERE to register and attend!

Participants can also enroll in Chalkable/STIPD to earn 1 CEU for attending the live training.

PD Title number: ATIM-AK024

Summer Book Studies

Book Studies are a wonderful way to engage in a professional learning with a community of other educators while at your own pace. The beauty of participating in VIRTUAL Book Studies, is that you are able to work in the comfort of your own space (which is especially perfect for those with travel plans for the summer)!

In an effort to meet the learning needs of educators across the region, I am offering two virtual book studies for the summer of which STIPD credit will be awarded. The first twenty people to register will receive a complimentary copy of the book. If you are interested in growing as an educator while enjoying your summer in your pajamas, at the pool, or in the car on a road trip....JOIN US!!!!

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Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces

Classroom Management in the Digital Age offers teachers competency and confidence. If you have devices in your classroom already or if you're moving towards implementing tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device, Classroom Management in the Digital Age is the perfect resource to help in creating relevant classrooms where learning rules.

CLICK HERE to register!

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Dive Into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice

Trevor MacKenzie provides readers with a strong understanding of the Types of Student Inquiry and proposes a framework that best prepares both educators and learners for sharing the unpacking of curriculum in the classroom as they work together towards co-constructing a strong Free Inquiry unit. Helpful illustrations for in-class use, examples of essential questions from a variety of disciplines, practical goals for making progress in adopting inquiry into your practice, and powerful student learning on display throughout, Dive into Inquiry will energize, inspire, and transform your classroom!

CLICK HERE to register!

Summer Conferences

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EdTech Team Summit (North Alabama)

When: June 1-2, 2017

Where: Florence High School

What: Enjoy two days of inspiring keynote speakers, empowering hands-on breakout sessions, and fun activities including a high-energy demo slam.

Choose from compelling sessions about all the Apps in the G Suite for Education (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, YouTube, Classroom, Maps and more) as well as sessions that go beyond the tools that feature cutting edge best practices in educational technology and great teaching!

CLICK HERE to Learn More and Register

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Alabama Educational Technology Conference

When: June 13-15, 2017

Where: Hoover High School

What: AETC is dedicated to the professional development of educators. The Conference provides educators the opportunity to learn about the latest in educational technology and offers a forum for discussion among professionals concerned with educational technology. AETC offers almost 150 concurrent sessions, nationally known speakers and presenters, workshops focusing on the latest in technological innovations and software, and over 150 commercial exhibits featuring state-of-the-art technology.

CLICK HERE to Complete an Online Registration Form
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MEGA Conference 2017

When: July 10-14, 2017

Where: Mobile Convention Center

What: The MEGA Conference is a week-long conference that provides attendees with opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions, participate in in-depth training sessions, and learn from leading experts in fields across the education spectrum.

CLICK HERE to Complete an Online Registration Form

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Alabama Technology in Motion (ATiM)

Feel free to visit the Alabama Technology in Motion (ATiM) website to learn more about the services offered. Please contact your local ATiM to schedule free professional learning opportunities for your faculty and staff!

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