"Tech Times" Newsletter

Volume 3, Issue 3 (November 2014)

PDE Launches Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U

Governor Tom Corbett, joined by lawmakers, superintendents, teachers, higher education representatives and education partners at the Garnet Valley School District in Delaware County, officially launched Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U – a collection of free, online, educational resources.

Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U brings state standards-aligned resources to the world’s largest online catalog of free educational content that helps educators create courses, including lectures, assignments, books, quizzes and syllabi, and offer them to millions of iOS users. Click here to read the full article!

Check out all of the FREE resources that are already available from Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U!

"Web 2.0 Tool of the Month" - ThingLink

ThingLink is a free tool that allows you to easily add links to photos and videos to make your presentation or lesson more engaging.

Imagine students can view an image and with a simple click it can instantly link them to a short video clip that they can watch, another link could direct them to an article, and so many other possibilities. By adding any website link, text, video, etc. to any image, you can bring your image to life! Check out the video below...

Click here to create your free account as a teacher or click here to learn more about ThingLink!
How to ThingLink!

Quick Schoology Tip!!

Schoology is on the verge of integrating the ability to utilize Office 365 within Schoology. This will open up a wide range of opportunities for your students such as the ability to create documents and upload them directly into Schoology as well as collaborate with their classmates.

I will keep you informed as to when this ability is released through Schoology. Their projected release date is later this month or in December.

Contact me if you need any help, would like me to be involved in any projects/activities you have coming up, if you want assistance incorporating some of these new tools into your lessons, or if you just want to meet with me. Just let me know!

Brian Scholl

Technology Integration Specialist