TechShare Bytes

Monthly tech tips, tricks, and highlights from ITS Team!

November 2015

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Campus Highlight: Kilpatrick

Third grade teacher, Ms Letitia Elkins, is taking advantage of Google Classroom's blended learning capabilities. With Classroom, teachers can:

  • post questions and topics for engaging in-class discussions
  • can be used for any subject for personalized learning and communication
  • attach relevant videos, documents, websites
  • upload any files (pdf, image, doc) to Google Drive and assign in Classroom
  • grade & return student work in real-time.

The Speech department is finding innovative ways to engage students in learning by using their new humanoid robot, aka "Fred," in their class. Students can interact on their own level with this autonomous, programmable robot and practice communication and social interaction skills. "Fred" also helps with sequencing and cause and effect skills.

Hour of Code

What is it?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

Click here to have your students practice coding!


Make plans to host an hour of code with your class for the week of December 7-11. You can sign up here.

This Month's Featured Web Tools

Chrome Extension: Share to Classroom

Make using Google Classroom even easier!

Add "Share to Classroom" extension to your Chrome browser to push webpages to your any of your Classroom classes, so they open instantly on your students' computers. With this extension, you can get your students on the right page, quickly and reliably every time. You can also post announcements, create assignments, or save webpages to post to Classroom later. Watch this short video on how it works & go grab it in the Web Store now!!
Share to Classroom

Wonderopolis: critical thinking portal

Wonderopolis is a top-notch resource for any teacher looking to engage students with interesting facts or create a detailed lesson for structured inquiry. Wonderopolis achieves its purpose mainly through Wonders of the Day.

These wonders offer multidisciplinary content including a brief history of the subject matter, a list of related activities, a glossary of terms, and advanced options for further learning.

http://wonderopolis.org/


Type:

  • Web-based (no subscription necessary)

Glogster: digital canvas

Students can create a multi-media interactive poster by combining images, text, videos, audio, graphics! Let students tell their story by making these online posters for project presentations, experiment summaries, digital storytelling, and more!

http://edu.glogster.com/


Type:


  • Free app
  • Web-based (subscription required)
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