Edtech in the Middle

Gettin' Techy in Thompson, Thorne & Bayshore

--April- May -Issue #3--

Global Day of Design- May 4th

"The Global Day of Design is one-day that focuses on using the Design Thinking process in school. Our goal for the Global Day of Design is to inspire a transformation in schools around the world to incorporate design into an every day practice with our students.

In the past two years over 100,000 students from 950 schools (and four continents) have participated. We are hoping to grow even more this year!" - More here
https://youtu.be/3q5Lgc7AF6M

STAY CONNECTED! Join the New #MTPS Middle School Connection!

Join a Facebook Group exclusively for Middletown's Middle School Educators! This is a place for all #MTPSpride middle school teachers to connect their classrooms and share ideas with one another! If you are looking for someone to collaborate with, this is a great place to start! Please feel free to share and add other Middletown Middle School Teachers to the group.

--Tech Updates and Tools to Try--

BrainPop-Advanced Features: Make-a-Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TilWrT4koTE

BrainPop Make-a-Map

Click here for a quick overview of how to use this awesome feature!

Nearpod

"Easily create lessons in minutes for your next class. Import files (pdf, ppt, jpg) or Google slides and add interactive activities, websites, and videos to keep your students engaged in their learning." Check it out here


Find a lesson you'd like to try? Contact your school edtech for free access.

--Middle School Educational Technology Specialists--

Teacher Technology Integration Specialist

Thompson, Bayshore & Thorne- Christina Requa ( RequaC@middletownk12.org)

Student Technology Integration Specialists

Bayshore- Donna Strobel (strobeld@middletownk12.org)

Thompson - Lauren Velez (velezl@middletownk12.org)

Thorne - Dana Webster ( Websterd@middletownk12.org)