BASD High School Instructional Technology News and Tips

April 5, 2016

#BASDChallenge 15 Day Twitter Challenge a Success! And the Winner Is...

Actually, all 39 teachers and administrators across the BASD who participated in the first ever 15 Day Twitter Challenge are WINNERS! These were the participants from the two high schools:

Freedom High School

  • Linda Jolly
  • Jessica Statile
  • Mike Dunstan
  • Amy O'Connor
  • Louis Martinez
  • Michael Dunstan
  • Daniel Kremus
  • Samantha Kleinrock (LHS, too!)

Liberty High School

  • Gail Nolf
  • Lisa Gilliard
  • Antonio Traca
  • Heather Walke
  • Brandon Horlick
  • Mike Vassallo
  • Kelly Crane
  • Neiad Ammary
  • Dionne Service
  • Tony Markovich
  • Heidi Landis

Participants competed in the #BASDChallenge by short tasks each day and participating in a live Twitter chat on March 16, 2016. See the chat transcript here.

We gave an Amazon Gift Card to the person who committed themselves to all of the challenge items AND participated in the first ever #BASDChallenge live chat! Linda Jolly from Freedom rocked the challenge AND won the #BASDChallenge! Please congratulate her when you see her!

Want more information? Ask me or ask anyone listed above! Want to get in on the action? The next Twitter Challenge (organized by Technology Integration Specialist, Kathy Corpora) starts April 22nd and runs until May 5th! You can earn up to 4 BFLEX hours by participating. Please sign up for the 14 Day Twitter Challenge on CPE Tracker!

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Document Outline Tool in Google Docs!

It seems like new features to Google Apps are coming every few weeks! A new one that just made it to our Google Apps domain in BASD is the Document Outline tool in Google Docs! Watch the video below to learn more about it. Using styles in your document will help you with creating the outline.

Here is a blog post by Google about it!

The Document Outline View Option in Google Docs

BFLEX/Act 48 Workshops Coming in April

Leveraging Google Drive Add-Ons in the Classroom - In Person or Online - 2 hours

April 12th (Liberty HS Library) or April 14th (Freedom HS Library) - 3:00-5:00PM

Have you started to use Google Drive Docs, Sheets, Slides and/or Forms in your classroom but you are wondering if you are using the tools to their potential? Do you believe in working smarter, not harder? Or maybe you are a Math teacher struggling with using mathematical notation in Google? This workshop has something to offer everyone and is designed for beginner through advanced users of Google Apps.

Engage Your Students with Augmented and Virtual Reality - In Person or Online - 2 hours

April 19th (Liberty HS Library) or April 20th (Freedom HS Library) - 3:00-5:00PM

Experience both Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) and Aurasma Augmented Reality (AR) at school! Consume and CREATE rich experiences with your students with both platforms. Classroom uses will be explored. Bring your iPhone or Android phone if you have one so you can continue to create long after this workshop is over!

Students Love Curating Content with Pinterest! (featuring Liberty's Cécile McKernan!) - 2 hours

April 28th - (Liberty HS - Rm 211) - 2:45-4:45PM

Learn how to access and curate instructional content with your students in Pinterest! Cécile McKernan will share how she has helped her students curate and organize digital content using this dynamic tool.

Connected Educator Book Club - In Person or Online (via Google Hangout) - 2 Hours

April 26th - (Liberty HS Library) - 3:30-5:30PM or April 27th - (Freedom HS School Library) - 3:45-5:45 PM

Please register on CPE Tracker or contact me for more information!

Questions? Contact Evon

High School Technology Integration Specialist

FHS - 126B, Ext. 53976

LHS - 308, Ext. 50976