Digital Learning News 12-6-2016

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Tweet to Share and Be Entered to Win!

Tweet and share great teaching and learning Dec. 6-14 and be entered to win 1 of 5 prizes of $15 worth of IOS apps.

Be sure to use the hashtag #BirdvilleLearns

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37 Best Tech Gifts (recommended by

Tom's Guides to Tech Gifts in Categories

Best Educational Tech Toys 2016

Top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Tech Toys 2016 -

click this link: recommended by Tech Age Kids and also try this link: recommended by Melinda Gates and more

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NEW! Google Suite Training Videos Chrome Extension

The Google Suite Training Videos Chrome Extension has been added to all staff Google Accounts. This extension is great and provides on the spot training for all of the Google Suite Apps (drive, docs, slides, sheets, sites, etc). Users can find it in the “more” section of the Waffle Menu. If you are signed into Chrome the icon (see below: the rainbow circle with a question mark inside) should also appear while working in any Google Suite App. This will provide on the spot help for that application!

Google seems to be updating the training regularly, and we have already learned new tricks by using it!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your Birdville Digital Learning Team!

We're here to help and learn with you!

Kelli Montgomery @KelliM11, Director of Digital Learning

Cheryl McKnight @cherylmck, Coordinator of Digital Learning


Jennifer Canizares @jcanny72

Birdville, WT Francisco, Binion, Mullendore, Snow Heights, Porter

Toni Hylander @technologytoni

Smithfield, Cheney, Stowe, Watauga, North Ridge, Walker Creek

Jeff Samuelson @jeff_samuelson

David E Smith, Richland, West Birdville, Holiday Heights, Hardeman, ACFT

Jennifer Miller @steamlearnlab,

Learning Resources Specialist, Green Valley Spicer, Foster Village


Michael Hanson @Hansonits

Haltom HS, Haltom MS, Richland MS, North Ridge MS, North Oaks MS

Rashel Larson @rashellarson

BCTAL, Smithfield MS, North Richland MS, Central Office Administration

Tosh McGaughy @ToshMcGaughy

Richland HS, Birdville HS, Watauga MS, Raising Blended Learners Support

Karen Teeters @karenteeters222

Online Learning Specialist, All Middle and High Schools, Shannon HS