Happy Holidays

From the Technology Department

A Gift For You

Welcome to our first Technology Newsletter! We hope you find the information here useful and enjoy some of the tools we've gathered to share with you! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Three Quick Google Tools

Need Help With Google?

Visit our help documentation on the All Staff Conference! Here's a link to take you there!


Nearpod - Turn Direct Instruction into Engagement

Nearpod is a web and app based software that works on any device with a browser and an internet connection (phones, tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, desktops...etc.). It allows teachers to add interaction with students into their direct instruction presentations - CAN YOU SAY ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING? Students join a presentation by going to the nearpod website or app and entering their teacher's presentation code. Then the teacher can control the presentation on all devices, mix in questions, videos, and interactive drawing features to really engage students and make sure they're getting the content! This is our Technology Tool of the month! Be sure to get the school edition when you check it out at http://nearpod.com.
Get engaged with Nearpod

Wrap It Up At The End Of The Day!

To keep your computer up to date, please follow these instructions:

  • Shut your computer down every evening.
  • Do not hold down the power button to turn off your computer as this can corrupt your operating system - please use the shutdown link under the Microsoft button in the lower left corner of your screen.
  • Do not close the lid of your computer until your computer has completely shut down.
  • Never close the lid of your computer if you see the screen below - this can seriously damage your operating system and require your computer to be re-imaged to repair it.
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Let's Create!

Get Your Kids Involved With Kahoot!

Kahoot is an engaging, interactive way to review your students' knowledge. Kids love to play Kahoot and it's incredibly easy for teachers to set up. Kahoot is a game based software that runs on any device that can connect to the internet! Check out the video below to see how Kahoot works! Then...share the gift of interactive learning in your classroom! Find out more at https://getkahoot.com/
Introduction to Kahoot for your Classroom Assessments

Something For Your Digital Stocking!

Here's a little something fun for you to add to your teacher website! The Human Calendar! This embeddable calendar updates with new photos every day to maintain an up-to-date calendar! Sweet fun for your site! Get yours at http://www.humancalendar.com/portable.php
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Like Our Newsletter?

Create your own fun and interactive newsletter for your parents and students! You can get a free account or pay for extra features at https://www.smore.com/educators?ur=toolbar_holiday_sale_2014

Christmas Hits

Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms by Christmas Hits

A Little Holiday Humor

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