DIGITAL LEARNING NEWS 9-15-2017

Now published each Friday by your BISD Digital Learning Team

In this week's issue:

1. Fall Digital Learning Conference - Are you ready to go Beyond Super?!?

2. NEW! The DL Underground Video/Audio Podcast Series, Episode One

3. 4 quick ways you can use the magic of Google Forms

4. Teacher and Librarian Spotlights from Haltom High, North Richland Middle, and C.F. Thomas

5. How you can Spotlight something you or someone else is doing to enhance learning with technology

6. How to connect with your Digital Learning Team

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NEW!!! THE DIGITAL LEARNING NEWS IS MOVING TO FRIDAYS!

https://youtu.be/nPdipEB55ow

"There's a super hero inside all of us. We just need the courage to put on the cape." - Superman

Fall Digital Learning Conference

October 14, 2017

https://youtu.be/tBY1RhPy0cM

Digital Learning's New Audio/Video Podcast Series

Un•der•ground (un’der ground’), n., adj.

1) forms of media intended for an elite audience, that is often characterized by its high levels of originality and experimentation, and does not conform to typical standards, trends, or hypes as set by the popular mainstream media.


Check out the first video episode above

Podcasts and Vodcasts are a great way to learn on the go.

Ways to listen:

· While you eat lunch

· During conference period

· Driving in the car

· Waiting at the doctor's office

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Did you miss the Google Forms = Magic post?

If you are not subscribed to our blog, "Rethink Learning" you might have missed this week's post. In this post we tell you how to use Google Forms to create 1) a quiz where students have to get the correct answer to move on, 2) a quiz where students get notified if they type in the wrong answer (great for review), 3) a choose your own adventure lesson, AND 4) a self-grading quiz.

Click here to read Google Forms are Magic: 4 Ways You Can Bring this Magic to Your Classroom! and all of the other cool posts, tech tips, teacher spotlights, resource suggestions, podcasts and more!

And don't forget to subscribe by email (the box on the right on the blog home page) to receive an email when we post new content!

How to Submit a Spotlight for Yourself or Others on the Digital Learning Lounge "Rethink Learning" Blog and Digital Learning News...

  1. Start a new email message.
  2. Type dl83.digital-learning@blogger.com in the "To" line.
  3. Type the title of your blog post in the "Subject" line of your email.
  4. Type what you want to spotlight/share - which will become your actual blog post text - in the body of the email. Note: everything in your email will become part of your post so you may want to edit/delete extra information from your email signature.
  5. Attach the images you want to include in your post to your email message.
  6. Click Send

It's that easy!

How to Connect with Your Digital Learning Team

Contact Us! We're Here to Support You!

Kelli Montgomery Director of Digital Learning

Twitter @KelliM11

Cheryl McKnight Coordinator of Digital Learning

Twitter @cherylmck


ELEMENTARY TEAM MEMBERS:

Jennifer Canizares jennifer.canizares@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @canny72

Campuses: Birdville, WT Francisco, Binion, Mullendore, Snow Heights, Porter, Foster Village

Toni Hylander toni.hylander@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @technologytoni

Campuses: Smithfield, Cheney, Stowe, Watauga, North Ridge, Walker Creek, Green Valley

Jeff Samuelson jeff.samuelson@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @jeff_samuelson

Campuses: David E Smith, Richland, West Birdville, Holiday Heights, Hardeman, ACFT, J. D. Spicer


SECONDARY TEAM MEMBERS:

Michael Hanson michael.hanson@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @Hansonits

Campuses: Haltom HS, Shannon HS, Richland MS

Rashel Larson rashel.larson@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @rashellarson

Campuses: BCTAL, North Richland MS, North Oaks MS, Central Office Administration

Owen Nesbit owen.nesbitt@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @the_nez

Campuses: Richland HS, Haltom MS, Watauga MS

Taylor Williams taylor.williams@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @TaylorHWilliams

Campuses: Birdville HS, North Ridge MS, Smithfield MS