Digital Literacy Newsletter
May 2015 - Central Area
Google Education Free Online Conference
Join educators from around the world for a free online conference. Watch live streaming of the presentations and be able to pose questions to presenters. There are a wide range of topics appealing to teachers from K to 12.
Date: Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th, 2015
Time:10:00 am to 2:45 pm
Location: where ever you are!
Visit the Education on Air for more information.
Google Chrome Extensions
- Read and Write for Google: support tools such as word predication, voice to text and test to voice and so much more. The fantastic extension is available for all users of YRDSB GAFE.
- Synergyse Training for Google Apps: in-application training tutorials for GAFE.
- Office Editing for Docs, Sheets and Slides: view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
Check out this article: 50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions for Teachers
Digital Literacy Resource Links
This is a sampling of online technology resources for teachers.
Google Apps for Education
- YRDSB Google Apps for Education Startpage
- YRDSB Google Apps For Education Help Website
- Google for Education
Tech Blogs to Follow
- Free Tech 4 Teachers
- Shake Up Learning
- Primary Preoccupation
- Learning and Teaching in Today's World
- Dabbling in a Digital World
- Teach. Learn. Collaborate.
Social Media/Digital Citizenship