Weekly Buzz

What's buzzing at Franklin in tech this week

Classroom Spotlight

If you have an activity planned, would like assistance with one, or would like some ideas, please feel free to contact me using the Tech Training Form, emailing me at zacherle@fasd.k12.pa.us or calling me at 432-2121 ext. 142. I would love to hear from you!

Venango County Historical Society

Sixth grade students in Ms. Jackie Thurau's classroom created a video to submit to the Venango County Historical Society. The video is full of images and historical facts of our local history. From Where We Stand is from a kid's point of view on that local history. Ms. Thurau wrote the script while her students brought it to life. The students featured in the video are Emilie, Taniqua, Autumn, Sophie, Shaden, Misty and Casey. Brett and Amine were the crew behind the camera. Tammy Powell's tech club also helped with the production of this video. Ms. Christen McNeil also assisted with filming, burning the submission to DVD and putting the WebQuest for all of sixth grade in Google Docs. What a collaborative effort and job well done! You can check out the video on Ms. Thurau's classroom webpage.


Intro to Google Docs

All I can say is wow. Last week I trained the trainers in Ms. Elkins 4th grade classroom at Victory and this week they went to task to assist their classmates in navigating Google Docs. The whole class did an amazing job of listening to and assisting each other, but special recognition goes to those trainers because they did not miss a beat in teaching their classmates. I cannot wait to see where they are at the end of the year! Great job, 4th grade!


Looking Ahead

Check for updates each week so that you don't miss out!


CCSS Resources

Apps of the Week

Most Popular Posts of the Week

Twitter Chat of the Month

Participating in Twitter chats is a great way to build up your PLN (Professional Learning Network). Create an account and start building! The chat I am highlighting this month can be found under #edtechchat . On Monday nights teachers and administrators gather for #edtechchat at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This chat lasts until 9 p.m. and highlights a different moderator each week. Some of the most inspiring and influential tech leaders moderate this chat. This past Monday's chat was moderated by Tony Vincent. This chat focuses on three to four questions that the moderator has developed. He or she takes answers from participants for ten-fifteen minutes each, responds to some and then poses another question. I am never disappointed when I join in! At the time and date, go to Twitter and search for #edtechchat. A topic announced at the beginning of the hour guides all participating. The fun part, though, is developing virtual friendships with folks from all over the globe.



Contact Info

Please contact me through the Tech Training Request Form, email or phone to schedule collaboration. My phone ext. is 142. I would love to hear from you!


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