Good Things Newsletter

March 2016


Happy Spring! It's getting warmer outside and spring break is nearing. This month's "Good Things" newsletter is packed full of strategies and tools to help your instruction blossom this spring. Please contact your Media and Tech team if you would like assistance implementing any of these strategies into your classroom.

Have a great month!

April, Tracey, Damien, Erin, and Kristi

Literacy Strategy: Audiobooks and why they are Helpful!

Tech Check-Up

  • Beware of email Phishing scams, if you think you may be at risk -- Change your password

  • Be on the lookout for new technology and support websites coming in the next few weeks

  • Let Damien know if you have need any help with introducing new technology to students

  • Damien eliminated the tech top 10…in an attempt not to clog your inboxes. Email Damien Akelman if you’d like to continue to receive a "Top 10 Tech Tips" email.

  • Thank you guys for being flexible with collection this year. It’s going to make it much easier!

  • Don’t be a stranger. Feel free to stop by the Help Desk anytime!

News From the Media Center

Attention all AP Science, Math, and History teachers! We’ve purchased multi-user eBooks that you and your students can use to prepare for your upcoming AP exams. In addition, there is a SAT review eBook available. Unfortunately, the publisher has not yet released any eBooks for AP English classes :(

Click on each title below for a direct link to that particular eBook or view all of our Gale Virtual Reference Books here. Password: moor14691

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You've Been Busted!

Cool Tools

History in Motion

A Free, easy to use, timeline creation tool for students. Check it out!

Voice Commands in Google Docs

Check out Richard Byrne's Blog Post on the newest voice commands released through Google. For you student who struggle with typing, this added feature may be helpful.

Are you following the Presidential Election with your students?

Check out NEWSELA for informational articles related to the 2016 Presidential Election. Teachers can create a FREE account with NEWSLEA and assign articles to students leveled to their reading level along with a short quiz to check for comprehension. See April Davala for help with setting this program up with your classes.

A Little Something Motivational

Teacher Chris Emdin Finding Ways to Make Math Fun | Office Depot

April Davala

Instructional Technology Facilitator: Magnolia Campus

Words To Live By:

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Tracey Waid

Instructional Technology Facilitator: Main Campus

Kristi Brawley

School Library and Media Coordinator

Words to Live By:

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." - Haruki Murakami

Erin Stutts

School Library and Media Coordinator