StA Teacher Tech Times

St. Ambrose Technology Newsletter

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Welcome to our Tech Times Newsletter!

Each month the ITS (Information Technology Services Department at St. Ambrose School) will put together a newsletter to keep you up to date on the comings of our department. We are working to get all of the ins and outs of our new Department together to best serve each of you! Our focus is always supporting you to support the students! We are here for you.

1:1 Tech Meeting Time - Please Sign Up By Monday, September 28th

I'm asking each teacher to sign up for a time to meet with me. You can do it one of two ways.
  • Visit ivdl.staschool.us and sign up that way OR
  • Email me your available times and days that work for you
During this meeting we will be discussing the items below.
  1. How the year is going with technology
  2. Your technology growth plan
  3. A plan to start Project Based Learning for grades K-2 and for grades 3-8 how to be prepared for flipping a few lessons in your class.
  4. Any other items you would like to discuss.

New Protocol for Broken Devices (Chromebooks and Tablets)


Here is the link to the Google Doc with the steps. https://docs.google.com/a/staschool.us/document/d/1Jb_N9fyxjGhZQGtZOE58nLMJxNEaFDLXv9259bv5xTU/edit?usp=sharing

Please start following this new protocol starting Monday!

New Addition to Google Classroom

Share to Google Classroom is a new addition to the Chrome WebStore. This is a great feature that allows you to share your browser window that you have open to your students in that specific classroom. You need to install the extension to your browser and then you will see it on the top right corner of your browser with your other extension. You click the button and it will list your classes and you click the class you want to share the browser with! This is an awesome feature for our 1:1 classes!


This is the link to get this extension!

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/share-to-classroom/adokjfanaflbkibffcbhihgihpgijcei?hl=en

The DLL Corner

We have been very busy in the Distance Learning Lab!

  • 1st Grade has been on two trips! They visited a Toy Museum in New York and made their own toy and they also learned about a school day in 1872
  • 2nd Grade learned about our US Symbols and made their own flag to represent their school
  • 6th Grade traveled to the Baseball Hall of Fame and learned all about calculating batting averages
  • 7th Grade participated in the Pope's address to the House of Representatives and they were called out on EWTN from our tweet we submitted
  • 8th Grade participated in the Violins of Hope and a career event on Dental Hygiene

Tech Tuesdays are now Tech Thursdays!

Tech Thursday - Go Guardian

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 2:30-3:15pm

DLL

All 4-8 teachers please plan on attending so you can start using this great tool in your classrooms!

Tech Thursday - Begin the wheels spinning on Project Based Learning and Flipping

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 2:30-3:15pm

DLL

Please come to the event with a unit in mind. I would like to give you some resources that you can use to start beginning to flip the way you do things in your classrooms.

Please! Let me know how I can help you!

Book an appointment at www.ivdl.staschool.us or send me an email with your available times!
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