Friday Feed

15-16 Sawnee Tech News Vol. 5

Digital Discovery

Digital Discovery is an opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers to network, learn, grow, and share their passion for teaching and learning with technology. It will be held at Piney Grove MS on October 24th. Don't worry Bulldogs, it's an off weekend! I encourage each of you to attend or consider presenting a technology strength of yours! Proposals for presentations are due by Friday, Sept. 18th.

New Cart Locations

Building 1

Cart 2 is now in Media 1

Cart 11 is now in room 1231 (Duhamel)

Building 2

Cart 7 is now in room 2276 (Brooks)

Favorite Pandora Stations

A few weeks ago, I asked for your favorite classroom Pandora stations. Here are the top 5 results:

  • The Piano Guys
  • Relaxation Radio
  • Yo-Yo Ma Radio
  • Disney songs from movies
  • Classical relaxation

Happy listening!

BYOT Equity Issues

I love this recent blog post by Dr. Tim Clark of Teachers are often concerned with issues of equity regarding how many students have devices of their own, but what about inequity between classrooms in a school? Some teachers choose to utilize technology tools and resources to help kids learn, where others do not. Let's face it, we live in a digital world and we'd be doing our students a disservice if we didn't equip them with the digital skills to succeed in this world. Dr. Clark encourages teachers to empower students to take the reins in their own learning. For example, don't feel as if you have to tell students exactly how to present their work. Instead, offer them choice to decide how to best present their ideas based on their strengths. This post is definitely worth the read and Tim says it better than I ever could!
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About the Friday Feed

Betsy Paul is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Sawnee Elementary in Cumming, GA. This flyer is created to share instructional technology news and tools with teachers at Sawnee Elementary, but feel free to use and share with others.