Darroch's Dose

Tech Tip Tuesday for December 15, 2015

Holiday Ideas Using Technology

Wondering what to do this week? Here are a few fun creative ideas for your students.


Google Santa Tracker Coding Fun


Create a Holiday Postcard using Google Slides


NORAD Tracks Santa

Multiple Tabs Opening in Chrome

Do you have multiple tabs that pop up when you open your Chrome browser?


If so, follow these steps:



  1. Click the three lines at the top right hand of your screen (hot dog)
  2. Click settings
  3. Under On Start up click set pages (see attached photo)
  4. Click the x next to the unwanted tabs that you no longer want to open.

Hour of Code

Teachers, thank you so much for making this Hour of Code week one of the best ever! Please take a few minutes to fill out this form telling me what you did to celebrate Hour of Code. I want to know what everyone did to celebrate the week. Even if it was simply letting the kids get on the home page, I want to know! This will help us plan for next year and to advertise all the great things that happened in the schools this week! Thanks for your time!


Hour of Code Survey

Professional Development Opportunities



Please let me know what PD you would like for me to offer the second half of the year by completing the following form:


Professional Development Ideas


Thank you!

Need Help?


Karen Darroch's Schedule:


Tuesday - Deer Valley Elementary

Wednesday - Bluff Park Elementary

Thursday - Greystone Elementary


Link to Help Form: http://goo.gl/forms/FSrkrKVktU


Link to Frequently Asked Questions: http://bit.ly/1Lit5k3 (Content added daily!)


Sara Carpenter's Blog: http://www.techcoachtimes.blogspot.com/

Time to Share!

What are some of your favorite apps and how do you use them in the classroom? Please add your favorites to create a resource for all K-5 teachers. There is a tab for Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Creative. Select the link below and share! Thank you to those who have contributed. I would love for this to become a resource we can all use.


https://docs.google.com/a/hcs-students.net/spreadsheets/d/1g0o4oE5RNRzN99OJ2kfRyFe18jeJ1_TMS3Z6pv9kPsU/edit?

usp=sharing


Great Website to find apps:

http://go.appsforcommoncore.com/

Contact Me!

I would love to come to your room and teach a lesson. Here are just a few of the lessons I am teaching in the classrooms.


  • Create a digital post card using Google Slides
  • Create a Mystery Number, Person, Place, or Thing with Google Slides
  • Lesson on Tour Builder
  • Create Student Portfolios using Google Sites
  • Pick from a number of Google Projects
  • Graph data using Google Sheets
  • Research lessons
  • Technology Playground Centers
  • Code Lessons
  • Google Drive lessons with the Do's and Don'ts of creating a Google Slide Presentation
  • Read a Digital Book with a writing extension activity using Google Docs
  • Reading Centers with iPad
  • Digital Citizenship Lessons
  • Research Lessons


Please email me or fill out the help form to schedule a day and time.


I would love to learn from you! Please invite me into your classroom to see all the engaging ways you are using technology in your classroom.