TISD TECH BYTES
Instructional Technology News for September/October
Technology Rockstars Abound in TISD
The Instructional Technology department would like to recognize the following teachers for their “Rockstar” technology skills.
What qualities make a Tyler ISD Technology Rockstar? Here is a short list of some rock star qualities.
* Learning something new and engaging students
* Using Interactive Technology
* Assisting Peers
* Problem Solving
Terms and conditions of being a Rockstar may vary from campus to campus. Rockstars prizes may not be available in all areas and are subject to availability. Not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages caused by cheering students. Being a Rockstar will not necessarily make your kids think you are “cool”, but this has happened in the past. Please contact your campus ITS for further information.
And The Winners Are...
REL: Jade Gomez , Alicia Howell, Nick Bledsoe, Bobby Richardson
JT: Travis Brown, Stefanie Gaitan, Patricia Bajali, Nakena Bayless
PACE: Denny Cowan
Plyer: Vincent Jarrett
Boulter: Chris Wyman, Sallie Austin
Dogan: Betty Berndt, Hunter McConnell, Kristin Carter, Phillip Pace
Hogg: Adrienne Ford, Mathew Bradley
Hubbard: Bryan Davis, Cindy Nick, Rebecca Clements, Stacy Rains
Moore: Ross Baker, Melissa Kimbrough
Stewart: Vernette Conrod, Norma McClung
Austin: Debra Ketcham, Christy Scharf
Bell: Jo Ann Glover, Ciara O'Neal
Birdwell: Laura Swartz, Luz Owens
Bonner: Jane Maloney, Stephanie Jones
Clarkston: Anna Dickey, Karri Olhausen
Dixie: Linda Swindle, Camille Buie
Douglas: Sonia Limas, Cassie Whitham
Owens: Melissa McElveen, Ruby Martin
Caldwell: Cynthia Bowie, Gina Sanchez
Griffin: Peggy Volmer, Marcie Fowler
Jones: Jana McWain, Anne Bingham
Orr: Odon Yun, Ramon Carrasco
Peete: Wanda Wilson, Tim McCormick
Ramey: Jenelle McClure, Gina Jenkins
Rice: Laura McNeel, Robin Litzenberger
Woods: Darla Campbell, Cindy Alexander
Jack: Samantha Jensen, Ginger Pippin
Boshears: Lawren Phillips
St. Louis ECC: Brashante Thompson, Sandra Hendrix
Target: Melisa Leblanc
A few pictures of our winners....
What we learn from 5 million books
The Google Library Project began in 2004. As of March 2012, Google reported it had scanned some 20 million books. Just in case you're curious, Google's Elphel camera can scan 1,000 pages per hour. Impressive.
So, what does this have to do with the history of words? The 20 million books that Google has scanned are all books that are out of print and in the public domain. Think back to Mr. Bowtie, and you will remember how old that makes these books. These books date back to the 1500's.
With all these books digitized, Google created the Google Ngram Viewer which allows you to research the usage of a words over time.