Tech Tidbits From Your ITS {2016-2016 v.16}

Scavenger Hunt

Have you missed important items that have been sent out in the Tech-Knowledge-Y newsletter? To see who is reading the newsletter, I have a scavenger hunt to encourage staff members to read the information that is shared.

You have from the time this newsletter is sent to staff until 3:30 on Tuesday, February 7. The person that gets all the answers correct will receive a prize. If more than one person gets all the answers correct, there will be a drawing for the grand prize!

Here is a link to the Google Form scavenger hunt.

Happy Hunting!

Digital Learning Day - February 23

Educators are doing some pretty amazing things with technology across the country. In order to spread these pockets of innovation, Digital Learning Day started in 2012. It is a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure students have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.

Digital Learning Day is not about technology. It's about learning. It is a way to highlight great teaching practices and innovative teachers. Together, we can promote the use of modern day tools to improve the learning experience.

Make Your PD Personal

Learn new digital tools in a flipped format, and choose ones of interest to you!! The site for flipped digital tools and reflections is now ready! Visit the site, watch a video of interest to you, reflect on it, and use it in your classroom (invite me to help, watch or snap a picture of the tool in action and send it to me!). Once you have reflected on your digital tool I will place a badge in your mailbox for your to display.

Do these off hours and count them towards snow time OR see me to sign for PD points (can't count for both).

New videos will continue to be added, so check back often.

PD Videos already on the site include:

  • Google Classroom
  • Kahoot
  • Seesaw
  • Quizizz

What's Going On?

  • Ms. Cornwell's 5th grade class participated in a live broadcast with the author and illustrator of Dream Jumpers and saw behind the scenes of the creative process. @MalibuES
  • Mr. Burnsworth's 3rd grade students worked collaboratively on a single Google Slides. Each student was assigned a slide to record their research and together, they created a slideshow for the class. @MalibuES
  • Ms. Tillery's and Ms. Taylor's Kindergarten students spent some time getting acquainted with Seesaw and began adding to their digital journals. @WindsorWoodsES
  • 4th grade & I collaborated on a Google Slides Playlist that will have the students re-familiarize themselves with ecosystems. @MalibuES
  • 3rd grade and I collaborated on a Google Slides Playlist that goes through Simple Machines with the students. @MalibuES & @WindsorWoodsES
  • 1st grade and I collaborated on a version of a "Breakout" for younger ones. Students will work through a series of questions on a Google Form, but cannot move forward until they correctly answer the one they are on. @MalibuES

Twitter Tip

When you retweet someone else's tweet, you have the option to add your own commentary. This is known as a "Quote tweet."

When you quote a tweet, the quoted tweet does not show up in the original poster's mentions or count towards their retweets. The original poster may never know you've retweeted them.

Keep the original poster in the loop by adding their Twitter handle in your comments when you're quoting the tweet. This will cause the quoted tweet to show up in their mentions!

Jamie Frederick

Instructional Technology Specialist

Malibu Elementary School

Windsor Woods Elementary School

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