Tuesday Tech Tips

A little tech goes a long way!

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Challenge Accepted!

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Last week, we issued a challenge to all principals! The challenge was accepted and accomplished by Karen Oot of Jackson Road Elementary. She was the first principal in the district to earn all four of the Google Ninja Academy's belts! She is now a Google Master!

To reward Mrs. Oot's accomplishment, she and her staff will enjoy donuts on an upcoming day of her choice!

Congratulations Mrs. Oot (and staff)!

Do YOU Have What It Takes to be a Google Ninja?

Several across our district have taken the challenge of becoming a Google Master! These people have earned all four Google Ninja Belts:

Terri Collins

Catherine Corbett

Karen Oot

Amber Dean

Kelly Cottingham

Paige Wynn

Cara Cook

Melanie Lynch

Sandra Hogan

(pictures coming soon!)

Go to classroom. google.com to join the Google Classroom. Once you access the class, you will see a plus (+) sign in the upper right hand corner. Click the sign and choose to join a class. The class code for the Ninja Academy is ctbid6.

Once you enter the code, you will be enrolled in the class. You will NOT have to type in the code again. You will notice that there is a test and video tutorials for each belt. The videos are there to help familiarize you with the particular app. Once you are ready to take the test, just click on the link for the Google Form and take the test. There is also a link to the leaderboard. Just like last year, you can take the tests as many times as need be.

If you have difficulty accessing Google Classroom, please email Lonny Harper.

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Beaverbrook is still in the lead! However, there are a few elementary schools trying to take the lead!

Who's going to take the lead this week??

To see the complete list of Google Ninjas, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/epIvPK


How Are You Using Technology?

If you are being innovative in your use of technology in your classroom, school, or department, please share!

There are lots of good things going on in our district, and we want to spotlight those lessons, moments, and successes.

Please take a moment to complete this very short form. If you have pictures or a video, please send us that as well.

You are doing good work! Why not share it with the entire district?


Creative Use for Google Classroom!

Google Classroom can be used for things other than distributing assignments and assessments to your students. One of our teachers in Grifin-Spalding has found another use for Google Classroom, at it is working for her and the student-athletes she coaches.

From Kassidy Bynoe, a teacher at Carver Road Middle School:

Here's an alternate use for Google Classroom: Athletic teams support/organization. As the track coach for Carver Road, I created a Google Classroom for my team. I have used the classroom to send the meet schedules, make announcements about practice, send how-to videos for different skills we are practicing, share pictures from our meets and much more. I actually got the idea from one of my 8th graders. Google Classroom has been an effective way for me to communicate with the 6th and 7th graders since they are not on my hall. My athletes can ask questions via the comments sections.


Google Ninja FAQ's

Access the Google Ninja FAQ's HERE!

Audio Enhancement/Safari Montage FAQs

Access the Audio Enhancement/Safari Montage FAQs here.