Thompson's Technology Tidbits

Volume 1, Issue 4

SchoolWires Website Update Sessions

I recently attended a SchoolWires Website User Conference at ESC Region XI. There are some added features in SchoolWires that are extremely useful.

Have you experienced the editing window dropping down to the bottom of the screen? THERE IS A FIX! Hit the Tab key once or twice for the editing window to appear at the top of the screen.

Did you know you could add a wiki or a blog to your website for students to work on? Check out the APPetizers page for some more ideas and the "recipe" on how to do so.http://help.schoolwires.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1422

For more help with updating your SchoolWires website with the new features as well as the old features, I have scheduled SchoolWires Website Update sessions (informal "let me help you with your website sessions" for the following dates/times during your conference periods:


GHS/RHS Teachers March 26th (8:45AM-12:00PM) GHS Lab 534

GHS/RHS Teachers March 30th (1:00PM-4:00PM) GHS Lab 534

GHS/RHS Teachers March 31st (8:45AM-12:00PM, 1:00PM-4:00PM) GHS Lab 534

EVHS Teachers April 2nd (8:45AM-10:00AM) EVHS Library Lab

EVHS Teachers April 2nd (10:15AM-12:00PM, 1:00PM-4:00PM) EVHS Lab 501

EVHS Teachers April 3rd (8:45AM-12:00PM) EVHS Lab 504

EVHS Teachers April 8th (1:00PM-4:00PM) EVHS Lab A5

Videoconferencing: PenPals in the 21st century

While I attended TCEA in last month, one of the presenters shared this short 3 minute video. It really resonated with me. Enjoy!
CNA - Speaking Exchange
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T3: Teachers taking on Technology-The Hour of Code

Tuesday, March 31st, 4:15-5pm

1313 Williams Dr

Georgetown, TX

Next T3 Meeting: Teachers Taking on Technology which is open to any teacher in the district will be held at the Admin Annex Meeting Room.

This month's theme: "Let the Games Begin!"

(Using educational games & gamification in the classroom)

Register for this meeting in Eduphoria:

https://eduphoria.georgetownisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=3263

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