Tech. TidByte

May 11, 2018

From Melissa Williams-Scott, Ed. D.

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close I want to congratulate all of you on the work you’ve done this year under less than favorable conditions. We have seen teachers stretch technology use further and find success in student engagement. Our team is impressed with the hard work you have put in and risks taken. Keep up the great work. Enjoy some well deserved time off, and we hope to see you in our workshops this summer.

Summer Prep: Change Your Password

If you change your password today, you will have a better chance of remembering it when we return to school in August. Please do so!


Steps

1. Press Control, Alt, Delete

2. Select Change a Password


The caption reads, "Passwords are like Underpants: Change them often, keep them private, and never share them with anyone."

Summer Prep: Computer Backup

In case your computer gets reimaged or you move rooms, now is a good time to back up your computer. Click the link below for instructions.

How to Backup your Computer

Summer Learning Opportunities

All sessions will be held at Lobit Middle School, located at 1251 FM 517 West, Dickinson, TX 77539 (a map is linked). Registration opens May 7th!


Google Academy

LMS D110: Google Academy

Become a pro in all things Google. We will learn how to access your Google Drive and Gmail as well as create Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Sites. This session is for beginners to Google who have not attended any prior Google Academies. Please only register to attend one Google Academy Session.



Teacher Websites

LMS D110: Teacher Websites morning session

Learn to make the most of your teacher website and have some time to get your site ready for next school year. Attend our afternoon session on Digital Newsletters and Hyperdocs for ways to add interesting content to your site, with time to create! Please only register to attend one of the Teacher Websites sessions.


Digital Newsletters & HyperDocs

LMS D110: Digital Newsletters & HyperDocs afternoon session (repeated session)

Create templates for digital newsletters to communicate with parents and build content in HyperDocs, where all unit resources can be organized in an education-friendly format for students. This session complements well with the morning course offering on Teacher Websites. Please only register to attend one of the Digital Newsletters & HyperDocs sessions.


Tech. Toolbox for the Elementary Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

LMS D110: Tech Toolbox for the Elementary Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

Your little ones love to use the computer to play games, but how can they be used for differentiated instruction? You will be amazed at the things even your tiny tots can do using computers to create and learn. Walk away with ideas that can be used immediately in any Pre-K through 4th grade classroom.! GT Update Credit can be earned by submitting a product and lesson plan showing use of strategies to differentiate the lesson for gifted learners.


Tech. Toolbox for the Middle and Junior High Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

LMS D110: Tech Toolbox for the Middle and Jr. High Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

What technology tools do you have in your toolbox? Come to this workshop and sharpen your tech tools to enhance, enrich, and differentiate your instruction. You will walk away with practical and fun ideas that you and your students will enjoy while learning! GT Update Credit can be earned by submitting a product and lesson plan showing use of strategies to differentiate the lesson for gifted learners.



Tech. Toolbox for the High School Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

LMS D110: Tech Toolbox for the High School Classroom (GT Update Credit May be Earned)

Tech. it out! Come to this workshop and sharpen your tech tools to enhance, enrich, and differentiate your instruction. You will walk away both time saving tools for you and fun instructional activities for your students, including optimizing Google Classroom. GT Update Credit can be earned by submitting a product and lesson plan showing use of strategies to differentiate the lesson for gifted learners.


Technology Academy

LMS D110: Technology Academy (multiple rooms see description)

In addition to the room above, this workshop will be held in multiple rooms: D110, C113, C114, C118 and if needed, C102. C103, C104, C105 and C106. See what other DISD Educators are doing to make their lessons click. We will have presenters ranging from Technology Integration Specialists to Academic Coaches to Teachers. Learn from others what they are doing to innovate with technology in Dickinson ISD. We will post the schedule of sessions and presenters soon. Stay tuned!