ACS Elementary Tech TidBits

Instructional Technology Resources & Celebrations

March 30, 2015

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Where is Alyson this week?

My schedule for this week is below. I look forward to seeing everyone!

  • Monday- Central Office
  • Tuesday- AES
  • Wednesday- BES
  • Thursday- CES
  • Friday- JNES
Extended Schedule Available on Tech Tidbits Website. Click Below to View:
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Calendar / Past Newsletters & Resources

Tech Management Tip

Google Drive

Want to start using your Google Drive more efficiently? Try the tips shared below to organize your documents and manage your work flow.

If you haven't yet utilized your Drive, it would be my pleasure to help you get started!

Uploading Files to Google Drive

Uploading to Google Drive

Organizing Your Files & Resources with Google Drive

Using Google Drive to Organize Teaching Resources

Free Tutorials for Google Drive 2015

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Cool Tech Tool

Pic Stitch

Pic Stitch is a free and simple to use app that is available on all ACS iPads. Using these fun photo collages is a great way to make lessons engaging. Photos can be found online (Creative Commons, Pics4Learning, etc) or students may take their own photos to demonstrate concepts. A photo collage is also a great way to document events and happenings in the classroom.

Check out the collections of ideas below:

Ideas for Using Pic Stitch in the Classroom:

Other Ways to Have Fun with Photos in the Classroom

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Athens City Elementary Tech Integration


Great things are happening in Athens City Elementary Schools! iPads are becoming an embedded and integral part of teaching and learning. It is exciting to see students communicating, collaborating, and creating!

Check out a few things going on in our schools:

iMovie Projects Under Way at AES!

Mrs. Hunt's 4th grade students at Athens Elementary are working on iMovie projects to share what they learned during Black History Month. These students helped each other with a great collaborative spirit while learning how to use iMovie.

Preparing for Leadership Day

Mrs. Zekoff's 3rd grade students preparing presentations for Leadership Day at JNES.

OSMO in Action for JNES Kindergarteners

Kindergarten students at JNES are enjoying something new their school purchased for use with their iPads. OSMO is a cool tool that comes with real hands-on manipulatives such as letter tiles and tangram pieces that work with the iPad via a camera reflector. OSMO's accompanying apps help students develop reading, math, science, and art skills. If you've never seen an OSMO in action, take a look at these JNES kindergarteners manipulating shapes to create ramps in "Newton", OSMO's physics-based app.

Contact a JNES Kindergarten teacher if you'd like more information on these. :)

OSMO in Action @JNES
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Social Media- Learning & Sharing in Athens City!

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