Tech Tip Tuesday Edition 16

MSD 25 Instructional Technology Team

Want to Create More Engaging Google Forms?

Adding images and video to your Google Forms is a wonderful way to engage learners in the reflection process while also gathering valuable data about their knowledge and skills.
How to Insert Images & Videos in Google Forms

Need A Custom Banner to Match to Your Google Form's Content?

Google Forms allows you to create your own unique banner using Themes to help students distinguish between different forms you assign. Use stock banner themes or upload your own banner images. It's simpler then you think to create your own: visit to customize one of their amazing designs - all free for educators with a simple Google Sign In.
How to Customise a Google Form & Google Form Theme

Looking for Free Quality Images and Video To Use With Google Forms or Other Digital Content?

Pexels provides free stock photos & videos you can use everywhere. Browse millions of high-quality royalty free stock images & copyright free pictures. These media sources can be downloaded to your computer and used in Google Forms, Slides, Docs or any other program used to create engaging content for students.
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Common Sense Media Resources: Safer Internet Day

Today, Tuesday, February 8th, people across the globe will be celebrating Safer Internet Day. The theme for this year is "Together for a Better Internet." We've included some Common Sense Media Resources below that are grade level specific and can help jump start some great conversations about the internet in your classroom.

Grade K: Safety in My Online Neighborhood
Grade 1: Internet Traffic Light
Grade 2: Who Is In Your Online Community?
Grade 3: Our Digital Citizenship Pledge
Grade 4: Keeping Games Fun and Friendly
Grade 5: Digital Friendships
Grade 6: Chatting Safely Online
Grade 7: My Social Media Life
Grade 8: Being Aware of What You Share
Grade 9: Chatting and Red Flags
Grade 10: Risk Check for New Tech
Grade 11: Connecting with Digital Audiences
Grade 12: Debating the Privacy Line

Google Resources: Safer Internet Day

Google Applied Digital Skills has many curated lessons ready to teach those all important skills to stay safe on technology. Check out Google's Online Safety and Digital Well-Being Collection with engaging video based lessons on how to safely navigate the online world ready to use with your students.

Resources Just Added To the Student Tools Page!

If you have not yet visited the Student Tools page hosted on the Technology Department Website, we encourage you to explore it yourself and with students. Just added: links to Destiny Library, Canva for Desktop Publishing and a Student Reporting Link as well as direction links for signing the AUP for device use.

View the Februrary PD Calendar!

The Staff Professional Development Course offerings will now be available on the MSD website for planning purposes. Click on the link to view the full calendar and sign up for courses.

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