#iCONNECT Tech Tips

August 8, 2014

Welcome Back To School

YAY Elkmont! I am so excited to be a part of the Elkmont Family. I am looking forward to getting to know each one of you better this year and working with the amazing educators at Elkmont to implement the Digital Passport Initiative (DPI) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

This newsletter will be sent out at the end of each week with great tech tips & tricks. Please share your tech discoveries with me at nikki.robertson@lcsk12.org so they can be featured here. I love celebrating the successes, big and small, of everyone in our school!

Elkmont Digital Passport Website

Curious about what is going on with the Digital Passport Initiative? Check out the new Elkmont Digital Passport Website! This site will also include information regarding the Bring Your Own Device Initiative as well.

Technology Comfort Survey

Please complete this Technology Comfort Survey as soon as possible so that I can "take the pulse" of Elkmont in regards to technology. This survey will assist me in knowing not only the technology needs of our school, but also help identify Experts Down The Hall.

No one else will see your answers so please be honest.


Twitter, Twitter, Twitter! Elkmont High is embracing Twitter, the #1 BEST professional development tool for educators. Why is it the best? Because Twitter empowers teachers to be masters of their own learning!

Hashtags are the KEY to successfully using Twitter as a professional development tool! Find your hashtag here: http://goo.gl/WJMI1B

Here are some hashtag suggestions to get you started:

#EHSRedDevils- Use this hashtag to celebrate all the awesome things going on at Elkmont,

in your classroom, around the school, or about your students.

#iCONNECT- Use this hashtag when tweeting about DPI or BYOD.

#LCSforKids- Use this hashtag to celebrate the awesome things going on throughout

Limestone County Schools.

#ALEdChat- This hashtag can be used 24/7 to connect with other educators in Alabama.

Join in the official Twitter Chat every Monday night at 9 pm CT.

Not sure about Twitter or how exactly to use it? Read this great post by Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, for tips & hints: http://goo.gl/V9TMQi

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EHS Shared Resources Pinterest Board

Do you love Pinterest as much as I do?! If so, check out our EHS Shared Resources Pinterest Board!

If you would like to add resources to this board you can either email me the link(s) and/or ask to be added as a pinner to the board.

Be sure to check out these other Educational Pinterest Boards I have curated for various subject areas: http://www.pinterest.com/LibraryByNikki/

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