Bits & Bytes-Tech In Ten
Curated Tools and Resources for our K-12 Teachers and Staff
Look for a Welcome Back Issue in August. Have a great summer...and DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT YOUR DATA!!!!
It is generally accepted that this movement in education has evolved from the Google 80/20 rule. Google engineers have been encouraged to spend 20% of their time working on something company related that interests them, so when they have a great idea, they always have time to work on it. Many of their most innovative products were created this way.
There are many, many online resources available which explain this concept and provide some great implementation examples. The best one stop shop for most of these is right here.
Six Teachers / 300 Students
Best student quote: "I never really got to do something on my own in school before. There is really no outline, no rubric, no anything. I got to do what I wanted, what I love."
Wissahickon HS Genius Hour
Twitter Teacher Challenge
Getting A SMART Board This Fall?
Skype In The Classroom
Create An Edmodo Classroom
FYI, there is also a live web event called Edmodocon 2013 where you can watch live presentations by other educators on how they are using Edmodo in their classrooms. Edmodocon 2013 is on August 7th, learn more here. Lastly, don't forget that there are many great teacher only groups that you can join, we have gotten many great ideas from these groups. Click this link to see a listing of available groups to join.
Check Out Google Apps
If you go to our district website and click on Google Apps under Staff, you should be able to sign in using your Cheltenham e-mail address and password. If your Cheltenham username and password doesn't work, it is possible that you never set up your account. All users were asked to change their passwords at the beginning of the year to initiate their Google accounts. If you need to change your password, here are the instructions. You must do this from within the district. Click here for some basic how to's.
Cool Tool Alert
- Google Apps Classroom Workshops
- SDCT Technology YouTube Channel
If you are a 4th or 5th grade teacher, we will be offering Google Apps workshops for you and your students. The time and place are yet to be determined by your school principals, but our goal will be to help you and your students quickly get up to speed so that you can start creating and collaborating online.
YouTube channels are all the rage and a great way to share knowledge. We often find solutions to our own tech questions on YouTube. Next school year we will be creating our own district technology channel. This channel will contain how to tutorials specific to our district systems and network as well as commonly asked questions. Watch a video, learn something new.
How To Contact Us
We are available to come to your school or classroom.
Visit our technology website, Bits & Bytes.
We'd love to hear how you are using technology in your classroom.