Carthage ISD Technology Department August 2016
Share Virtual Reality with Students
By using YouTube and finding 360 virtual videos on an iPod, you can view the tour without any other device. But, to make it really feel like you are there, you can place the iPod in a Google Cardboard device and view it through the headset. Click here to learn all about Google Cardboard and how you can use an iPod/iPhone to allow your students to experience virtual reality.
Google Cardboard might be the cheapest way for about $10 each, but ViewMaster does make a more sturdy device to watch the videos for about $20. Yes, the same company that made the ViewMaster we played with growing up, now has a device to place your iPod and watch virtual reality.
I hope this will give you some ideas to use in your classroom this year. Don't toss out those iPods. Virtual reality is just one way to bring learning to life.
Cyber Security Video of the Month
Digital Citizenship by Common Sense Media
Common Sense Education created this free toolkit to help you take on those questions and take an effective stand against cyberbullying. So start here. Use it now. Rely on it to start your year off right. Check out this FREE CyberBullying Toolkit by clicking this link.
TCEA webinars for August & September
August 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Come join us as we highlight the upcoming year in technology. Learn how to make the most of TCEA’s free webinars and other resources so you can take your classroom to the next level this school year.Find out more »
August 31 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Learn a variety of tips, tricks, and ideas to get more from your iPad so that you and your students can be more productive.
September 1 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Google updates their products and releases these updates frequently. Attend this webinar to learn about all the new updates to Google Apps EDU, certifications, and how to stay abreast of future updates and innovations.Find out more »
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80+ hours of annual, free CPE credit
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Recommended iOS and Android App List
TechNotes, TCEA’s bimonthly online newsletter and blog
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TCEA’s Annual Educator Awards and Scholarships
Discounts at participating theme parks
Debby Simpson--Administrative Assistant
Terry Caudle--Systems Administrator
Richard Sullivan--Network Administrator
Mark Baisden--Technology Specialist
Penni Munroe--Technology Specialist
Pat Riddle--Our Wonderful Summer Helper
Message from the Director
We know Penni will be a huge help to our district. Be sure and introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.
See everyone on August 11. Have a great school year!