TMS BLIF Update

May 29, 2015

Duties Week of June 1-5, 2015

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June 15 is a required work day.

MacBook Returns

Packin' Up your Mac

Please forward this to your homeroom students. Thanks.

Student laptop collection:

Schools will print two destiny labels. One label will be placed on zip lock bag. Painter’s tape will be placed on the on computer and the second label with name and grade will be placed on the painter’s tape. When teachers take up laptop, they complete a checklist. One copy will be given to the student. The copy will be kept with the laptop. If there is an issue with the laptop, the student will take it to designated area for assessment.

Step 1 and step 2 will be done in the classroom. I will provide all the materials. Steps 3-11 will be completed in the Media Center.

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If there is no damage, students computers and ziplock bags will be placed in a specifically labeled crate. They will be filed by grade level, then alphabetically, 10 computers to 1 crate. If the computers have damage, students will go to another station.

Mrs. Justice or I will be the ones assessing damages, after the sheet above is completed.

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Students keep their backpacks over the summer. But, they must have their ISS backpack in August, to receive their laptop. They will not be reissued a computer unless they have their backpacks. Price for a new one is $25.

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Share with Students

Summer Lunch at the Bentley Center

The Cove Church will be feeding students lunch at the Bentley Center this summer, every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, beginning June 15th and ending August 21st.

The following schools are particularly invited to attend:

Troutman Middle

East Middle

Statesville Middle

South High

Statesville High

This is outreach for Cove...they will also be doing cookouts this summer at Bentley Center.

Resources

Cool Tools

Cool Tools - Check out the whole document (keep scrollin’!) created by leading innovator Richland Schools 2

Professional Development Opportunities

STEM

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Khan Acadmey

Khan Academy Talent Search

Khan Academy, a non-profit with the mission of providing a world class education for anyone, anywhere, is currently seeking educational videos made by educators who have a drive to inspire the next generation. Do you want to help others around the world understand a particular concept? The Khan Academy is asking for you to submit two educational videos before June 21, 2015. From these submissions, they will look for videos that demonstrate real passion for and command of the material, cover the concepts deeply and rigorously, and feel conversational, as if your kind, brilliant friend is clearly explaining a complicated concept to you at your kitchen table. These submissions can be from anyone and everyone with a passion for learning and a knack for making challenging concepts seem simple. For more information about this opportunity, click here.

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