Tech Tips of the Week

August 24-28, 2015 #proudtobeajet

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Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction

What happens when you take a comic book artist, an inventor, and a toy designer? You get Howtoons. Our mission is to provide engaging content that teaches kids how to build things, combining instructions with storytelling. Howtoons has a foundation of science and engineering education, inspiring creativity through art and imagination.

Check it out and see if Howtoons is something that can grab your students attention AND be educational at the same time!

Kick It Up a Notch: Challenge your students to create a Howtoon for a concept they are learning about in your class using comic makers like ToonDoo or find more comic makers HERE.

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6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015

The amazing Alice Keeler let us know in a recent blog post of some important and much needed updates coming to Google Classroom.

You will now be able to move a post, reuse a post, post a question, integrate Google Classroom with Google Calendar, create optional due dates and attach a Google Form.

To read a more detailed account for each one of these updates click HERE to access Alice Keeler's original post.

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International Dot Day: September 15, 2015

September 15th is International Dot Day and it is an incredible opportunity to connect students to students, classes to classes, and schools to schools. It's about making your mark on the world and seeing where it takes you.

Matthew Winner and Andy Plemmons have organized some great activities to help you find ways to get your students involved.

HERE is a link to a Google Slide show of the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds.

HERE is a link to the Dot Day Educators Handbook with lots of great ideas for Dot Day!

Check out Andy Plemmon's great blog post on International Dot Day 2015, Matthew Winner's Dot Day 2015 blog post AND Shannon's Miller's post on International Dot Day 2015.

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