“Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.”
“Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. You can also import directly from most popular apps."
Ideas for your virtual tour:
Computer Science Education Week begins on Monday, December 5. To help you prepare for the Hour of Code, we’re making all Flocabulary Technology & Engineering units and lessons plans free throughout Computer Science Education Week, so planning your Hour of Code will be a breeze.
Browse Our Technology & Engineering Resources Now
From simple machines to algorithms, we’ve got you covered when you introduce code into your classroom. Let us know how it goes--send us a tweet with the hashtags #HourOfCode and #FlocabChat.
Featured SOS: Half the Picture
Half the Picture is a teaching strategy that requires students to use new information to complete an image.
This active learning strategy ensures that students are building on prior knowledge and assimilating new knowledge.
(Click on the link to view the PDF)
View: SOS Half the Picture
Last chance to register for DEN Ambassador Program:
* From the GaDOE Library Media Update
* Zoo Atlanta's Fall Educator Appreciation DayZoo Atlanta is having their Fall Educator Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Educators receive FREE admission (educator ID required) and $2 OFF general admission
for accompanying guests. Visit the Educator’s Lounge in the Ford Tent from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
to receive your coupon for 10% off gift shops and food outlets.
for academic researchers, K-12 students, readers of public library leisure and general reference titles.
Most are downloadable onto mobile devices. The collections titled eBook K-8 Collection and
eBook High School Collection speak for themselves, but also check out the eBook Community College
Collection for career titles and the public library collections for multiple topics for older readers.
The eBook High School Collection includes titles on education, such as
The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, And Perseverance and
Starting Strong: Surviving and Thriving as a New Teacher.
WHO: Chevron Fuel Your School
HOW IT WORKS:
This October, when consumers purchase 8 or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton counties, Chevron will donate $1, up to $400,000, to help fund eligible classroom projects in local public schools like yours.
You may request up to $1,000 in materials (excluding taxes, vendor, or order fulfillment fees and any optional donation to support DonorsChoose.org.) Remember that the lower your project cost, the more teachers can benefit!
One project per teacher is eligible for funding. If you submit multiple projects on DonorsChoose.org between September 1 and November 15, your earliest-submitted qualifying project is the one that will be considered for Fuel Your School funding.
Only projects submitted on or after Sep. 1 at midnight Eastern Time will be considered for funding through Chevron's Fuel Your School program. The project submission period ends Nov. 15, 2016, or earlier if all funds have been applied to eligible projects.
Ready-made quizzes and free teacher account.
Provide quiz codes for an in-class or homework assignment.
Create your own quizzes.
Register for the DEN Ambassador Program: https://goo.gl.gl/frTd2j
All APS staff and students have free access to Flocabulary from until the end of October.
I hope everyone had a successful end to the 2015-2016 school year. I really enjoyed serving as your Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) this year and I am thrilled to share I will be continuing to support your instructional technology needs during the 2016-2017 school year. I will be working in June and am happy to schedule training or collaboration/planning sessions. Please email me if you are interested or have any questions. Be sure check out the professional development sessions being offered by the Instructional Technology Department.
Have a fantastic summer! - Jen
"With TouchCast, teachers can now use broadcasting tools to present information and let the students communicate in a way in which they feel comfortable and creative."
J. Hall, NBCT