Another reason some may feel apprehensive about DPI/BYOD comes as teachers from one school compare themselves to other schools in Limestone County. None of the schools are or were intended to do the same things with the Digital Passport Initiative rollout. Each school is different, thus the program is custom tailored by the Instructional Technology Facilitator, Administrator, and DPI Teachers to meet the specific needs of each school. Elkmont High School's DPI Team is doing AWESOME and we will continue to learn and grow together this year. Thank you for being such a wonderful team and being patient as we build our unique version of DPI at Elkmont!
This week our DPI Team has used Google Presentations and iMovie to review nouns, vocabulary, and to work in collaborative teams on National Landmark research. Not only did we learn how to use Google Presentations and iMovie, we also learned how to find elementary school appropriate images in safe search portals like Google Junior and KidzSearch. We also got organized with our MacBook calendars and gClassFolders.
As if that wasn’t enough, we set our new Limestone County Symbaloo pages up as our homepage on both Internet Browsers, Safari and Google Chrome. Now, any time we open an Internet search engine, it takes us straight to Symbaloo and all of the links we use. Use this link to start using LCS Symbaloo: http://lcsk12.symbaloo.com/home/mix/limestonecountyschools
S.W.O.T. - LCS Instructional Technology Facilitators Meeting
Cool Tech Finds of the Week
- Great way to teach students the process of writing.
- Great way to visually see a story/writing come to life.
- Great way to Collaborate.
Teaching can feel like trying to conquer the Wild West. We need inspiration and advice from trailblazers used to rough terrains. Two Texas educators invite you to join this campfire conversation in which they will share some practical ideas and tips for handling anything from fundraising to teaching with little technology. Giddy up! Get your boots on and join us for this adventurous ride that’ll get you fired up and equipped for the school year.
Are you looking for ways to keep your school library relevant in an ever changing digital landscape? Would you like to increase student engagement and fun within the library, while still maintaining academic and educational focus? Join Nikki D. Robertson as she shows you how to evaluate and manage your library's digital footprint and where you can get started improving that footprint. She will share how to get connected with others like you in order to share and learn new ideas. Nikki will also suggest ways in which you can increase student engagement in the library by incorporating makerspaces, robotics, and gamification for a fun, interactive, and educational library.
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