Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Technology Newsletter 8/16

Since the introduction of Google Apps for Education almost a decade ago, Google has sought to continue to make the lives of teachers and students a bit easier. Classroom, Drive, and Calendar have done that. The holdout for making lives easier has been Google Sites. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that has changed. If you can double-click you can edit and create a site!

To access, go to and start exploring. For more information, check out Google Education Innovator, Eric Curt’s great blogpost for a synopsis.
The week of 8/22-8/26 will be FCS Digital Citizenship Week.  Access resources to use with your classes here.

The Egg Drop is Coming! More info here.

Access the FCS Kickoff Classic Presentations here.

Ben Jigsaw Puzzle Puzzle ... - Nathan Medley

Are your kids getting bored watching your Educational Youtube videos? Try turning it into an engaging, self-paced learning activity with interactive lessons. You can even add your voice and questions along the video. Reinforce accountability: Know if your students are watching your videos, how many times and see the answers they give.
Twitter, Tweet, Twitter Bird, ...
TWITTER Edu Chats- Jaki Day
Do you want to participate in an Educational Twitter Chat? Would you like to lurk around other awesome teachers and be a “fly on the wall”? There are many great Twitter chats that you can follow and participate in as you feel comfortable. Click on the image below to find a chat that meets your needs and times. Enjoy!

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If you are looking for a new way to incorporate digital assessments  (TKES Standard 5-Assessment Strategies) in your classroom consider trying Google Forms. With the Flubaroo add-on, you can create digital assessments that will quickly grade multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions for you. One of the great aspects of Flubaroo is that it creates a breakdown of your assessment which demonstrates what percentage of your students answered each question correctly (TKES Standard 6-Assessment Uses).
Click here to learn more about the Flubaroo tool.

(Must be on campus)

Youtube Playlists:
(requires that you override the filter)