Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Technology Newsletter 8/9/2016


Quizzes in Forms! - Lee Green

Google keeps making their products better and better. This summer, Google Forms received an update with the ability to create quizzes. Go to forms.google.com and start with a blank quiz. Enter your questions, select the answer key, and choose the right answer. You can also include feedback based on incorrect or correct answers.

If you are looking for a quick way to assess info, you can’t beat this update. For more information click here.
The week of 8/22-8/26 will be FCS Digital Citizenship Week

The Egg Drop is Coming! More info here.

Access the FCS Kickoff Classic Presentations here.
Chromebook Tips for everyone - Nathan Medley

As chromebooks become our go to technology resource, many people get confused on how to use them. However, they do have many cool features that desktops can’t do.  Here are some tips and tricks you can learn that can keep you ahead of the students!

Twitter, Tweet, Twitter Bird, ...
Education is the fastest growing segment on Twitter. There is a world of experience and expertise at the click of a #hashtag.  Here is list of some possible people and hashtags you may want to check out as you build your PLN (Professional Learning Network).  Start with people you know.   *click here    

When you are ready for some educational chats start here.  ** It’s ok to lurk around and not participate until you are comfortable.
Google Calendar-Emily Stallings

Want to kill two birds with one stone? Give Google Calendar a try. You can use Google Calendar as a tool for Instructional Planning (TKES Standard 2)  and Communication (TKES Standard 10). By creating a class calendar and keeping it up to date with daily objectives, homework requirements, upcoming assessments and class events you can help keep parents and students stay informed about what is going on in your classroom.

If you would like to learn more about using Google Calendar for Instructional Planning and Communication, click here.


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