December 7

Join us for a #WCSEdTech Hangout!

Session Description: Keep the communication flowing in your classroom with Google Keep! In this session participants will learn how to create, share and use notes for student communication, collaboration, and teacher feedback. Learn how to add images, grab image text, and organize notes for research and then integrate all into Google Docs. This session will be interactive and provide participants with resources for integrating Keep into the classroom.

Instructional Technology Coaches will be at supported satellite locations:

Hillsboro Elem/Middle Library

Franklin High Library

Mill Creek Middle Library

What is an EdTech Hangout?  
Participants join an online workshop where they interact and collaborate with one another at satellite locations.  In supported sites, a tech coach will be on-site to provide technical support and guidance for participants.

November 29

Join us at TETC!

Several members of the #WCSEdTech team will be facilitating workshops at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, this week.  We hope you will join us!

Wednesday, November 29

Time Location Title Facilitator Description
1:00 PM Oakleigh C Choose Your Own
Course: Walk to Google
Apps Waterfall, Trek
down Tool Smashing
Trail, or Ascend
Assessment Mountain
Stacy Jennings Looking for a Sit & Get, THIS AIN’T IT! Bring a device and choose your own technology integration adventure! Work actively to investigate numerous research, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity online tools. Explore a vast range of technology integration ideas, use various technology tools to create student products, or examine online resources that collect real time data. More resources than you can explore in 1 hour!!!
2:10 PM Broadlands B Hype Up Learning with
HyperDocs
Beverly Noland Ozburn Experience how using a HyperDoc to guide a curriculum unit can prompt critical thinking, encourage collaboration, and promote differentiated learning as the facilitator guides participants through a HyperDoc unit. Then, learn how simple G Suite tools can be used to create HyperDocs.
3:25 PM Oakleigh C You need what? Quick,
Drawing!
Beverly Noland Ozburn Need a diagram, a timeline, a graphic, or a digital poster? Quick! Draw one up! In this workshop, participants will learn to develop students’ visual literacy skills using Google Drawings and even more! Find out how to develop critical thinking skills when students complete drag-and-drop activities, collaborate on interactive timelines, or create comics
to interpret literature or historical events. Participants will build a collection of motivational messages as they become familiar with the options available in Google Drawing.
3:25 PM Broadlands B Map Out an Adventure Sara Smith This session will have participants exploring the different ways Google My Maps can be incorporated into all grade levels and subject areas. Participants will learn how to facilitate student driven learning experiences using Google My Maps and explore their own maps in this hands-on session.
4:35 PM Oakleigh C Keep It Together with Google Keep Jessica Johnson Become better organized with your time, tasks, ideas, notes, and instructional materials! Google Keep provides a tool for creating, organizing, and sharing notes, making checklists, collaborating on notes and lots more! Learn to set up reminders, label and color-code notes for sorting and organizing, add images, and grab image text. Then, take
Google Keep notes and integrate them into a document to develop a more extensive work. This is an interactive workshop for participants to get started integrating Google Keep as an organizational tool, a classroom support tool, and as a life organizer. Keep it together!

Thursday, November 30

Time Location Title Facilitator Description
2:30 Broadlands A The Power of Digital
Storytelling for the
Invisible Student
Stacy Jennings Storytelling is the oldest form of education. Digital Storytelling has become the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. There are moments that change our lives forever. Students who change who we are and how we teach. Everyone has a story even the invisible student. Participants will examine digital storytelling resources and share ideas on how to implement in the classroom. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –Maya Angelou
2:30 Mirabella C Designing Interactive
Instruction for Maximum
Impact
Andi Davis Tired of the same old PowerPoints? Want to create instruction that is interactive and engaging? Come and learn how to design interactive lessons that foster knowledge transfer in students. Participants will actively explore research based instructional design principles and tools of the trade. Everyone will leave with digital resources to share with colleagues.

If you would like a tentative listing of all workshops offered at the conference, check HERE.

We hope you will join us!

April 11

Google Tip #5 – It’s Nice To Share

One of the things we are taught early in life is that sharing is a nice thing to do.  That concept never changes throughout life.  Sharing makes the world a better place.

Teachers are encouraged to share with one another to make teaching and learning better for all.  Usually we are glad to share and do so freely.  Yet, sometimes we want to retain the original integrity of our creations.  Using G Suite tools makes it easy to share as well as easy to keep your original.

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