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  • Fab Find Friday - iPad Keyboard Swipe

    Posted by Devon Bradley on 11/17/2017

    The iOS 11 update has added an awesome feature for typing special characters.

    Instead of having to switch the keyboard from ABC to 123, look on the keys.  You will see special characters in gray.

    Swipe down on the key to type the special character.

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  • T-TESS Thursday: Add Evidence to your Goals (Dimension 4.2)

    Posted by Amanda Castro on 11/16/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Make sure to add evidence to your goals throughout the year.  You can add professional development courses you have taken, notes about meetings, and upload files.  For more information on how to do this, use this help document.

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  • Website Wednesday: Thinglink

    Posted by STACI SEBESTA on 11/15/2017 6:00:00 AM



    With ThingLink, teachers and students can easily enhance images and videos with additional notes, photos, audio, video and other multimedia content. Students acquire visual presentation skills and communicate through digital storytelling across grade levels, on any device.

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  • Teaching Tip Tuesday: Tweet to Win!

    Posted by Amanda Castro on 11/14/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Tweet out your favorite tip from the blog and tag your EdTech. First 3 people on each campus to do this will win prize!


    Alicia Jordal - @Hahaj23

    Staci Sebesta - @ssCISDEdTech

    Amanda Castro - @CastroAmandaL

    Devon Bradley - @DMSBradley

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  • MacBook Tip

    Posted by Alicia Jordal on 11/13/2017

    Changing your Menu Bar

    Go to System Preferences

    General, then click Automatically hide and show the menu bar


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  • Fab Find Friday - Guided Access

    Posted by Devon Bradley on 11/10/2017

    To lock an iPad into an app:

    1.  Settings

    2.  General

    3.  Accessibility

    4.  Guided Access - toggle on

    5.  Passcode Settings

    6.  Set Guided Access Passcode

    7.  Enter the passcode that you want to use.  

    8.  Go to the app that you want your students to use.

    9.  Triple click on the home key.

    10. You will see the Guided Access bar at the top of your screen.  Click Start.

    11. To exit Guided Access, triple click the home key and enter the passcode you set.  Click End.

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  • Differentiation with Schoology and Google Classroom (Dimension 2.4)

    Posted by Amanda Castro on 11/9/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Secondary teachers: Use Schoology to differentiate your assignments for your students.  When creating the assignment, click on individually assign under options.

    Elementary teachers: Use Google Classroom to differentiate your assignments for your students.  When creating the assignment, click the All Students option at the top and check only the students you want to see the assignment.

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  • Website Wednesday: TrackStar

    Posted by STACI SEBESTA on 11/8/2017 6:00:00 AM






    TrackStar, a free online program, allows teachers to collect a series of websites and annotate them so that students can follow an online journey. With a little work, teachers can create a visual vocabulary field trip for students. Teachers determine topics which support units of study. TrackStar is a great way for students to experience multiple exposures to words in varied contexts (a characteristic of effective vocabulary instruction).

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  • Teaching Tip - Interactive Boards

    Posted by Devon Bradley on 11/7/2017

    Turn your board into an interactive computer screen using your classroom technology.  It allows you to "click" on the board without having to use your MacBook.

    Mimio - CKC, CMS, DES

    SMARTBoard - BES, NES

    Epson Bright Links - CHS


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  • MacBook Tip Monday

    Posted by Alicia Jordal on 11/6/2017

    Would you like specific APPS to open when you turn on your MacBook?

    Go to System Preferences (Cog Wheel)

    Users and Groups

    Login Items


    Check or Uncheck the items you want/don't want


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