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The Force Is With Hour of Code This Year

Hour of Code is an annual celebration of computer programming. It is a chance for teachers to bring computer science into the classroom, in a way that engages and introduces students to the joys and challenges of computer programming. For a week each year, Code.org partners with school districts and teachers across the country to do ...

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Ed Tech Tour – Newsela

If you love news and you love having your students read the news, you should check out Newsela.com. It’s a web tool that takes articles from McClatchy-Tribune papers (like the Seattle Times) and rewrites them in multiple reading levels. Users can then easily adjust the reading level. To help you see what it can do, ...

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15-16 Ed Tech Overview now on Atomic Learning

Ed Tech TOSAs are currently visiting all the schools in the district to present at staff meetings in partnership with the new Ed Tech Building Leads.  The presentations this year include an overview of the Ed Tech Department, as well as many resources available to you as teaching staff as you work to integrate technology ...

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Bits and Pieces Tour

Learn how to get the most out of Bits & Pieces

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Who you gonna call?

When it comes to accessing support for technology in your building, you have two excellent sources in your Building Tech Specialist and your building’s Ed Tech Lead. However, it is important to realize that though both important, each of them serves a different role in supporting the use of technology in the classroom. Understanding the ...

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Get Your Kids Moving With GoNoodle

As the calendar turns from October to November, and the days get shorter, students have less opportunities to move, and to channel their energy. Throw in the constant stream of sugar flowing from Halloween and all those winter holiday treats, is it any wonder that focus, attention and engagement become harder for our students? GoNoodle ...

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Ed Tech Update is Now Bits & Pieces

We’re excited to announce a new website and blog from Ed Tech. It is called Bits & Pieces. We will be funneling all of the content that would normally be in our Ed Tech Updates to Bits & Pieces. Additionally, we will be able to add content and supports that would not normally fit into ...

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Major Update Coming to Connect

Connect will be receiving a major upgrade in December (while we’re on break.) Notable features and improvements include: a new, streamlined and simplified user interface native support for mobile users productivity improvements to help content authors quickly share information More information will be coming in the months ahead. Connect Launch Teaser from Tech Tosa on ...

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Learn About ITP

Applications for the 2016-2017 ITP sessions will be available starting November 25th. In order to help interested teachers prepare the best application possible, Ed Tech will be hosting ITP Launch. ITP Launch is a chance for teachers to come hear about ITP, ask questions about the application process and look at what makes a good application. ...

ED TECH LEADS

Starting this year, teachers now have an additional resource to help with integrating technology into instruction. Each building now has an Ed Tech Lead. Ed Tech Leads are staff who have demonstrated leadership and vision in using technology to support and develop their instruction and student learning. If you have questions or ideas about how ...

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