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  • Stretch Your IT Budget with E-rate (2019 Update!)

    Posted on: January 9th, 2019

    Click Here to see the 2019 E-RATE items! (pages 8-14) E-rate, or the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, originated from the 1996 Telecom Act. Basically, the goal of the Act was for all Americans to have access to communication services. As a result, telecommunication companies pay a fee based on their revenue to the Universal […]

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    Using iPads in the Classroom (Part 2)

    Posted on: December 18th, 2018

    Your principal just walked into your classroom and told you that you are getting iPads for your classroom next month. You read the last E-tip about procedures and processes, but what do you do with them? Check out this week’s E-Tip for some helpful ideas! This is part two of a two-part E-tip on using […]

  • Using iPads in the Classroom (part 1)

    Posted on: November 29th, 2018

    Your principal just walked into your classroom and told you that you are getting iPads for your classroom next month. What now? There are many important aspects to consider when using iPads in the classroom. Read about our suggestions for procedures and processes in this week’s E-Tip! This is part one of a two-part E-tip […]

  • Hour of Code

    Posted on: November 20th, 2018

    Each year, classrooms around the world celebrate computer science education week during the first week of December by taking an hour out of their week and learning some programming. While the words “computer science” and “programming” may strike fear into the hearts of many teachers, there is really nothing to worry about when it comes […]

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    Create Interactive Games with Flippity

    Posted on: November 1st, 2018

    Do you want your classroom to go paperless? Have you ever wanted to create any of the following for your class? Flashcards Jeopardy game Scavenger Hunt Timeline Crossword Puzzle/Word Search Bingo Flippity is a Google Sheets add-on that can do those things and so much more. It’s easy to use, and completely free! It’s also […]

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    Create Secure User Names and Passwords

    Posted on: October 19th, 2018

    As Digital Citizenship Week 2018 comes to a close, it is important to remember that not just students, but everybody needs to make sure their accounts are secure. Much like we lock the house and take the key when we leave, we need to lock our online accounts and make sure that no one else […]

  • Digital Citizenship Week

    Posted on: October 11th, 2018

    October 15-19 is Digital Citizenship week for 2018. It’s a great time to remind your students how to be a good digital citizen, both at school and at home. Check out information and the intro to Digital Citizenship video from Common Sense Media at http://bit.ly/s3digitalcitizenvideo. Catch up on all the elements of Digital Citizenship with the […]

  • DYSLEXIA and TECHNOLOGY

    Posted on: October 4th, 2018

    Did you know that one in five students has a language-based learning disability like dyslexia? Students with dyslexia have many more options to help them succeed in school today than even five years ago. From devices to software to simple things, like fonts, using technology is a great way to differentiate for a child with […]

  • Creating Google Forms

    Posted on: September 28th, 2018

    Did you know you can use Google Forms to track your students’ progress and create differentiated assessments and assignments to use before, during, and after your lessons? Google Forms makes tracking student data easier than ever before, and you can link the data directly to a spreadsheet for easy organization. Get the full “How-To” with […]

  • WHY SHOULD WE USE TECH IN THE CLASSROOM?

    Posted on: September 20th, 2018

    Technology is extremely beneficial in the classroom, it’s time to embrace it and move forward with technology! Check out these reasons to embrace tech at school: Students become good digital citizens Students become more engaged with learning materials Differentiation is made more efficient Easier ways to assess student understanding Many useful tech tools are available for […]