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TIPS September 15, 2013,

Welcome to TIPS 2013-14

The September edition of TIPS, the Education Technology E-Zine, is now available online. Get helps, hints, and ideas from the technology resource teachers in the Office of Instructional Technology. Read Coordinator of Instructional Technology Amy John's introduction to our new format: New Year, New TIPS!

In this edition...


Read postings from Jeffrey L. Jones about the "Why" and "How" of leveraging this new videoconferencing, collaboration, and tech support tool. It's free to teachers and students across Kentucky.


STLP and Leadership

In this month's contribution, Student Technology Leadership Program coordinator Julie Gaskin discusses the importance of helping students find leadership roles, shares examples and asks for your feedback..

Letter P.A.L.S

Leanna Prater's contribution this month is about the "Personal Adventure Letter Series," a free resource designed as a National Reading Project for 2nd grade students. (Leanna also reviews NoveList, a KYVL resource.)

Want More?   See tech tips from Diana Hendrix on Apple TV, ThinkCentral, and SMART's Notebook, as well as hints on the use of  Evernote from Paula Setser-Kissick.

Do you have ideas and suggestions for TIPS? We'd love to hear from you!  Send your story ideas or requests (including things you do with technology we should celebrate!) to Jeffrey L. Jones, or simply reply to this email.

News to Use

Fayette County PD Opportunities. In the next month, look for PDs on Lego Mindstorms, ArtRage, Fayette's iSchool, SharePoint, and a variety of other tech PDs. Click here for the current list of tech offerings, with instructions on how to sign up.

Other Opportunities: Read about the Playful Learning Workshop Oct. 22!

TIPS is the product of district technology resource teachers Julie Gaskin, Diana Hendrix, Jeffrey L. Jones, Leanna Prater, Paula Setser-Kissick, and Coordniator of Instructional Technology Amy Johns. Tell us how we can help you!

TIPS is delivered to all Fayette County Schools teachers and leaders (no need to forward).

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