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TIPS February 17, 2013,

Welcome to TIPS for February, 2014

The February 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. 

In this edition...


SkyDrive Pro (OneDrive)

Amy Johns brings us our first look at getting started with SkyDrive Pro. Students can collaborate/submit/share  Office file formats, from any device, with no software installed!  See her blog for more.

5 Seconds 

Students Helping Students

Julie Gaskins' blog has two excellent videos, STEM Fair winners, on the subject of cyberbullying from a student's perspective.  See her blog for links to other STEM Fair winning videos.

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Working Smarter, Not Harder

Paula Setser-Kissick's blog entry this month looks at how district curricular resources can help you meet your Internet safety training  legal responsibilities -- with fresh  and grade-appropriate content. 

Want More?   Leanna Prater's posting this month discusses how Scratch, the digital programming environment, can bring your students up the Bloom's taxonomy scale; Diana Hendrix describes a videoconference Sochi  connection with family ties; and Jeffrey L. Jones's "From the Editor's Desk" mourns the death of reading (and what you can do about it in a BYOD environment.

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

Tired of bad and skimpy online writing? Jeff feels your pain! Get this "little lesson in grammar" -- an advanced look at his KySTE 2014 presentation topic on fighting the dumbing-down of student discourse online through discussion facilitation.

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

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