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Welcome to TIPS for March, 2014

The March 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...

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Student Blogging Using OneDrive

Amy Johns extends last month's examination of Microsoft's OneDrive (in Office 365) with a look at how it might be used in support of student blogging. See her March edition for more.

Gamer 

Adding Game to Your Classroom: Leveling Up

"How much time do students spend crushing candy..." starts Leanna Prater in a look at the benefits of classroom "gamification"  See the first of her installments on this in her blog entry.

Robotics 2014

Yater Tots, BroBots, RoboPatriots, Dogbots, and Dr. Roboto??? Say What??

Diana Hendrix's blog entry this month looks at the March 1st  Robo Challenge Xtreme robotics competition in Georgetown.

Want More?   Read Jeffrey L. Jones'  "From the Editor's Desk" this month for a discussion of how we could better support "blended learning" (the use of both online and face-to-face instruction) -- fill out the survey! And Julie Gaskin takes a look at Google Lit Trips -- journeys of famous literature characters (or a student's own) using Google Earth.
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News to UseToday's Meet

Lost in a sea of student personal devices? Paula Setser-Kissick gives a survey of free classroom tools to help "Quick-Start" BYOD in your classroom.


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.
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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