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TIPS April 15, 2014,

Welcome to TIPS for April, 2014

The April 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...


Let's Take a Spin: Google Drive vs. OneDrive

This month, Paula Setser Kissick takes a  look at the "big two" in cloud storage and "software as a service." See how Google and Microsoft compare in delivering document creation, storage, and sharing  across devices and platforms.

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What Century Are You In?

Coordinator of Instructional Technology Amy Johns takes on questions raised by Heidi Hayes Jacobs on how well, or poorly, we are doing in catching up to the needs of 21st Century students. 

Spring Cleaning

The Present and Future of District Online Learning Tools

Here's a first reminder of some of the end-of-year tasks we should all remember to do, with a look to the future, for Fayette's iSchool, SharePoint, Edmodo, Microsoft's OneDrive, and more. See Jeffrey L. Jones's  April posting for details.

Want More?    Leanna Prater's entry continue's last months' gaming topic with a look at how games provide scaffolds and feedback. A look to  interactive classroom PDs, including summer "boot camps," are the topic of Diana Hendrix's blog this month.

News to UseiMovie

iPad and iMovie: Julie Gaskin takes a look at media production in the classroom, with ties to an upcoming PD. (Look to the district online PD menu for other technology PDs in April and May, many yet to be entered as we go to press.)

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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