helps, instructional ideas, and classroom examples from the Office of
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Welcome to TIPS for May, 2014
edition of TIPS, the Education Technology E-Zine, is
available online. Get helps, hints, and ideas from the technology
resource teachers in the Office of Instructional Technology.
Is It Summer Yet?
month, Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Amy Johns looks at a
bunch of summer opportunities, and puts them at your
fingertips (or mouse click). Some of them even involve technology!
Arlington Students Visit Production Studio
Julie Gaskin as she joins Arlington
Elementary students at the Russell Cave public library for
some video production fun!
take college-level courses online for nothing? Leanna Prater takes a
look at several MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms, include
EdX and Coursera. See
Leanna's May posting for more.
|Want More? Paula Setser-Kissick looks at "Beaches, Barbecue and BYOD" (with a June PD to match), to kick-start your support of student personal devices in the classroom. Jeffrey
L. Jones's "From
the Editor's Desk: Strap in, shut up, and hold on!" helps you
simplify your tech integration life by thumbing your nose at the
bleeding edge. (And here are some reminders about Sharepoint
and iSchool end-of-year tasks!) A look at Smart
Notebook updates, and the summer "boot camps," are the topic
Hendrix's blog this month.
News to Use
Lexington Public Library
Julie Gaskin reviews the apps available for
library card holders wanting to access eBooks, music, even
videos. Just in time for summer!
for some last-minute PD's?
There are a bunch
of June offerings from the Office of Instructional Technology,
available to finish out your 2013-14 PD obligations -- even a
fully-online offering in July to get a head-start on your 2014-15
the District PD menu for titles.
you have ideas and suggestions for TIPS? We'd love to hear from you!
Send your story ideas or requests (including things you do
technology we should celebrate!) to Jeffrey L.
Jones, or simply reply to this email.