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TIPS September 17, 2014,

Welcome to TIPS for September, 2014

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. 

In this edition...

 Don't bury your head!

New, New, News...

Coordinator of Instructional Technology Amy Johns encourages you to not put your head in the sand..., but embrace the technology changes. She introduces the folks in OIT who can help!

Move it! 

Move It, Shake It, Make It, Take It!

The newest member of the OIT TRT staff, Kelly Fischer,  looks at how Makerspaces can support student-centered, product/project-based learning experiences! 

Secret Folder App

Students+Parents+ Schools=Better Digital Citizenship

Paula Setser-Kissick's very timely posting addresses how important it is to have parents as allies and participants in Internet safety issues. 

Want More?  Leanna Prater's posting this month is about tools which support coding in the classroom. Jeffrey L. Jones's "From the Editor's Desk: 'There's no such thing as Free Lunch!'" helps you sort out what online free resources won't compromise you, your students, or your pocket book. 

News to Use

Office 365. Julie Gaskin looks at this collection of tools (available through Webmail), and how it'll cover your Microsoft Office and online storage needs for quite a while!

Office 365

Professional Development! As always, the Office of Instructional Technology, provides PD offerings in support of your technology use growth. Watch the District PD menu for titles. Titles on robotics, OneDrive, Excel, and STLP are already listed, with more being added shortly!

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 Kelly FischerJulie Gaskin, 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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