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Welcome to TIPS for October, 2014

The October  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...

 I'm lucky!

I'm Lucky...

Read about blended learning examples in Trigg County, and here in Fayette County. You can be lucky just like Coordinator of Virtual Classrooms and Communications, Jeffrey Jones!

Flash Srive 

Death to Flash Drives

This death wish comes from  OIT coordinator Amy Johns, who wants you to get to know the student storage resource "OneDrive for Business." 

Snappening

The Snappening

Paula Setser-Kissick's latest Internet Safety posting looks at  what happens when teenagers and inappropriate images get mixed. 

Want More? Read Leanna Prater's "Making the Shift from Print to Digital" for help with the plusses and minuses on reading online. Julie Gaskin looks at how much (or little!) screen size impacts student use of technology. Kelly Fischer is back with ThingLink with her "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words." 

News to Use

Office 365. Julie Gaskin is back with Keyboard Shortcuts, and and how it'll speed up your world!

Screens

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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