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TIPS November 17, 2014, http://blogs.fcps.net/tips/category/tips-2014-15/2014-153-november/
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Welcome to TIPS for November, 2014

The November 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...

 Scott Berkun

Ignite Presentations

"Ignite" provides a fast and furious presentation platform, spawning everything from student work to whole conferences. Julie Gaskin has the story, and PDs to match.

Smart Pens 

Working SMARTer and Not Harder

Kelly Fischer points us to the wonderful world of the SMART Exchange in her TIPS posting about intelligent classroom tools. Look for PDs coming! 

Office 365 Sites

The New SharePoint Online Is Here!

...Almost! Read Jeffrey L. Jones's posting about when, how, and who will be affected by this "march to the cloud." We're migrating this year -- watch for an online PD coming soon.

Want More? Coordinator of Instructional Technology Amy Johns has the word on Hour of Code -- a great international event. Leanna Prater's "Level Up with FUSE" looks at this game-based project learning platform (and FCPS grant program). Paula Setser Kissick has elementary sites which support your elementary school BYOD assault.  Jeffrey's "From the Editor's Desk" looks at the history of free computer productivity tools, including the latest free Office 2013 offering for students!

News to Use

Julie Gaskin continues with her look at keyboard shortcuts with how to get a quick screen clipping for your document or email.

Windows + S

Professional Development! As always, the Office of Instructional Technology provides PD offerings in support of your technology growth. Watch the District PD menu for titles.


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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