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TIPS December 15, 2014, http://blogs.fcps.net/tips/category/tips-2014-15/2014-154-december/

Welcome to TIPS for December, 2014

The December 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...

 Screencast screen shot

Flipping over Screencasting...

...is Paula Setser-Kissick's look on how to generate content for the "flipped" classroom quickly.  

KET Field Trip 

Field Trip: KET

Julie Gaskin followed Jessie Clark Middle's STLP students to the Kentucky Educational Television telecom center. Here are her notes.

Hour of Code Screen Shot

Thinking with a 21st Century Twist

Leanna Prater uses her Hour of Code experiences to examine whole-to-parts, sequence, and cause/effect -- in thinking, and 21st Century learning!

Want More? Coordinator of Instructional Technology Amy Johns discusses the addictive nature of problem solving (otherwise known as coding). Kelly Fischer extends her "There's an App For That..." series with a peek at assessment. Jeffrey L. Jones's "From the Editor's Desk" addresses hardware purchasing through the lens of an old musical.

News to Use

Julie Gaskin adds "Undo" to her series on keyboard shortcuts.

<CTRL>+Z

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!

TIPS is delivered to all Fayette County Schools teachers and leaders (no need to forward).


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