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Welcome to TIPS for January, 2015

The January 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...

 Case Framework

Tech Ready or Not...

In her contribution this month, Coordinator of Instructional Technology Amy Johns writes about a new district initiative which will help us inform tech use.  

iPad in the classroom 

The 1 iPad Classroom

Kelly Fischer has dozens of ideas, with the apps to support them, for using a single iPad (or small number of them) to support instruction in your classroom.

Agent Cubes

Gaming and Coding -- a STEAM Experience

Jeffrey L. Jones spent a week teaching students at the STEAM Academy about coding. Read about his experiences in his contribution.

Want More? Julie Gaskin has some fun looking at "Wireless" at Downton Abbey. Leanna Prater examines how a free-flowing "Unconference" might connect you with new ideas. Look to Paula Setser-Kissick for how social media platforms might support parent communications. And read about the latest about SharePoint Online use and migration, an additional contribution from Mr. Jones.

News to Use

Julie Gaskin will have you copying/pasting quickly with  this month's keyboard shortcuts.

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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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