Tech Snacks

A Byte-Sized Treat to Transform Learning

The FCPS Office of Instructional Technology puts out a Tech Snacks newsletter about twice a month during the school year.  Tech Snacks replaced our former monthly e-zine called Tech Tips.  The archive of Tech Tips can be found here.  Each tech snack is featured as a blog entry on the home page of our site, but you can find archived links by date listed below.

Date of Tech Snack Release:

1.2.20: Canvas & IC, Digital Tools for Reading Fluency, Looping Slideshows, Shapegrams

12.3.19: Hour of Code, Web Accessibility, Customize Classroom, Remove Background Images

11.13.19: Hour of Code, Turkey Fun, Offline With Chromebooks, & More!

10.22.19: Wheel of Names, Spooky STEM, Creator Studio

10.1.19 Sync Canvas, Where is Carmen Sandiego, Google Keep

9.10.19 Reading, Research, Presentation & More

8.20.19 Back to School: Silent Dismissal, Yellkey & EdPuzzle Updates


5.20.19 Summer Edition: Podcasting, CoSpaces, Group work in Google Classroom, Deck.Toys, Upcoming Canvas sessions

4.30.19: May the Force Be With You: Student Led Conferences, Jamboard, Interactive Timelines, End of Year Reviews, High Contrast Chrome

4.4.19: FCPS Help Desk, Audio in Slides, Google Translate Fun, Relay FAQ

3.12.19 Flashcard Factory, Google Tour Creator, Microsoft Editing on Chromebooks, Consuming Digital Content: Creating Students Who Are Media Literate

2.19.19: STEM Leprechaun Traps, Storyboard That, Google Canvas, Gale Resources in Canvas

1.28.19 Deserted Island Tech- Must Haves

1.9.19: Time to Put the “New” in the New Year

12.4.18: Hour of Code Resources

11.13.18: FCPS Hour of Code, Cool Tools & Terrific Tips, Minecraft in the Classroom

10.23.18: Tricks & Treats Edition: Monitoring Student Chromebooks, Language is a Virus, Tech Treats for Halloween

10.2.18: Adobe Spark, Digital Agendas, STEMulating Young Minds, Help Desk, Google Fonts

09.11.18: Classroom Updates, Canvas Support, Email Signatures, Bloomz

08.21.18:  Sites Challenge, Getting to Know You with Google, Forms Update


05-29-18: Google for Primary, OK Go, H5P for Canvas

05-03-18: IFL, Sharepoint, Google Voice Typing

04-10-18: Chromebook Challenge, Orchestrator, Sway, Canva

03-18-18: EdTechVIP, Classroom Tools and IFL

02-20-18:  Hooks, Docs and Cops

01-30-18: Digital Learning Day, Google Certification, Omnibox

01-9-18: New Year, New Ways

11-28-17: Hour of Code Special Edition

10-17-17: A “Not So Spooky” Tech Snacks

09-26-17: EDU in 90, Canvas From Drab to Fab, & More

09-05-17: Spice Up Your Bellringers & Share Student Work

08-18-17: Welcome Back & Eclipse Edition


07-05-17:  ISTE 2017 Inspiration, Flipgrid, Formative Assessment and Formatting Sheets

06-02-17:  IFL Reflections, Earth and More!

05-08-17:  Latest Trends, Canvas Assignments, Digital Scrapbooks and Bugs

04-24-17:  Ed-Tech Must Read Blog, Google Keep, Google Forms Lockdown

04-10-17:  IFL Registration, Get Connected, Story Builder, Chrome Extensions

02-23-17:  Digital Learning Day Playground using Thinglink

01-31-17:  Snow Day Edition

01-10-17:  #justtrytech, Top 10 Tech Tools, Sway, Canvas Chat

12-13-16:  Holiday Edition – Padlet, Wonderopolis, Scratch, Smarty Pins

11-29-16:  Smore, Hour of Code

11-09-16:  Adobe Spark, Google Classroom vs Canvas