School Spotlight: Cassidy 4th Grade

Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists solely of playing games and want to limit the screen time. However, implementing effective technology is really not any different from writing, reading and math. There are building Continue reading School Spotlight: Cassidy 4th Grade

PGES Connection: Growing as a Professional

Technology is connecting thousands of educators worldwide, through online communities and networks. These educators are working together to solve problems, share ideas and grow professionally.  Connecting to other educators helps you grow in your content knowledge, pedagogy and use of Continue reading PGES Connection: Growing as a Professional

Sharing a Google Calendar for use in your Website or Blog

  You hopefully already know that all FCPS employees and students have access to several Google tools using their FCPS email address and password. This includes Google Drive with unlimited storage, Google Classroom, Google Sites, and Google Calendar to name a Continue reading Sharing a Google Calendar for use in your Website or Blog

Moving and Shaking: Schools and OIT Instructional Support

Whew! Whether its elementary, middle, or high, FCPS schools are taking advantage of the professional development and support offered by the Office of Instructional Technology. Our DTRTs provided trainings during team planning times, after school, and even to individual teachers, Continue reading Moving and Shaking: Schools and OIT Instructional Support

LϾϿking for Student Technology Leaders

See your school’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Coordinator today to register a student for an interview at the STLP Fall Regionals on November 12, 2015 at Heritage Hall, Lexington, for one of the following categories. (Registration deadline: October 23, 2015) Continue reading LϾϿking for Student Technology Leaders

Thinking Group Project, Peer Editing? Snow Day Instruction? Then, Think Online Collaboration!

My two teenage sons are always on their phones…talking to whom you ask? Nobody. As a matter of fact, I rarely see them TALK to anyone on their phones. Communication is transmitted through a series of texts, instant messages, and Continue reading Thinking Group Project, Peer Editing? Snow Day Instruction? Then, Think Online Collaboration!

Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) – Data Privacy – Data Sharing – Data Security – Student Data As our world and our work becomes increasingly technology driven, the need for good data practices has become critical.  As adults, we are frequently Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Data Is?