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TIPS October 15, 2013,

Welcome to TIPS for October, 2013

The October 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...

Student Think Tank

The 4 C's

Coordinator of Instructional Technology  Amy Johns illustrates "communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity" with examples from TED Talks, the Fayette Co. high school student Think Tank, and her own kids! Read about these important parts of 21st Century skills!

Cyberbulling story

Evolution of a Cyberbully

This month's contribution from Internet Safety coordinator Paula Setser-Kissick  looks at the latest young victim of cyberbullying, and the reaction and discourse it generates, showing how easy it is for adults (much less tweens) to sink into online abuse. 


Tech Tips: PPT Alternatives

Intellingent Classroom Tools supporter Diana Hendrix examines two PowerPoint-reading apps, Nearpod and Slideshark, and  discusses how to get help selecting iPad apps in her tech tips postings for October.

Want More?   See Leanna Prater's missive, Why are Bowling Shoes Slippery? on Wonderopolis and Educator Sandbox, Julie Gaskin's If You Can Read This... on QR codes, and (just in time for Holloween!) Jeffrey Jones's discussion of how high school English teachers can continue bleeding  on their students' writing assignments in the digital age!

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.

News to Use

KySTEPlanning on attending KySTE 2014, March 5-7? Join the legions of technology specialists, LMS's, and ordinary teachers  with a passion for how technology transforms the classroom and education in general: apply to present! Get free registration to the conference! The deadline has been extended to November 1, so hurry!

Fayette County PD Opportunities. In the next month, look for PDs on Evernote (today!), ArtRage (today!), and robotics. Click here for the current list of tech offerings, with instructions on how to sign up.

TIPS is the product of district technology resource teachers Julie Gaskin, Diana Hendrix, Jeffrey L. Jones, Leanna Prater, Paula Setser-Kissick, and Coordniator of Instructional Technology Amy Johns. Tell us how we can help you!

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