I.T. Tip of the Week

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I.T. Integrators,

If you are looking for a possible integration idea that doesn’t involve a huge project, there is a great online resource, a digital whiteboard, found at http://www.padlet.com.  It provides a space for your whole class to add digital post-its of writing, images or videos.  It saves your “Wall”, making it a great place to return to, adding more or revising.  It works great for a ongoing class KWL-ish anchor chart, brainstorming, a place to post links to student work or collect class resources on a topic… to name a few examples.

To have students all get to the “Wall” I have shared the link in Edmodo, Google Classroom or had students scan a projected QR code.  Padlet works on iPads or Chromebooks and as a teacher you can sign in using your Halton Cloud account (“Sign in with Google”) to create the wall.

Here is a picture of an example:

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I.T. Tip of the Week

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If you are hoping to have your students do some online research this year consider reviewing these useful “google search tips”…  Here are a couple infographics to help:  “Become a Google Search Star”…Or try this one from Google.

For example, refine your search by reading level:

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I.T. Tip of the Week

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Using Edmodo?  If so, you may or may not realize that you can link you’re Halton Cloud (Google Apps for Ed) account to your Edmodo library and attach any document to a post or assignment!!  Edmodo also has a pretty sweet calendar to post upcoming events and assignments.  If you ever have any questions about getting more from Edmodo please let me know, i’m happy to help.

I.T. Tip of the Week

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The I.T. Team is hoping to add a tip or two each week to help out with all your I.T. needs.  Please pass on a tip if you have one and we’ll get it posted on the Library webpage : )

To help save battery life on an iPad/iPhone, be sure to turn off Bluetooth in the settings menu, reduce motion in “accessibility” and set the iPad to lock after 2 or 5 minutes.