It's time for more Tech PD! Two sessions will be offered at the District Office next week for all who are interested. Monday's pace will move more slowly, geared toward Google amateurs. Tuesday's will be faster paced and for more advanced Googlers.
Topic: Going Google--Engage Students and Save Time Like a Boss!
Description: We will discuss and explore how teachers can use Google Drive (specifically Forms, Docs, and Slides) to create a collaborative classroom environment that engages students while making life easier in the process! You will leave having created something (a presentation, online form/quiz, or collaborative document) that you can use with your students the next day! Remember: You will receive recertification points for attending!
When: Monday, February 2 (slower paced) OR Tuesday, February 3 (faster paced) from 3:30-4:30.
Where: Technology Lab at the District Office.
Click on the session date to register for that workshop:
Monday, February 2 (slower) Tuesday, February 3 (faster)
Please Note: This session will work best if you can set up a Google account before coming. However, if you are unable to do so before, it's no problem! Try to come a few minutes early and I can get you squared away before the session starts. It will take 5-10 minutes to set up.
If you want to come but cannot, please do not let that stop you from learning something new! If you email me, I can come meet with you during planning or after school to teach you all I know! We can meet individually or in small/larger groups.
Sock PUppets with MRs. Boggs' 4th Graders
Mrs. Boggs' students created short, animated films describing different types of severe weather and safety precautions associated with each. They really enjoyed this project! Parents will be able to see their hard word when they visit later this month.
Click here to view an example!
Tellagami with MRs. Booth's 2nd Graders
Mrs. Booth's students created a poster about a season of their choice. They were then able to create a Gami, a short animated video, where they read aloud what was written on their posters. QR codes will be placed on their posters so parents will be able to see their digital work as well as their written.
Click here to view an example!
iMovie with Mrs. Staton's 6th Graders
Mrs. Staton's students created some pretty impressive compound machines using two or more simple machines. Students had to create a short video using iMovie in which they introduced themselves, stated which simple machines they used, and then demonstrated how their machine worked. Students also added a title, music, and sound effects.
Example coming soon!
Enter the fifth annual “This School’s Got Talent” competition sponsored by Comporium and South Carolina Future Minds TODAY!
Celebrity judges from GRAMMY Award-winning super-group Hootie & The Blowfish (HBF) will help select the top “This School’s Got Talent” entries, as they have since the contest began. HBF bass guitarist Dean Felber, drummer Jim Sonefeld, HBF Business Manager Chris Carney and Paul Graham, Tournament Director for the band's annual golf tournament, will narrow down the pool of talent to a group of finalists.
“We’re constantly surprised and impressed with the passion, creativity and talent of students across South Carolina,” said Graham, former tour manager for Hootie and the Blowfish. “Since we have months before contest submissions begin, we’re really looking forward to seeing some terrific talent.”
There is no fee to enter, and the contest is open to any public school student in South Carolina in kindergarten through 12th grade. To enter, adults 18 or older may submit videos of students showcasing their skills on the South Carolina Future Minds Facebook page. Videos must be at least 30 seconds in length and may not exceed five minutes in length. Complete rules will be posted on the South Carolina Future Minds Facebook page.
“This School’s Got Talent” competition will open for submissions starting Monday, January 5 and ending on Friday, January 30. The student or group deemed most talented in the will earn the opportunity to perform live before top education, business and government leaders at the “South Carolina Teacher of the Year Celebration” on April 22nd at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
South Carolina has some terrific talent in our schools, and this unleashes the very best of it,” said Trip DuBard, SC Future Minds’ executive director. “We’re also very grateful to Comporium and the Hootie members for helping raise the excitement of this contest to an entirely new level.”
My name is Beth Dabney. I
have been working in Anderson School District 2 for nine years. I was a fourth
grade math and science teacher at Belton Elementary School for the first seven
years of my career. I am looking forward to working with the amazing employees
of Anderson Two to implement different technologies to help enhance learning for