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Tech Tips Friday - December 14th

By: Kylie Hollatz

December 14, 2018

Tech Tips

Shout Outs this week:

Hour of Code: K-12th students participated in the Hour of Code that happens in a week in December where students use their Computer Science skills that will help them be future ready.  K-6th graders coded dances, the popular ones of course were the Floss and Dabbing:). 7th-12th graders coded the Google Search engine. Some students even got to the point of animating their creation.  Jr. & Sr. High students learned how to operate the Ozobots, Sphero Balls, Ollie, Dash, Makey Makey, and Merge Cubes. Great Day Everyone! I want to give a huge Shout Out to teachers for participating and helping lead their groups.  A special Shout Out goes to Abby Sayers and Bri Wietfeld to running the shows at both buildings!  We have such great teachers!!




Melissa’s 4th grade S.S. class used Ozobots to color code an Explorer journey throughout the United States.  Students also created a Google Slides presentation.



Melissa’s 6th grade S.S. class used Thinglink to show  how different inventions in North America have evolved over the years.  The group used Thinglink to label parts and tell facts about snowmobiles on an original snowmobile compared to a current model of one.  https://www.thinglink.com/

Kim (1st) & Kendra’s (K) classes Zoomed with Santa from the North Pole.  He had the kids’ letters and asked each student what they wanted for Christmas and referred to their lists to ask more questions.  It was so CUTE!!



Kim’s 1st Graders coded without a computer Santa’s route to the candy cane.  There were a few obstacles in the way called Christmas trees:).


Great “Brrrrr”..ight ideas everyone!!

Tech Tip #1:

https://www.noisli.com/:  Soothing noises that you can mix and match


Tech Tip #2:

http://bevansjoel.wixsite.com/travellingtales:  Global Story Partnership:  Sign up on a Google Form and be partnered with another school to create a story together.


Tech Tip #3:

https://www.xyzanews.com/junior-reporter-program/: Xyra is a news experience made just for elementary and middle school–aged children. Whether reading, watching, responding, or contributing, students get the opportunity to learn about the events that are occurring in the world right now. Xyza’s news stories cover politics, world events, entertainment, sports, arts, culture, science, technology, and more. Youth interested in becoming a news reporter can join the Junior Reporter program.


P.S. Tech Tip:  Remember we can go on the ESU7 website and use the World Book Website for free with our students.  I recently just learned some features I was not aware of. If you would like me to walk you through it.  I would gladly do this!!


Keep “Sliding” into the unknown world of technology with your students!!



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