Who knew that one key on a keyboard could add such magic? I love the shift key! I know that you shouldn't show partiality to your keys on your keyboard...but once I found out about--
I am crazy about this shortcut! It not only pastes your copied text, but it pastes it without the formatting!
Be sure to check out more of shortcuts and PowerUP in SPEED! Take note of the special "shift" key :)
Based off of Alice Keeler's CoffeeEDU. Our CoffeeEDU is open to all USD 418 educators and geared specifically to two groups on two different days (elementary and then secondary).
CoffeeEDU is a one hour "unconference" atmosphere. Unconference means that you are in charge of your learning -- you choose the topic/table to join and learn.
It is a time for collaboration, learning, fun and FREE coffee :)
PD PowerUP is coming soon! To best prepare for your superhero training, the first step is to consider your "origin story".
We all have an "origin story" for becoming a teacher. It probably doesn't involve a mutation, lab accident or aliens.
I'd guess it does have something to do with passion.
You are a superhero because you are a teacher!
2017 - 2018 School Year Goals
One word goals, challenges you top pick one word. ONE word that encompasses your goal for the year.
I tend to choose my word in January, however, it could easily be chosen in August!
Honestly, I am not sure where the 2016-2017 school year went! It has been a wonderful year learning and growing with you all!
I (Carol) can't believe that a year ago I was ending my year and unsure of where I would be serving. All I knew was that I needed to move on and I really wanted to work in my passion area of educational technology. The year ended and summer began....June would come and go. Then July and an interview for the Education Technology Specialist position....my dream job. I held it together as I was offered the job, but burst into tears, after I accepted and hung up, as the emotions of it all hit. Not only did I have a job and would help provide for my family, but I had the job that I had longer for. This is the job that many other jobs had prepared me for and the one that I had dreamed of following receiving my masters in 2008.
Thank you for allowing me into your classrooms this year. Thank you for trusting this new comer, trying new things (breaking out), and adventuring as Jedi :)
I can't wait for our adventures in the 2017-2018 school year! My brain is already whirling around with ideas!
Below are a few images as I look back on the year --
Do you need refreshment? Are you reading this post?
If you answered yes to both of those questions and are a current USD418 employee --- the first 10 people to email Carol Nelson will receive a Coupon for a Free Route 44 Sonic Drive. Put in the subject "Ahh, Exploring Tools" :)
Thanks for being a loyal reader!
#1 Drink Coupon goes to Carmen!
#2 to Paul
You've heard that the new MacBook Air will have less storage (250 vs 500). That might make you a little nervous....
Checking Available Space
Free Up Space
What is taking up the most space?
Look again at the storage example. In the example, there are two large color blocks (usage areas), "other" and "photos".
Photos, Movies and Audio take a lot of your storage!
1. Move personal photos, movies and audio onto a personal storage device.
2. Move school photos, movies and audio into Google Drive or another storage option (YouTube, Teacher Page on website, etc)
And make sure to take out the trash -- empty your trash :)
Just by emptying my trash, I cleared out 2 MB of "other" storage".
Utilize Google Drive
Move your files to Google Drive! It really is as simple as "drag and drop". In the example below, I created a folder to add my files to (you do not have to do this - I did it for organization).
Once the files are dropped in, you have them saved onto your Google Drive and they are accessible off most any device. You can remove the files from your computer and they will remain in Drive.
If you have a personal Drive account, you could move those personal photos, video, etc. onto that! Drive is great for keeping photos and videos!! Uploading videos to YouTube is also a good option. I keep my personal videos as "unlisted" or "private" - so I control who sees what!
Let me (Carol) know if you need help with freeing up space!
May 8 -12 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and May 9th is National Teacher Day. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”.
Thank you! Thank you for making a difference in children's lives!! Thank you for all you do day in and day out -- you are appreciated this week and all year!!
Ed Tech Tools
This is a collection of tools for you to explore and see if it will help you and your students.
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