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2020 - 2021 School Year

Week of December 15th, 2020

Only 3 more school days until holiday break begins.....Yahoo!!  Here are a few more holiday and winter themed activities that you can do with your students.  Most of these links below work best as a whole class activity. Checkers can be used in break out rooms if you make individual copies for students.  Please make sure you make a personal copy to your Google Drive of any activity you would like to use.   Enjoy the last few days before Holiday Break 🙂

Week of December 8th, 2020

We have 8 more school days until holiday break begins.....but who's counting?   I am sure YOU and your STUDENTS might need something fun to do on a Friday after a long week of virtual learning! Here are a few holiday and winter themed activities that you can do with your students.  These can work either as a whole class or even in break out rooms with small groups of students.  I will be sharing more FUN FRIDAY activities next week so be sure to read my KAMS Tech Tips emails.  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!   (Please email me if you need the answer key to the Christmas Emoji Pictionary games)
Christmas Emoji Pictionary #1
  (Correct Answers will turn the cell GREEN) -> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CxKLpJVCTR3HmY2SQMtts16G3jH5RYoHu-RgWHCJ-rU/edit?usp=sharing

Christmas Emoji Pictionary #2  (Correct Answers will turn the cell GREEN) -> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AtpyDHCgR2lZ2lHkJ7g-LgDhO60P-bnvAkApBIjowBc/edit?usp=sharing

Week of November 10, 2020

We've all used Kahoot, Quizizz, or Quizlet to help students review content, vocabulary, math skills, etc.  Baamboozle.com is another web resource that allows you to create a game board to make review fun for the whole class.  You can sign up for a FREE account that allows you to create a game with up to 24 questions.  You can play as a whole class or keep track of scores for up to 4 teams on the FREE account.  (Of course, the paid account gives you access to more questions and lets you add more teams.)  You can also search their database of games made by other teachers and use them on the FREE account.  Take a l@@K at some sample game boards listed below that have been created by other teachers to see what you can create in Baamboozle.  
Conversation Starters -> https://www.baamboozle.com/game/155923

Search their entire database of teacher created games -> https://www.baamboozle.com/games
Subject Areas

Intro to Physical Science -> https://www.baamboozle.com/game/145934

Novel - Outsiders Chap 1-3 Review ->https://www.baamboozle.com/game/158559

Week of November 3, 2020

I briefly introduced Google Jamboard back in late July.  Since then, I have come across some great examples of how teachers have been using Google Jamboard to do student check-INs, reinforce concepts, and as a progress monitoring tool.  Below is a link to some sample templates for you to take a peek at to see how other teachers have used Google Jamboards.  When viewing the sample Google Jamboards, please remember to do the following:

1) OPEN and VIEW the example Google Jamboard
2) Make your OWN COPY and save it to your Google Drive
3) EDIT your COPY to make it fit for your students/assignment
4) When sharing with students, make sure you TURN ON sharing rights so "Anyone with the Link" can EDIT
5) If you are assigning it in Google Classroom be sure to MAKE A COPY for each student

Link to View Google Jamboard Examples--> https://wakelet.com/wake/Ui1fXH7sJ52UYRO7yniS5

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Student Activity

Sorry for sharing this last minute, I just found this today!   If your students need a brain break tomorrow since it's Friday before Halloween, then you might want to share this activity with them.  Everything they need to create their virtual Jack-O-Lantern is provided in this Google Slide below.  Enjoy and stay safe!

Week of Oct. 27th, 2020

This week's piece of digital yumminess is teachermade.com
Convert all your paper worksheets, handouts, etc. into digital activities delivered online. 
TeacherMade makes it easy.
Auto grading, FREE!!!

Week of Oct. 13th, 2020

I know this is a hectic week for all of you with the start of Term #2.  We were going to skip this week's Tech Tip but I couldn't resist sharing this with you because we all need something to make us SMILE this week.  Simply click on the link below and add the "Confetti" add-on extension to your Chrome browser.  (Make sure to PIN the confetti extension to your chrome browser if you have lots of extensions already added.)  Then, simply click on the confetti icon in your Chrome browser and watch what happens and SMILE 🙂

**Everyone can use a little confetti to celebrate something 🙂 **

Week of Oct. 6th, 2020

Teachers on Twitter have been sharing how they have been encouraging students to connect with one another in Zoom.  They have been giving students an opportunity to freely chat with one another, respond to the Question of the day, and even provide them with directions on what they will need for each day's Zoom class.  The teacher is present in the Zoom meeting displaying the Google Slide and monitoring students.  There is even a countdown timer to let students know when their free discussion time would be over. (Teachers did mention that students arrived to class ON TIME on free discussion days.)  This would be a great way to support SEL with our students.  This probably doesn't have to be implemented every day, perhaps maybe just on FUN Fridays! Just some food for thought as we begin Term 2 next Monday! 😊

Example Google Slide to be Shared in Zoom When Class Starts -->

Make a Copy of the Template to Your Google Drive -->https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jARYiLidKsgdGCG0WjAS8SXmfFIJUw_z9PB7Jy1_e_M/edit?usp=sharing

Week of Sept. 29th, 2020

So, still thinking ahead to the beginning of Term 2 about ways students can introduce themselves to YOU and the rest of the class.  You’ve all heard of Facebook, but have you heard of Fakebook? (YES, Fakebook!) Below is a template created in Google Slides that students can use to create a Fakebook Profile for a famous person, etc.  They can also use the template to include general information about themselves, pictures of friends, etc.  Below is a link to an example Fakebook page for President John F. Kennedy so you can see a detailed example.  You can absolutely make it shorter with less detail to make it easier for your students.  You can have the students share it only with the teacher as well.  You can adjust it and make it work best for your class.  (Note: There is a website that allows you to create a Fakebook but, it is not approved for student use.  I have linked to the examples from that website so you can see all the different ways you could use Fakebook with students)  These are completely optional ideas that you might be interested in exploring.  

Link to President John F. Kennedy’s Fakebook à

Link to Blank Fakebook Template --> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1m_GEcbOTEHPeaRwDu0yn71FCQ_jQlVkPEbuR6ZJdDlI/copy

Examples of Educational Uses for Fakebook Similar Website (This Site is Not Approved. Just view for examples)https://www.classtools.net/_FAKEBOOK/gallery/index.php

Week of Sept. 22, 2020

So, thinking ahead to Term 2 we have been talking about ways for teachers and students to introduce themselves. A fun and creative way for students (and teachers) to get to know one another is by creating a Flipgrid introduction video.  Please take a look at the link below to see how one teacher introduced herself in Flipgrid.  Don’t forget to take a l@@k at all the links below to see different ways other teachers are using Flipgrid and how Flipgrid is used to support SEL.  Feel free to add these friendly posters below to help your students improve how they use Flipgrid 😊

Watch how this teacher introduced herself in Flipgrid --> https://drive.google.com/file/d/11DXGVJ3LsMRDGCfNUOIjOR2PxqtLeSEV/view?usp=sharing

Read About the Power of Flipgrid to Support Social Emotional Learning -->

Flipgrid Student Netiquette Poster --> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GHnIz2E4nX18IdB5AaMK9PPKNXmSiW9VGDa3CrHpVrc/edit?usp=sharing

Flipgrid Student How To Poster --> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_EY0yjKZqZlKeTPi8LQg6Hl2qSb7f_mAbQ6JGoMqVjE/edit?usp=sharing

Flipgrid Student Video Recording Tips Poster--> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wdfXbrCFJaIL4xuWGmJKWvsctlxv0JAoUd3GSSC81Z4/edit?usp=sharing

Looking for Flipgrid Ideas?  Check out the Flipgrid Blog -->

Week of Sept. 15, 2020

I know many of you were interested in using the whiteboard feature in Zoom but discovered it is not available for students to use.  Well, there's a FREE website that is available for teachers to use that provides a free white board for students to use and teachers can see all student responses on their teacher whiteboard.   The FREE whiteboard website is whiteboard.fi  and it does not require a teacher or student log-in to use the website.  I would suggest that you have students put their student number at the top of their virtual whiteboard so you can identify each student's whiteboard easier.  

Watch the 4:48 video that explains how to use Whiteboard.fi -->

Or, you can have your students do this simple DIY mirror and white board hack right on their own computers so they remain in their own Zoom screen and you remain in your own Zoom screen without the need to use any other website or even do any screen sharing.  (Note that the video shows a teacher using this hack but students can do it at home on their chromebooks too!)

Watch this 1:20 video that demonstrates how to do a DIY mirror & white board hack --> 

Week of Sept. 8, 2020

Well, today is Tuesday but it feels like a Monday.  Technology will go down and it will cause a panic, among teachers and students. Sometimes the only thing you can do is just simply wait for the system to work again.  Yes, you can always contact EGUSD Tech Support by phone at (916) 686-0245 or email them at stusupport@egusd.net  (but expect a long wait)  So, instead of throwing another Tech Tip to you today I wanted to share a Distance Learning Trouble Shooting Document you can share with your students when they experience the same panic we do as teachers!  This was shared with me by Amber Sousa, PGHS Teacher, and I tweaked it to fit our KAMS students.  

Link to DL Trouble Shooting Doc for Students --> 

Week of August 31, 2020

The best tech tips are the ones you learn from another teacher.  I am sharing a tech tip today that I learned from Iielita McTizic 🙂  We all have at some point shared a Google Slide Presentation in Zoom.  One problem with presenting Google Slides in Zoom is that it requires your screen to be in full-screen mode.  Well, here are two suggested tips that will help fix that problem for you.  Watch this 3 minute video to learn about these two suggested tips.  And, as a bonus I am sharing a HELP video you might enjoy watching.  

Watch Tech Tip Video --> https://youtu.be/KdAeKnGsx9A

Watch HELP Video --> https://youtu.be/thJTyp1BCFQ (Warning, watching this video may cause spontaenous facial emotions.)

Week of August 17, 2020

L@@k, more ZOOM Tips!   I LOVE using quick keys!  Here are a few that you might want to know about when you are on ZOOM!   I have also listed a link to ALL the Zoom Quick Keys for your reference. (PC & Apple Quick Keys)  I have also included a quick video about how to manage your chat window! (Watch the quick 1 minute video!)  

A few favorite Zoom Quick Keys….

Alt+M: Mute/Unmute audio for everyone except host Note: For the meeting host only

Alt+U:  Display/hide Participants panel

Alt+S: Launch share screen window and stop screen share

Link to ALL Zoom Quick Keys --> https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205683899-Hot-Keys-and-Keyboard-Shortcuts-for-Zoom

Video Explanation on How to Manage Your Zoom Chat Window --> https://youtu.be/mSpxUh-M0ng

Week of August 11, 2020

This week's tech tip comes from tech hero Korena Hendryx and demostrates how to turn your smart phone into a document camera for Zoom.


Do you have a tech tip that will help the rest of us? Send them to Graham or Linda Kennedy and we will forward them to the rest of the staff. If it is a good one, you will be eligible for inclusion into the new KAMS Tech Corps. Admittance to the corps comes with a cool graphic that you can put in your email signature to show everyone the HERO that you are.

Week of August 4, 2020

This week's Tech Tip is actually a collection of video resources to help support ALL KAMS students.  You are welcome to select individual videos to share in your Google Classroom or share the entire list of videos with your students.  More videos will be added throughout the school year. Please let me know if you have a specific video(s) you would like us to create.  Please feel free to share any of YOUR teacher created videos links with me and I will add them to the list as well.

Link to Video Resources to Support Students --> https://wke.lt/w/s/RXlrwp

Don't forget that you can access all the technology resources on the KAMS Technology Support website.  You will find helpful technology videos, lesson ideas, and much more.

Link to KAMS Technology Support Website -> http://pghs.egusd.net/our_school/p_g_h_s__k_a_m_s_library/kams_technology_support

Week of July 27, 2020

The KAMS Weekly Technology Tips is BACK! We will be sharing a different tech tip with our KAMS staff every Monday to help support Distance Learning.    

This Week's Tech Tip.....

Did you know you have access to Google Jamboards?  What is that?  What can you use it for?  How can I use it with my students? Watch this short 2 minute video to learn about a few quick examples.  You can find a full tutorial and other Jamboard resources on the KAMS Technology Support website ->http://pghs.egusd.net/our_school/p_g_h_s__k_a_m_s_library/kams_technology_support

View Intro to Google Jamboard --> https://youtu.be/VNGGtxfye6Y

(Sorry for the abrupt ending)

Below is a link to other outside Professional Development resources where you can learn more about other technology tools.  We will be adding to this list so feel free to check back often.

Link to Technology Professional Development Resources -> https://wke.lt/w/s/VeHD95

2016 - 2017 School Year

Week of May 12, 2017

Now that you have downloaded all those files from Schoolloop so they don’t go away forever, NOW WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THEM? You can’t keep them on your desktop Putting them on your department’s server will And let’s face it, you don’t have ANY room on the dinky server that the district gives us You can put it all on your Google Drive! Google Drive has unlimited storage for teachers and can be accessed anywhere! Check out this video to find out how to save your precious files forever!   Click to view video --> https://goo.gl/fk5M87

Week of May 5, 2017

We are piloting a cool new digital tool called Listenwise.  Listenwise takes short snippets of audio (2-7 minutes) and builds lessons around the topics discussed.


Students complete an activity, a graphic organizer, or a quiz as they listen to the audio content.  Many lessons include other websites, articles, or videos that explain the topic in greater detail that you can include for students that want more information. There are also supports that can be used for ELL students and low level readers to aid in comprehension.

We have set up a class with lessons that you can try for yourself.  Go to listenwise.com and set up a student account.  Enter the phrase wandering-dolphin-4838 as the class code.  If you are having problems getting into Listenwise check out this slides presentation.


Lessons available for you to try

  • A Ring from 'The Hobbit'
  • Elie Wiesel's 'Night'
  • Artificial Photosynthesis Produces Fuel
  • Fish Fossil Gives Clues to Evolution
  • British Loyalists After the Revolutionary War
  • Social Media and the Creation of the Lutheran Church
  • Border States in the Civil War
  • Black Women Math Heroes at NASA

Week of April 28, 2017

Can't go to GAFE Summit?  Consider checking out these on-line training that you can watch from the comfort of your home.  These webinars are free and can help you learn a variety of technology related skills.  You can also follow GAFE on Twitter to keep up with the latest technology trends (see link below).  Lots of options for you to explore to keep learning about technology :-)


-> https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/

-> https://youtu.be/J2Js5OHYM8A?list=PLfdPnYIUAlXBKiF6_0nang1Sz-YsiNHbv

--> https://www.edtechteam.com/online/ (These webinars do cost)


Follow some of the GAFE Ed Tech Team and keep updated on the latest Tech Trends

-> https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Edtechteam 

Week of April 21, 2017

This week’s tech tip has to do with the technology refresh that happened over Spring Break.  If you are like me, this week you spent a good bit of time wondering, “How can I  ______?  I used to know how to do it, but I can’t figure it out with this new computer.”


 Have no fear, we have one useful solution to the problem of how to play a DVD from your computer and show it through your projector. 

Check out this slideshow (click the link) for more info. -> https://goo.gl/Rm1KIx

Week of March 31, 2017

What website will give you access to 4,500 NEWS resources in 28 different languages?  Yes, it’s the Google News website.  You can access it by going to http://news.google.com .   You can search news specific to Elk Grove, California, or even by country.  Want to flash back in history by reading the news?  Then you should visit the Google News archive?   You simply go to http://news.google.com/newspapers  and you can search and read newspapers published during the 1930s– 40s during World War II or any other historical time period when newspapers were published.  Watch this 1 min video that shows how you can access the Google News archive. 


Click to link to 1 minute video on how to use Google News Archive --> https://youtu.be/AtZf6H4rjhw

Week of March 24, 2017

Do you require students to provide statistical evidence in their lab reports, research assignments, or for their math project?  Once again, Google to the rescue!  Go to the Google Public Data page and type in a topic. Keep your searches simple, like "Unemployment in the U.S." Google will return results from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. You'll end up with an easy-to-read graph, and you can even tweak it with options like gender, age.  The potential uses are endless!TTake a quick look at the wide range of data that are available to students right from Google.  and state.

 Click to access Google Public Data--> https://www.google.com/publicdata/directory

Week of March 17, 2017

This week’s tech tip involves google voice!  A powerful new tool that lets you connect with your students in many different ways.  You can receive texts and voicemail messages from your students on a completely anonymous number that is not linked to your private cell phone.


To get a google voice number you must first have a private Gmail address.  Sadly, your egusd.net google sign in blocks google voice so you must use your own account.

  • Sign into your personal Gmail account
  • Go to https://voice.google.com/ (or click on the waffle in the upper right corner of your chrome browser and find the VOICE icon.
  • Follow the prompts to set up your number.

You can experiment with your settings to link voice to an app on your phone, an email address, or to make your new number ring on whatever device you like,  the choice is yours.

Week of March 10, 2017

Here’s another AWESOME free Google tool you can use without having to ADD anything to your computer or browser?

Have you ever needed a Timer or Stopwatch? - From Google's search box you simply type in the word “Countdown Timer – Number of Seconds/Minutes”  (Example - Countdown Timer 2 minutes) and up pops your online timer.  You can make it full-screen and turn the sound on or off.  

Watch this 35 sec video to see how easy it is to use Google’s Countdown Timer -->   https://youtu.be/AQusbBg-1xs

Week of March 3, 2017

Did you know that Google has some AWESOME free tools you can use without having to ADD anything to your computer or browser?

Have you ever needed a Random Number Generator?  From Google's search box you simply type in the word “Random Number Generator” and set the lowest and highest number you need and then you simply click the blue button on the screen to start the Random Number Generator.  It works great when you need to call on students who have assigned numbers in class to answer questions. 

Watch this 33 sec video to see how easy it is to use Google’s Random Number Generator -->

Week of Feb. 24, 2017

Have you ever wanted to share a just a portion of what is on your computer screen with someone, but didn’t know how?  Try the handy dandy snipping tool!  It is a useful Windows feature that allows for quick and easy sharing of images on your computer screen!  With just a couple of clicks of the mouse you can easily crop the portion of the screen that you are interested in sharing, and save it as an image to email or embed as you so choose.  Quick, easy, and oh so helpful!!!
Watch this short video to learn how to use the snipping tool! https://youtu.be/_qcFOoNR9vI

Week of Feb. 17, 2017

After experiencing Nearpod in action at our staff meeting you may want to give it a try for yourself.  Teachers can request a 30 day free trial offer (request access to become a Gold User).  Here are a few helpful videos to show you how to use Nearpod with your existing PowerPoint presentations and/or create new presentations.  The KAMS Tech Coaches are available if you have any questions or need any assistance. 


How to add your existing PPT into Nearpod & add interactive activities (2 mins) - https://youtu.be/uF9LKcATlAw

Nearpod & Google Classroom Integration (1 min)  - https://youtu.be/xkO3QhbTvgw

Nearpod & On the Fly Feature ( 1 min) - https://youtu.be/Nwuo7wOJ0M4

Nearpod How To Tutorial ( 16 mins  ) - https://youtu.be/d1jPS4koKiA

Week of Feb. 10, 2017

Nearpod is an exciting new program that combines many of our favorite digital tools (PowerPoints, goformative, YouTube, Edpuzzle) all in one place.   Nearpod allows teachers to project presentations directly onto a student’s computers or phone.  Teachers can add content like slides, video content, PDF files, and audio with an easy to use interface.  What makes this different from a typical PowerPoint presentation is that teachers can add activities to the presentation which allow students to directly respond to the curriculum in real time.  Teachers can embed questions, formative assessments, polls, and even make the students draw a picture or a graph with this easy tool.  


We will demonstrate Nearpod at the staff meeting on Wednesday, check out this video for a more detailed explanation. --> https://youtu.be/k8KvIFXEgCM

Week of Feb. 3, 2017

Are you tired of always having to log into your Google Drive to create a new Google Doc, Slide, or Sheet?  There's a Google Extension that will make your life so much easier in just one click.   "Google Docs Quick Create Extension"  will add a quick launch icon to your Chrome browser bar.  After installing this extension you can simply click on the extension to launch any Google application right from your Chrome web browser bar.  Watch this quick 49 sec video and it will show you how to add this great extension and use it on your computer. Click to view --> https://youtu.be/_OB2aTuqwTM

Week of Jan. 27, 2017

Have you ever wanted to print out ALL your students' Google Docs assignments but don’t like the amount of work it takes to OPEN and PRINT each file separately? There's an easier way, which works great if you have students submit their work on Google Classroom. The Google App available to help you is called PDF Mergy.  PDF Mergy will take your multiple Google Docs and combine them into ONE (1) PDF file that you can print out easily.  Click and watch the following tutorials which explain how to install and use this helpful tool.  --https://youtu.be/Ate3anB_GJc       --> https://youtu.be/O6kWE01nziw

Week of Jan. 20, 2017

Here are a few quick videos to help you learn more about how to use Go Formative.  (This could be your New Year’s Tech Goal for the year!)

1 minute intro to Go Formative   -->https://youtu.be/1Cu8F6gMshg 
3 minute video on how to use Go Formative   -->https://youtu.be/keB7CkAgT5E
15 minute video on how to make a boring worksheet interactive on Go Formative   -->https://youtu.be/W0b7CjZR0BM

Week of Jan. 13, 2017

Have you started thinking about your “New Year’s Technology Goal” yet?  To get you thinking the Tech Coaches will be introducing another technology assessment tool at next Wednesday’s faculty meeting.  To give you a sneak peek, take a look at this 1 minute video that explains what Go Formative is. We will hand out treats for staff members who can answer some general questions to.what is Go Formative? .what can it do?  Click to view the short 1 minute video on Go Formative -->  https://youtu.be/1Cu8F6gMshg   

Week of Jan. 6, 2017

Here is one New Year’s Resolution that you can keep…..pledge to incorporate a fun and engaging digital tool in your world class instruction!  The KAMS Technology Coaches are here to help you achieve your goal!*


*KAMS Technology Coaches cannot help with your New Year’s Resolutions in regards to chocolate
consumption, weight loss, or exercise. On the bright side, we are much nicer than your average fitness or diet coach.

For example:

·         We can help you create your first Quizziz or Kahoot to use with your students.

·         We can guide you to create your own Google Classroom page and assign work to your students.

·         We can walk you through steps to create your very first quiz using Google forms.

·         You can come observe in one of our classes to see how we use any technology tool (we can provide a sub for you)


The first step is to make your 2017 Technology Goal is to submit your goal by next Friday, January 20th, 2017.   


Click on this link to submit your New Year’s Technology goal  → https://goo.gl/B0KD24

Week of Dec. 16, 2016

Last week we shared a Chrome extension called Google Notes in our weekly Tech Tips. What are Chrome Extensions?  They are “applications that run within your Chrome browser to provide additional functionality to use with your computer.  The right extensions can turn your Chrome browser into a super powerful teacher tool belt.  We will be sharing more Chrome extensions in the weeks to come.  Here is a great article that gives you an overview of some of the great Chrome extensions for teachers. (We will be highlighting a few in the coming weeks.)  Click to view article --> http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/technology/50-of-the-best-google-chrome-extensions-for-teachers/   

Week of Dec. 9, 2016

Have you heard or used Goo.gl or Bit.ly?  These are two great ways to shorten a very loooong URL into a shorten version you can share with your students, other teachers, etc.  Want to know an even quicker way to shorten your URL?  Add the Goo.gl extension to your Chrome browser.  No need to open another website to shorten your loooong URLs, you can do it in one click using Goo.gl extension.  To see how to add the Goo.gl extension to your Chrome browser watch Linda explain it in this quick video. Click to view--> https://youtu.be/s51tLUKKW6Y 

Week of Dec. 2, 2016

Have you ever wanted to jot down a quick note when working on your computer without having to open up Google Docs or WORD?  Well, now you can by adding an easy Chrome Extension called Google Drive Notes.  You can be searching the web, writing students comments, etc. and you can easily open up a notes page right from your Chrome browser.  If you decide you want to save those notes you can still save it easily to your Google Drive in one click.  To see how to add the Google Drive Notes extension to your Chrome browser watch Linda explain it in this quick video. Click to view-->  https://youtu.be/8xm_SqS2Pw0

Week of Nov. 18, 2016

After seeing and playing a live Quizziz game at Wednesday’s faculty meeting you should be SO excited and READY to create your very own Quizziz games to use with your students.   If you don’t know where to start, here are two visual resources that will walk you through how to setup your own Quizziz account and how to create your own Quizziz games  -->  http://www.tildee.com/Zi7vL or https://www.smore.com/9yex2-quizizz    Don’t hesitate to email us if you need any additional help to get you going.  

Week of Nov. 10, 2016

The KAMS Technology Coaching Team has been busy visiting departments this week to spread the news about what we have to offer. One newly created technology resource created by our KAMS Technology Coaches is our KAMS Symbaloo page.  You can find the KAMS Symbaloo page right on the KAMS Homepage under Quicklinks à KAMS Technology Support link.  It is essentially a one-stop-shop for all of your technology needs.  Need to take attendance?  There is a SISWEB button on the Symbaloo.  Is your projector not working?  There is a heat ticket button on the Symbaloo as well.  Need to get a sub for tomorrow?  You guessed it, there is a button for that too!  Because it has so much to offer, you might want to make the Symbaloo your homepage for your work computer.  If you are not quite sure how to change your homepage, click the following link to listen to Graham explain it all! Click to view -->  https://youtu.be/gD8JRgOj9WA

Week of Nov. 4, 2016

The KAMS Technology Team (Amy DuShane, Linda Kennedy and Graham Stewart) are excited to start helping the teaching staff integrate technology in the classroom.  Want to try something new to increase student engagement or just make your job a little easier?  Email one of us at any time and we will get you the support you need as soon as possible.  If you aren’t yet sure what you want to try, check out our weekly tips here in the Falcon Flash. This week's tip....did you know that you can convert any Google Doc to another language?  Translate your parent letters, student assignments, etc. in one click to 42 different languages including Spanish, Russian, and even Chinese.  Click on the video link to hear Graham explain how to easily use this helpful tool!  Click to view --> https://youtu.be/TH_HLc5rqtA




CHROME Extensions

-->  Top Chrome Extensions for Teachers
      (Teach Thought Website)



-->  Chrome Google Apps Web Store


-->  Mobile Apps to add to your cell phone 
      (Graham Stewart's Recommendations)


--> Best Mobile Apps for Education
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