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Susie's Techie Tuesday for October 15th

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Hi, Blog Followers! PHEW! What a whirlwind. Last week I gave 5 presentations at the annual ACTEM conference in Augusta. If you want to see what all of the sessions were AND access the resources for them, you can check out the shared notes for each session through this document. It was an exhausting two days and I'm the first to admit that I'm still recovering and getting caught up on my emails.
Now on to my tech tips for the week. You can see the tips from the past weeks (or last year) and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. From automatically generating captions when presenting Google Slides (including newly released options for them) to tackling your procrastination monkey to keyboard shortcuts... there is a lot to cover! Let me know what you think or if you have a suggestion for how I can make these emails more valuable for you.


As a reminder, here is the menu of ways I can serve you: C…

Instagram, Naviance, Liveschool... oh my! (Susie's Techie Tuesday for October 8th)

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Hi, Blog Followers! I'm going to be out of the district from Wednesday afternoon until Friday night this week. I'll be in Augusta presenting five sessions at the annual ACTEM conference and helping to support the conference committee as a board member. If you don't hear back from me as quickly as you'd like, that would be why. Be sure to follow #ACTEM19 on Twitter to see what is happening and learn from the presenters even though you aren't there with us. It's a great way to expand your professional learning network (PLN)!
Now on to my tech tips for the week. You can see the tips from the past weeks (or last year) and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. The highlights for this week are links to my Naviance @ BEHS and Liveschool @ BEMS resources since I am now the point person for professional development for both platforms. Let me know what you think or if you have a sugg…

Susie's Techie Tuesday for October 1st

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Hi, Blog Followers! Today begins the busiest month for me. I can't believe how fast the first month flew by! This month I'll be presenting at ACTEM19 again and, for the first time, taking on a new role as a board member. I'd love to have more teachers join me next year, so keep it in mind! I'll also be heading back to present at MassCUE, which is a Gillette in Forborough. Doing a session in a box overlooking the field is an experience I cannot accurately describe in words.
Now on to my tech tips for the week. You can see the tips from the past weeks (or last year) and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. This week I've added in a sound component with a podcast episode I think is work listening to. This week is goes hand in hand with my "Tools of the Week". Have a suggestion for how I can make these emails even more helpful? Let me know what you think!


As a reminder, …

Hello, Fall!?! - Susie's Techie Tuesday for Sept. 24th

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Hi, Blog Followers! Can you believe that it's technically fall? Holy smokes. Want an easy way to stop melting? Make an appointment with me and come chill (in the AC) with me in my space at your school! Not bothered by the heat? Last week I got some tech coaching in after school when I went for a run with a MS teacher (thank you, Ethel!). And I am always up for a walk and chat! Let's find a way to connect that works for you. I'd love to help!
Now on to my tech tips for the week. You can see the tips from the past weeks (or last year) and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. This week I've added in a sound component with a podcast episode I think is work listening to. I aim to keep the ones I pick short, sweet and easily listened to online. Have a suggestion for how I can make these emails even more helpful? Let me know what you think!


As a reminder, here is the menu of ways I can s…

Susie's Techie Tuesday for Sept. 17th

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Hi, Blog Followers! First off, shout out to the high school teacher who told me that my link to my site was broken last week. Opps! That's what happens when you go from a Techie Thursday to a Tuesday and rename the page. I learned something new because I didn't realize that Google Sites would change the URL on its own. Opps! 😁
Now on to my tech tips for the week. You can see the tips from the past weeks (or last year) and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. Have a suggestion for how I can make these emails even more helpful? Let me know what you think!


As a reminder, here is the menu of ways I can serve you: Co-Teaching: Two heads are better than one! Let me teach with you for a day! We can work together to make sure that problems are solved and students get the individual attention they need. I should probably be involved in your planning as well for this to be most effective. Google Exp…

Susie's Techie Tuesday for Sept. 10th

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Hi, Blog Followers! Phew! What a whirlwind the past week has been. I'm going to focus on the good. A teacher is using a microphone ball (which I acquired from another tech coach) for class discussions, others are setting up Apple Classroom, gradebooks are getting situated and lots of folks are working on setting up productivity systems to make sure they can stay on top of things this year. I'm hoping that there is something that I can do to help you! You'll soon see me wandering the halls and situating myself in teachers rooms so as to connect with more teachers. As Stephen Avery, one of the instructional coaches at the MS, said to the 6th graders on the first day, coaches are a bit like lost puppy dogs looking for a home. I might just find a home in your classroom and come hang out. 😁
Here is my slide of tech tips for this week. You can see the tips from the past weeks (or last year) and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to sc…

A new year begins! (Techie Tuesday - Sept. 3rd)

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Hi, Blog Followers! I can't believe that the 2019-20 school year is under way. Where exactly did summer go?
For those of you who don't know me, I am the tech coach for teachers/staff in grades 6-12. As much as my title has tech in it or how much I work with the tech department, I am actually a teacher and am not a tech department staff member. I am here to help YOU with your technology integration. In a way, you can think of me as your go to person for any and all tech professional development needs. But I don't handle tech tickets. We have an awesome group of folks in the tech department that handle those. 😎
Here is the menu of ways I can serve you: Co-Teaching: Two heads are better than one! Let me teach with you for a day! We can work together to make sure that problems are solved and students get the individual attention they need. I should probably be involved in your planning as well for this to be most effective. Google Expeditions would be included in this option.Feed…