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Tech Tips for Sept 13-17

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Hello, Blog Followers. We have really enjoyed connecting with so many of you over the past week. Please remember that we are here to support you as you implement iPads into your curriculum. Just drop us both an email and we'd be happy to help in any way we can! Check out  this week's tips  which includes our booking calendar for the year. L et us know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmissio

Just kidding! (Weekly Tech Tips yearly wrap up)

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Hello, Blog Followers. I know I said that last week was the last tips for the year. But I was kidding! I have two notable pieces this week. First off, thank you to everyone who has graded me thus far. Your feedback has really helped frame my focus for next year and discussions about how tech coaching 6-12 will function. And, to go along with that, there is also a change worth reading about. So, be sure to check out  this week's tips , which I swear really are the last, to learn more. L et me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transm

Last tech tips for the school year! - (Weekly Tech Tips for June 7-11)

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Hello, Blog Followers. I'm wrapping up this year's tech tips. Phew! This year has flown by.  This week's tips  are coming to you today as you try to stay cool. L et me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you recei

Are you still there? - (Weekly Tech Tips for May 17-21)

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Hello, Blog Followers. Let's cut to the chase and just get  this week's tips  sent out so I can check the box for this week : L et me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the

Free PD! - (Weekly Tech Tips for May 17-21)

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Hello, Blog Followers. As the year come to a conclusion, I'll be sharing more opportunities for summer PD as well as materials for using with your students this fall as they transition to iPads. Additionally, I'm going to be discontinuing my Friday drop in hours so that I can be more available for appointments. That being said, if you want to connect with me last minute, just drop me a message in Google Hangout/Chat or check my availability on my calendar that is now shared on my website. Now, onto  this week's tips : L et me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher Simmons

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Hello, Blog Followers. Another week filled with four quick and easy tips including the opportunity to do a puzzle. Don't feel like doing it? Feel free to share the puzzle link with your students and they can do it with me! Here are  this week's tips : L et me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this informat

Do. Or do not. There is no try ������ (Weekly Tech Tips for May 3-7)

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Hello, Blog. Thank you for all that you do, my teacher friends. Two tech tips and two tips to take care of your self. Here are  this week's tips . L et me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, pl

Last tips of April 2021! (Weekly Tech Tips for April 26-30)

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Hello, Blog. Welcome back! Hard to believe that we're on the downhill slide towards the end of this school year. I'm here to help you finish strong! Here are  this week's tips . I'm continuing to focus on iPad skills to help you feel better prepared for this fall when our students have them. I dare say that I'm even more excited about them the more and more I explore and learn. L et me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may cont

Countdown is on! (Weekly Tech Tips for April 12-16)

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Hello, Blog. Can you feel that? That's the "OMG it's almost vacation time!" feeling. With that being said, this week's tips are a bit on the lighter side . The last two items are the big hits for the week, so please make sure you take a peek at them. Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons o

Lots to share this week... (Tech Tips for April 5-9)

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Hello, Blog Followers. This one is a bit more jam packed than normal, but hopefully you'll get through to the end of it. Starting this week, Apple will be offering "A Day in the Life of iPad" sessions on Wednesdays. I will be participating in one of the sessions so that I can up my game before students have their iPads this fall. Please consider joining one of the sessions! What you'll learn Experience new iPad OS file management tools, advanced multitasking features, built-in screen recording, and augmented reality. See how iPad OS supports and enhances Google workflows. Find out how educators can get the most from Apple technology through free resources and services that support on-going professional learning. Registration Sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day. Please click the link to register for the day and time that works best for you.  Session Date 10:00 am Registration 2:00 pm Registration Wednesday, April 7, 2021 https://bit.ly/2OyzhOq ht

It's time for your weekly techie email! (Tech Tips for March 29-April 2)

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Hello, Blog Followers. I'm just going to cut to the chase and get you to my tips for the week.  Check them out here! Want to touch base with me about these or anything else having to do with technology integration? Make an appointment with me right on my website ! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or en

Happy Spring! (Tech Tips for March 22-26)

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Hello, Blog Followers. I have had a lot of awesome connections with teachers in the last week and I'm sharing two of them in my tips. Plus two helpful webpages to help you work smarter (not harder). Check them out here! Let me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than

Move Google Slides to Jamboard for Digital Whiteboard Templates with Apple's Automator

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I recently worked with a high school teacher who was looking for a way to migrate her Google Slide decks to Jamboard to allow her to annotate them with her iPad. This will give her "Zoomies" and her "Roomies" a better visual experience during synchronous teaching. Take a peek and let me know what you think! Download the automator script

Last tech tip of the winter! (Tech Tips for March 15-19)

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Hello, Blog Followers. Two iPad tips, a new mode in Gimkit, AND the start of a resource for your students and parents. It's a short, but sweet list of tips to get you through this last week of winter. Without further ado, here are my four tips for this week. Let me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this inform

How's it going? (Tech Tips for March 8-9)

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Hello, Blog Followers. I hope that you have had an opportunity to check out your Poly Studio and your iPad/stylus. I know it's a lot of new hardware at once, but keep in mind that there are tons of folks around here (myself included) to support you. Just as a heads up, I now have an office space at the high school and will be splitting my time between the two buildings now. I will be based at the middle school on most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I'll be heading to the high school after bus duty. That being said, most of my meetings will continue to be held via Google Meet and you can book me any day of the week. This move will simply give me an opportunity to be more present in the two schools that I serve. Without further ado, here are my four tips for this week.  Tip 3 is a super good one that many of you could benefit from. Let me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School &a

Open Office Hours and Tech Tips for March 1-5

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Hello, Blog Followers. Based on the feedback from my last survey, I will be blocking Fridays off to offer virtual office hours. If you'd like to connect with me, you can find directions at this link . As more and more teachers experiment with synchronous teaching, I thought that it would be a good idea to remind folks that having a lag is normal . Some days will be better than others. And there are a ton of variables that affect it. So please know that it's not something that can be easily fixed. Without further ado, here are my four tips for this week including my first iPad tip for you. Let me know what you think! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with me!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Traine