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Blog Followers, there are 10 time savers for teachers in this email! (Techie Thursday for February 14th)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Happy Valentine's Day! I hope the next two days go smoothly for you and you are able to recharge lots next week.
Did you know that the tech coaches have been using #bonnyeagle on social media? We're trying to make our messaging more positive and make it easier to see and follow all of the awesome stuff we are doing. Post with the hashtag and see me for your prize! I have a load of goodies to share. If you look at the hashtag, you'll see yesterday's awesome snow day announcement from the middle school. It's pretty fun!
If you'd like to get together to learn about any of these things, plan a lesson together integrating more technology, get some guidance with setting up your GP/HOW check in on Synergy, or get non-evaluative feedback just set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com
And, as always, you can see the tips from the past weeks by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll th…

Blog Followers, does life feel a comic strip? (Techie Thursday for February 7th)

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Hi, Blog Followers! How is it already February?! Kudos to the teacher that asked me for cartoon strip ideas this week. I included my suggestions in this week's slide! Did you know that the tech coaches have been using #bonnyeagle on social media? We're trying to make our messaging more positive and make it easier to see and follow all of the awesome stuff we are doing. Post with the hashtag and see me for your prize! I have a load of goodies to share. (Offer only applies to BMES/BEHS staff. Sorry!)
If you'd like to get together to learn about any of these things, plan a lesson together integrating more technology, get some guidance with setting up your GP/HOW check in on Synergy, or get non-evaluative feedback just set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com
And, as always, you can see the tips from the past weeks by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck.


Sincerely, 
Susie …

Feel like you're missing something? (Techie Thursday for January 31st)

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Hi, Blog Followers! This week's Techie Thursday has a link to configure your School Messenger notifications. Truth be told, mine were set so that I missed the "plans for next year" email and a few others over the past couple weeks. Opps! I'd recommend setting up an account and then double check that everything is set how you would like it to be. I also included a couple cool ways to incorporate tech into your lessons. Interested in any of them? I am always happy to come in and co-teach with you to make it less intimidating to do something new!
This week's Techie Thursday also features another giveaway! Check out the image below for details and to access all of the links on the slide. If you have a tool you would like me to research for different options, just drop me a line. If you'd like to get together to learn about any of these things, plan a lesson together integrating more technology, get some guidance with setting up your GP/HOW check in on Synergy, or …

Do you think about student data privacy? (Techie Thursday for January 24th)

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Hi, Blog Followers! This week's Techie Thursday includes an important link to help you get acquainted with student data privacy. As the state digs deeper into it, the changes that result will very likely impact your classroom. I would highly recommend that you start thinking about how student data is being used in your classroom and what tools you use that could be impacted. A big one will be if you use a tool other than Gmail or Synergy to communicate with parents about their children because that data is not being retained by the school. We are still fleshing out what it will all mean for us in the end, but best to start thinking about it so that you are better prepared later. I'm happy to sit down and chat with anyone about what they are using if that would help.
This week's Techie Thursday features another giveaway! New to the prize bag are BE swag including hand sanitizer and badge holders. (Thanks to the tech department for hooking me up!) Check out the image below fo…

1/17 Techie Thursday and a giveway!

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Hi, Blog Followers! It  might be the end of the day on Thursday, but it still counts since it's not Friday (yet).
This week's Techie Thursday features another giveaway! New to the prize bag are BE swag including hand sanitizer and badge holders. (Thanks to the tech department for hooking me up!) Check out the image below for details and to access all of the links on the slide. If you have a tool you would like me to research for different options, just drop me a line.
If you'd like to get together to learn about any of these things, plan a lesson together integrating more technology, get some guidance with setting up your GP/HOW check in on Synergy, or get non-evaluative feedback just set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com
And, as always, you can see the tips from the past weeks by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck.


Sincerely, 
Susie Simmons
Technology Coach for Bon…

1/10 Techie Thursday and a giveway!

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Hi, Blog Followers! After this crazy week we've had, let's get right to this week's Techie Thursday.
This week's Techie Thursday features another giveaway (and it's another SUPER EASY one)! Check out the image below for details and to access all of the links on the slide. If you have a tool you would like me to research for different options, just drop me a line.
If you'd like to get together to learn about any of these things, plan a lesson together integrating more technology, get some guidance with setting up your GP/HOW check in on Synergy, or get non-evaluative feedback just set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com
And, as always, you can see the tips from the past weeks by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck.


Sincerely, 
Susie Simmons
Technology Coach for Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Google Certified Educator Level 2 & Apple Teacher Si…

1/3 Techie Thursday!

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Hi, Blog Followers! It's your first techie Thursday of 2019! For some reason, this year I somehow haven't had a problem adjusting to that 9 at the end versus the 8. It's very unusual! I hope that you had a restful vacation and were able to recharge your batteries sufficiently.
This week's Techie Thursday features another giveaway! Check out the image below for details and to access all of the links on the slide. If you have a tool you would like me to research for different options, just drop me a line. If your students are creating green screen videos, podcasts, collaborating on Google Docs, working on a hour of code, or anything else having to do with using technology in your class, WE WANT TO SEE IT! Feel free to share the link out on your website, Google Classroom page, or any other way you communicate with your students.
If you'd like to get together to learn about any of these things, plan a lesson together integrating more technology, get some guidance with se…