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*Tap, Tap* Can you hear us now?

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Hi, Blog Followers. Apparently we decided to give you guys a break from the four of us as we wrapped up T1 and started T2. But we're back! Tell me you are excited... I know you are! I know that the halfway mark of the year is right around here somewhere. If you need a thought partner or just a place to focus, we are here for you! We love it when folks visit our corner of chaos. Feel free to stop by, find a spot, and do what you need to do. We're always here to support you! Click here to check out this week's tips. End of the email bonus: We have fun prizes, coffee, candy... and you can even get your stylus (or your class pack) engraved with the Glowforge. Have a great afternoon, friends! Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Instructional Tech Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ★    Make an appointment with us!   ★ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7

[Tech Tips] T1 Wrap Up and LASERS!

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Hello, Blog Followers. Can you believe it's the end of the first trimester?! Where has the year gone? This week it's all about wrapping up the trimester on a good note and getting ready for some awesome weeks to come. I mean, we have lasers to use with your classes now!   Did you make it all the way to the end of this email? If so and you have a class set of styluses, have we got a deal for you! Make an appointment with one of us, bring your styluses class pack, and we can engrave them for you during your meeting! Sincerely,  Your Favorite Instructional Tech Coaches Instructional Tech Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ★    Make an appointment with us!   ★ 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 StephenAndSusie.com bonnyeagle-or

This email has some extra bonuses you don't want to miss...

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Hello, Blog Followers. We tried really hard to make this week's tips short and sweet but we have so much floating around in our heads.To see what boiled to the top this week please click here . If you see something that inspires you, please let us know! A bonus extra exciting tip… Google Practice Sets Beta is here! We're going to dig into this a lot more in the coming weeks. But we just heard that we now have access to Practice Sets beta in Google Classroom. This was a long time coming, but a VERY exciting update for Google Classroom. Getting Started Go to   Classroom  top left menu > Practice sets (shortcut: practicesets.classroom.google.com ) Updated demo video , training deck , recorded training , and FAQ Equivalent answer setting is found in the gear icon (insert pic) Resources Office hours  - sign up to speak with our product team and share feedback, troubleshoot, co-building all welcomed! Practice sets training  starting up again this month Feedback: Throughout the bet

Hey... here are your weekly(ish) instructional tech tips for October 24-28

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Hello, . It is hard to believe that we are closing in on November and have the first two months behind us. The proverbial dust is starting to settle and we are loving the deeper work we have been doing with many different teachers lately. You can read our bi-weekly(ish) newsletter and access the links, please click on the image below . If you see something that inspires you, please let us know! There are a couple other updates from the technology side of things  that we are including here to minimize your emails: Google Updates Present Google Slides directly in Google Meet Split table cells in Google Docs to better organize information Enhanced menus in Google Slides and Drawings improves findability of key features Custom emojis coming to Chat Use built-in mail merge tags like @firstname to personalize multi-send emails Have a great week, ! Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in any way. Sincerely, Your Favorite Instructional Tech Coaches bonnyeagle-org

About last week... - October 17-21 Inst. Tech. Tips

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Hello, . Although this email was supposed to be sent out to you last week, we thought that we'd give you a "break" with all of the other PD we crammed into the short week. To read our bi-weekly(ish) newsletter and access the links,   please click on the image below . There are a couple other   updates from the technology side of things   that we are including here to minimize your emails: Google Updates Join or start a meeting directly from Jamboard on the web to kickstart collaboration Expanding smart chips to include events in Google Sheets Preview and interact with files using smart chips in Google Sheets Transcribe speech during Google Meet calls into a Google Doc As always, if we can do anything to help in any way, please book time with us on our website,  StephenAndSusie.com . We go where our calendar takes us as we help to get everyone up and running. Once the dust starts to settle down, we'll each have a "homebase" school for the day. But we love to

Digital planners and Ditch the Apps - Sept. 26-30 Inst. Tech. Tips

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Hello, Blog Followers. Congratulations on finishing out the first month of the school year in style. It's hard to believe that we have just about rounded the corner to October.  Just click on the image below to read our tips and access the links . There are a couple other updates from the technology side of things that we are including here to minimize your emails: Google Updates Accessibility Improvements: In addition to the improved announcements for braille comments and highlights available in Google Docs on Web , and the recent launch of more control over accessibility preferences , Google has introducted Announce Shortcuts for Calendar event details. Click here to learn more about using Google Calendar with a screen reader . Google Sites: In addition to adjusting the spacing between content in Sites using a new density theme setting , you're now able to use spacers to add empty space to your Sites in specific places. This feature provides more flexibility, especially when

Let's get the coaching started! - Sept. 12-16 Inst. Tech. Tips

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Hello, Blog Followers. Wow. Can you believe it's just about mid-September already? The first two weeks have flown by so fast! So it's time to start sending out our instructional technology tips again. Just click on the image below to read our tips and access the links . As always, if we can do anything to help in any way, please book time with us on our website,   StephenAndSusie.com  (Yes, it's actually really working like it should be now!). We go where our calendar takes us as we help to get everyone up and running. Once the dust starts to settle down, we'll each have a "homebase" school for the day. But we love to get our steps in, so book us up for any time that works for you. Sincerely,  Susie & Stephen Instr. Tech .  Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School ������   Make an appointment with us!   ������ Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grade