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This is it. Week #36! (Techie Thursday - June 13th)

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Hi, Blog Followers! This is it. My 36th and final Techie Thursday for the 2018-19 school year. What a trip! I look at my "Tools of the Week" document and can't believe all the fun ideas that I've discovered and shared with you this year. This weekly email will continue on next year with some tweaks to make it more helpful. I'd love to get your feedback in order to do that!
Beyond the content of this week's slide, please keep these tips in mind: Remember how you set up Backup & Sync before getting your laptop taken care of by tech? Well, you should do THE SAME THING once you get your laptop back so that you don't run the risk of losing something.If you had to download Pages/Numbers/etc from Self Service once you got your laptop back. you should REALLY take some time to migrate your documents over to Google. Unless Apple dramatically lowers the price of their Macbooks before our current lease is up, I think that our time with Macs is limited. If we switch …

Week #35! (Techie Thursday - June 6th)

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Hi, Blog Followers! It's hard to believe that this is my 35th Techie Thursday email of the school year. Can you believe it?! I can't! What was your favorite thing you learned from my Techie Thursday messages this year? I would love to know! Just reply to this email and drop me a quick message. It will help me craft next year's series to be even more helpful.
Looking at my booking calendar for the rest of the year, I have very few slots available. Between laptop collection and a couple more classes experiencing Google Expeditions in the next two weeks, I'll be busy for sure!  If you need to meet with me, you can set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com. Needless to say, please do not delay with booking because you might be out of luck if you do.
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.


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It's running time! (Techie Thursday - May 30th)

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Hi, Blog Followers! After being out at on the Pathfinder trip last week and the memo from the tech department to back your stuff up, I can officially say that it is now running time as I buzz back and forth between schools to meet with everyone that needs me. Please be sure to make an appointment with me and ensure that it is long enough to cover everything that you need because that is the best way to ensure that I am available when you need me.
If you are panicked about backing up, PLEASE be mindful of that next year! What would you have done if your cup of coffee killed your laptop last week? Prepare for the worst and you won't have to stress. I have a link to Tyler's directions for backing up your laptop linked in the slide for this week's Techie Thursday below. If you need to meet with me, you can set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com.
You can see the tips from the past weeks by clicking on the slide below and then using t…

I just might be on a mountain while you're reading this... (Techie Thursday 5/23/19)

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HAPPY THURSDAY! As I said last week, I'm off in the woods with the Girls' Pathfinders team spending the week camping, hiking, and canoeing with them in Maine's woods. By the time you read this, their separation anxiety from being without their phone for the week might have finally worn off. But we're looking forward to warm showers tomorrow when we get back. I'll be responding to my emails on Tuesday. With that in mind, please make sure you book me if you'd like to connect in any way between now and the end of the year (which is coming so fast at this point). Between the trip and then laptop collection, my schedule is filling up fast. You can set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com.
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.


Have a great long weekend! You certainly deserve it. Sincerely, 
Susie Simmons
Technology Coach …

A little heads up... (Techie Thursday - May 16th)

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Hi, Blog Followers! I wanted to give you a heads up that I will be offline next week as I will be leading my first girls' Pathfinder team on their spring trip. I'm still going to send out a techie Thursday email to you, but any messages to me will be taken care of after Memorial Day. With that in mind, please make sure you book me if you'd like to connect in any way between now and then end of the year (which is coming so fast at this point). Between the trip and then laptop collection, my schedule is filling up fast. You can set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com.
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.


I hope that you have a great weekend, Blog Followers. Sincerely, 
Susie Simmons
Technology Coach for Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8)
Google Certified Educator Level …

Techie Thursday - May 9th

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Hi, Blog Followers! Last week I spent two days at a training with Carrie Thurston and I'm looking forward to getting to work this fall with the MS teachers and help them with their data. I also met with a HS teacher this week who is already planning ahead and setting up more of his assessments online to use next year. Ready to finish the year on a high note? I'd LOVE to help! You can set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com.
As I get ready to close the books on the first year of my Techie Thursdays, I'd love feedback about what I can do to make it better for you next year. I put some ideas into the slide below, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please reach out to me (and then come grab something from my bag of goodies).
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 B…

Can you see it? (Techie Thursday - May 2nd)

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Hi, Blog Followers! I don't know about you, but I am just seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this year. Wow have we done a ton! And yet there is so much more we can squeeze in. Just this week I met with EIGHT classes of 7th grade students to take them out west with Google Expeditions. What a fun way to engage students as they start to lose their momentum! You can set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com.
As I get ready to close the books on the first year of my Techie Thursdays, I'd love feedback about what I can do to make it better for you next year. I put some ideas into the slide below, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please reach out to me (and then come grab something from my bag of goodies).
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 Midd…