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We have our Gimkit subscription!

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Hi, Blog Followers! I am THRILLED to tell you that we now have a license for Gimkit for grades 6-12. Huge thanks to Greg Applestein and Ben Harris for collaborating on budgets to make it happen and then Lori Spencer and Lori Wood for handling the money piece. I am going to be the administrator of the platform and will handle accounts, etc. for it.
If you would like to have a Gimkit account, please click this link to join our subscription.
For those of you who are using it with students under the age of 13, I am actively working to figure out an easy way for us to get permission from parents in order to use Gimkit with their students. This is a piece of their agreement to sign our student data privacy contract, so it will need to be done. Stay tuned for an update on how I'll tackle this.

Sincerely, 
Susie Simmons
Technology Coach for Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Ed.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Technology in Education, B.S. Technology Education Pathfinders - Spring Girl…

Using Synergy Seating Charts to Your Advantage

Using Synergy Seating Charts to Your Advantage Let’s get super basic this week and look at how to arrange your seating/attendance chart in Synergy to work FOR you instead of driving you nuts. Even if you’ve been using Synergy since the beginning, this quick video still might be helpful. ***** I'd love to know more about how my videos are supporting your needs. Fill out my brief feedback form at bit.ly/Simmons-Classroom-Feedback Follow my channel and find me on Twitter at @SusieTechCoach

Attach an Artifact in a Google Classroom Assignment

Attach an Artifact in a Google Classroom Assignment I was asked to provide students with a quick tutorial on how to attach artifacts to an assignment in Google Classroom. It's super easy to do and in this screencast, I'll walk you through how to do so. I hope it helps! ***** I'd love to know more about how my videos are supporting your needs. Fill out my brief feedback form at bit.ly/Simmons-Classroom-Feedback Follow my channel and find me on Twitter at @SusieTechCoach

Unlimited Originality Reports & Plagarism (Techie Tuesday - 9/29/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Thank you to all of the teachers in the past week who have invited me into their classes. From learning about the Great Gatsby through a Peardeck in a class last Friday to digging in on some rubric work, it's been a lot of fun! This week's tips, I'm focusing on originality reports in Google Classroom, which has been a big hit with the teachers that have used it. And, to go along with that, I also included a podcast about teaching students to avoid plagiarism. Without further ado, here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week:


Let me know what you think! If you have any questions, just let me know. I am always here to help!
Sincerely, 
Susie Simmons
Technology Coach for Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School 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
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Join me at ACTEM 2020! Online, after school (no sub needed), 10 contact hours and only $20!

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Hi, Blog Followers! I'm hoping you'll consider joining myself and lots of other educators from across Maine next month on October 20-21 for ACTEM 2020. It's going to be held virtually this year and entirely after school hours so you don't need to find a sub to cover. For only $20, you'll join ACTEM, attend two days of awesome PD, get access to our FREE library of eBooks on Overdrive (worth way more than $20 in and of itself), and earn TEN contact hours! Let me know if you have any questions at all. If I can't answer them, I'll ask the folks who can. I've been attending ACTEM for years and it is certainly a highlight for me each fall. I hope you'll join me.
Sincerely,
Susie
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Google Classroom Rubrics (Techie Tuesday - 9/22/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Before digging into my quick Techie Tuesday for this week, I wanted to give a special shout out to the AP teachers at the high school. I have been going in to observe their classes this week to help them with teaching their remote learners and in person students at the same time. It has been an awesome experience for me and I am so thrilled to be able to get into classrooms. If you'd like me to do the same for you, just book me for a feedback session and I'll come hang out and give you some thoughts for how to make it all easier for you and solve any little hiccups you might be experiencing.
Without further ado, here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week:


Let me know what you think! If you have any questions, just let me know. I am always here to help!
Sincerely, 
Susie Simmons
Technology Coach for Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8)
ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position
Google …

Creating and Sharing Rubrics in Google Classroom

Creating and Sharing Rubrics in Google Classroom In this video, I'll show you how to create rubrics in Google Classroom, share them with other staff and reuse your rubrics for other assignments. I will cover how to grade with rubrics in a future video. ***** I'd love to know more about how my videos are supporting your needs. Fill out my brief feedback form at bit.ly/Simmons-Classroom-Feedback Follow my channel and find me on Twitter at @SusieTechCoach