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Our gift to you...

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Hi, Blog Followers! Our last email to you for 2021 is our gift to all of the Bitmoji fans out there. The Friendmoji Generator is back ! After version 1.0 broke to the point of no repair, I finally made a version 2.0 that will hopefully stay functional for a long time. If you need help with it at all, please feel free to reach out to us so we can help make your friendmoji dreams come true. We hope you all take the time to disconnect and recharge with your loved ones over the holidays. We'll see you all in 2022! Sincerely,  Your Tech Coaches Technology 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 The information transmitted he

You need a break!

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Good morning, Blog Followers. Have you taken advantage of our Time Out Tent yet? Both coaches corners now feature one to give you a spot to disconnect and take care of yourself. Come on down to check them out! Each coaches corner now has a Time Out Tent ready for you whenever you need to take a breather. Both tents have a massage chair in it as well as an iPad ready with your choice of soundscapes or mediations. Feel free to bring your own device and headphones with you! Give yourself 10 minutes and take care of yourself! Need help getting going? Any coach would be happy to help! It is open to any staff members. Feel free to come on down! Sincerely,  Your Coaches Technology 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 T

★ Tech Tips for Dec. 13-22 ★

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Hello, Blog Followers. We'll make this short and sweet and cut right to the chase. Here are our combined tips for last week and this short one. If we can do anything to assist you with teaching remotely, please reach out to us through an email or Google Chat. One of us is based in each school these three days and are here to help in any way we can. ★ ★ ★ QUESTION:  Do you know how to use your Poly Cam for video in remote classes? We'd love to meet up and make sure you are comfortable and ready to go should you need it. Want a refresher? Be sure to check out this page to learn more . ★ ★ ★ Now it's time to check out  this week's tips ... Sincerely,  Susie & Stephen 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 Goog

★ Tech Tips for Dec. 6-10 ★

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Hello, Blog Followers. Hard to believe that it's almost the end of 2021 already. As you can tell, we've been trying to be more mindful of our tech tips and not overwhelming you all, especially during the trimester transition. As you settle into trimester 2, we would LOVE to come hang out in your classroom. We do not need to have a reason to be there! We can just come in and see what you're doing and support you and your students with your technology stuff. (And, if you have an especially tough group, we could help you troubleshoot that as well.) Just book us for an Observation and we'll come hang out. It would be a fun way for us to spend the next two weeks leading in to break. ★ ★ ★ QUESTION:  Do you know how to use your Poly Cam for video in remote classes? We'd love to meet up and make sure you are comfortable and ready to go should you need it. Want a refresher? Be sure to check out this page to learn more . ★ ★ ★ Now it's time to check out  this week's

★ Tech Tips for Nov. 22-26 ★

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Hello, Blog Followers. We wanted to take a moment and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all of the hard work that you have and continue to do for our students. We hope you all have a chance to recharge and recuperate over the next few days. ★ ★ ★ KUDOS:  Goes out to Sharon Martin and Danielle Quimby, who teach GT at the middle school. Their students just finished some VERY AWESOME movie projects and we went into their classes to help their students with the technical aspects. We loved working with them and their students. If you know any of the students they work with, please ask them about their projects. They did such a great job! ★ ★ ★ Now it's time to check out  this week's tips ... Sincerely,  Susie & Stephen 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

★ Tech Tips for Oct 25-29 ★

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Hello, Blog Followers. Can you believe that it's the last week of October already?! Where have the first two months gone? If you feel overwhelmed, we're here for you. We've been really enjoying our time spent brainstorming with staff lately as we find ways to help navigate this crazy year. Sometimes having another set of ears to listen as you talk things out is just what you need. We're here for you! ★ ★ ★ KUDOS:  Goes out to Lori Spencer and Lori Wood for helping to get us going with another year of both Gimkit and EdPuzzle. Be sure to thank these fine folks for everything they do to support our kids. ★ ★ ★ Now it's time to check out  this week's tips ... Sincerely,  Susie & Stephen 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

Tech Tips for Oct 19-23

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Hello, Blog Followers. We took a break from our email last week since we had everyone's undivided attention on October 8th (plus no internet for a day... well... you guys needed a break). ★ ★ ★ KUDOS: To all of you who played our Gimkit on October 8th. 6,653 questions were answered correctly in ~40 minutes and a collective balance of $139,452. That's a lot of reviewing! ★ ★ ★ Now it's time to check out  this week's tips ... Sincerely,  Susie & Stephen 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

Tech Tips for Oct 4-8

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Hello, Blog Followers. How is it October already?! This week we have split up to ensure that both schools have a tech coach based in the building each day to support you. We gladly bop back and forth though, so your best bet to catch us is to make an appointment . We can meet in person or via Google Meets. ������ KUDOS: This week our shout out goes to all the fine folks in special services who have been working with us to set up ways to do progress monitoring with their students. It has been awesome setting up ways to gather meaningful information to help our students. Is there anything you can't do with a Google Form?! Now it's time to check out  this week's tips ... Sincerely,  Susie & Stephen 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

Tech Tips for Sept 27-Oct 1

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Hello, Blog Followers. Now that September is coming to a close, we will be dividing up to ensure that there is a tech coach in each building, whenever possible, starting October 1st. That being said, please book either of us for whatever date/time we have available that works for you . We both need to get our steps in! ������������������ A note about subscriptions... both Gimkit and EdPuzzle are up for renewal. Long story short, we have been working with admin to try and do so. Our fingers are crossed that it happens ASAP. ������ KUDOS: This week we wanted to give a shout out to the Wallace clan at the middle school. They implemented Diana Water's concept from last week's tips to share one form between all of them. And Lisa Tripp shared the data with Susie so she could help them visualize it and see what other trends we could identify. Now it's time to check out  this week's tips ... Are you still reading? If so, be one of the first five to respond with something you h

Tech Tips for Sept 20-24

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Hello, Blog Followers. Now that the dust feels like it might be settling, we're hoping to be dropping by classrooms more often. It will give us an opportunity to see how things are going with the iPads so that we can better support everyone. And we like to see people that aren't each other sometimes. ������ ������ KUDOS: This week we wanted to give a shout out to Diana Waters at the HS who has inspired lots of folks with her use of a QR code and Google Form to make it easy for her students to sign out and in of her room. Intrigued? We set up a template in Google Forms to get you started . Don't forget to customize the locations for your needs. Need additional help with it, implementation tips, or want to take a peek at the data you get? Just book time with us ! Now it's time to check out  this week's tips ... L et us know what you think! Have a request for how we can make our emails more useful? Just let us know! We're always open to constructive

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