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11/29 Techie Thursday!

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Hi, Blog Followers! Can you believe that the end of the first trimester is upon us AND it's almost December? Crazy!
This week's Techie Thursday features something new. I'm doing a 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. And, 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 Simmo…

11/15 Techie Thursday!

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Hi, Blog Followers! Phew! What a crazy fall this has been. Since I've been booked pretty solid lately, I really want to encourage folks to plan ahead as much as possible and book appointments with me to ensure that we can connect. Lately most of my time has been spent at the high school simply because they are booking me. The middle school just received four new 3D printers thanks, in part, to the Perloff Family Foundation and I've been feverishly working to get them set up and deployed. We are so fortunate to have SIX 3D printers in the school now!
Now, onto the TechieThursday. Click on the image below to access all of the links on the slide. If you have a tool you would love me to research for different options, just drop me a line. And, 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 appointm…

11/8 Techie Thursday!

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Hi, Blog Followers! I've been binging on podcasts lately as I look for ways to improve my coaching skills and learn about other ways that folks are using technology in education. It was hard to limit it to four recommendations for this week! There are lots of awesome ones out there. I also took some time this week to create a HOWs/GPs self assessment on Synergy that everyone at the MS and HS can use RIGHT NOW on Synergy to do a check in with their students. I hope that you find it helpful!
Now, onto the TechieThursday. Click on the image below to access all of the links on the slide. If you have a tool you would love me to research for different options, just drop me a line. And, 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.…

Habits of Work & Guiding Principles Self Assessment on Synergy

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As part of this week's Techie Thursday post, I mentioned that I created a "Habits of Work & Guiding Principles Self Assessment". I used a school wide rubric from the high school to create a four question self assessment that will automatically grade the students on each of the HOWs/GPs and then enter it into your grade book. I would recommend using it as a formative assignment with your students and then entering your own grades in as a summative. It's a great way to get your kids used to taking assessments on Synergy AND, since it goes right into your grade book, it's also a good way to keep your grade book active and inform your parents/guardians how their student is doing.

This is what the questions look like for teachers:


And then this is what the question actually looks like for a student:

Let me know how it works out for you!