TechFest RecapIf you missed TechFest, take a few minutes to watch the incredible keynote by Grossmont Middle College High School student Alexandra Bockert. This junior gave a powerful argument for teachers to use technology in their classes. You can check it out here: http://goo.gl/x7M8OV
Look for the third annual TechFest in February 2016. In the meantime, you can access the resources presented by all of the speakers here: http://goo.gl/gcuv92
Coding = Classroom Money
Back in December, almost 30 teachers around the district took a day of class to participate in the national Hour of Code event. A partnership between Khan Academy, DonorsChoose.org, and Google are taking this idea to the next level. You can earn $1,000 or more for you class by having your students complete an online, self-guided, introductory course.
For more information and to register your class, visit this website: http://goo.gl/grox9Y
iVIE Awards: Do your students create videos?
If so, you should consider submitting the best finished products to the county wide iVIE Awards. This program recognizes student videos in a film festival environment. For more information visit the iVIE website: https://ivieawards.sdcoe.net/.