Tuesday, January 24, 2017

GUSHDtech Connect - January 24, 2017

Welcome to the first issue of GUHSDtech Connect. Since the first Chromebooks rolled out in carts three years ago, GUHSD teachers have started the process of modernizing instructional practices, embraced the innovator's mindset, and focusing on teaching 21st-century skills to all of our students. And this is just the beginning!
This monthly newsletter will provide you with ideas, resources, and upcoming events. Thank you for reading.

Google Classroom Update: Give Individual or Group Assignments!
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New ideas beyond GUHSD

El Cajon Valley teacher Kelly Verioti challenged her biology students to identify and research a genetic disorder, apply their selected genetic mutation to an organism, and analyze the potential effects. To demonstrate their understanding, her students then created a persuasive video that included their findings and opinion on genetic testing. This collaborative project masterfully brings together the new Next Generation Science Standards and the potential of FutureForward. Take a few minutes to watch some of her student’s videos. Here are the details of the project.
Kelly created this project as part the Ninja 2.0 program using WeVideo - an online editing video editing tool that works on all Chromebooks. Do YOU want to take a project idea to the next level? We can help! Contact a DLC and they can talk through the idea with you. 2017-18 Ninja 2.0 applications will be out in May.

Upcoming Workshops

  • DLC Support Request - Digital Learning Coaches are available to help you use technology with your students.
  • Tech Support - Need help with Infinite Campus? Forget a password? Is your computer not connecting to the network? This resource shows you how to get the help you need!
  • GUHSDtech Vault - Looking for tools and ideas on how to use technology with students? The Vault is packed full of tools, tutorials, and practical examples of how to use tech in the classroom.