Welcome to SHS/SFA Tech Tuesdays 2015-2016

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

What is “Tech Tuesday”?  For those of you new to or unfamiliar with Spartanburg High School and Spartanburg Freshman Academy, Tech Tuesday is one of the scheduled types of professional development I offer.  I set topics for every Tuesday, and the sessions are offered all periods, 1-7 in room 101D of the Media Center.  Come by during your planning Read More …

Tech Tuesday – Digitally Communicating with Parents

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This session is great for returning teachers and new teachers alike. We will be be reviewing parent emailing options in PowerTeacher, messaging/post options from Edmodo as well as updating your teacher webpages, which can be found at http://teachers.spartanburg7.org/schools/ Agenda: Socrative: Do you really know Edmodo?  Go to m.socrative.com and enter room AJBabcock7. After the Socrative quiz, find a Read More …

Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 200: 3 Free Options for Flipping With Your Mac

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

Whether you want to flip a presentation, your handwriting, your classroom lecture or your use of an app/website, this session has you covered! In this session, rotate through stations and learn about tools built-in toMacs that help you create flipped videos. Agenda There will be three stations today during Tech Tuesday.  Head over to one Read More …

Tech Tuesday – ELA Content-Area Tech Integration

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

How do you move reading, writing, and discussion tasks “above the line”?  In this session, learn how to move toward transformational learning tasks (modification, redefinition on SAMR) in the ELA classroom. Agenda Brainstorm what you’re already doing and let’s match it to a level on the SAMR model Pick one of the areas below and Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – ELA Content-Area Tech Integration Ideas

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

In case you missed it (ICYMI), yesterday’s Tech Tuesday covered technology integration ideas in ELA classrooms.  To start, I shared examples of technology uses along the SAMR model’s spectrum (see this video for an explanation).  I tried to emphasize with each group that SAMR is best used as a reflection tool to think about the tools available Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 107 – Getting Started

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

It’s time to create your first PBL unit. In this session, develop an idea; specify learning goals; decide on the project scope and write a driving question. Today was the first day of a year-long series of Tech Tuesdays on project-based learning (PBL).  This Tuesday, we explored project-based learning (PBL) as defined by the Buck Read More …

Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 202: Borrowing Media from Trusted Providers

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

TED, PBSLearningMedia, Learn360… oh my! In this station-based session, rotate through to find video media that you can download and send to students. In this week’s session, learn about the many sources that can provide you with the content to do your first basic flip — a curated flip.  Below, check out our agenda and resources. Read More …