How Do I Do That – April 2012

The BPS EdTech Team would like to invite all staff to the April sessions of our technology series. The How Do I Do That program provides opportunities for staff to learn about technology topics and devices. Staff members are encouraged to attend any sessions that interest them. All sessions run from 3 to 5:30pm – however – participants do not have to stay for the entire session. Please arrive and attend for as long as you are able to. Please remember that this year participants can bundle hours to earn Burlington Public Schools inservice credits. You must complete twenty total contact hours at sessions this year to earn two inservice credits.

April sessions feature Google Reader and Digital Health and Wellness.

Tim Calvin will lead a session on Google Reader and RSS feeds. Google Reader is a powerful tool for organizing and collecting web resources. Teachers can use RSS feeds to collect valuable online resources and blog posts. This tool is helpful with both professional and personal web resources. Burlington now features many staff and activity blogs. Google Reader can help organize new posts from these sites into one easy to manage location. Google Reader can also be a great tool for students.

Andy Marcinek will lead a session on Digital Health and Wellness. Everyone needs to be prepared to communicate effectively and safely online. According to Alan November, the most important 21st Century skill is empathy. The 21st Century, global job market demands that graduating students understand and practice digital citizenship while exploring and using digital spaces. This conversation will discuss the scope and sequence for incorporating digital health and wellness lessons across all content areas and provide teachers at every level with ideas and skill sets that can easily be integrated into their lesson plans.

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