Topics covered during Tech Talk Wednesday
Held in Faculty Room during lunch blocks


In order to develop World Class Learners we need to reach outside the four walls of our classrooms.  Microsoft offers a wide variety of free courses and resources to help you expand your classroom.  Check it out!
  • Microsoft Innovative EducatorMIEs use Microsoft tools in the classroom and have learned the fundamentals of applying technology in education. This is the first step on an exciting journey of joining a professional network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share, and grow. Learn how you can earn points to become an MIE
  • Courses and Resources - range from an estimated 1 hour to 3 hours in time. Some courses focus on how to use tools like OneNote, Sway, and Office Mix, while others are more pedagogy based and designed to teach you how to integrate technology into your instruction. They each end in an assessment. To earn points for a course, you must successfully pass the assessment at the end.
  • Skype in the Classroom - Collaborations and Field Trips


Resource Planning for Next School Year



Google Sites
Interested in creating a Google Site for your Classroom?  Google has really simplified the process of creating a Site.  This is a great option if you have an abundance of information for students in the about section of Google Classroom.  Now you can link your Google Site to your About section and better organize your information. 
Watch the video below:

Google Forms

DId you ever think to create a form for yourself to collect student data?   You can also create surveys, a quick student poll, sign up sheet, lesson plan or .  Below are links that will elaborate on the many uses of Google Forms.

Don't underestimate the power of Google Forms!






   Screencast-O-Matic

Create easy videos with the Screencast-O-Matic Pro Version. Videos can upload directly into your Google Drive.  

Click the link below to see a video on how to get started:

The website to sign up for the free version: 

If you love it and would like to upgrade to the Pro Version, email and let me know.  I will send you the link for the upgrade!


Document Scanning Apps

o   Office Lensturns your device or phone into a  fast, efficient scanner. Take a picture of a document then import directly into OneNote.

o   Text FairyOCR Text Scanner  (Sorry you Apple Users – this is currently only available as an Android App.)    Take a photo of a doc and convert it into an editable/searchable text.