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Dee is a member of EVSC’s Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist (ICATS) team. She supports teachers to integrate ActivClassroom technology in their classrooms and serves as the district’s Promethean trainer. She also works with teachers in the areas of Google apps, Compass Learning Odyssey, itslearning, Symbaloo, Adobe video editing tools, and creates tutorial videos for the ICATS YouTube channel.
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Check Out “Genius Hour” at Delaware Elementary School

6th Grade Teacher Matt Jaques invited us in to see a new program called Genius Hour started this school year at Delaware Elementary School...

Day 27 #30DC14: Create Posters and Infographics with Easel.ly

(Day 27 #30DC14) One key component of managing student behavior is to have classroom rules and procedures posted for students. In fact, in our current...

Day 23 #30DC14: Classroom Management with ClassDojo

Setting behavioral expectations and procedures are the backbone for classroom management. It is an essential element to creating a learning environment where all students...

Calibrate Your Promethean Board using the Windows Taskbar

Here is how to calibrate your Promethean Board using the Windows 7 taskbar. 1). Select the triangle on the bottom right of the taskbar of...

Day 25 #30DC13: Class Management

Classroom management is a skill that even the most seasoned teacher addresses daily.  Many teachers look for ways to create a positive learning environment...

Day 8 #30DC13: Text Communication with REMIND

Today's post highlights a text communication tool for educators called REMIND.  As you know, teens and their phones rarely part.  So why not send...

Day 3 #30DC13: Audio Recording Tools

Today's post is on audio recording tools.  Many teachers are searching for a free web-based solution.  Vocaroo is an online recording sight that is...

Connecting with Parents and Students: Remind 101

“I forgot to study for the test.” ''I left my field trip permission slip at home.” “When is the science assignment due?” Wouldn’t you love a program to...

Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom makes it easy for teachers and students to connect with people around the world.  Students can meet virtually to talk...
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ActivInspire Tip: How to Group Shapes and Text

Want to add text to shapes in ActivInspire and make them stick? Check out this short 2-minute video to show you how to group shapes...