Implementing Digital Transformation

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    The Tuscaloosa City Schools Instructional Technology Team is committed to implementing the digital transformation by engaging, empowering, and assisting all teachers, students, and stakeholders to become lifelong learners who are prepared to thrive in the future. We were proud to tell our story of shared leadership at the ISTE 2017 Conference and at the ExploreEDU event hosted in November. 

     

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  • Summer Technology PD

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 4/23/2018

    Details at http://bit.ly/SU18TECHPD

    Tech PD  

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  • Spark Digital Creativity With the Hottest New Tool

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 4/17/2018

    Adobe recently launched a free education version of their Spark product. This tool is for visual story telling through videos, posts, and pages. Students can log in using their Google accounts. We are most excited about the possibility of using Spark to edit student created video projects. The posts tool can be used like Canva to create graphics. There is much to learn about this promising tool. If you try it, please let us know what you think. 

    Web page - https://spark.adobe.com/edu/ 

    Guide for Educators - file:///C:/Users/ehancock.000/Pictures/Adobe%20Spark%20Edu%20Guide.pdf 

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  • Digital Tools That Support the TCS Lit High Five

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 3/29/2018

    With the support of district Title I funds, we were able to meet with 42 teachers once a quarter this school year in our elementary and secondary professional learning groups. At the closing meetings, the groups dug deeply into digital tools that support the district's Literacy High Five practices. For elementary teachers, we focused on the tools available in myON. MyON provides an excellent introduction to those tools at https://about.myon.com/sites/default/files/attached-docs/myON-Literacy-tools_0.pdf . With the secondary group, we explored a wide variety of tools, some of which are collected below. All of the participants left with activities planned to implement with their students in the near future. 

     

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