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  • Innovation in Action

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 5/7/2019

    Innovation in Action

    Creative Apps      Creative Apps

    During the 2018-2019 school year the Tuscaloosa City Schools funded a pilot of creative applications that participating students use to create and edit videos and sound files. These web-based accounts are accessible on most internet connected devices, especially the Chromebooks provided in schools and as part of our one-to-one initiative. This makes powerful creative tools readily available to all students.

    Creative Apps      Creative Apps

    Participants ranged from grades 4-12 across all three school zones at 6 schools. On May 7, 2019, some participating students and teachers took time out of their busy schedules to share their amazing creations with school board members and district leaders. The products included book trailers, a podcast about dreams for the future, science experiment reports, showcases of local history for the recent bicentennial celebration, and senior anatomy presentations. All projects were standards-based and of high interest to the students who created them. Most were integrated into core instruction, collaborative, and had interdisciplinary components. Considering the projects on display and the waiting list for seats, we consider the pilot to be a huge success and hope to expand it in the coming school year. 

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  • April 2019 Tech Core Notes

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 4/24/2019

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  • Professional Learning Opportunities Thus Summer

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 4/22/2019

    Tech Tuesdays

    Technology integration sandbox time for TCS teachers. Come work on your preparations for the 19-20 school year. Tech coaches will be present to work with you. The session is free, but we are not able to provide stipends. 8:30-3:30,lunch from 11:30-12:30. Central office computer lab at 1210 21st Ave 35401. Enroll on Chalkable PD for session #TCSTECHTUESDAYS19

    Inspired by ISTE Conference

    This free conference will be June 25 and 26. Lunch will be provided. Go to https://www.tuscaloosacityschools.com/Page/2179 for more details. 

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