Friday, October 23, 2015

Technology Spotlight, Shayna Mitchell, Rice Creek Elementary

Shayna Mitchell is a 1st-grade teacher at Rice Creek Elementary. Mrs. Mitchell has been teaching first grade for eight years at Rice Creek Elementary. She serves as Team Leader and USC Coaching Teacher. Recently, she was recognized as SCEA Teacher of the Month for October.

Mrs. Mitchell is known on campus as an innovative teacher. She engages her students daily through the meaningful integration of technology with only seven student Chromebooks. This year, she is using Google Classroom to post assignments for her first graders to complete during Math Workshop. The tasks were created using Google Apps for Education, such as Google Docs and Google Draw. Students use the tools in each application to complete their "must-do" obligations. It is more engaging than worksheets. When asked about using Google Classroom, Madison, a student in her class, replied, "Fun way to let kids learn. A good way to do math. I feel grown-up!"

Monday, March 16, 2015

Westwood High Tech.B@r offering Free Technology Classes for the Community

Westwood High School’s Tech.B@r is hosting a series of free technology classes for the community.  Each class will focus on a new topic, and will be lead by our Tech.St@ff students.  Saturday’s 1 hour session will be on Parent Portal.  This is a great resource to keep you up to date with your student’s education.  Come learn how to create an account and see some of the features that help you stay on top of your child’s grades.  Computers will be provided, but seating is limited to 20 participants.

Registration is free.  Please register each person attending separately.Sign up here.

View future dates and class subjects.

Saturday, March 21st: 10-11am
Tuesday, March 24th: 5:30-6:15pm
Friday, April 10th: 5:30-6:15pm
Thursday, April 30th: 5:30-6:15pm
Saturday, May 2nd: 1-2pm
Thursday, May 12th: 5:30-6:15pm

Friday, March 6, 2015

2nd Annual Richland Two Film Festival - Accepting Applications NOW

We are excited to announce the release of our 2nd Annual Richland Two Film Festival. Richland School District Two, in partnership with WeVideo, is hosting the 2nd annual Film Festival! 

We encourage Richland Two students and employees to participate in this event! This is your chance to show off all your creativity! The deadline for applying is March 26! Get your application in today and start creating.

Learn more about the film festival on their webpage.

Here are some tips on creating a digital story and recording better video.

Friday, January 9, 2015

SC Midlands Summit Call for Proposals OPEN until February 28, 2015

Have you had the opportunity to share the amazing things you are doing in your classroom?  This is your chance!  

The 4th annual SC Midlands Summit which will be held June 10-11, 2015 is accepting proposals now.  We are planning for over 120 sessions throughout the two day conference focusing on the use of Google Apps for Education, research tools, digital tools, and technology integration in the classroom. So feel free to fill out the form more than once if you would be willing to share more than one presentation. Submit your presentation proposals by February 28.  Notifications of acceptance or regret will be e-mailed on or before April 1. The main presenter will receive a complimentary registration.  

Please join us to make this 4th annual summit a memorable experience for participants and to ensure that the conference becomes an event that all teachers in the region look forward to attending every year by filling out the 2015 SC Midlands Summit Presentation Proposal Request Form.

Help spread the word. If you know of any other presenters that would like to join us, feel free to pass on this email. Visit the website for additional information about the SC Midland Summit.