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Getting Started with the TPACK Model

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge.

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Getting Started with the SAMR Model

SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.

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Creating Educational “Motivational Posters” with Google Drawings

We are all familiar with motivational posters. They typically have a black background, one large image at the top, then a word or short phrase in large type below it, and finally a short inspirational sentence at the bottom. Can they serve as a neat tool for summative or formative assessment? You bet!

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What is ransomware, and what can I do about it?

Ransomware acts much like a virus, but is specifically designed to encrypt your files, and hold them for ransom. Typically, users are instructed to call a phone number, and pay a fee to have their files unlocked.

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Cite your sources with Explore in Google Docs

Students writing research reports, analysts crafting whitepapers, and others looking to credit their sources can now insert citations as footnotes with the click of a button in Explore in Docs on the web.

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State of Ohio Blueprints for Success

Blueprints serve as guides for test construction and provide an outline of the content and skills to be measured on the tests. They contain information about individual tests, including the number of test items, the number of points on the tests and show how the learning standards are grouped in order to report the test results.

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Prodigy – The most engaging math platform in the world!

Our teachers at KIS love using Prodigy with their students for math practice. Here’s more about, and when you’re ready, head over to Prodigy and check it out for yourself! Best of all, it’s free, and already used by more than 300K teachers!

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Getting Started with BookFlix / K-3 Resources

Listen and read. Storybooks, e-books, videos, games, and more. PreK-3. All Ohio K-3 students and their parents, as well as K-3 educators, can use the state-funded INFOhio Resources free-of-charge.

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Pixel Art – Getting Creative with Spreadsheets!

Using pixels to create art beckons back to a simpler time, with less sophisticated graphics, but it’s a good place to start when learning about things like computers, computer animation, graphics, and yes, spreadsheets!