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Tech Tool To Try

GoGuardian Teacher is a teacher facilitator application that helps students learn safely and stay focused while using a device. This tool enables you to create a customized browsing environment in your digital classroom. You can view your student's progress in real-time to quickly identify those who are off task or struggling and those who are ready to move on. This tool is available to all K-12 grade classroom teachers. The Go Guardian Teacher Support Hub has resources to help you get started. 
K-12 classroom educators can access GoGuardian Teacher by visiting the Go Guardian website and selecting Log in with Google.

Chromebook Shortcuts to share

Chromebook keyboard shortcuts are time-saving key combos students can use to launch specific commands. This Tech This Out! video highlights 15 shortcuts students can start using today on their devices. 

Tech This Out! Chromebook Shortcuts

Discovery Education Learning Resources

Teachers and students have access to the full library of Discovery Education resources. Here is a curated list of resources you might want to use with your students this month. Teachers will need to Sign in with Google on Discovery Education to access the links below. 

March is Women’s History Month! Explore the Women in History channel to see some of the impacts that pioneering women have had politically, in STEAM, sports, leadership, and more. These grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 Teacher Choice Boards are a fantastic way to explore Women’s History Month in DE.

Creatively Engage Students During Testing Review 

SOS Instructional Strategies are the perfect way to keep students engaged while reviewing key content from the school year. With categories in summarizing, identifying key ideas and details, sequencing, and more, combining these strategies with DE resources adds some fun to learning and review. Educators can also find our recommended strategies for a variety of subjects and skills if they need help getting started.

Explorer Classroom 

Explorer Classroom by National Geographic is a live interactive session that connects young people with National Geographic Explorers to hear behind-the-scenes stories and interact with curing-edge scientists, researchers, and powerful storytellers from around the globe. This month’s sessions include Decoding the Past, Wild About Bats, and The Secret of Stream. 

Go To Explorer Classroom

The tech tools students referenced in the podcast were from the Oakland Schools STEMco, a collection of innovative STEM items you can check out and use with your students. The items offer exposure to Robotics, Electronic Building Blocks, Interactive Media, and Advanced Manufacturing.

Promoting STEM Through Literature

In honor of March is Reading Month, I’m sharing the Promoting STEM through Literature website, which includes 20 books to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Each book includes a lesson outline and a maker challenge to engage students in the design thinking process.

Upcoming!

Next week we will launch Canva for Education for all staff, students, and teachers. Canva is an online graphic design tool where you can create presentations, posters, videos, digital whiteboarding, newsletters, worksheets, and more. If you already have a Canva for Education account, no worries. This new setup will not impact your designs. More information and professional development opportunities will be shared in the coming weeks. 

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