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Leveraging Technology

Explore a variety of instructional technology tools in this hands-on workshop you can leverage in your classroom to accelerate, amplify, and add value to learning. 

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Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation is a filming technique in which objects are moved by hand in small increments between individually photographed frames. When the series of frames is played back, it gives the appearance that the objects are moving and changing on their own. Use the directions below and start creating your own stop motion animation video. 

Stop Motion Directions

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Podcasts are a great way to explore different perspectives and share creativity and innovation. Students can use podcasts to share their passions, skills, or discuss possible solutions to solve real-world problems. Use the directors below to experiment with podcasting. 

How to Podcast with Soundtrap

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Canva is an online graphic design suite filled with thousands of templates students and educators can use to communicate, create, and design videos, documents, flyers, presentations, and more! 

Here are three ways you can utilize Canva to communicate with your students and families. 

Check out our Back 2 School Canva Bingo Challenge to design new templates and be entered in to win prizes!


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Helperbird provides personalized support for browsing, reading, and writing on the web. Whether reading a movie review or writing an email, Helperbird can make web pages, PDFs, and documents more accessible and productive to meet your needs. Features include distraction-free reading, customization of fonts, colors, spacing, and images, as well as accessibility features, such as text-to-speech. 

Helperbird Resources

Link to Helperbird Extension

Today's Facilitators

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Rachel Mainero

Instructional Technology Specialist 

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Jenny Diemert

Career Consultant 

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Jill Gumz

High School Math Coach

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Jennifer Bland 

Assistive Tech Consultant for Special Education