JCPS Instructional Technology/Contact

Welcome to the new JCPS Instructional Technology page!  Our hope is that this will be a jumping off point for your exploration of technology tools, lessons and activities.  Look for more resources to be added all the time, including custom resources just for Jackson County Schools educators.  Please contact us if we can be of … [Read more…]

Digital Learning Day 2018

Teachers across Jackson County participated in Digital Learning Day 2018.  Activities included using Beebots and Code-a-Pillars in K/1 classrooms, using Kahoot! in a variety of 3-8 classrooms, using Flipgrid, Quizzizz, Adobe Spark, and Code.org in other classrooms across the district. Featured prominently among the activities were the use of district student devices to create and … [Read more…]

September ’17 Spotlight

ActivBoards have long used ActivInspire to make the board come alive and be a part of an interactive classroom, but they are evolving as ClassFlow enters the scene. Promethean Planet is gone.  Your old Promethean Planet account works in ClassFlow.  There is no more saving flipcharts to your computer, but a web-based tool named ClassFlow … [Read more…]

May Technology Spotlight

Adding Grades into OneNote How might this idea translate into your technology use?  You might use this idea in OneDrive or another sharing system. OneNote Class Notebook – Assessment Example from Learning Technologies on Vimeo.

April Technology Tip

Check out Bing in the Classroom!!  It is a safe, ad-free search especially for K-12 institutions.  There are numerous educational tools within the Bing platform. http://www.bing.com/classroom http://www.bing.com/classroom/search-tools  

March Technology Tip

                        Our local Fontana Library system (as part of the NCPLDA) is linked to a new digital site to provide digital books for students in PreK-4th grades with the ease of a library card.  They have teamed up with OverDrive and the state of North … [Read more…]

February Technology Spotlight

Blabberize is an exciting tool to create talking pictures for your classroom. This video shows how to create using Blabberize and shares some ideas on how to use it. Talking “solid” student example

January Technology Tip

Dogfooding… Dogfooding?? def.  Being an end-user of your own assignment before sharing it out to students.  See the linked article for helpful tips to being sure that students understand and can fully participate in an assignment before you share it out to them. Dogfooding:  How Often Do You Do Your Own Assigntments?

December Technology Spotlight

Microsoft’s Free Gift to Teachers! is a free ebook full of tools and how to use them in your classroom.  Follow the link to get your copy. https://simplek12.leadpages.co/12-free-tools-for-the-holidays/ (Image obtained from SimpleK12 email; 21 November 2016.)