Tech@ATES News March 2017

Welcome to Tech@ATES News

Check here for news and information on what's happening in Tech@ATES and in FCPS. Scroll to the bottom for helpful links to many of your most frequent tech questions.

Introducing Flocabulary!

"Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum."

Many of your classes enjoyed a Flocabulary video as part of Digital Citizenship week. ATES now has a 45-day trial membership to Flocabulary. You can access thousands of engaging educational videos and hip-hop songs to energize your class and reinforce concepts. Click here to join the trial. If enough teachers sign up, we can earn up to two extra weeks to try it out. Check it out while it is available!

iPad Calendar is Available!

There is now a calendar available for signing out the iPads. You can find it in the public folders in Outlook. The iPads are housed in room 213, so please email Ms. Sinclair in advance if you would like support in moving the cart to your classroom. See below for a helpful video about signing out carts.

Supporting Literacy Goals

Looking for support with upcoming research and non-fiction Language Arts units? From the many new and improved online database resources available, to graphic organizers for reading and writing, to citation tools, there are plenty of technology resources at our fingertips to support literacy and 21st-Century skills. Looking for support or ideas? Let's talk!

News to Share Reminder

Remember, now that we are in the third quarter, teams should add their Quarter 3 learning goals and classroom news to the News to Share folder on Google Drive for inclusion on the ATES website. Many thanks to those who have added Quarter 3 News to Share. Please add your Quarter 3 information as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Looking for the News to Share folders? Just click below.


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