Pelham #TechBytes Spring 2018

In This Issue:

  • Introducing the NEW Pelham Educational Technology Website!!
  • Google News and Tips
  • Recommended Articles
  • Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Check out the all NEW Pelham Technology Department Website!

Check out the ALL NEW Cyber Safety Section on the Ed Tech Website!!


Google Classroom

Many students and teachers here at Pelham are already deeply entrenched within Google Classroom this year. If you have not yet taken the plunge, click the button below to learn how to get going with your students.

Keep Guardians in the Loop

New ways to comment on Microsoft files (and more) in Google Drive

Google has made it easier to comment directly on more file types including Microsoft Office files, PDFs and images—without having to convert them into Docs, Sheets or Slides. The ability to comment in Drive preview mode is just one example of interoperability between G Suite and Microsoft Office products.

Interesting Articles

What Are the Ed-Tech Products That K-12 Educators Wish They Had?

Read Article by @EdMarketBrief HERE

Cyberbullying is on the Rise in Public Schools

More than 25 percent of public middle and high schools deal with cyberbullying events at least once a week. This rate of frequency may be related to school enrollment, as weekly events are reported in:

  • 27% of schools with 1,000+ students
  • 13% of schools with enrollment between 500 and 1,000 students
  • 8% of schools with fewer than 300 students.

The location of the school (urban, suburban, rural) did not have a significant impact on cyberbullying incidents, but schools with higher populations of white students tended to experience more cases of cyberbullying.

SOURCE: edscoop dated 10/16/2017

edscoop features the latest news and conversations with top leaders driving technology and digital learning in K-12 and higher education, bringing together influential policy and decision makers at the federal, state and local education levels. EdScoop helps K-12 and higher education leaders and technology directors stay on top of the latest developments on blended learning, privacy and security issues, virtual schools, federal and state policy, and new educational technology

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, It Might be Time to Unblock Social Media

To read more on this subject, and to learn what some educators are doing to promote digital citizenship, check out the link below:


Educator Guide for Developing Empowered Digital Citizens

Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents

Access the Digital Citizenship Resource Center provided by GSTRIC for Teachers and Schools

Local Learning Opportunities at the LHRIC

Google Calendar and Gmail: Communication & Collaboration

In this 3-hour workshop, participants will: compose, format, send, receive, reply and forward e-mail messages; use an address book; create and manage labels (e-mail folders); search messages; request a read receipt; and create your e-mail signature. Participants will explore settings to turn conversation view, snippets (showing a preview of the beginning of each e-mail in the Inbox), desktop notifications and the Vacation Responder on or off. Participants will learn to add a contact and create a Contact Group. In addition, participants will be creating an event on a calendar, adding guests, tracking responses, and sharing documents in calendars.

Thinking Deeper than Code: Creating an Agile Classroom (@PNW BOCES)

Are you currently implementing coding and other STE(A)M-related content in your classroom, makerspace, school or district? Would you like your students to gain the skills necessary for planning, building, testing and reviewing projects? Join us to learn how to make real-world connections used throughout the education community. The frameworks highlighted will provide you with the skill set to manage coding and other STE(A)M-related projects.

Created By
Joseph Catania III


Created with images by Ben White - "The Wonder of a Book" • jose aljovin - "Designer at work"

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