Sunday, August 18, 2013

Flashback Post To Help With School Start Up

Div1Edtech has a number of blog posts that may be useful for  technology planning and for school start up. 


Class Landing Page

Late August/early September is a great time to set up a class website or landing page. Check out the post A One Stop Shop! The Benefits of a Class Website to see why! I am thinking about setting up this year's class website using Google Sites. Check out the student landing page I made using Google Sites for my previous school: Together We Accomplish More


EPSB Staff cab also use SchoolZone as a landing page. Put the websites you will regularly use as links on the Resources section! If it is your first post there, it will stay at the top for the rest of the year which will make it easy for your students to access from home and school regularly.


Subscriptions

Part of setting up your classroom is thinking about resources, traditional and digital. What subscriptions are worth the money? Check out the blog post Subscriptions and Sign Ups as a jumping off point. 


Technology Lesson-Unit-Year Planning

As you put together your year plan, think about how you might incorporate technology. In the 2012-13 school year I tried to chronicle my technology use in the very long post This is the blog post that doesn't end. Yes, it goes on and on my friend. 

In division one it is important to plan for teaching basic technology skills at the beginning of the year. These first steps can be daunting at times. Check out the blog posts below for some tips and ideas:

Post Your Suggestions!

Please post your tips, links and suggestions in the comments for division one technology school start up ideas!