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Middle School T.I.M.E.S.

Technology Integration Made Easy & Simple

Danita Russell
Lee County Schools

Computer Testing Drussell@LEE.K12.NC.US

Volume 1, Issue 3
Middle School T.I.M.E.S.
During the next few weeks, the 8th graders will be busy taking the computer test. November 2006
We have been working with the students to prepare them by doing lessons and test
review. This has been a team effort, and I thank everyone for working so hard to- Technology Opportunities
wards our shared goal. November:

⇒ 14th Google, NC Wise, &

I will be meeting with the 8th grade students by team. I will stay with one teacher Learn NC
from each team all day in order to see all the students from that team. 3:00 Southern Lee

Thank you for helping me by giving your class time! December:

⇒ 7th Copyright Laws

3:00 Southern Lee

Register on Schoolink

Curriculum Links
Art: Science:
Language Arts:
The Artist’s Toolkit Genetics Glossary
Bibliography & Citation Styles
Art Studio Chalkboard Weather Image of the Day
Literary Criticism
ESL: Social Studies:
Handmade Manipulative Instructions
Spanish History Site League of Women Voters
Math Help
Spanish Books Galore How Maps and Charts Are Made
Musical Dictionary
Health & PE: Note: You’ll notice that many of the websites
PE 4 Life are This is a great site that will
Instrument Encyclopedia shorten a long url down to a manageable size.
Human Kinetics
Smartboard Tips
Often students will write illegibly on
the Smartboard. This month, we will The Smartboard will show you sev-
convert handwriting to typed text. Blogs
eral choices for the word. Choose
your word from the list. Blogging is becoming a phenomena
in the world of technology. Blogs
After handwriting on the Smart-
board, press the pointer button to have many great uses in the class-
For two minute tutorials visit:
select your writing in the work area. room. With, you and the students will have the oppor-
tunity to blog.
Tap your finger on your writing. You
will see a dashed box around your
text with a green dot on the upper These websites are a good start-
part of the box. ing point to introduce you to blog-
Quote of the Month
“If we always do what we've always
Why should teachers Blog?
Select the dropdown menu on the up- done, we will get what we've always
per right hand side of the text. got.” Adam Urbanski
Ideas for Classroom Blogging

Professional Tips
Crossword puzzle-maker Charlotte’s Web Movie Page
bin/crossword.cgi site/index.php
(movie opens in December)

Web Worksheet Wizard On-line Tutorials

Great site for making a worksheet
“Accept that some days you’re the
that contains websites. on-line.htm
pigeon, and some days you’re the statue”

Technology Tips
You can easily spruce up your Power- 4. Scroll down until you find the pic- mouse button and pressing “SAVE
Point by adding clip art. ture you want. When you do, click on AS”. You will now need to save it to
the picture and drag onto your Power- your documents.
Point slide. 2. Click on INSERT in the tool bar.
To add clip art:
5. You’re finished! 3. Go to PICTURE, then FROM FILE.
1. Click on INSERT in the tool bar.
2. Go to PICTURE, then CLIP ART 4. Find your picture and click IN-
You can add clip art from the Inter- SERT.
3. On the right hand of your Power-
net, too.
Point, you will see a search box. Type
in the name of the clip art you are 1. Save the clip are you want by right You can also find clip art on United
interested in using. clicking on the picture using the Streaming.

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