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

Technology Integration Made Easy & Simple

Danita Russell
Lee County Schools

Getting settled in? Drussell@LEE.K12.NC.US

Volume 1, Issue 2
Middle School T.I.M.E.S.
Now that the year is underway, I hope this newsletter finds you getting comfortable October 2006
with your students and your new routine. The beginning of the year is always an ex-
citing time of year — everyone is eager to learn and do their best. Technology Opportunities

I’ve had many teachers invite me into their classrooms to model lessons for them. ⇒ 3rd Spreadsheet tutorial
Thank you. I have enjoyed working with the students. I would love to join you in your West Lee

classroom or the computer lab. Email me with the topic you’re teaching and available ⇒ 4th Microsoft Office at
dates and we’ll design a lesson. Southern Lee 3:00—5:00
register on Schoollink

⇒ 10th Database tutorial West

I have saved the newsletters in each school’s common folder, if you would like to Lee
refer back to them throughout the year.
⇒ 17th Ethics tutorial West

⇒ 24th West Lee faculty

computer test

Curriculum Links
Essentials of Music
Language Arts:
Art Historian
203 Creative Writing Prompts
Science: (search for art historian)
Stalking the Mysterious Microbe
Artopia creative.html 25 Ideas to Motivate Reluctant Readers
index.html Cells Alive!
ESL: 20to%20motivate%20readers.htm
ESL Lesson Plans Math: Social Studies: Line of Best Fit Library of Congress Countries Study
ESL Lesson Plans id=2808 Teaching the Election Process
Health & PE: Symmetry in Flags, Traffic Signs, & Wheels (search for sym- 20unit%20lesson%20plan.htm
Skills Games
metry New Teacher
game_skill1.htm#anchor9 Music: Summary of Major Concepts Covered by Harry
The Symphony—An Interactive Guide Wong
Teaching Movement with Gymnastics
Smartboard Tips
You can insert clip art and hyperlink sional, then presentation. Click on the
(link to a website) by inserting them timer to insert it into your slide. * This will bring you to an insert hy-
into the Smartboard notebook perlink page. Type in, or cut and
You can set it to count up or count- paste, your weblink and name the link.
* Open the Smartboard software by down. The timer will beep when you Your link will now appear on the right
going to the Novell Applications box have counted down to zero. hand side under file name. To insert
and click on Smart Notebook. into your Smartboard notebook, drag
the link onto your slide.

* To insert clip art, click on the gal-

lery on the right tab. Click the essen- * You will now have the name of your
tials for educators. Choose the cate- link and a small blue dot. During your
gory of the clip art you want to add. * The insert a movie clip from an out- presentation, click on the blue dot
side source, click on the attachments and this should take you directly to
tab on the right hand side of the your webpage.
As an example, I chose the timer un- page. Click insert.
der gallery sampler, then profes-

Professional Tips
US Department of Education Jefferson City Schools Online Jigsaw
Over 40,000 lesson plans and ideas. Hundreds of pre-made Powerpoints Online jigsaw program with different for all disciplines. puzzles for you to solve. Be careful— this can be addictive!

To-Do List
30 Boxes
Personalize to-do list that you can Happy
share with others online. Halloween Online calendar

Technology Tips
Changing the background on Power- Your options are to add color, more To insert a design background, click
point will enhance your presentation. colors, or fill effects. Color will give on format, then slide design. You will
You can easily change the color or you a solid color choice, more color now have the option on the right hand
insert a design background. will let you choose from a color wheel, side to insert a design. If you click
and fill effects will give you an option on the down arrow, you will have the
of textures. option to apply to one slide or to all of
To change your Powerpoint back-
ground to a solid color, click on for-
mat on the toolbar at the top. Then If you would like to have these
click background. This will open a changes apply to one slide, click apply. Next month we’ll add clip art and ani-
dialog box that says background. If you want this background for all of mation.
your slides, click apply to all.

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