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

Technology Integration Made Easy & Simple

Danita Russell
Lee County Schools

Welcome to a new school year! Drussell@LEE.K12.NC.US

Volume 1, Issue 1
I hope this newsletter finds you rested and excited about the new school year. I look Middle School T.I.M.E.S.
forward to working with each and every one of you to help our students become more September 2006

technologically literate.
Technology Opportunities

I understand that many teachers feel like they are too far behind compared to the ⇒ 5th Smartboard basics training
East Lee 3:00 — 4:00
students in their use of technology — not so! Together, we can use these resources to
make our lives easier. Technology shouldn’t be something else added to your already full ⇒ 6th Smartboard basics training
West Lee
plate. Instead, it will enhance what you are already doing.
⇒ 6th eBistro at West Lee
3:00—4:00 register on Schoollink

The purpose of this newsletter is to help you as you integrate technology into your lessons. ⇒ 11th, 18th, & 25th Computer test
simulation with West Lee staff
Middle School T.I.M.E.S. will have links targeted to the middle grades curriculum but many
⇒ 19th Introduction to Technology
of the lessons are interdisciplinary. at Southern Lee 3:00—5:00
register on Schoollink


⇒ 4th Microsoft Office at Southern

Lee 3:00—5:00 register on
Curriculum Links Schoollink

Art: Language Arts: Science:

Learn to Draw on the Grid America Writes for Kids Chemistry
art.html Mythweb Hurricane Unit
Online Drawing Pad Math: hurricane.htm
DrawApplet/DrawingPad.html Social Studies:
ESL: Timeline of American Civil Rights Movement
National Association for Bi-lingual index.html
educators civilrightstimeline1.html
First 1000 Prime Numbers Browse the World
International Pen Friends prime.html Music:
Health & PE: Teaching Music in Middle School
Healthy Eating Habits guitar.html
Fitness Fever New York Philharmonic Kidzone
Smartboard Tips
The Smartboard is an excellent tool On the tool bar, there is a picture of
to use with the techno-savvy students a window with a window shade. If you
we are teaching. This area will click on this, your page will be
explain a few tips that you can use to covered. You can then adjust the
enhance your Smartboard experience. shade from either side, top or bot-
tom. This allows you to show your
Open the Smartboard software by audience only the part you want them
going to the Novell Applications box to see. You can show them the rest
and click on Smart Notebook. when you are ready.

From the notebook, you can write, An example of using the shade
insert pictures, insert documents, link feature, is when you are giving a
to websites, and many more features. multiplication quiz and you have the You can uncover the answers after
problems written out and the answers the quiz or as the students do the
One of my favorite features is the
covered. problem.

Professional Tips
Distance learning opportunities Five Minute Fillers Middle School Word of the Day
Are you considering pursuing a degree
online? The following link will lead you a_lesson/archives/fillers.shtml tools/words/junior/
to a list of accredited online graduate
Learning Games “The measure of a man is
a_curr/archives/onlinedegrees.shtml how nice he is to people who
can’t do anything for him”

Using digital cameras in the classroom Unknown

Technology Tips
Want to use technology in your class- 2. Click on add title. When you do 6. To view your show, click Slide
room, but feel insecure? Why not this, you are ready to type your Show, View Show (or F5).
start with small steps and make a information for page 1. 7. Congratulations! You have made
PowerPoint of your daily homework 3. When you are ready for an addi- your first PowerPoint.
and agenda? tional page, click on Insert, then Next time, we’ll change colors and
New Slide (you can also click add backgrounds.
To make a slide show: Ctrl + M).

1. Click on PowerPoint in Novell Ap- 4. Again, click on title or text and

plication box. This will show you a begin typing.
page that instructs you to click to 5. Make sure you save your infor-
add title & click to add subtitle. mation! Click File, Save As.

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