Help your students develop their social and emotional learning with Headspace. K-12 educators are provided free accounts. Here you'll find multiple resources that can bring some calm and mindfulness to your classroom.
Tip / Strategy To Try Out
Set A Timer In Chrome
Did you know that you can set a timer in Google Chrome just by typing in "timer 30 seconds (or however long you want the timer to be) in the omnibox? Try it sometime!
🌟 Rockstar Recognition🌟
Name: Kimberly Maakestad
Position: High School Spanish
District: Alburnett Community School District
Years Served: 21 at Alburnett (25 years overall)
Favorite Tech Moment: Receiving my touch screen interactive board. The kids love it!
Tip for other educators: Don't be afraid to try something new and techie even if you aren't a tech wizard.
Colleague Comments: "Kim has worked tirelessly to develop meaningful student focused blended learning lessons for her Spanish 4 students. Her students are successful with this model. Each time Kim sees students slipping on their path to success, she readjusts her plans so that they best meet the needs of all students in a timely and efficient manner. Her blended learning lessons are fun, engaging, and meaningful."
Know a colleague who deserves some recognition for the incredible work they are doing to support students and staff with technology in a digital learning environment? Consider giving that colleague a "Shout Out!"and help ITEC recognize rockstar Iowa educators!
Upcoming Learning Opportunity
🎟️Spring Conference begins tomorrow! 🎟️
The ITEC Conference begins tomorrow! It's not too late to join in the fun! Hear from our three incredible Featured Speakers, our two Iowa Featured Speakers, our first ever Iowa Featured District. There are over 160 sessions covering a wide range of topics including (but definitely not limited to) computer science, E-Sports, information literacy and creativity! As an added bonus, we are happy to offer the ITEC Conference for one license renewal credit.
Onsite registration will be available both days at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines, while virtual registration will remain open through the end of day on Thursday, April 14.
If you're unable to attend the conference, we encourage you to follow along with ITEC's hashtag (#itecia) via Twitter & Instagram!
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