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iCon image  Conference Coming this Summer

i.CON is an immersive, hands-on learning experience that aims to Inspire and Influence Innovation!   All i.CON sessions will be facilitated by classroom teachers and will be a place where participants are INSPIRED as they develop INNOVATIVE ideas that can be directly applied to INFLUENCE students and peers. 

  • Inspire - reignite passion for teaching
  • Influence - be a force on your campus
  • Innovate - become an agent of change

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 28 for i.CON. We are looking for teachers to present! Check out the i.CON Website for presenter application and more information!


Google Certified Educator Level 1  Google Level 1 Certification Course

Are you looking for a way to enhance your digital skills, increase digital literacy in the classroom, and engage in professional growth and leadership? Then you may want to consider becoming a Level 1 Google Certified Educator!

Educational Technology is offering a course, Your Journey to Becoming Google Certified. One class is already full and we have 6 spots left for Thursday, February 20 from 5pm to 7pm. Interested in this course? Register in GROW today! Click here for additional information. 


Reboot Revolution icon   Reboot Revolution

Our latest episode of Reboot Revolution Podcast is available for listening! This episode highlights Rachel Thune Real from  Mountain View High School as she talks about OneNote and classroom culture.  She reveals,
  • How she decided to use the notebooks
  • How she differentiates
  • Treating students with dignity and respect
  • Overall class culture
After listening, you can fill out this quick reflection form to receive recertification credit
Reboot Revolution Podcast has many new episodes that are both inspiring and informative. If you need new ideas on how to engage your students, check out these episodes!

Digital Citizenship iconDigital Citizenship

Would you like ready-to-use, easy-to-find resources to teach digital citizenship/SEL topics such as media balance, safety, reputation, communication, & more? Visit mpsaz.org/dc and click the link for the New Searchable Database


Smart Notebook icon   SMART Learning Suite

If you are using SMART Learning Suite, check out their lesson cards that include collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, initiative, digital literacy, accountability, leadership, and communication skills.  The following videos also show you:


Tech Tips icon  Tech Tips

Restarting your Windows Device Regularly Increases Speed and Performance

Restarting your device is different than turning your computer off by selecting “Shut Down”, pushing the button on the side or closing your device and then turning it on again.

Restarting clears your device by closing all apps and clearing the memory.  It also checks for updates from the district.

We recommend restarting once a week to keep your device up to date and to increase speed and performance.

To restart:

  • Click on the Windows key in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen or push the Windows key on your keyboard .
  • Next,  select the Power button then choose Restart from the menu.

*Restarting your Windows 10 Device Video

*Note:  The first time this process is completed, it may take several minutes for it to complete.  


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