Westwood Tech Tips

This newsletter will provide up to date information on how Westwood teachers are using technology and tips to make using technology in the classroom easier.

Issue #24

    Moving Up! English Department  learned about OneNote Class Notebook during their PLC training. With Class Notebook, you can quickly create an electronic notebook for each student using your teacher Class Notebook. You can also easily manage all of your notebooks and monitor individual assignments within each notebook. Adam Wirtz  used Canvas to lead...
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Issue #23

    Moving Up! SPED  got a lot done during their Tech PLC last week. They got up and running with OneNote Class Notebooks that are now easy to use with Canvas. They explored text-to-speech  in OneNote and speech-to-text (" voice typing ") in Google Docs, and they asked some great questions about getting ready for AzMERIT. Boys and Girls PE further...
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Issue #22

    Moving Up! CTE  had their Tech PLC this week and chose to learn more about Canvas quizzes and OneNote Class Notebook. Dan Medill  (Science) used Canvas to share his Biology OneNote Class Notebook  with all of his students. In so doing, an individual Class Notebook was created for each student. Dan placed notes in the "Content Library," for students...
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Issue #21

    Moving Up! The Science and World Language Departments  had a tech training during their PLC last week. Both departments learned about the SAMR model to better understand how their use of technology can  impact teaching and learning . The Science Department learned the basics behind an electronic notebook called " OneNote " and a teacher-managed notebook,...
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Issue #20

    Moving Up! The Math Department  had a tech training during their PLC last week. They developed different ways to incorporate technology into their varied curriculum. They also used technology to help differentiate instruction.  Jodie Jeppesen is having her students in SpEd use the " Voice typing " tool in Google Docs to write papers. Charles...
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