Mount Doug EdTech Support
This site was created to support the ongoing learning of the Mount Doug community in the area of educational technology. Here you will find EdTech resources and stories of how technology is being used in classrooms at Mount Doug.
There is no doubt that technology plays a large and important role in the lives of our students today. It engages them, is their go-to source for information and is a natural learning tool for many. However, it is important to remember that technology is just that, a tool, and a tool in the classroom should only be used if it contributes positively to learning, teaching and/or the learning environment. It is therefore the goal of the Mount Doug EdTech Support team to help facilitate this positive relationship at Mount Doug.
Tech Tuesday and Other Announcements
Tech Tuesday Weekly Tip - April 4, 2017
Whether you want to provide additional support material to your students, show a quick clip of a demo in class, or totally flip your classroom, YouTube is an excellent resource for all teachers.
In order to thoroughly and effectively discuss the many ways YouTube can be used in education, I have decided to break the topic down into 3 parts:
- Part 1 will discuss YouTube Basics including: how to sign into Youtube, search YouTube, save relevant videos by creating playlists, and how to subscribe to favourite channels.
- Part 2 will discuss how you and your students can seamlessly insert YouTube videos into most GAFE products.
- Part 3 will discuss how you or your students can create and upload your own videos to YouTube.
Tech Tuesday Posts
Check out the past few Tech Tuesday Tips below:
- Jan. 31, 2017 - Semester 2 EdTech Challenge
- Feb. 7, 2017 - Awesome Screenshot Extension
- Feb. 14, 2017 - G Suite Training Extension
- Feb. 21, 2017 - Bookmarks in Chrome
- Feb. 28, 2017 - The NEW Google Sites
- Mar. 14, 2017 - Scanning Documents
To view all Tech Tuesday Posts check out the Tech Tuesday Archive.
Who is MD EdTech Support?
Hi, my name is Alexis McKean and I heart Google Apps for Education ... and all things EdTech really. Technology has always held a strong interest for me as both a student and teacher and eventually led me to complete a Master of Educational Technology degree from Boise State University in 2012. After attending my first GAFE Summit in 2015, I fell in love with the potential of Google Apps for Education. Since then, GAFE has redefined my teaching and classroom and I am actively using and experimenting with them daily.
I currently teach Business, Accounting and InfoTech at Mount Doug and feel so fortunate to get to share my love of EdTech and GAFE as the EdTech support teacher. I am also a Google Certified Educator.