ICE 2015: Organize Your Life with Chrome Extensions!

posted Oct 15, 2015, 11:11 AM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Oct 15, 2015, 11:11 AM ]


Today, I am presenting along with Amy Heavin at the ICE Conference located at Noblesville High School! Click Here to Access our presentation!  Click here to see last year's presentations!


Welcome to the "Nerd Herd!"

posted Oct 7, 2015, 1:25 PM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 1:25 PM ]


At MSD of Steuben County, we believe in recognizing our colleagues who are trying new and exciting things in their classrooms!  Consider nominating one of your fellow colleagues for an honorary induction into the "MSDSC Nerd Herd!" 


Can't wait to see who will be nominated into our October Nerd Herd!

Blended Learning Resources

posted Sep 29, 2015, 12:01 PM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 7:13 AM ]

  • Our "Google Leadership Symposium" Presentation on our Transition to Blended Learning & Growing Culture
  • New Post: "Our 2015 Journey Into Blended Learning!" 
  • New Post: "Using Staff Feedback As Fuel To Drive Our Future!"
  • September 25th Training Page
  • Matt Miller (Author of "Ditch That Textbook") Created A Page of Resources on His Website Specifically for MSD Teachers!
  • Click Here to Review "Why Recording Our Teaching is Valuable!"
  • Click Here to Review "Screencastify Tutorials" for Teachers!
  • Click Here to Review "How to Distribute Video Content To Students!"
  • Our Original "Stakeholder Feedback Journey" 
  • Our 2015 Journey into Blended Learning!

    posted Sep 26, 2015, 8:26 PM by Kelly Clifford   [ updated Sep 26, 2015, 8:32 PM ]

    On Friday, September 25th, our district kicked off a fabulous professional development day for teachers, which focused on the idea of Blended Learning!  To begin the day with a bang, we listened to keynote speaker, Matt Miller, author of "Ditch That Textbook!" Matt shared many important statistics and nuggets of wisdom with our staff, and he challenged us to begin thinking of our lesson plans in content in new and exciting ways! Click Here to view some of the materials that Matt has put together for our teachers! (Screencasting Tips & Advanced Google Apps for Education Ideas!)
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    In addition to embracing Matt's inspiring message, our goal as a district was to have teachers walking away with concrete ideas on how to blend video and technology into their teaching.  Also, we wanted them to leave having practiced the skills of screencasting, and having had meaningful dialogue with colleagues about how to thoughtfully incorporate these strategies into pedagogy in order to personalize learning for our students!

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    During the morning, we encouraged teachers to start small, and to think of one or two ways in which they can incorporate the Blended Learning philosophy into their teaching this school year.  We modeled authentic examples of how to digitize and screencast substitute teaching lesson plans, how to duplicate yourself by screencasting short how-to videos for students, how to empower your students to create homework how-to videos for other students, and how to begin challenging our students to create and publish online digital products for authentic audiences!  

    Overall, it was a fabulous day, and we are very proud of our teachers, their level of dedication, and their willingness to have meaningful conversations and dialogue regarding how to take our teaching to the next level with technology integration!

    Google Presentation


    Click Here to Review "Why Recording Our Teaching is Valuable!"

    Click Here to Review "Screencastify Tutorials" for Teachers!

    Click Here to Review "How to Distribute Video Content To Students!" 



      

    What will YOUR 2015-2016 #MSDSafari Be?

    posted Sep 8, 2015, 1:44 PM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Sep 8, 2015, 1:44 PM ]


    Opening Day!

    posted Aug 18, 2015, 4:33 AM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 4:34 AM ]

    Opening Day All Staff 2015-2016


    Summer Projects & Student Devices!

    posted Jun 12, 2015, 10:50 AM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 10:51 AM ]


    This summer, our Tech Team will be getting 

    Chromebooks ready for Students in Grades 3-5!  

    We will post more updates of our Summer Journey soon!

    Also, we are going to be pushing our iPads down to Grades K,1,2!

    Looking forward to an exciting 2015-2016 School Year!



    Prepare to be "Emazed!"

    posted Mar 10, 2015, 11:59 AM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 12:00 PM ]

    8th Grade Social Studies Students at AMS have been busy creating 

    "Emazing" Presentations 

    on America's Parks, Landmarks, and Monuments!
    Click the image below to visit the Student Showcases of 
    Mr. Lantz and Mr. Moore!

    https://sites.google.com/a/msdsc.us/parks-landmarks-monuments-project/period-3

    Indiana Digital Learning Month (2015)

    posted Mar 10, 2015, 11:53 AM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 11:54 AM ]


    Did You Know...
    We have 3 Teachers at MSD who have been Blogging for Indiana Digital Learning Month? Check out their amazing 28 Day Web 2.0 Challenge Blog Posts!


    "5 Paragraph Response to Reading!" Projects!

    posted Mar 10, 2015, 11:51 AM by kclifford@msdsc.us   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 11:51 AM ]

    Check out Mr. Curtis' 4th Grade Student Projects!

    We invite you to watch our Google Classroom 
    journey as we work on our 
    "5 Paragraph Response to Reading!"



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