This Week in ES Tech – Special Back From the Beach Edition

What’s Happening: (Below is a sampling of activities from around the ES)

  • The ES staff enjoyed some well deserved time off

*If you have something going on in your classroom that you would like to share with others in the tech note please drop us an e-mail.

ES Design Challenge #2 Underway!-  Please take a few minutes today to remind your students about the 2 Minute Film Festival (Details Here). It would be great if you could show one (or more) of the below videos to pump up participation. Video submissions are due THIS Thursday or Friday. Stay tuned for submission details coming later this week.

Hardayal Out Indefinitely – Many of you already know Hardayal was out for a few days before break after having surgery on his right thumb. Unfortunately he fractured his left elbow over break and will have two screws inserted today at Primus to repair it. Please send positive energy his way! Until he returns please call x3446 for any urgent tech support needs.

Think Twice Before You Print– With Earth Day on the horizon it is a good time to recommit to being green. At AES in our school values we state, “We are committed to reducing our school’s environmental footprint.” One way we can live this is to be conscientious of our printing. Please keep the following in mind.

  1. Ask yourself if you REALLY need a paper copy, we have many digital solutions for reading e-documents and displaying student work.

  2. Know where you are printing, check the destination before you press print.

  3. Give it time. Image heavy items or large jobs may take a while to move over the wireless network. Please wait before hitting print again.

  4. Pick up your printing (Reams of printing go unclaimed every week in the ES).

  5. NEVER print class sets of materials on the school printers, please use the photocopier.

With your support we can make a difference!

Please Spread the Word to Your Students– Future techies are invited to the AES High School Computer Honor Society (CHS) Tech Night on Thursday, March 27, 5-6pm in the HOP.

Tech and Learning Tip of the Week – Whether you call it 20% Time, Choice Time, or a Passion Project, fostering student agency is a topic many of us are interested in developing in our classrooms. In this short piece, Nine Do’s and Don’ts for Cultivating Student Autonomy, Sandy Merz offers some solid advice for getting started. Though created for an engineering based “Build Your Own Unit” these tips are applicable to almost any situation that encourages student choice.