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Monday, March 6, 2017

Our website is currently hosted by ESC 11. They are experiencing a network outage at this time, which means our district website is unavailable. We hope that most employees will already have these commonly used links saved on their computer (and not need to access them directly from the website), but please share them just in case.

Office 365 – https://portal.office.com

We will update website status or provide additional employee links on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to like or follow us for updates!

Thank you for your patience.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

#EMSISDITS Tech Talk | March 3

Guess what ... it's time for the new #EMSISDITS Tech Talk Newsletter!

In this edition ...

  • PHISHING Emails - get all the details on how to protect yourself and the district!
  • Real Video Library Contest - teachers can submit a video of real teaching in a real classroom and win some cool stuff for the campus.
  • Shout-Outs from the following campuses:
    • Northbrook Elementary
    • Saginaw High School
    • Bryson Elementary
    • Parkview Elementary
  • Hear from Jennifer Anders (NES), Sara Mullins (SHS), and Tamara Williams (EWMS) about how their students are using Office 365 tools and Docs.com in the classoom!
  • Don't miss a very special weather forecast from the Bobcat Brothers from Bryson Elementary
  • This week's Tips & Tricks include Quizlet, TouchCast, and Learning Tools for OneNote.
We want to highlight the great things happening on YOUR campus and in YOUR classroom. If you have requests for upcoming newsletter articles or would like to nominate someone to be included in the Shout-Outs section, please contact the Instructional Technologist for your campus!


If you do not see the newsletter, click here to access it.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

LiveSlides: PowerPoint Add-In



Looking for a way to seamlessly embed live websites into your PowerPoint Presentations? Check out the LiveSlides add-in.

Here are a few of the great benefits we have seen from this download:

*Offers live content to be inserted into your PowerPoint
*No embed codes
*Any link will do
*re-sizable and movable on the PowerPoint slide


Ideas for use in the classroom:

*Live Twitter Feed - Insert your live twitter feed.  While you are teaching, the students can see what is happening with your hashtag!  Have them ask questions or make comments during the presentation.

*Padlet - Have students ask questions or leave comments on the padlet while you are teaching the content.

*Skype call - Want to have a skype call and information on a powerpoint? Try using LiveSlides

*Blog link - Have the participants comment on a blog, while you are teaching the content.

*Poll Everywhere - Students can answer poll with their cell phones or iPads during the presentation.

*AnswerGarden - Students can ask questions and leave comments



Here is a quick video tutorial on how to download and use LiveSlides.




Want to download the add-in so that you can use it today?
Click Here for a quick tutorial video!     Click Here to download!

Are you using Liveslides?
Let us know how you use this nifty add-in in your classroom!