Welcome to the Supporting Technology Wiki!

This wiki is designed to offer teachers some ideas of how they can integrate technology into their own classrooms. Teachers and coaches from the Sun West School Division have been working on units related to the use of technology in our schools and are sharing these ideas and lessons through this wiki.

Please feel free to join this wiki if you have an idea, lesson, activity, link, etc., to add to our collection. Membership also allows you to receive email notification of wiki updates.

Tech tool Handbook for teachers: This document is full of resources, tutorials, and ideas for things you can use in your classroom.

Digital Citizenship:
Here is a list of some of my favorite Resources- Digital Citizenship Resources
More on Digital Citizenship -- Digital Citizenship Wiki

Up to Code: A Complete Guide to Coding with Kids of All Ages

Working with Microsoft Office in the classroom

Installing Office on your home computer- As a staff or student in the Sun West School Division you have license to install Office on a number of personal computers (10). Here is a quick video to help you do that. Installing Office 365 at Home

A new tool that is available to us is called Onenote. It is a powerful tool that allows you and your class to collaborate online. You can place all your class notes online and the students can access those notes from any device, phones, computers, tablets.

Here is a preview of the program- What is Onenote
This link will take you to a website that has all the information on how to get started and use this program effectively- OneNote for Teachers
One of our teachers made this video about How to create a Class Notebook- Creating a Class Notebook

Add Office Mix to easily create video lessons- Office Mix

You can store your office mix videos on our Office 365 Video channel using our email system-Office 365 Video

Tools you can use in the classroom

Twitter - a great way to discover your own personal learning network. Your Technology coaches are there : Doug Klassen @maddaug33 Terry Epp @SKHabsFan (That is hard to type)
Kahoot- I have been showing off this tool for a couple years now but it is pretty cool and an easy way to add some fun to the classroom. Kahoot
Powtoon- a web based video/presentation tool. Loads of fun. Powtoon

NEW! QR Codes in the Classroom:

Internet Research Guide

Inquiry Student Checklist

NEW This is a fantastic unit for elementary classrooms which has been developed by Chris Swerling and Lorraine Hermes and funded by Newton Schools Foundation. The work is based on works by Stephanie Harvey and Marzano and many other researchers. It provides a framework to work from with connections to technology and how to incorporate.

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