Ralph Bunche MS and Yuma District #1

Today's TAP of the Week comes from a 12th grader at Del Mar High School in California, where an STL helped out the science department.

Title: Physics Shoe Drop Data
TAP Description: Helping the freshman collect data on their shoes and how cushioning affects design
TAP Accomplishments: I helped freshman gather data for a lab using a specialized piece of equipment that measures Newtons

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Victoria Bawn
Student Voice and Leadership

Today's TAP of the Week comes from a 5th grader at O.C Johnson School in Yuma, Arizona.

Title: Quizlet
TAP Description: Teaching teachers at PD Day Quizlet.
TAP Accomplishments: On PD day we accomplished teaching teachers about Quizlet and how to use it. We got to teach them a lot about Quizlel and how to use it. Every teacher learned a lot about Quizlet live,they also learned a lot of about the study sets,and they learned that you can search study sets and use them. The teachers loved to use Quizlet live they were very excited when we played it. We gave them a cheet sheet just in case they forget the steps.

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Victoria Bawn
Del Mar High School

Sticking with Del Mar HS visit, here is a major TAP created by Emely at Del Mar High School for the school counselor.

Title: Career Pathways Expo Flyer and Live List
TAP Description: Ms. Beas asked me to create a flyer and live list for the Career Pathways Expo.
TAP Accomplishments: I created the flyer using Canva and I downloaded the clipart for the borders of the flyer through the Noun Project. Then, I made a copy of an already existing live list Google Docs (from the District-WideCollege Fair) and customized to fit the need of the Career Pathways Expo. Lastly, I created a bit.ly for people to access the live list without being able to edit it.

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Victoria Bawn
GenYES 4.0, new GenYES curriculum Units

There were three TAPs of the Week this week. Here's one from Lenoir City High School.

 


Title: Lenoir City Merchants Mobile Website
TAP Description: I need you to login to Wix and format the Mobile view of the Lenoir City Merchants website.
TAP Accomplishments: Formatted mobile version of website to fit mobile devices

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Victoria Bawn
GenYES Goals and FLAT Connections

In this week’s TAP, an STL from Veteran’s Memorial High School in Texas downloads an app for a teacher and ensures they know how it works.

Title: Creating and Filling in a Test Question Bank
TAP Description: Mrs. Stromer was looking for a voice recording app on her school iPad, though there was not one so one had to be downloaded from the appstore.
TAP Accomplishments: We searched on the iPad for any voice recording app and found none so eventually, we downloaded a simple one from the Appstore and made sure Mrs. Stromer understood how the app worked.

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Victoria Bawn
Digital Citizenship and Curriculum Units

The first week of 2018 has already produced some interesting TAPs. This one comes from Treasure Mountain JHS in Park City Utah.

Title: Creating and Filling in a Test Question Bank
TAP Description: A teacher needed to create a question bank for a test he was going to have his students take in a couple of days.

TAP Accomplishments: I typed up the second half of a paper test and put it into a Canvas question bank.

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Victoria Bawn
Generation YES Announces Collaboration with VHS to Impact Technology Use in U.S. Schools

The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.), a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, has announced a collaboration with non-profit technology pioneer Generation YES. Through collaboration, GenYES and VHS hope to expand the number of student technology leaders and provide more students with access to engaging technology education.

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Victoria Bawn
Unit 13 and STL Accomplishments

Another sensational curriculum unit went online this week. This is a good unit to go through with your STLs. Check out Unit 13 and its activities on your school's GenYES web portal.

 

TAP of the Week
Title: Social Media Challenge Poster
TAP Name: Make a poster for no social media challenge
TAP Accomplishments: Eena and I made a poster for Mr. T. We are using it to encourage other students to try out the no social media challenge we did. We used yellow poster board and typed out a title and pledge that said at the end if you can prove you did it you will get a donut.

 

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Victoria Bawn
Unit 9 and 10 posted online; NCDE

A busy week for me last week. I spent one day training Facilitators and STLs from six new schools in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Always a delight to meet new STLs and see them so enthused to “be the change.” Welcome to the GenYES Family.

 

TAP of the Week:
Title: Teaching QR Code and Google Forms to Teachers
TAP Name: Enrique, Ernest, Geraldine, and I taught teachers at McGraw Elementary School for a small PD day on Monday.
TAP Accomplishments: We tought the teachers how to make a QR code by using the app and showing the steps we wrote on our slideshow and we tought the teachers how to use google forms.

 

 

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Petroglyph Elementary School's 3D Print Shop

At Petroglyph Elementary School, GenYES students known as the SWAT (Students Who Advance Technology) Team are printing 3D designs for their peers! The Printoglyph 3D printing store, operated entirely by the SWAT Team, donates 20% of its profit to charity. Students on the SWAT Team benefit from learning new tech skills like 3D modelling and design. Running the Printoglyph store also teaches workforce readiness skills, organization and management skills, and bolsters confidence. Everyone at Petroglyph benefits from a student-centered approach to merging creativity, engineering, business, and technology together. It's truly a win-win scenario!

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Unit 7: Game Design & GenYES T-shirts

Generation YES continues to add to the Learn section. Last week we added Unit 7: Game Design. It has two activities:

1. Games for Learning
2. Building Text-Based Games

 

TAP of the Week:
TAP Name: Superintendant Presentation
TAP Accomplishments: The meeting went smoothly: I showed our superintendent the history game I had found, and we went over the plans on how to implement it. I also showed her the Breakout library and that they have a whole online lesson library for the teachers to use, which she greatly appreciated. All in all, it was a good meeting, and we have plans to show the system and the game at an upcoming faculty meeting.

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Victoria BawnWeekly Message
Curriculum Update & GenYES Video

We’ll start off this week announcing a new GenYES Curriculum Unit: Web Publishing! This unit has four activities:

1. Website Design
2. Website Construction with Cloud-Based Apps
3. Introduction to Using HTML
4. Advanced Web Development Skills

 

TAP of the Week:

TAP Name: Showing Teacher How to Create a Video on Clips
TAP Description: I showed Mr. Dwyer how to use the app Clips for one of his assignment to show how to use the pythagorean thereom.
TAP Accomplishments: I asked him if I could show him an app and Mr. Dwyer said yes. So a few minutes before class ended I showed him and example of a video on Clips that I had made in the GenYES class. He liked it and I showed him how to add text in and hold and record. Then I showed him the stickers section and how to add them.

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Victoria BawnWeekly Message
NovoPro & Facilitator Preparation

This Facilitator message reminds Facilitators to take advantage of NovoPro and check out the Facilitator Preparation section in the GenYES curriculum.

 

TAP of the Week: This week’s TAP comes from our new Northern California school, Del Mar High School. The STL's name is Emely, and GenYES facilitator is Kira Durant. Emely wrote "Ms. Baes asked me if I could create a website header for the Colege and Career Center website. I used Canvas and its templates to create a variety of Del Mar themed website headers. The headers included information about the College and Career Center and Ms. Beas' contact information."

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Victoria BawnWeekly Message
NovoPro for GenYES Schools

This Facilitator message invites GenYES schools to apply for a free wireless streaming device from NovoPro.

 

TAP of the Week: This week’s feature TAP comes from an STL named Vicente from Canajoharie High School in New York. Vicente wrote that "A teacher asked me to tell them how to print a poster onto four individual pages using Photoshop. I personally had little experience with Photoshop, so I really was stumped. After looking through different websites, I finally found an instructions page on how to make the poster. I printed it after I studied it personally before providing Mrs Moyer with it."

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Victoria BawnWeekly Message
Admin Tools & Unit 4

This Facilitator message includes information about adding and removing users with Admin tools, and announces Unit 4: Digital Art's availability online to GenYES Facilitators.

 

TAP of the Week: Bartrett at Lake High School in Ohio fixed a SmartBoard and SmartNotebookMs. Mackall and her associates were having problems with their smartboard system. Bartrett wrote "I found that the program was not initialized with the product key and the board's light was not on. After entering this information the program worked fine. [We also] had to change out the cord with a new adapter. After doing so everything was working fine."

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Welcome Back to GenYES!

This Facilitator Message includes advice on starting the GenYES curriculum and enrolling students and teachers.

TAP of the Week: Veteran GenYES facilitator Jose Gonzalez at the Bunche Middle School in Compton, CA had a couple of his STLs create a “Green Room” in order to create higher quality videos for teachers and other adults.

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