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Flipgrid & Wakelet Updates

There are some well-loved digital tools that have become part of standard practice for many teachers. Flipgrid and Wakelet are two of our favorites! But did you know that these tools have evolved greatly over the past few years, and have more to offer teachers and students than ever before? Take a look at some […]

Canva for Education Free Resources for Teachers

Access Premium Features in Canva with an Education Account

Did you know that Canva for Education accounts are available for all educators? These accounts provide all of the same options as a premium Canva account. You are also able to invite your students to Canva for Education. These accounts are COPPA and FERPA compliant and are totally free (a word we love in education). […]

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Natalie Ezell Joins the HCPS Digital Learning Team

We are excited to welcome Natalie Ezell to the HCPS Technology family as a district-level Digital Learning Coach! Natalie is a graduate of HCPS and has spent her entire educational career in Henderson County. Coming to us from Flat Rock Middle School where she led her school through digital learning and technology initiatives, she has […]

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Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

It is hard to believe we are coming to the end of summer 2021! The last year (and more) has been personally and professionally challenging for all of us, but as is always the case with the staff of HCPS  we have risen to the challenge. One positive result of the craziness we have experienced […]

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Starting a New Journey

For the past 18 years I have had the honor of working in Instructional Technology at the district level. I came on board as the first Instructional Technology Facilitator in HCPS and my role has expanded and grown as the years have passed.  For 13 of these years, I have been able to collaborate with […]

Have a little Summer Learning fun!

Summer Learning Activities

The school year has ended, but that does not mean the fun has to end! We have gathered some resources for learning throughout the summer. Whether you are leading summer learning programs, looking for activities for your children, or adding resources for engagement, add these tools to your toolbox. Keep sharpening your saw while having […]

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Closing Out the 2020-2021 School Year

We know things get busy as you close down your classrooms and look forward to a break, whatever your plan may be for next school year. As we wind down from the challenges we have faced this year, we wanted to provide a few end-of-year reminders for you. Adobe Spark If you used Adobe Spark […]

Thinking Ahead to 2021-2022

Thinking Ahead to 2021-2022

This past year has certainly been full of challenges. Teachers, students and families were pushed and pulled in many directions. However, in all of these hardships were opportunities for growth. It is often in the most difficult of times that we dig deep to find our creativity, resilience and strength to move things forward. It […]

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New Features for Edit and Version History In Google Docs & Sheets

In the past, you have been able to use the File menu to see the version history in Google Docs and Google Sheets. This would allow you to see all of the versions by date, time and the name of the person who edited the file. Although this has been extremely helpful, Google is now […]

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Cloud Search Makes Finding Things Even Easier

Have you ever needed to find something in your Google life only to not remember if it was a calendar event, email, or document? Of course there is search within Calendar to look for events, search in Email to find emails, and search in Drive to find particular files. But did you know you can […]