Friday, March 27, 2020

Teach From Home: A Google Resource

Google has released a resource with lots of great tools for your learning. It contains really helpful information, including how-to's on how to teach with and without video calls, and help on using Google Classroom, Google Forms, and even how to do a Live Question and Answer session using Google Slides.
Take a look through, and use it to help you learn how to use these tools.

Teach From Home

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Twitter Chat with Melissa Lee! Topic: 3D Printing

Join TESIC Vice President Melissa Lee on Thursday night at 8:30pm as she hosts the Brilliant Labs LIVE twitter chat! The topic is 3D printing & design.
Hop on twitter an make sure you are following @mmelee5  and the #BrilliantLabsLIVE to take part. You can follow along, respond to questions, and and ask your own.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

TESIC recommends you listen to the Podcast "Ditch That Textbook!"

Ditch that Textbook is a podcast from Matt Miller, author of the book "Ditch That Textbook!" The goal is to help you teach with less reliance on the textbook through technology, creativity and innovation.
The podcast can be found on most major podcast channels. Each episode is short, usually 5-6 minutes and is usually packed with great information.

Ditch That Textbook Podcast

Thanks for the suggestion Megan Roome!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Let's Tech About It! - Episode 2 with Chelsea Morris

The second episode of TESIC's podcast, Let's Tech About It! is now available. Melissa Lee talks to Chelsea Morris, who teaches at Northern Lights Academy in Rigolet.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below.

Let's Tech About It! - Episode 2 with Chelsea Morris

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

TESIC recommends: Screencastify for making learning videos

Interested in making short videos for students to watch? Tutorials, or lessons, or how-to's? Screentastify offers a Chrome extension (A little tool you add to your Chrome browser) that lets you make videos up to 5 minutes in length. You can annotate the videos if you want, and publish them directly to Google Classroom, Youtube, or just download them if you need.


Friday, March 13, 2020

3D Printing Workshops Cancelled

For those of you who have registered or were planning on attending the upcoming 3D printing workshops in St. John's (March 21), Corner Brook (March 28) and Gander (April 4), held by the NLTA Technology Education Special Interest Council and Brilliant Labs, we regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel these sessions as a precautionary measure due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus. 

On behalf of TESIC, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. We look forward to bringing you more engaging learning experiences in the future.

Kind regards,
Megan Roome (TESIC President)

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Follow Alice Keeler on Twitter!

TESIC recommends following Alice Keeler on Twitter. Alice Keeler is prolific tweeter, who loves Google. She often tweets about a number of Chrome Extensions, many that she has created herself to help make using Google Drive and Google Classroom easier to use and often adds new features.

You can find her on Twitter @alicekeeler. Thanks to Jennifer Hatcher, TESIC Member at Large from Central, for the suggestion.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Faculty Of Engineering and Applied Science Open House - March 14, 2020

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside Memorial’s Engineering Building?  Check out the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s  Annual Open House this Saturday, March 14th  from 10am – 2pm in the S. J. Carew (Engineering) Building to find out!  This event is free and open to all members of the public.  Free parking will be available in lots 7 and 7A.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Episode 1 - Let's Tech About It! with Stephen Tizzard

It's the first episode of our podcast! Let's Tech About It! with Stephen Tizzard! Stephen talks about his teaching practices, using some familiar and some new tools in the classroom, and a great teaching philosophy.

You can find the the episode at the link below, or by searching "Let's Tech About It!" on most major podcast apps. (We aren't on Apple podcasts yet)

Episode 1 - Let's Tech About It! with Stephen Tizzard

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Let's Tech About It! A new TESIC Podcast

TESIC has started a new podcast, Let's Tech About It! Episodes will be released every two weeks, starting soon. Each episode will focus on a teacher from across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and how they integrate technology into their teaching practice. You can hear about projects and practices that other teachers are using as well as some tips or tricks they might share.

Check out the link below to hear the intro as Megan Roome, Melissa Lee, Jarratt Rose and Michael Walter talk about their teaching practices with technology in our introductory episode.

Let's Tech About It! The First One

TESIConnect Conference: In-Person Details

Our TESIConnect conference website is now live! Come learn with us at Emera Innovation Exchange (Signal Hill, St. John's) as we explore...