The Big Guy in the Bow Tie Weekly 12/8

Your Newsletter To Give You Tech Tips, My Locations for the Week, and More

Hello, Hello I am David Your New Tech Coach

You will start receiving this email on a weekly basis in order to share with you tech tips, tricks, and my calendar for the week. Eventually, we will also share success stories so you can see how technology is transforming other classes at your school.

My Schedule for This Week

When looking at my schedule, please remember your school is not getting short changed. If I am there for only a short time this week, you will get me for an extra day at some point.

Monday- Co-Teaching at Crabapple

Tuesday- Follow Ups and Planning for Big Project Day at Ridgeview

Wednesday- 7th Grade Science Assessments at Webb Bridge

Thursday- Morning Visioning at Ridgeview and Afternoon Follow Ups at Alpharetta

Friday- Projector Play Day at Alpharetta

This Weeks Success Story

This Week's Success Story is from a certain Middle School out in the Roswell Area. I recently did a project with a 8th Grade Science Teacher on Simple Machines. When I was there last week, we started the project, but we did not finish it. I caught up with this teacher yesterday, and she was amazed at the success and creativity of her students. Some of her students did a full on new show, others wrote a jingle, while others did commercials. Overall, it was successful enough for her to try it in her other classes. You can find an example of this project in an example below.

Tech Tip of the Week : Using Twitter in the Classroom

The Goal of the Tech Tip of the Week is to get you interested in a topic. Please contact me if you would like to implement.

Twitter is a very powerful tool in education. It is by far one of the best ways to communicate with other educators and it can be a very powerful tool to build a professional learning network. Twitter is also a great tool for the classroom as you can do a variety of really cool tasks with it. I recently did a presentation on this for program specialist, and I wrote a blog post for the App Drawp. You can access the presentation through the Button below. I have also linked the blog, and it will be posted some time in the next week or two.

My Mission

My entire mission at your school is to take your technology use to transformative. We want students to be able to create, and to have an education that is tailored to their needs. Are you going to be able to do this right away?  No, I am here to help hold your hand through those baby steps in order to let you do that. We can handle my help to you in one of three ways.

1. I can come in and do model lessons where we then progress to letting you do some of the same activities

2. I can take projects or assignments you are trying to do, and I can redesign them to up the choice factor and add the tech

3. I can kick you some ideas, and then I can follow up.

Schedule Me

To schedule me, you can email me at, find me on twitter @bigguyinabowtie, or you can fill out the form below.

Where You Can Find Me Online

You can find me in several places. Click a Button Below to Explore

What Are You Doing this On?

This message is a Tackk. They are easy to use, good to look at 1 page websites. They are a great way to do news letters, communication, and they could be great for student projects