Welcome to the Parkland Middle School Trojan Tech Teams page. Each of our middle schools has a Trojan Tech Team made up of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students selected to participate in the program based upon their demonstrated leadership skills and proclivity for technology. The Middle School teams meet 6 times during the school year to explore new and emerging educational technology tools. During each session students investigate the operation of the new technology tool, apply their knowledge by using the tool to create a project and plan methods to share knowledge of the tool with classmates and teachers. Visit this page often to see the work the teams are doing to assist classmates and teachers. Watch the teams grow from Learners to Leaders!!!
November 6 Meeting:
Tech Tool of the Day: Tackk (http://tackk.com)
Tackk is a free online tool for creating and sharing webpages, flyers and posters, it is a free alternative to Glogster! The tool allows users to add text, images, maps and a comment board as well as video and audio files to create multi-media presentations on the Tackk website. The Middle School Trojan Tech Teams used Tackk to create a glossary of computer terms for our elementary students to use. The Tackks were shared electronically, and converted to an interactive book using an online conversion tool. View our book of basic computer terms by clicking on the link below!
You can be an expert in creating Tackk webpages in a matter of 20 minutes – just watch the video tutorials listed below:
Getting Started with Tackk
December 4 Meeting
Tech Tool of the Day: Google Apps (documents)
Google Apps is a suite of software programs offered by Google. These programs are:
- available online 24/7 (in the cloud)
- Provide UNLIMITED storage
- Maximum upload file size – 5 Terabytes
- collaborative and can be shared
On December 4 the Middle School Trojan Tech teams learned about Google documents. Students worked collaboratively with a Google Doc, and created and shared new Google docs.
January 21 Meeting
Tech Tool of the Day: MoveNote
MoveNote is a Google App that can be used to combine a video recording along with a display of documents, images, slides or spreadsheets in a single screen. MoveNote is easy to learn, and is versatile enough to be used in a variety of circumstances: students and teachers can utilize MoveNote to create engaging, effective presentations. MoveNote can be used to create public service announcements, daily announcements, agendas, reminders and commercials. The only limit to using MoveNote is your imagination! Take a look at the 2 minute MoveNote tutorial below and start to work creating your own MoveNote videos!
February 25 Meeting:
Tech tool of the day: Edpuzzle (www.edpuzzle.com)
Sample video for Edpuzzle: