Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Intoducing Plickers

Plickers has been around for quite some time now, but it is always exciting to see a teacher use it for the first time. A 6th Grade Teachers was using this tool to help assess with main idea. Students were immediately engaged when asked questions. We were also able to invite another teacher as well as an Assistant Principal to observe as well.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Becoming Familiar with Devices

In the effort to have students become familiar with Chromebooks from Week 1, teachers had students create "All About Me Google Slides" using Google Slides. Many students were new to the Google Environment in which they had to fiddle their way through how things work.  To organize information, teachers utilized  Google Classroom to assign and collect student work.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Launching a 1:1 Campus

So this year, our district is rolling out a 1:1 Chromebook initiative. There are many questions asked by teachers, parents, students and even myself!! This is the first time that I have ever been a part of a district-wide roll out, but we have a talented team to help ensure a successful roll out. This summer we have been visiting different campuses introducing digital citizenship, true technology integration, and other  relevant topics to what teachers / students might face with a device in hand.

Monday, August 15, 2016

1st Entry: A Long Time Coming

Last year I was very adamant about blogging on a regular basis, but over the summer I found myself letting it lapse and not updating it as frequently. However, there have been many positive things that I have been wanting to share that have happened this year that convinced me that I should open up the ole' blog again. Here's to a great year!!