I attended the Region 4 Digital Learning Conference on Wednesday and brought back some fresh ideas and some ways to work more efficiently. In Amy Mayer’s session we looked at individualizing staff development using Google Forms, Docs, and Autocrat. I loved the idea of interviewing a teacher and gaining some insight to his/her strengths and … More Using Autocrat and Google Forms
I was a senior in high school when I wrote my first computer program. It was a computer based cash register that calculated total cost, including discounts, special sales and tax. I remember being so excited when my program finally worked that I jumped up and down and screamed in class. I was placed in Computer Science … More #HourofCode Comes to Lufkin
Last week, we challenged our digital ambassadors to share what inspires them utilizing multiple forms of media. Their tool of the week to learn about was Thinglink, an interactive tool that allows users to layer text, imagery, audio, video and anything that links to the web on an image. The free version had its limitations … More Digital Ambassadors Challenge 2: Share What Inspires You Through Interactivity
Plickers.com is a free website that allows teachers to check for understanding quickly and easily without the need for students to have devices. The teacher is the only individual that needs a device (iphone, ipad, tablet, etc). The teacher creates a class and creates multiple choice questions on plickers.com. Then the students are given cards … More Utilizing Plickers.com for student engagement!
We are fortunate in Lufkin ISD to have a BYOT program, which enables kids to bring their devices to class for learning. As teachers, we’re often trying to find ways for kids to use technology but we rarely see that cell phones can be used beyond traditional assessment tools and instead used to create everything … More Mobile Devices as Creative Tools
Every teacher starts the year off with positive energy of how they are going to stay on top of everything this year! They’ve reworked their organizational system and spent Saturdays in their classroom getting ready for the school year. Now it is October, they have three parent meetings this week, a faculty meeting, a department … More The Dreaded Teacher Webpage: A Horror Story of Upkeep
Our ambassadors worked hard last week tackling their first weekly challenge. 6 Word Stories. I curated all creations into one story using an ipad app called Adobe Slate. It’s free and is also an amazing tool for digital storytelling! Check it out! Also look for next week’s roundup where we challenged our ambassadors to get … More Week 1 Digital Ambassadors Roundup: 6 Word Stories