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Week of April 7-11, 2014


New Lesson Plan Link

5th Six Weeks- http://bit.ly/1kcqLgu

Important Dates

April 21st- Verify Report Cards

April 26- DEN Spring Virt Con- 8am-3pm- Lunch will be provided! http://virtconlive.com/locations/elliott_elementary be sure to register in Eduphoria so I can order enough lunch.

Acceptable Use Policies

Just a reminder. If students have not turned in their Acceptable Use Policy, they are not supposed to be using computers or any devices. I am still missing a few classrooms.

Computer Lab-Before School

Computer lab is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning for Think Through Math (3rd-5th)

I will be opening up my lab on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for students to use the computer lab for the Flight Program- this is a time for students to work on various tech projects that they would like to work on.

Tech Challenges

New Tech Challenges are up for April!


There are 3 blogs up that students can use in stations. A number crunching blog, a writing blog and an inferring blog.

The 411- Spring DEN Virt Con

The DEN Spring Virtual Conference is a free professional development event for educators to learn about the most effective ways to integrate digital media into their instructional practices. It is unique because of its blended environment. The sessions will be broadcast online, but you can attend either from your own home or at one of the many face-to- face (F2F) events around the world. By attending an event in your area, you get that buzz that can only be experienced by being face to face with others.

Eduphoria Link: https://eduphoria.irvingisd.net/wshop/default.aspx?cid=19754

Plug and Play

April Challenges

Encouraged- Check out Google Classrooms and take your students on a Virtual Field Trip

Science- Create a paperslide video

Data Driven-Write a word problem that can be posted on the Number Crunching blog.

Support Staff- Write a word problem that can be posted on the Number Crunching Blog

Web 2.0- Register for a FREE Educator ThingLink account and either create a ThingLink as a class or have students create one

See the challenges- check out all of them HERE

If you need any help completing these challenges or you have ideas for other ones, please let me know!

How to Create a Paperslide Video
Lesson 1 - Scratch Basics
Kid Snippets: "Food Allergies" (Imagined by Kids)