Crippen Tech & Media Center Update
January 7, 2015
Plicker Cards Now Available in the Library for Checkout
If you need a refresher on Plickers or would like an extra hand with implementing Plickers in your classroom, please let me know. Plickers are a great way to quickly assess students with multiple choice questions. Students do not have to use any technology (i.e. tablets or Chromebooks) to use Plickers.
2015 Texas Summit will be in New Caney ISD
If you need help or have questions, let me know.
Spanish Grant Books Have been Ordered
On Monday we will be moving the Spanish section to the new bookcases (purchased with Book Fair profits) that are behind Ms. Keen's reading chair. This will give us more room for the 300 new books.
The biographies and autobiographies will then be moved to the old Spanish section by the computers. Currently, we have not had room in the library for these books.
Tech in Action @ Crippen
This week I wanted to recognized Laura Hobbs for the alternative energy project that she gave her 5th grade students. Students were assigned groups and a type of alternative energy to research. Students then presented their findings to the class. Students were not required to create a presentation involving technology, but many did. Laura gave her students a menu of options for their presentations and the three listed below were all used. GREAT JOB!
If you are doing something in you class, please let me know. I would love to feature all of our amazing teachers at some point during the year. Featured teachers, stop by my office to get a jeans pass courtesy of Mrs. Mayes.
Some students used Kahoot! to assess their classmates learning their their alternative energy presentations.
Some students used Google Slides to create presentations for their class on alternative energy.
Several students used Haiku Deck to present visual and written information to their classmates during their presentations.
Upcoming Video Conference Opportunities for your students
2015 Reading Discovery Featuring First Lady Barbara Bush (3-8)
January 29, 2015
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Registration Deadline: 1/23/2015
Join in the excitement of reading a new book with First Lady Barbara Bush! Students from many states and abroad will ask questions during the videoconference with Mrs. Bush. If your students submit questions prior to Jan. 9, your class might be selected to ask questions during the program. Reading Buddies on stage join in the interaction. Music fun is another way to share new words and rhymes.
Please complete this form and submit up to five written questions by Friday, Jan. 9 that your class would like to ask Mrs. Bush. Selected schools will be notified by Jan. 23 however, it is possible that some schools may not get to ask their questions due to time constraints. You must be registered in the videoconference to participate in the Q&A with Barbara Bush. Register and find additional information at the following link:
Celebrate Presidents Day w/ George Washington (3-8)
February 19, 2015
10:30 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline: 02/13/2015
President George Washington (historical impressionist Peter Small) brings history alive about the life and leadership role of the First President of the United States. Learn about Washington’s crucial role in the implementation and interpretation of the Constitution and the establishment of the American government.