Gettin' Techy With It!

January 2016

The 4-1-1

  • 4th & 5th grade teachers: Benchmark time is upon us again. Please ask any questions you might have in regards to getting devices ready to test.
  • Thank you to all who participated in the 12 Days of Techmas! We had so much fun!


4th and 5th grade teachers: If you are using E-backpack for assignments, don't forget that you'll need to hide and unhide your classes because of the new semester. Follow this LINK for instructions on how to do so. Let us know if you have questions.

Going the distance

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is offering a distance learning opportunity. Let us know if you'd like to schedule a viewing of this presentation.

Gone to Texas! Part of the Nation's Immigration Story -- January 20 or 27, 2016

Why did people move to Texas from other countries? Were they always welcomed when they arrived? A Museum educator will discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924, the history behind the movement of people to Texas then and now, interesting stories from immigrants, and show artifacts that people brought with them on the journey. Each presentation is 50 min.

YouTube Clips with Students

In this tutorial, learn how to make YouTube clips shareable with your students.
YouTube Clips with Students

Awesome App of the Month

Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world. With over 14 million cartoons created in 200+ countries, parents and teachers rave about the app... and kids can't stop creating!

Technology Resources

Techie Teacher Award

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This month's Techie Teacher Award goes to Ashley Moore, 4th grade teacher at Klein Road Elementary. Her class has been working on Digital Science Notebooking. Her students are able to complete lab activities using their iPads with iTunes U and Notability. This enables students to add photos and videos of experiments to their electronic lab write-ups. Now that's Gettin' Techie With It!

How can we help?

We're eager to get into your classrooms and help you do your thing. If you need us to help integrate technology into what you're already doing please let us know.

Michelle Harwood

Elementary Technology Integration Specialist

New Braunfels ISD

Kimo Aleman

Elementary Technology Integration Specialist

New Braunfels ISD