Digital Learning News
1-19-2016 from your Digital Learning Team
Principal Spotlight: Marsha Perry
W.T. Francisco principal Marsha Perry is a digital learning leader. She equips her staff with best-practice strategies and cutting edge resources to enhance learning. Mrs. Perry models 21st century collaboration and professional learning networks by including coaches, digital learning specialists, and coordinators in the teaching and learning support for her staff. Mrs. Perry recently brought in ELA coordinator Teresa Lawson to inform teachers about Mentoring Minds. Mentoring Minds is a supplemental resource that empowers students to master the standards and to think critically. These resources are available in print and digital versions, allowing teachers to individualize instruction with different delivery methods. Lawson also provided teachers with ideas on how to best integrate and utilize this resource to support the curriculum. This is one example of the many ways Mrs. Perry is utilizing district coaches, specialists and coordinators to support teaching and learning at her campus.
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Congratulations to all teachers and students highlighted in the Digital Learning News!
Shannon High School: Mrs. Janet Erlinger, online courses
North Oaks Middle School: campus, Flexible Learning Spaces for blended learningJack C. Binion, Green Valley, Walker Creek, O.H. Stowe, W.A. Porter, Hardeman, Smithfield, Academy at Carrie F. Thomas: Battle of the Books teams, Zoom videoconferencing
Academy at Carrie Francis Thomas: Mrs. Carly Howerton, Chatterpix
Watauga Middle School: Mrs. Deanna Boyd, Perfect Video on iPads
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Elementary Tip of the Week: Kiddle and SimpleMind
The iPad app of the week is SimpleMind. SimpleMind is a mind mapping tool that turns your iPad into a brainstorming, idea collection, and thought structuring device.
Teacher Tool of the Week: Star Wars in the Classroom!
Student App of the Week: Star Wars app!
Kelli Montgomery @KelliM11, Director of Digital Learning
Cheryl McKnight @cherylmck, Coordinator of Digital Learning
Karen Teeters @karenteeters222, Online Learning Specialist
Jennifer Miller @steamlearnlab, Learning Resources Specialist
ELEMENTARY TEAM MEMBERS:
Birdville, WT Francisco, Binion, Mullendore, Snow Heights, Porter, Spicer
Smithfield, Cheney, Stowe, Watauga, Foster Village, North Ridge, Walker Creek
David E Smith, Richland, West Birdville, Holiday Heights, Hardeman, ACFT, Green Valley
SECONDARY TEAM MEMBERS:
Haltom HS, Haltom MS, Richland MS, North Ridge MS
Birdville HS, BCTAL, Smithfield MS, North Richland MS
Richland HS, Shannon HS, North Oaks MS, Watauga MS