ECS Appy Hour

November

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https://youtu.be/YkshBgjWJgE

Tools for the Classroom...

  • Updates in Seesaw
    Seesaw recently added a fabulous new feature called Activities. You can now create and share activities with the whole class or specific students only. They can respond with any of Seesaw's tools or edit a template created by you. See video above for more details.

    You can also select Pre-K from the grade level options and there are several activities already there you can choose from. Once you choose one, you can customize it to meet the needs of your lesson or launch it to your students as is.

V.E.3 - Patterns

Resources for V.E.3 - Patterns

These next three images can be saved to an iPad and then used in Doodle Buddy or Seesaw.
  • V.E.3 Patterns - This one was created with Doodle Buddy in mind. The student can use the stickers in the app to copy the pattern.
  • V.E.3 Finish the Pattern - Student draws a line from a choice of pictures to finish the pattern.
  • V.E.3 What Comes Next? - Student circles the color that comes next in the pattern.

Reminders...

  1. If you are needing assistance with any classroom equipment (projector, computer, iPads, etc.), please submit a helpdesk ticket rather than sending emails. When tickets are submitted, it notifies Dave via email immediately, and he prioritizes his work and campus visits by tickets.

  2. Please note that the campus iTunes account is now closed. If your classroom iPads are still associated with that account (SLC, ALC, and Speech) and you need an app downloaded to our account, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Technology PD

1. FISD Online Tech PD - Register in Eduphoria:

November 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM to November 25, 2017 at 11:00 PM

  • Elementary: Everything Creativity (Online) Creativity is an important element in a successful, student-centered classroom. This class will be comprised of various modules featuring websites, apps, and tools that support and promote creativity efforts in the classroom. Each module will be worth one hour of non-contract credit. You choose the modules with the creativity tools that you would like to learn about. You can complete from one to six modules. You may only earn up to six hours for this course; if you are interested in learning more, and there is enough interest, this class will be offered at a later date. This class is for teachers and professional staff only. *Please Note: While the course will remain open during Spring Break for participants, course instructors will not be grading during this time.

  • Elementary: Everything Critical Thinking (online) Critical thinking is an important element in a successful, student-centered classroom. This class will be comprised of various modules featuring websites, apps, and tools that support and promote critical thinking efforts in the classroom. Each module will be worth one hour of non-contract credit. You choose the modules with the critical thinking tools that you would like to learn about. You can complete from one to six modules. You may only earn up to six hours for this course; if you are interested in learning more, and there is enough interest, this class will be offered at a later date. This class is for teachers and professional staff only.

2. November Seesaw Webinar Schedule


3. FISD Twitter Chat: Tonight - November 7th
Topic: Giving Students Voice and Choice.