Gettin' Techy With It!

February 2016

The 4-1-1

  • Digital Learning Day is on Wednesday, February 17, 2016! Celebrate by incorporating something digital into your lesson that day, THEN add your celebration to the Digital Learning Day map!

Digital Reading Resources!

Grades K-2

Teach Your Monster to Read -- Check out this fun website that reinforces early reading skills!

Grades 3-5

Learning Ally is hosting two book clubs this month! They culminate with an interactive webinar with the book author! Click HERE for more info.

Let us know if you're interested.

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Going the Distance

The Texas Wildlife Association has some great distance learning webinars that are aligned to some of your Science TEKS. Let us know if you'd like to schedule a viewing of this presentation.

The Magic of Monarchs

For such a delicate insect, the Monarch butterfly leads an adventurous life! During spring and fall, millions of Monarchs will travel through Texas on their way to or from their overwintering sites in Mexico. Live caterpillars and adult Monarchs will be on hand during the program, allowing your students to see them up close and in detail. Join us as we discuss the basic needs, life cycle, adaptations, and migration patterns of the Monarch butterfly and learn how you can help conserve this unique creature.

ASI: Animal Skull Investigation!

This interactive presentation allows students the opportunity to investigate skulls of native Texas animals. Unique adaptations will be discussed and students will be asked to identify common structures of animal skulls and then determine their function(s). During the investigations, students will discover the feeding habits, survival adaptations, and finally the identity of our mystery specimens.

Life Cycle Series - Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis

The programs in this series investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes during their life cycle. Students will learn about the basic needs and physical characteristics that allow these organisms to survive through each stage of the life cycle.

Awesome App of the Month

TeleStory takes you behind the scenes to create and broadcast your own TV show! Record a music video, teleport to an alien planet, film a high-speed-chase, or perform on a reality TV show - TeleStory is a TV studio in your pocket.

Check out how one teacher used TeleStory in her classroom HERE. How can YOU use TeleStory?!

Techie Teacher Award

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This month's Techie Teacher Award goes to Kathryn Chapman, 4th grade teacher at Lamar Elementary. Kathryn's students used Google Drive and Notability to solve the Mystery of the Missing Chocolate. As students answered math problems in Notability, she would send them clues to the thief's identity via Google Drive. Students would use the clues to eliminate suspects. It was a digital version of Guess Who!

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