TECH TIPS & TRICKS FROM SHANTEL - VOL. 6
February 14, 2019
District NearPod Subscriptions and Trainings
You can also access Information on how to log in and utilize Nearpod in Klein ISD’s Guide to Digital Resources GROUP in Schoology. You can join using this code 2ZQB6-BD5FW.
February Nearpod Trainings
Please Login Before Our Training on Monday, February 18th.
Quizalize Pilot Interest
Quizalize has offered Hildebrandt a FREE pilot for the remainder of this year to test out the product with your students and collect students data. In the meantime, please check out the video below.
Student TEK Progress Monitoring and Goal Setting
Engaging and Educational Activities to Celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Thursday is Valentine’s Day, a holiday that inspires our students to let friends, family members, and loved ones know how much they care about them. This caring holiday can also inspire our students to learn grammar, math, geography, coding, and more with a few Valentine’s Day inspired activities below.
- Check out this Valentine's Day Quiz Collection of games by Kahoot.
- Students can send free digital greetings to their peers, another class, nursing homes, cancer wards, orphanages, or the military with Animoto, Canva, or Pic-Collage First, allow them to create their messages or poems on paper and have their peers edit for grammar errors. Students can add drawings or photos to many of these web tools and apps.
- In math, your students can send Math-o-grams with cool heart designs graphed. Students can see the equation worked out.
- Students can learn cryptology by creating their own secret coded language and writing a Valentine’s Day message for others to decipher.
- Students can create love poems with the free digital Love Magnetic Poetry Kit.
- Students can create their own heart-shaped poem using the Neoformix Word Hearts generator.
- Use candy hearts as writing prompts in a poem or story.
Reminders From the Repair Center
Students should not be bringing their chargers to school. They are supposed to stay at home. Please help encourage our awesome students to leave chargers at home for the following reasons:
- They are easy to lose and mix up with other student’s chargers. If a student turns in another student’s charger at the end of the year, they don’t credit for a charger being turned in. The student who the charger was assigned to gets the credit (and a refund if they already purchased a replacement).
- Chargers are NOT covered by the $35 insurance.
- They are trip hazards in the classroom. There are already enough obstacles in the classrooms, the last thing we need is cables across the floor added to the mix.
FYI, Chargers and styluses ARE covered if they stop working with no apparent signs of damage (or the stylus tip breaks).
If you find any student chargers bring them down to the repair center. Please do not hold on to them. They are numbered and will be returned to the students.
Thanks to everyone who sends students to the repair center with a work order and their case. It makes a big difference in helping them prepare for the expectations in high school. Not to mention keeps their device safe in transit.