Digital Learning News 4-12-16
from the Birdville Digital Learning Team
Election Discussions with Students
EduTopia article Election 2016: Lesson Plans and Digital Resources for Teachers
Digital Learning Twitter Chat- TONIGHT from 8:00 - 8:30pm
The last two weeks, we have discussed ways to foster creativity in the classroom and why it is so important. Now, let's think about project-based learning and how it can promote creativity in classrooms.
Just search #bisddlp on Twitter beginning at 8:00pm this evening to view and participate in tonight's Digital Learning Chat.
When Time is of the Essence...
Digital Learning Blog Teacher Spotlights
BISD students are engaged in a variety of learning opportunities each day. Visit the Digital Learning Lounge blog to learn more about how teachers are using technology tools and resources that engage students in learning!
Haltom MS: Amber Norris, QR codes
North Richland MS: Frannie Hutson and Gina Bergman, Google Classroom
North Oaks MS: Trevor Seaman, Kahoot/Quizizz/Quizlet
ACFT: Stefanie Woodard, Bond tech for research
Watauga MS: Jim Adams, Explain Everything and Reflector2
Watauga MS: Julie Pollard, Topographical Augmented Reality Sandbox
Watauga MS: Heather Raynsford, Yak-It Kids on iPads
Watauga MS: Elizabeth Cumbie, Quizizz for assessment
Watauga MS: Angel Cox & Colleen Zitzman, Adobe Voice on iPads
This links to the Professional Learning page for summer PD opportunities! Check out the descriptions and register now!
Grow Your Mind: Learning Opportunities for YOU!
Now's the Time to Get Your Project Innovate iPad!
Approximately one week prior to training you will receive an email with a flipped learning experience that gives you prior learning and tasks that will be required before training.
Relay Learning Modules!
Texas ASCD Ignite
Texas Google Summit
Resources for Learning
Elementary App of the Week: iSpeech
iSpeech allows users to convert text to speech, convert documents to speech, convert web content to speech, or convert blogs to speech.
Student Technology Tool of the Week: Rattle!
Teacher Technology Tool of the Week: Thoughtful Learning!
Quizlet Ups the Ante: Popular Online Vocab Site Debuts New Live Game Option!
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