Ranger Ready

Tech Thursday | 16 February 2017

Digital Differentiation with Digital Choice Boards

Choice Boards for Differentiation

Digital Choice Boards are a form of digital differentiation that give students a choice of learning and assessment activities. One easy way to start using digital choice boards is through Tic-Tac-Toe. Students have to complete any three digital activities in a row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal).

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CLICK HERE to become a Nearpod Certified Educator

NFHS has a limited number of site licenses for Nearpod. Become one of the first 20 teachers to earned Nearpod Certified Educator and you will be granted a site license. Please email your certificate to the Ready 1:1 Instructional Coach.

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How to Solve Problems and Change the World

$100,000 for Students | $50,000 for Teachers


The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.


Youth aged 4 to 18 (as of May 1, 2017) compete in three age divisions: Ages 4 to 8 ● Ages 9 to 13 ● Ages 14 to 18


We welcome all ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste.


A blue-ribbon panel of judges will evaluate entries based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration. In addition to the prize money, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

How To Win The Paradigm Challenge

Ready 1:1 Teacher of the Week

Each week in the Ranger Ready Tech Thursday Newsletter, a new teacher will be featured as the Ready 1:1 Teacher of the Week. These are teachers at Naaman Forest High School who are transforming teaching and learning in the classroom through technology integration using the iPad.

Sarah Holloway

Mrs. Holloway went to Tyler Junior College on a vocal scholarship for her Associates degree in general studies. Her Bachelors was from Texas A&M University where she studied History, with a minor in English. Holloway's Masters is from SMU where she studied Human Rights and Social Justice, as well as American Studies.

What is your favorite iPad app to use with students and why?

It's not really an app, but I love to play Quizlet Live with students.

What do you like to do in your leisure time?

I love to play the guitar and sing, I constantly read when I have time, and I love spending time with my husband and 1.5 year old daughter.

Connect. Empower. Lead.

#EdcampGarland is an unconference event for ALL educators. This participant-driven event will provide organic professional learning experiences for educators from all over the DFW- metroplex. Come be a part of the discussion about education topics that interest you and earn 5 hours of CPE credits.

What is an EdCamp?

EdCamp 101


#EdCampGarland will be on Saturday, March 4, 2017, here at Naaman Forest. Please register early because tickets are expected to go fast for this FREE unique professional development experience open to ALL GISD educators and educators from neighboring school districts.

EdCamp Garland

Saturday, March 4th, 8am-1pm

4843 Naaman Forest Boulevard

Garland, TX