DIGITAL LEARNING UNDERGROUND NEWS

Bringing innovation ABOVEGROUND 2-16-18

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Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

We have over 50 sponsors (already!) who have donated everything from premium apps and subscriptions, T-shirts, Makerspace items, and more. We already have over 100 cool prizes so in addition to some great connections and learning, you'll go home with some swag!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW AS TAYLOR AND JENNIFER SHARE SOME OF THE COOL PRIZES THAT HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED IN OUR OFFICE!

https://youtu.be/PPh38kw3rN0

WHAT'S AN EDCAMP? WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW

https://youtu.be/gr7teMAk-hA
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Who should come to Edcamp Birdville?


  • K-12 teachers
  • Administrators
  • District leaders
  • Public and private school staff
  • Post secondary educators
  • Community education advocates

With Only 200 Tickets, How Do I Reserve My Spot?

See the registration instructions below. Birdville teachers be sure to register on Eventbrite AND in Eduphoria

REGISTER NOW FOR EDCAMP BIRDVILLE

EDcamp: Sessions are determined by participants and you decide what is most relevant to you. It's all about educator voice and choice!

Have a friend in another district? Bring them to Edcamp Birdville!

* Light breakfast will be available in the morning.


EVERYONE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE!

Edcamp Birdville Eventbrite registration site link: https://tinyurl.com/edcampbirdville


BIRDVILLE EDUCATORS ALSO REGISTER IN EDUPHORIA! Receive 4 hours CPE and FLEX credits!

Registration link: https://birdville.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=6936

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529 Opportunities

Check out this list of the 529 presentations and accomanying resources from the 2018 TCEA conference last week!

https://convention.tcea.org/handouts/

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SKYWARD SYSTEM UPDATE: February 18th

Please be advised of the Skyward maintenance window scheduled for this Sunday from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM. During the maintenance window, the Technology department will be installing the latest updates from Skyward and all Skyward systems, including Family Access, will be unavailable.


Please use the Exit Link to log out of the skyward system by 1PM on Sunday. Anyone using Skyward applications while maintenance is being conducted will automatically be logged out and all unsaved data will be lost.


Should you have any questions, please call us at x5888 or email us at helpdesk@birdvilleschools.net.

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3 New Ways to do the 3 Questions Literacy Strategy: Analog to Digital, Elementary to Secondary. Go here to see how: http://bisddlp.blogspot.com/2018/02/3-ways-to-do-3-questions-literacy.html
How easy it is to use Google Classroom and how it is making a difference in Mr. Simmons classroom: http://bisddlp.blogspot.com/2018/02/dl-spotlight-google-classroom-with-drew.html
Mrs. Ott's students are using Flipgrid to create reading fluency portfolios. These are kindergarten students, but using Flipgrid is amazing for K-12 students in ANY content area:

http://bisddlp.blogspot.com/2018/02/flipgrid-reading-portfolios-in.html

How about using a flight simulation program from NASA to create a bottle rocket that wins the flight contest? Of course you will need to take into consideration weight, drag, and design - STEM! Read and watch the video of Mr. Arnold's class testing the rockets they built:

http://bisddlp.blogspot.com/2018/02/gateway-to-technology-fun-learning.html

App that allows the user to create their own video games....FOR FREE!

http://bisddlp.blogspot.com/2018/02/welcome-to-sketchnation.html

Book Reports 2.0. Mrs. Thomas' students are using mysimpleshow to present and share about what they are reading: http://bisddlp.blogspot.com/2018/02/book-report-20.html
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GOOGLE DOODLE CONTEST

Teachers, please share with students! This year's Google Doodle contest is open for entries until March 2, 2018.https://doodles.google.com/d4g/how-it-works.html