Intec Newsletter

April 2014

Cara Yarbrough & Megan Kakaras are Winners!

Cara and Megan are the winners of the Power Bank Charger for Mobile Devices just by simply filling out the survey at the end of the newsletters. Congratulations and thank you for your wonderful feedback!

Technology Tips and Tricks

Google Drive

Google Drive lets you store your stuff for free, access them from anywhere, and collaborate with others. You automatically have a Google Drive account with your school email. Look to the right to see how to access Google Drive from your email. Click on the videos below to learn more about Google Drive.
Google Drive: One safe place for all your stuff
Google Drive: Sharing your documents and files

Try This App!

Word Clouds by

Again you asked, and we answered! Thank you Sonya Spires for suggesting we put a section in the newsletter showcasing apps. This month, we would like to share Word Clouds by ABCYa. FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Word Clouds by is an easy-to-use app to create and share beautiful word clouds. A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. While there are many practical applications for word clouds, a common use is to analyze a body of text.

Click HERE to get the app now!

Ballentine Elementary Can-struction Project

Ballentine Elementary documented their amazing Can-struction sculpture project with their media iPads and the apps Stop Motion Studio and iMovie. Stop Motion allowed them to easily record and edit. There's a lot you can do with stop motion video if you just think about it -- usually in terms of building blocks. If you're good with clay or Play-Doh, you can create your own scenes and movies. You can write messages on poster board in stop motion for fun effects. Or you can dust off your LEGO sets and go crazy making stop motion movies to post on YouTube!

Final Canstruction

Students Take Notes Using Aurasma and Videos

Students at River Springs Elementary School learn to pull important information from videos and websites using the iPad App Aurasma. Fourth grade students in Mrs. Corley's class watched videos about the 3 Branches of government by scanning images. They then had to decide: Who makes up each branch, what their job is, and how each branch balances out each other. Click Here to get the lesson.

Lake Murray Elementary is in Technology Mode!

First grader students in Mrs. Schuver's class have been writing letters all year to their pen pal at OPES. With the help of Skype, the students were able to meet their pen pals a couple of weeks ago. What a great way to use technology!

Mrs. Schuver's class has also been busy doing animal research. They wrote reports and used the Face Talk App to share their fun facts. After all their hard work, parents were invited into the classroom for their presentations. What a great way for the students to share what they have learned with their parents. Each student shared their report and then showed their Face Talk video, featuring their talking animal. Kudos to Mrs. Schuver and her awesome first graders!

Polar Bear

Harbison West 4th Graders bring the Revolutionary War to life.

Fourth grade students at HWES know a lot about the Revolutionary War!

After researching the war, teams met to write scripts that would share facts about people and events during this time of American History. Their plays were then performed in front of a green screen. Some students made costumes, used props and a few even tried British accents. Famous people like George and Martha Washington made brief appearances. Finally pictures from reenactments and actual battle sites were added as backdrops and the Revolutionary War sprang to life!