Week of March 17-21, 2014
New Lesson Plan Link
5th Six Weeks- http://bit.ly/1kcqLgu
March 18-21- Both Computer Labs will be used for TELPAS testing.
April 26- DEN Spring Virt Con- 8am-3pm- Lunch will be provided! http://virtconlive.com/locations/elliott_elementary be sure to register in Eduphoria so I can order enough lunch.
3rd grade did an awesome job of rewriting the song Happy. Next week I will be filming people dancing as either a grade level or individual so I can create a music video. Check out Pharrell Williams 24 Hours of Happy http://24hoursofhappy.com/
Acceptable Use Policies
Just a reminder. If students have not turned in their Acceptable Use Policy, they are not supposed to be using computers or any devices. I am still missing a few classrooms.
Computer Lab-Before School
Computer lab is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning for Think Through Math (3rd-5th)
I will be opening up my lab on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for students to use the computer lab for the Flight Program- this is a time for students to work on various tech projects that they would like to work on.
Have you completed any of the Tech Challenges? Please make sure to email me what you have done so I can make sure to get goodies in your box. I apologize for being behind from January! If you completed January or February challenges goodies will be in your box by this Friday :)
There are 3 blogs up that students can use in stations. A number crunching blog, a writing blog and an inferring blog.
The 411- Playdate Irving 2014
Tired of the same old professional development model? Do you want time play and explore to figure out how to apply what you've learned? Do you still need PD credit?
PLAYDATE Irving: People Learning and Asking Y. Digital Age Teacher Exploration©
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Location: J.O. Davis Elementary
If you are interested in attending, please visit this website for more details: http://playdateirving.blogspot.com
Irving teachers will need to register on two sites:
1) Eduphoria: https://eduphoria.irvingisd.net/wshop/default.aspx?cid=18381 (for 3 PD credits)
Are you interested in getting more involved with PLAYDATE? Consider becoming a session facilitator! We are looking for educators willing to guide exploration and discussion. No experience necessary. I want to guide.
This isn't limited to just Irving teachers. If you know teachers in other districts, please feel free to forward this email to them or tweet about it using the hashtag #PLAYDATE14.
Plug and Play
Encouraged- Come to a Tech Byte Training. These are no more than 30 minutes. Want to see something offered in the Tech Byte Training, just let me know! Can't make it to a meeting, but still want the info... let me know and we will make a plan!
Web 2.0- Use Little Bird Tales to write a story.
Science- Create a paperslide video
Data Driven-Write a word problem that can be posted on the Number Crunching blog.
Support Staff- Write a word problem that can be posted on the Number Crunching Blog
See the challenges- check out all of them HERE