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Week of November 11, 2013

Technology in The Classroom - Veteran's Day Edition

Today I wanted to share the attention grabbing Steubing Ranch Veteran's Day campus entrance. This is the same concept I have shared previously (students recorded their writing with ShowMe), and I thought it was worth showing in a new context in honor of the holiday, and also because I firmly believe in finding something that is effective and using it over and over. It was wonderful to walk in to the school and see this along with the Writing winner's displayed in the foyer!

Recent FAQs

Q: What do I do if I am locked out of my iPad or it is asking for a code that I do not know
A: Enter a help ticket. The technician will set the device back to factory settings.

Q: How do I use reflector once my iPads have been updated?

A: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen using 3 fingers, then tap airplay and select your computer.

Q: How do I search for an app once the iPads have been updated?

A: Swipe down from the top of the screen using 1 finger.

Some other updates with iOS7:

How tos

How to install and use reflector: http://goo.gl/2SWs2p

How to update the ipads: http://goo.gl/8sCljQ


Upcoming Professional Development

Create your own PD adventure!

Join me for a student led self-paced professional development opportunity taking place between Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. If interested please follow this link to join the Edmodo group where the class will be hosted:


More information on specific requirements to earn credit and possible hours will be posted on Thursday at which time you can decide if the course is for you or not.

The primary objectives of the class are to end up with a collection of ready to use lessons in conjunction with the 3rd nine weeks scope and sequence using technology tools that course participants choose to learn more about.


The district now has an internal site for lessons using Notebook 11 as well as other Smart board and slate tips and how tos.

Check out this resource here:


One Last Thing...

2nd Grade Math Brainteasers


Jennifer Heine

Instructional Technology Specialist

North East Independent School District

Help Links

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