BHS T&L Update

Volume 1, Issue 4

September 12-16

Upcoming Events

September 20 Module 2 for ESOL Due

September 21 Early Release Day

September 29 SAT Workshop

View Cumulative Grades in PTP Scoresheet

Follow these simple instructions to change your display settings so that you can show a traditional grade column if you cannot already see the cumulative average for a student on the scoresheet.

Module 2 Due 9/20/16

Hannah Levister sent out the Module 2: Language Acquisition and Academic Language PowerPoint presentation as part of teachers' ESOL professional development. If you have not done so already, please view the PowerPoint that Mr. Cox emailed earlier this week or click on the Module 2 button below to view the video presentation then click on the "Sign Sheet Module 2" link to document that you have completed this task.
Sign Sheet for Module 2

Please complete this form after viewing the Module 2 ppt

Technology Update:

Ms. Sprouse's Government classes completed their Sway presentations on the Declaration of Independence last week. Some of Mrs. Greene's Psychology students also used this tool to demonstrate their understanding of the brain and nervous system. Please check out some samples of student Sways by clicking on the pictures below.

Tech Tip of the Week: Delve

If you are swimming in a sea of shared documents and email attachments then you may want to check out Delve. Log in to Office 365 online, click the honeycomb icon, then click Delve. The pictures and hot link button below provide more information.

Tech Tool of the Week: Desmos Classroom for Math Teachers

I observed an Algebra 2 classroom at Chapman High School using this tool this week. Students were completing complex problems on their laptops as part of a lesson that their teacher had created. Some questions were automatically graded and others could be graded by their teacher later. Teachers can also use lessons that others have created free of charge.

Tech Tool of the Week: ThingLink

This tool allows users to take a document, image, or video, and layer additional content on top using hot links and buttons. For example, an anatomy teacher or student could start with an image of the parts of the central nervous system and add informational boxes or links to other images, documents, or videos when students mouse over each part. I quickly created an interactive image with quick links to important documents using options available on a free account. Mrs. Moss plans to use this with her Forensics class next week so we hope to share student samples soon. Click the ThingLink button below for more information and view the sample images that I found for science, math, and history lessons that have already been created by other teachers.