K-5 Ed Tech Talk

December 2019

Accessing Reading AND Math Reports in i-Ready

This year when teachers log in for the first time they are prompted to confirm the Subject and Grades that they teach.

If clicked through this prompt too quickly, the appropriate subjects will not be enabled.


If you are not seeing both subjects when you should be, (for example, Your students are enrolled in Math and Reading classes, but don’t see Math) here is the solution:


The next time you log into i-Ready, look for your name in blue in the top right of the page.

Click on the name and choose My Profile

Click on Edit profile. This is where you can make the adjustment and select Reading and Math.

Click on Save.

Once these steps are followed, everything should appear as it should.

🎤Insert Audio into Google Slides🎧

Click the button to watch the video and learn more!

🖨️Printing Clever Badges🖨️

Directions how to print Clever Badges for your class. (K-2 only) When a new student is added to your roster in PowerSchool, a Clever badge will be generated within 24 hours for that student.

Hour of Code is December 9th!

December 9th celebrates "Hour of Code."


The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.



You can find more information about this event and explore coding activities by grade level by clicking here. The activities are fun, exciting, and just a click away to use during a station rotation activity or morning meeting!


If you plan on doing any activities during the week of December 9th-15th to celebrate Hour of Code, please e-mail pictures of your activities to heidi.biller@msdk12.net.

🦌Oh Deer! December is Already Here!🦌

Suggestions for some fun December activities:


☃️Google Slides Activity- Build a Snowman: Students build and customize their own snowman and then write/type about their snowman.


Read Write Think- Trading Card Maker : Have students create a trading card all about their favorite character from a winter/holiday themed book. Great idea for character traits and printed out, it looks just like a real trading card!


Keep students engaged by using Gzaas! to broadcast a message on your screen. Choose fonts, colors, and background image. You can also share it as a link when you are finished!


Use this template to have students create a Google Slide about a holiday/winter family tradition. (Remember to make a "copy" of the slide first!)


Use these fun classroom timers to assist with station rotation or classroom transitions.⏰

You Can Book Me- Look What We Have Been Working On