Digital Learning News
by the BISD Digital Learning Team 1.5.16
Principal Spotlight: Shannon Houston, Watauga Middle School
Click here to check out an example of the Watauga Weekly from December.
Congratulations to all teachers and students highlighted in the Digital Learning News!
North Oaks MS, Pam Starnes & Karen Bland: Info-graphics
Foster Village ES, 1st grade GATE: PowerPoint
Watauga MS, campus-wide: Kahoot
Spicer ES, Chad Morrisey: Class Dojo
North Richland MS, Julie Pursley: Symbaloo
Smithfield MS, Beth Muirheid: Makerspace
DAEP, campus-wide: Compass Learning
Happy New Year!
The Digital Learning department strives for continuous improvement in everything we do so that we can best support impactful, digital learning in all BISD classrooms. In that spirit and in the spirit of the new year, we are debuting “new and improved” district Twitter chats!
The wonderful 15-Day Holiday Twitter Challenge brought many new BISD faces into the Twitter conversation, and we hope that these new changes will encourage even more new faces to join our tweeting PLN. If you have any questions, please contact your friendly digital learning specialist via e-mail or in person. We would love to answer any Twitter questions that you may have.
New and Improved Twitter Chats for 2016!
Tuesday Night Live Twitter Chats 8:00 - 8:30
New features coming throughout the Spring 2016 twitter chats: monthly special guest hosts, questions now previewed one week in advance, monthly themes, special "meet-and-tweet with the Digital Learning Team" evenings (watch for announcement of dates and locations)
Every Friday Slow-Chats - #BISDShines - Let's show the world how BISD students and staff are shining!
Every Friday, all day, the same question:
What was amazing this week? Share a shining moment from your campus/classroom that occurred this week. Include a photo, if possible.
Sneak a Peek: Twitter Questions for January 12, 2016
SAVE THE DATE! Texas ASCD Ignite Conference in Irving!
Just For Elementary: App of the Week
Seesaw empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school. Students capture learning with photos and videos of physical work, or by adding digital creations. Everything is uploaded and kept organized for teachers. Teachers can invite families to Seesaw so parents get an immediate, personalized window into their child's learning.
Student Tool of the Week: Adobe Post!
Teacher Tool of the Week: Scavr!
Digital Learning Team
Kelli Montgomery @KelliM11, Director of Digital Learning
Cheryl McKnight @cherylmck, Coordinator of Digital Learning
Karen Teeters @karenteeters222, Online Learning Specialist
Jennifer Miller @steamlearnlab, Learning Resources Specialist
ELEMENTARY TEAM MEMBERS:
Birdville, WT Francisco, Binion, Mullendore, Snow Heights, Porter, Spicer
Smithfield, Cheney, Stowe, Watauga, Foster Village, North Ridge, Walker Creek
David E Smith, Richland, West Birdville, Holiday Heights, Hardeman, ACFT, Green Valley
SECONDARY TEAM MEMBERS:
Haltom HS, Haltom MS, Richland MS, North Ridge MS
Birdville HS, BCTAL, Smithfield MS, North Richland MS
Richland HS, Shannon HS, North Oaks MS, Watauga MS