The Bird is the Word

This is what's STATpening

Enjoy the LOOOOONG weekend!

Appy Hour

Thanks to all who attended. We had some great PD on BCPSOne and other digital tools for our students.

  • ANNE PHILLIPS is the winner of the first APPY HOUR raffle drawing! Please come a choose a prize!!
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Loving our Edmodo ALL-STARS: Mary Boniface, Mike Kuczmynda & Emily Pfeifer

These rockstar teachers have created class groups in Edmodo, signed their students up, and have been using Edmodo as a resource for instruction. If you want to learn more about Edmodo and how you can use it in your classroom, click here:

Trying to do Turn-Ins??!! - Teachers Creating Turn-Ins Part 1 - Students Opening Turn-Ins Part 2 - Teachers Creating Turn-Ins Part 3

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Edutyping Updates

Students in grades 3-5 will have access to Edutyping. Their accounts should be set up already, however, it will not be single sign-on in BCPSOne just yet. Please let Alley, Katie, or me know if you encounter any problems with students signing on using their username and EXTERNAL password.

Students should be using it 15 minutes, 3 times per week.

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Problems with Wonders, Wixie, Dreambox...


  • We know that they are working to resolve the issues students are having with accessing Wonders. THANK YOU for being patient! It is surely frustrating!! Please continue to report the issues.


  • It's been reported that you can assign an activity in Wixie, but the kids cannot open it. Try using Google Chrome or Firefox with BCPSOne and Wixie.
  • How to OPEN BCPSOne in Google Chrome if it is opening in Internet Explorer:


  • If you have specific students that cannot get into Dreambox, and you know they are assigned to a math class because it comes up in their BCPSOne classes, then please email with the student's name.

Tech Liaison's Corner: Our superstars ALLEY & KATIE

  • Please do not update anything...ever. Our tech liaisons will do the updates for you remotely. If you see a pop-up window, Java for example, click "Later". Do not click "Update".
  • Please SHUT DOWN your device every day before you leave and if you take your device home, sign out and shut down before coming back to school.
  • Teachers can and are encouraged to call the Help Desk at x4672 OR complete this online Help Desk form: when experiencing technical problems outside of BCPSOne (curriculum, Dreambox, Wonders, Wixie, etc.)
  • For any BCPSOne problems (curriculum, Wonders, Wixie, Dreambox, etc.) please fill out the Online Support Request located in BCPSOne

Coming Up...things to think about, but not do anything with yet.

Teacher Development Plans

  • We will not be completing official Teacher Development Plans this year (yay!)
  • Instead we will fill out a brief Google Form on your professional development goals and how you will achieve them (choosing one of the Bird U options)
  • The form will be short and sweet :)
  • We will no longer complete the teacher self-assessment or the teacher development plan document


  • SLOs will be due on October 30th
  • We will work in grade levels to complete our SLOs

Wixie CPD Class

CPD 1 Credit Course opportunity: Using Pixie and Wixie in the Teaching and Learning Process

Any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at

Please sign up ASAP!

See below for information:

Intended Audience(s):


All Subjects

All Elementary,All Middle



Date(s) Date(s):

9/10/2015, 9/17/2015, 9/24/2015, 10/1/2015, 10/8/2015


4:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Oakleigh Elementary Lab

Participants will be able to plan, create, and edit images and graphic organizers using program toolbars and commands.

Participants will be able to add graphics, sound, animation, clip art, digital images, and special effects to design informational documents and original artwork.

Participants will be able to identify resources which can support and extend drawing-based applications.

Participants will be able to identify ways in which drawing-based applications can be used to meet professional and instructional needs.