Crippen Tech & Media Center Update
December 12, 2014
This Weeks Hour of Code
Our Hour(s) of Code last week got off to a bumpy start with the code.org website going completely down due to the high volume of students trying to participate in the Hour of Code worldwide.
We made the decision to implement a different coding lesson on our campus (and others in the district) where students were able to create a lighting program for the State of Texas Christmas tree located at the White House. Students programmed the colors, quantity, and movement of the lights on the tree. Once they finished their program it was uploaded and they were given a date and time that their program will appear on our state tree in Washington DC.
The NCISD Hour of Code Event at the Texan Drive Stadium Community Room was a success on Tuesday night. We had 52 students PreK-12th show up with their parents to write computer code. It was a great experience watching the kids learn and teach their parents.
Tech in Action @ Crippen
These week I wanted to recognized three teachers who submitted an entry into the Pk-2nd grade tablet contest created by NCISD. These teachers are regularly using technology in the classroom and hopefully one of them will be the district winner who will receive a class set of tablets or Chromebooks.
If you are doing something in you class, please let me know. I would love to feature all of our amazing teachers at some point during the year. Featured teachers, stop by my office to get a jeans pass courtesy of Mrs. Mayes.
Upcoming Video Conference Opportunities for your students
2015 Reading Discovery Featuring First Lady Barbara Bush (3-8)
January 29, 2015
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Registration Deadline: 1/23/2015
Join in the excitement of reading a new book with First Lady Barbara Bush! Students from many states and abroad will ask questions during the videoconference with Mrs. Bush. If your students submit questions prior to Jan. 9, your class might be selected to ask questions during the program. Reading Buddies on stage join in the interaction. Music fun is another way to share new words and rhymes.
Please complete this form and submit up to five written questions by Friday, Jan. 9 that your class would like to ask Mrs. Bush. Selected schools will be notified by Jan. 23 however, it is possible that some schools may not get to ask their questions due to time constraints. You must be registered in the videoconference to participate in the Q&A with Barbara Bush. Register and find additional information at the following link: