Elementary Ed Tech Update

January 2020

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Happy New Year!

WOW! 2019 went by in a blur...our old New Year's 'resolution' must have been too low!

We hope that this will be your best year yet! As always, we hope you'll take the time to read about what's going on regarding Ed Tech in Pearland ISD! Please let your ETS know if we can assist you with your Technology Integration!

Tech Training

January 7th - Looking Glass PD

We hope that you enjoyed the professional development training day focused on technology integration. We genuinely appreciate all of you that presented, making this entire event possible! If you enjoyed attending the mini-conference, please consider presenting next year!

Finally, many of you have already shared your feedback, but if you haven't done so yet, we would love to learn what about the day you liked and where we can improve. Please fill out this survey!

Osmo - Early Education Robot

The EdTech Spotlight is shining on Pearland Education Foundation Grant winner, Christine Cordova, kindergarten teacher at Challenger Elementary. Ms. Cordova purchased Osmo, an early education tool that combines tactile exploration with innovative technology.

The basic Osmo system contains a base for a mobile device to sit in and a reflective mirror that attaches to the camera. The reflector adjusts the optics so that the camera is essentially recording the table area in front of the device, which enables the Osmo apps to "see" the objects placed there. Implementation was an easy process, first introduced in whole group then in workstations. Students have been successful using Osmo independently, and they love it!

Windows 10 Tips

Use the On Screen Keyboard with Your Interactive Projector

You can have a keyboard at your fingertips anytime you need one if you turn on the onscreen keyboard on your desktop computer. Go to Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard. Under "Use your device without a physical keyboard," slide the toggle button to On.
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APPealing Tech Lessons

Project for MLK Day

Chatterpix is an Oldie but Goodie!!! It is super easy to use with your students!!!

In the below example, students drew a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and recorded facts or contributions he has made.

To use:

Students take a picture with the app

Draw a mouth on their image

Record their voice

Save their video

It is that easy!! Then you can share to seesaw, dojo or post on your website for parents to view!

Chatterpix Project

Cyber Savvy Tips

Topic of the Month: Cyberbullying

According to a statistic from i-SAFE foundation, more than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberbullying, and more than half of them will not tell their parents about it. As adults, we need to take Notice, Talk about it, Document it, and Report it. Check out the link below to learn more.


Protect Yourself Rules - Cyber Bullying

Things We Found "Pinteresting"

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