Elementary Ed Tech Update
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!
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
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.
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!
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.