Anna ISD, November 2015
Conference & Cookies
Quick response (QR) codes are easy to create and have many uses in the classroom. With the posting of a QR code, you can lead students to information quickly with their own device. And while making QR Codes for activities we are already doing in the classroom doesn’t take much time, it’s still nice to have ready-made QR code activities accessible with the click of a button. Anna ISD teachers now have access to grade-level, subject specific QR code activities.
Grant Carts Delivered!
(AMS & AHS) The Chromebook in the Classroom Grants were fulfilled this month! All four carts were delivered to the recipients of the grant and all classes had a Chromebook Orientation. Classes are in full swing of using 1:1 devices. Innovative updates coming soon!
(JKB) Mrs. Smallwood's 3rd graders got a techy take on vocabulary last month. Instead of writing the vocabulary words in their journals, students were introduced to their Google Drive (free file storage provided by Anna ISD & Google to all AISD students). Students used Google Slides to create an online presentation of their vocabulary words where they had to demonstrate understanding of the word by using the word in a sentence and finding an image that represented the word.
(AMS) Mrs. Rader's and Mrs. Coleman's 6th grade Language Arts classes have gone digital! Sixth grade students have been using Google Classroom to receive their assignments and alternatively, turning in their assignments. In addition to online assignments, Mrs. Coleman and Mrs. Radar have started producing instructional videos that students can watch on their time and at their own time... all to increase instructional support in their classroom!
Grant Carts Delivered!
First Graders Go Batty with Research
Kindergarten Loves QR Codes
3D Printing Becomes Reality for Fifth Graders
Sign Language and Video Production Go Hand in Hand
Post Mortem of My 8th Grade Self
Check out one impressive introduction that one of Mrs. Box's students submitted:
"In my eighth grade Pre-AP ELAR class, we are talking about Ramses the Second, who, if you don't know, is known as one of the greatest pharaohs in Egypt. As a project, our teacher asked us to make a Post-Mortem about ourselves similar to Ramses the Second. Now, I'm no Egyptian pharaoh, but this is my Post-Mortem. You asked for it, Mrs. Box."