Taylor ISD DuckLink #34

empowering student success and school improvement

December 10, 2014

Spotlight on Our Core Values

A few weeks ago I witnessed a class that exemplifies our core values of relationship, innovation, passion, and excellence.

I visited Mrs. Steed’s 4th grade class where her students were in the middle of independent math work. Realizing her students needed a break, she told her students they were going to GoNoodle. All the class exclaimed, "Yes!" and immediately stood up to participate. Mrs. Steed has been using an online tool called GoNoodle to encourage positive behavior while giving her students a brain break. Since consistently using this tool she has seen significant behavior changes and more engaged students.

I especially liked seeing this because I could feel the safe environment she has provided for her students by building relationships, participating with them, using technology appropriately, and exemplifying passion and excellence.

Great job Mrs. Steed!

Nominate Someone Today!

Do you have someone that is doing great things to exemplify our TISD Core Values of relationship, innovation, passion, or excellence? Submit a request to feature them in a future issue of the DuckLink.

Using Google Drive

As part of Google, you have unlimited online storage available to you called Google Drive. Have you started using this? This video will help you get started using this great feature.
Google Drive: Getting Organized

Google Apps Updates

Google continues to update features in their suite of products that you don't want to miss. Here are a few.

  • Launch desktop applications form Google Drive in Chrome
  • New versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides iOS apps, support for viewing and editing text in tables in the Docs app, ability to insert, move, resize, and rotate text boxes, shapes, and lines in the Slides app
  • Single click the pencil icon on email attachments to edit in Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Ability to merge cells of a table in Google Docs

Fun Apps to Check Out Over the Holidays

Are you looking forward to a great time off to visit with family and friends for the holiday? Check out these apps and enjoy them with your family.

Check out these tools!

Help Desk Contact

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Phone: 512-365-5015 or x1900

Be sure to visit the Taylor ISD Technology site for more information.