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!
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Using Google Drive
Google Apps Updates
- 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
Check out these tools!
Ask great questions using this game-based online tool called Kahoot. Use the drag and drop tool to build quizzes, embed pictures and videos. Students then join in using any device with a browser.
Simply print out cards for your students to display and then scan them from a distance with the Plickers app to collect responses.
This great tool works along with your Google Drive account. Build an interactive Pear Deck and then share with your students.