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Week of November 18, 2013

Technology in The Classroom

This example came from 5th graders at Northern Hills. The worked in pairs to write about something the like about Fall in Google Docs.

Notice the revision history which allows the teacher to see what contributions were made by each student, and students an revert to an earlier version.

Also the student and teacher have opportunity to comment back and forth.

How tos

How to request software for the new teacher laptops:


Recent FAQs

Q: When are we getting our new teacher computers?

A: Today (Monday, November 18) is the first rollout, and the second practice is Thursday. If all goes as expected there will be a fast paced rollout schedule beginning when we return from Thanksgiving!

Smart Flash Fix

Adobe Flash has come out with a new version of flash that will fix the issues that came up with all interactive components of SMART Notebook. Click here to download.

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One Last Thing...

December writing prompts, bulletin boards, and lesson ideas


Jennifer Heine

Instructional Technology Specialist

North East Independent School District

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