iTeach Manor Newsletter

Third Edition

TCEA Fusion 2013

Last week several Manor ISD teachers, librarians, curriculum specialists and technology specialists attended Texas Computer Educators Association's (TCEA) conference for 2013. We came back eager to spread new ideas and information.


Many of those in attendance also presented innovative ways of teaching at the conference. Great job to Maci Shannon, Julie Villegas, Shannon Belz, Michael Harper, Kellie Arnold, David Park, Renee Setser and Angela Matthews.


Seek out the attendants or presenters from your campus and ask for one new tidbit of information. If you were a lucky attendant, ask to present a few of the things you learned at a staff meeting or add it to your campus Edmodo page. You can also access all handouts from TCEA 2013 at http://www.tcea.org/handouts/.


Sharing is the best way to spread the innovation.


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Emerson

Keynote Training

Thursday, Feb 21st, 4:30-5:30pm

10335 US Hwy 290E Manor, TX 78653

Keynote is Apple’s version of PowerPoint. Learn how to make your presentations more dynamic with less stress. If you plan on attending, please register in Eduphoria.


Innovative Web 2.0 Tools

ForAllRubrics incorporates easy to create rubrics with many wonderful features that can be used on an iPad, MacBook or even a iPod. This is one of the best rubric creators I have come across.

https://www.forallrubrics.com/login/


*Free *iPad/iPod/Computer compatible

Skype for Educators eliminates the walls of your classroom and increases the possibilities for learning. Travel the world with your students without the hassle of planning a field trip.

https://education.skype.com/


*Free *iPad/iPod/Computer compatible

FooPlot is an easy to use graphing calculator.

http://fooplot.com/


*Free *iPad/iPod/Computer compatible

iMovie Trailers

Thursday, Mar 7th, 4:30-5:30pm

10335 US Hwy 290E Manor, TX 78653

Use the trailer templates in iMovie on the iPad to make professional looking videos in a snap. If you plan on attending, please register in Eduphoria.

App Spotlight

Three Ring

Three Ring allows you to take pictures of student work and keep track of them online. It's a fast, flexible, and simple way to organize and present your students' real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations.

http://goo.gl/xfVI8


*Free *iPad/iPod compatible K-12

Ready, Set, STAAR

Ready, Set, STAAR is an interactive resource that provides sample science test questions as practice for the Texas 5th Grade STAAR Science exam. After each set of 20 questions, students are given a summary of their score on the item set they have just completed.

http://goo.gl/6Dxwy


*Free *iPad/iPod Compatible 5th Grade Science

Subtext

Turn any book or classroom into a digital classroom- Great collaboration tool! In Subtext teachers and students can exchange ideas as they read, right in the pages of almost any digital book or document.

http://goo.gl/3PMU7


*Free * iPad/iPod Compatible K-12

iTeach Manor

Renee Setser- Instructional Technology Coordinator

Jacob Luevano- Instructional Technology Specialist

Jodi Hawkins Posadas- Instructional Technology Specialist


Please contact us to help implement technology in your classroom, complete lesson planning with technology TEKS embeded and for any ideas you would like to share! We would love to be part of your campus and classroom.