Bird is the Word

This is what's STATpening

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Important and Interesting ELA Updates from the ELA Office

Important and Interesting Updates on BCPSOne Math Assessments for ALL Grades

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STAT Conference: BCPSOne Digital Content

When you click on the orange question mark above each icon, you will find the direct linking directions AND the Lexile level for the site.


Click here for a summary sheet.


America the Beautiful:
  • database that supports Social Studies and focuses on the United States
  • can click into different states to learn more about it
  • famous Americans are also represented (biographies!)


BrainPop and BrainPop Jr.

  • Mapping feature in BrainPop


Culture Gram:

  • Kids Edition;
  • added infographics for fast information about the country
  • listen icon so students can have access to the read aloud feature
  • Interviews with people from different countries


Discovery Ed:

  • Streaming Plus: choose videos
  • Direct link to lesson tiles by clicking on- ...- click 'Share'- copy Link - paste into Lesson Tiles
  • Virtual Labs for Science


NBC Learn

  • Collections of non-fiction topics K-5 resrouces
  • Transcripts appear next to the video (think different learning styles)
  • Discussion activities (collaboration activities after watching videos)


NetTrekker

  • Filter and narrow by grade, subject, media type to find content for a specific topic or keyword
  • It will open in a NetTrekker frame


Safari Montage

  • Videos now have direct QR codes to videos or segments


SIRS Discover

  • Non-fiction books students can scroll through


World Book Kids

  • Will translate text into many, many languages

Recruiting for Classflow

Who would like to test out Classflow?


I would LOVE a group of 3 or 4 teachers would like to get familiar with Classflow. I'm just still learning it myself, but if we form a PLC we can learn more together and integrate it into lessons.

Honing in on our Human Resources

Symbaloo for Research Topics

My fellow STAT Teacher, Kellie Price, has created Symbaloos for grade levels doing research in different content areas. Here are two examples:

Example 1

Example 2


If your class will be doing research (biographies, countries etc), let me know how I can help create a Symbaloo with links to different resources.

Special Area Planning Day!

Using Word in Office 365 for Collaboration

Students in Ms. Rising's classes and Ms. Barnes' class have been working inside a live Word document in Office 365 to collaboratively edit. Students can access the documents through a link on a tile, then they sign in to 365. Once signed in, they can Edit in Word Online and all students are in the document together. There is no worrying about saving to the Student Drive!!


This can also be done with PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote (for teacher or student use).

Collaboration Concept Maps

We could put different prompts around a Group Placement Map so that students have different focuses for their collaboration.
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Charlotte Danielson PD Opportunity

Good Afternoon!

Our office is offering two more Charlotte Danielson Courses this spring.

One will be held predominantly online (only 2 in person sessions at Ridgely Middle) with Casey Bane and Samantha Yuhanick.

The second will be held at Hereford Middle with Wendy Schanberger.

Thank you so much, hope you all a fantastic Spring Break!

Casey & Sam

Don't Stop- Michael Fort's Band DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE

Saturday, April 23rd, 9pm

OC Brewing Company; Abingdon, MD