Little Sandcrabs Newsletter

April 2016

Weekly Visits Updates

I can't believe March has already came and gone. I hope you all had a restful break and enjoyed your Easter time with your families. During the month of March I assisted students with finalizing their projects for the upcoming Technology Showcase. We had 537 entries for the showcase from all the campuses throughout the district. We are pleased with the entries of the participants for our first annual Technology Showcase. I hope you get a chance to attend the event on Thursday, April 14th at Travis Middle School. We will begin the showcase at 6:30pm. There will be awards for student participants and teacher have a chance to win a $50 HEB gift cards for their students contribution to the showcase. Thanks to all who encouraged your students to participate in this event.

I look forward to working with you in these last two months of school showing you and your students cool things they can do on the Chromebooks. If you haven't used the cart yet, I would like to encourage you to try it out with your class. I would be happy to come and assist you with working with your students. The classes I have had the pleasure of helping have all had positive experiences with using the chromebooks. The students are engaged and working on assignments related to their TEKS.

Chromebooks In The Classroom

This past month I have seen several classes using the chromebooks to complete their project. I saw students using WeVideo, Google Slides, Google Docs, Animoto, Powtoons and Emaze. I have also had the pleasure of watching a group of students over at JR use the chromebooks to complete review activities for their upcoming STAAR test.