Mustang Tech Update: Week 10

Raymond Academy's Weekly Update on Everything Tech!

It's the end of the FIRST NINE Weeks!

Completing your Grades...Are you done?

Guys, you made it! We have officially completed the first nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year! There's a couple of more steps you must complete in your gradebook to make this a success. View the two videos below to complete ALL steps necessary to close of this first quarter!

Gradebook Reports Video #1: Click HERE First!

Gradebook Reports Video #2: Click HERE Next!

If you have any questions or concerns about your grades, please see your grade level team leader first, then either Mrs. St.Julian or Mrs. Glass for assistance.

Need more Assistance with your gradebook?

Click here to View training videos on the entire process for entering and reporting your grades!

TCCA! Raymond used TECH like a PIRATE!

This weekend, fifteen members of the Raymond family participated in the 4th annual Technology Conference here in Aldine. It was located at Davis High School Over 1,500 people were in attendance from all over the state of Texas. The conference was FREE and each person walked away with something different! Everyone learned a wealth of Technology applications that they will be able to apply in their classrooms from day ONE!

For those of you who were unable to worries, we are working on a MINI TCCR (Technology & Curriculum Conference of Raymond) to share a small glimpse of what we ALL learned soon!

Next Year's THEME for TCCA!

TCCA 15 Promo Tech to the Future

Technology Lab Updates for ALL Teachers

Starting this week, all students will be provided with math and reading interventions using iStation whenever they come to the computer lab. Please send your students to the lab with their lunch number(student ID) card (Kinder and 1st grade are required to bring theirs) if you know they don't know their numbers. Also, if you would like to reserve the lab for Instructional times, please complete the request form below.

About Integrating your lessons: If you know your students are coming to the lab during rotation and you would like them to work on what you are working on in the classroom, send Mrs. Glass an email (48 hours in advance to them coming into the lab please) with the content area and/or TEK. This will allow for your students to use various programs to help bridge learning from your classroom to the tech lab. Remember: We are here to make your life easier!

Some suggested programs your students could use: (these are district suggested and provided programs)

  • Think Through Math (for 3rd and 4th graders only)
  • BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr. (all grades)
  • Fast Math (all grades)

Do you have any additional programs you would like to see added to this list? Please speak to Mrs. Glass or schedule a time to discuss more options!

CLICK HERE TO Reserve the Tech Lab OR the WAP!

WAP stands for Wireless Access Point. Make your classroom wireless!

What's new in Technology at Raymond?

Something NEW is OPEN in Aldine....

Have you seen that Pinterest is OPEN in Aldine!

Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that offers a visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool. Users create and share the collections of visual bookmarks (boards). Boards are created through a user selecting an item, page, website, etc. and pinning it to an existing or newly created board.

The newest Pilot Program coming to Raymond is....

Raymond was recently selected to pilot FLOCABULARY!!!!

What is Flocabulary?

Flocabulary is an online library of educational hip-hop songs and videos for grades K-12. Over 20,000 schools use Flocabulary to engage and inspire students. Our team of artists and educators is not only committed to raising test scores, but also to fostering a love of learning in every child.

How to Use Flocabulary - A Website Tour