2015-2016 - Rees Tech/Science Specialist

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” -John Maxwell

How and Why to Contact your Technology Specialist

I am so excited to work with you this year:) If you are new to Rees, welcome:) If you are returning to Rees, so glad you are back! I want you to know I am here to support you and help you grow with technology. You are never going to know everything about technology, because it is always changing. Don't be afraid to try something. The more you try and "play" the better you'll get! I am sure you will surprise yourself.

This year I want to empower you with the technology that is at your fingertips. I can't wait to work together to help our students succeed.


You no longer have to go through echalk to access your school google account, which includes your google drive. Please watch the following video to correctly set up Google access.

Beginning of the Year Videos

  • You must watch and initial on the beginning of the year videos. (see your team leader for sign-off sheet)
  • Click here to access videoplus:
  • Please complete this by 9/24/2015.
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It is important that we practice internet safety with our students. Please watch the AUP/RUP videos that are on the beginning of the year videos, read documents, sign signture page, and return form to team leaders by Thursday, August 20th.

*You must be logined into your school google account to view these documents.

  1. RUP Adminstrator:
  2. AUP All Staff:
  3. RUP Teacher:
  4. Signature Sheet:

  • Team leaders please return signature sheets to Tiffany McAnally's mailbox by Friday, August 21st.
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BYOD: Bring your own Device

At Rees Elementary, BYOD only pertains to teachers at this time.

Please visit the link below to learn about BYOD:

Lesson Plans on Google Classroom

We will no longer be submitting our lesson plans on Oncourse. You have until August 31st to export your lessons so that you can save them. On the top right, you will see a button that says export. You can select the dates of the lessons you would like to be exported using the calendar.

We have transitioned to using Google Classroom. You will be the "students" and administration will be the "teachers." Below are two short videos about Google Classroom. The first is a general overview, while the second is more specific to your needs as a "student" in the Google classroom.

Visit and use code below to join a class.

Pre-K/Kinder: 5s4kx8r

1st: ucgreos

2nd: 3wvmcv

3rd: 6el2og3

4th: 1ujlcp

*Please make sure you are submitting/attaching your lesson plans by August 31st. (Second week of school.)

Classroom 101
Google Classroom Part 3: The Student Perspective

Would you like home access?

  • If you would like access from home, please fill out application that can be accessed with link. Please bring form to the Science lab to turn in and add your name to home access form by Friday, August 21st.

  • If you would like to continue getting home access and have been at Rees OR are coming from another school within Alief please come by the Science lab and fill out form by Friday, August 21st.

Classroom Website Echalk Update

Questions about the Technology Tidbits? Come see Tiffany McAnally with questions!

Friday, Aug. 21st 2015 at 7:30-8:45am

16305 Kensley Drive

Houston, TX