Technology Treats

From the Ghosts and Ghouls in the BISD Tech Deparment

3 Chances to Get "Earned-Off Hours"

Teachers seeking "earned-off hours" will find relief during October and early November. Over the next few weeks, educators will have three opportunities to get their "earned-off hours" before Thanksgiving break. Check out the professional-development events below. Each one is worth six "earned-off hours".

Tech Talks - Webinar Series

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The Burleson ISD learning technologies department is coming at you live twice each month. Learning technologies coaches are hitting the airwaves to deliver webinars on a variety of classroom technology topics, from all things Google to December's Hour of Code Week.


Each webinar is offered at 3:30pm (with an elementary focus) and at 4:30pm (with a secondary focus). Don't miss the recording of Oct. 4's webinar on Classroom Management with Chromebooks. On Thursday, Oct. 20, learn the basics of Google Classroom.


Guide your cursor to this link for a full list of webinar topics, dates, times, and registration links.

Fiendishly Fun Fall Resources

Protect Family Mealtime: Take the Device-Free Challenge.

Technology tools have reshaped our daily lives - redefining the way we conduct our classrooms, do business, spend our leisure time, and interact with family and friends. However, there are times - like a family meal - when devices should be tossed to the side.


Check out why device-free dinners are a healthy choice. Then, download the printable starter kit, and commit to having real facetime with those you love the most.

Amy Mayer Trains the Troops

From Oct. 3 to Oct 5, Google Certified Innovator Amy Mayer taught campus instructional leaders a few GAFE tips, tidbits, tricks and treats. Have a look at a few of the people who attended.

Newsletter Graveyard

September's letter is full of amazing resources. If you missed last month's issue or you misplaced it, here's your opportunity to see it again.
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Your Learning Technologies Coaches

Working with you is a treat! (See what we did there?)


Like our costumes? Heather (witch), Lindsay (grandma's couch), Kim (Starbucks Barista), Matthew (knight), Teresa (Thing 1)


Don't hesitate to ask us for help, ideas, resources, and anything else related to technology integration in your classroom. We can't wait to work with you!


Kim Estes - KMS, The REALM, BCHS, CHS

Lindsay Foster - Brock, Frazier, Hajek, Taylor

Matthew Kitchens - Academy @ Nola Dunn, Clinkscale, Norwood, CrHS & RTDC

Heather Sanders - STEAM MS, HMS, BHS

Teresa Sumrall - Academies at Bransom, Mound, and Stribling