Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mrs. Corl Used Turning Points to Enhance Science Learning

Mrs. Corl’s 3rd grade students are using a Turning Points, a student response system, to enhance learning and reinforce understanding in Science. Students are able to see, with immediate feedback, as to whether or not they grasp the concepts being taught. The teacher can also cease the moment for immediate reteaching.
The students were able to enjoy the learning process as well as feel confidant in their preparedness for their Science bench mark. According to the Science Bench Mark this effort proved to be a success with improved passing rates! Way to go Mrs. Corl!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

TAG is Using Technology to...

First Grade students have used Microsoft Word to create a table and insert clip art, Microsoft Excel to make a graph from the data they collected on their table, links from my web page to explore and do research on animals, and World Book Online to compare and contrast animals.

Second Grade students have used Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet that categorizes famous people and add drop boxes that describe the characteristics of those people. They will be using online research resources to conduct their research on a famous person. They will also be learning how to save pictures from online sources to use when they create their final project in Photo Story.

Third Grade students are creating an electronic binder on as their independent study project portfolio. They are creating their documents for this binder using Kidspiration 3, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. They also have the option to draw and use the scanner to make an electronic copy of their work. They are learning how to export items and save items as pdf files.

Fourth Grade students have been using online resources to conduct research for their independent study project. They have created an online crossword puzzle, made graphs in Microsoft Excel, and used Microsoft Word to type up their work. They will be making a documentary in Movie Maker using a combination of footage they film on the Flip Video Cameras, photos they save from online resources, and work they created using other Microsoft programs.

Fifth Grade students are creating a blog in eduBlog. The blog is being used as their portfolio for their current independent study project. They are required to watch the video tutorials that are provided by eduBlog to enhance the overall look and function of their blog. They are adding posts to their blog as they complete the different components of their project. They are using online research resources to gather information about their subject as well as create a spreadsheet and graph that data using Microsoft Excel.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Librarian Uses Student Book Trailers for Bluebonnet Advertisements

Ami Uselman has been working with students on creating book trailers to promote Bluebonnet books. She has streamed them on the morning broadcasts as well to promote books and the use of technology.

Monday, October 31, 2011

PE Using Online Health Quizes in Class

Our PE team at Teravista has been using online testing to assess content and concepts. They are utilizing this information to determine if students are understanding vocabulary and concepts. Awesome, Coach!

Third Grade Keeping Websites Up-To-Date for Communication

The 3rd Grade team has been updating their websites frequently to keep parents and students up to date. Several 3rd Grade teachers are using a Wiki for their class web pages.  This allows collaboration between teacher, student and parent.
Keep it up 3rd grade.  Lead the way in communication.

First Grade and Third Grade Teacher Team Up to Work on Poetry Project

First Grade Teacher, Miss Allen and Third Grade Teacher, Miss Hurst buddied up their student to work on creating a shape poem using Microsoft  Word. The students inserted clip art into a document. They practiced opening and closing documents, inserting clip art, dragging clipart to enlarge and printing published pieces.

Second Grade is Planning on a Wiki

Second grade has begun the process of using a Wiki for Planning.  This has given them flexibility in planning by allowing them a one stop location for uploading files and sharing outlines for lessons. This is collaboration at it's finest!  Way to work it out 2nd grade!!

First Graders Using Stemscopes

All First Graders have logged in successfully! Everyone is now accessing Stemscopes weekly to work on Science Vocabulary. The students are loving it and they are expanding their vocabulary!

Kinder is Rocking it!

Kindergarten teachers have their students logging in on their own! This is quit the accomplishment! They are learning mouse skills and reinforcing their learned letters by utilizing this week.

Some Kinder teachers have also utilized Google Docs to make parent conference signup a breeze for the parents. This allowed greater parent participation in a shorter amount of time.

Nice work Kindergarten!!