Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Close Reading with Audio

Today my 5th grade students used Google Classroom to practice close reading.  Students were sent an electronic copy of Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" which they pulled up on their Chromebook screens.  I played an audio version of the short story read by Leonard Nimoy while they followed along to the text.  After a class discussion of theme and the purpose of the embedded Sara Teasdale poem, students commented on Google Classroom.  Robots, Spock, and reading; Mrs. Stoebe's 5th grade students rock!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Acceptable Use for EVERYONE In RRISD!!!

All students in RRISD are required to do the Acceptable Use at the beginning of the year. Prior to any work on computers, students will be reviewing Digital Safety and Acceptable Use for Round Rock equipment. 

Round ROck ISD is committed to supporting all students and staff in becoming responsible digital citizens. This year, we have a new resource to use. The R-ROCK the Web website has resources for students, teachers, and parents this year. 

Please visit our new site - Round Rock ISD DigitalCitizenship Site!

Next Generation Classroom in Fourth Grade - Google Classroom

Students in Mrs. Vazquez's Next Generation Classroom are off to a great start this year. This past week, students were independently paired to learn about estimation. The lesson was delivered through Google Classroom.
The students  completed notes and problems on the power point. 

This whole lesson worked awesomely!! The students had great discussions and all agree that this was a much more motivating way to learn.