Monday, October 26, 2015

Stemscopes: Science for Home and School!

Mrs. Timson's Third Grade class is working on our Stemscopes program to help review for an upcoming test.
Students can access this from home as well!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

First Grade Going Google!

Sunny Schlaudt's first graders have logged into the Google Apps For Education accounts and composed an email for their first Google lesson of the year.

Using GAFE, students will be able to email teachers or staff members, participate in the Google Classroom, use the collaboration tools of both Google Docs and Presentation, as well as adding approved apps from the Chrome Store. 

Composing an email.

Another benefit of using Google Apps for Education is that students may access their accounts from home or anywhere there is internet access.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Forms of Energy in a New Form of Learning!

Students in Mrs. Sweet's science classes used Google Classroom to link into Stepscopes to work on Unit 5.6A.  After making content connections on the uses of energy, they drew their examples of the forms of energy.  Students completed a passage "CLOZE-ing in on Science" and took a concept attainment quiz.
By the way, did you see that HUGE Promethean board in Mrs. Sweet's room?  Her kids sure are tech-savvy?  Thank you Mrs. Sweet for sharing your kids with all of Teravista!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Digital Leadership Binders and Reflections

Many students in 4th and 5th grade classrooms are using the Chromebooks this year to create digital Leadership Binders.  One important feature of the leadership binder is to reflect on learning and track growth toward mastery of the standards.  Here is Maddie from Mrs. Sweet's homeroom reflecting on the first District Common Assessment in Reading!  Mrs. Stoebe, Mrs. Frick, and Mrs. Vasquez are also using the digital Leadership Binders this year.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Teravista Took the Superintendent Challenge!

This was our entry in the RRISD Breakthrough Video Challenge! We reviewed the 5 Breakthrough Challenges that were presented by our keynote speaker at the Kickoff 2015 event. Entries will be judged by three things:1) how many "likes" the video has on Facebook, 2) how many "views" on You Tube, and 3)total score by  panel of 3 RRISD judges. We hope our video wins!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Kindergarten Tech Experts

Students are logging on independently, sending e-mails to their Kinder teachers and friends in the classroom.  They are visiting the Web Store and adding apps such as AbiTalk Phonics Vowels, AbiTalk Phonics Word Families, AbiTalk ABC Rhyming Bee and iStoryBooks.  The students have also joined Google Classroom and posted messages and responded to their friends' messages.  Look at our youngest technology experts!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

"The Golden Spoon": an iMovie Experience

The Behavior Management Team created a video with iMovie to set the expectations for appropriate cafeteria behavior.  This engaging and creative video talks about "The Golden Spoon" which rewards Teravista Tigers for excellent behavior in the cafeteria. Thank you Mrs.York for submitting your team's work!