Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Using Google Slides and Using

Stephanie Stoebe and the fourth grade did a fun activity using Google Slides and the Shapes to decorate and make a unique Jack-o-lantern. Students "carved" their own pumpkin and then put in an adjective that described it. They also added a callout and wrote a message. Here are a few of the examples. Students had a great time creating and sharing out. Lots of learning on how to use the various shapes, arrows, and callouts on the toolbar. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Library Students "Make Their Mark" and Use Augmented Reality

Students in the Library took part in a school-wide celebration of "International Dot Day." Based on the Peter H. Reynolds' book, "The Dot", students were asked to design a dot to "make their mark."
Following up on this idea, the librarian and assistant , Dani Doeckel & Stephanie Sheridan, presented lessons on the iPad. 

Using an app called Quiver, they had students color special coloring sheets to decorate a dot. Then, with the App, Quiver, students scanned their dot and observed how their dot became "alive", letting the 3D augmented reality take it to a new level. 

This lesson was done by all grade levels, but here are some pictures of 3rd graders from Mrs. King's room observing their dots in motion.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fourth Grade Flippety

Need a fast way to put students into groups? Having problems picking teams? Fourth grade teacher Mrs. Schohner has figured out a way to assign students to groups in a randomized manner. She uses with her Google Spreadsheets.

She simply downloads the Flippity.nit template, inserts the names, and lets do the rest. Easy and fast, students are assigned to their groups. 

Useful classroom tools are time savers and fun! Gives students more time to spend on their work than figuring out which group to join.

Friday, April 22, 2016

2nd Grade Students Research Animals and Make Presentations

Second grade students in Mrs. Bond's class all completed some fabulous research projects. They used two resources and Pebble Go to find the information on their animals. Teachers used Google Classroom to make their assignments and posted the template and image resource so that students were able to access their projects and Britannica ImageQuest easily. ImageQuest is one of our subscriptions to help students locate images that are within copyright rules.

They used Google Slides to present their research, using images, text, and transitions.  They learned how to use the Google tools to check their spelling and make corrections.

Here are some of the samples of their projects. Click to progress through them.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Library Book Trailers

Students in 5th grade Mrs. Stoebe's class made some Book Trailers from some of their favorite books! They then made a QR code for the trailer, set them up in the library with 2 Chromebooks to use, and students were able to come and see the Book Trailer videos for any of the books.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

4th Graders Using Tools to Learn Presentation Software

Fourth Grade Language Arts students in Mrs. Luman's class were preparing for their research by using to help them learn presentation basics. 
They completed the tutorial on, which demonstrated how to organize content and create visually appealing presentations.
They were then able to use PowerPoint or Google Slides to make their presentations, saving time and making quality products!

Students use headphones and complete the lessons.

The program is interactive, asking for student responses throughout the lesson.

Students complete the module at their own pace.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

5th Grade Enrichment Group

Once a month, students at Teravista participate in an enrichment day. These are usually the Early Release days, so students in grades K-5 are allowed to select a class to attend. One group in Fifth Grade is the Coding Group, and they meet with Mrs. Frick to complete modules on the site.

Many students had participated in the Hour of Code in December, and some continue working through more coding sites.

Students use Chromebooks to complete the various levels in Coding. Students' progress may be monitored to see how they are progressing through the modules. It is fun for the entire family! Some say it is more fun playing the games now that they understand the "code".

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Enrichment Group Makes Video for Austin Zoo Collection

Students in Mrs. Brewer's Environmental Enrichment Group has started a drive to collect money to help the Austin Zoo animals. For their Public Service Announcement to the school they created a video to illustrate how much money is needed for each animal.
On February 18th they will deliver all funds to the Austin Zoo.
Here is their PSA to kick-off the drive!

Grade 4 Making Presentations!

Students in Mrs. Vazquez's classroom studied shadows and tides. They had a student choice of how they wanted to present their knowledge using Google Docs, Slides or Drawings. They did an amazing job! They are finding lots of animation that they are bringing into their presentations. They are teaching each other how to do things with each tool. Here are a few pictures showing their accomplishments!