Category archives for Tech Tips

Week of 4/25-4/29

This was a quick moving, busy week.  Lots of great things happening in the classrooms.  We’ve got students creating some great projects on iPads, students using Legos for writing assignments, research presentations, video projects, and more.  This is a great time to get the students actively engaged.  They are antsy as it with the end […]

Week of 4/18-4/22

Well this was certainly a very short week.  Unfortunately it came with a whole lot of rain and flooding.  I hope everyone made it through the harsh weather in good condition.  Because of the weather, I know everyone is very busy trying to catch up from missing two days of school.  Don’t panic; even though […]

Week of 4/11-4/15

Another fast moving week.  Seeing a lot of great review strategies taking place as students are prepared for upcoming testing.  Out students will be successful because they have some of the best teachers around.  Continue to encourage the students.  Even as the testing days are upon us, a positive word can make a difference in […]

Week of 4/4-4/8

This was a great, fast moving week.  There are so many great things happening on campuses.  We have students displaying their knowledge and their creative skills through a variety of projects from PowerPoint to MovieMaker to iPad projects.  It’s great to see the creative juices flowing.  There are also many classes using interactive student response […]

Week of 3/28-4/1

The first major round of STAAR has come to an end.  With the teachers we have, I have no doubt our students performed well.  Even though we had a busy testing week, we still had teachers doing great things in their classrooms.  There were many iPad projects happening, students were creating memes to promote their […]

Week of 3/21-3/25

Spring break is over and now the task of getting back into the swing of things.  Hope your break was relaxing and rewarding.  We are following up Spring Break with two 4-day weeks.  After these couple weeks, we enter the final stretch to the end of the school year.  Just like normal, the students begin […]

3/7-3/11

Spring Break is almost here.  This is a much needed and earned break for staff and students.  After the break we will be making our big push into the testing session.  Fortunately, I know our students are prepared and will be highly successful.  Before we run for the doors as the break begins, please take […]

Week of 2/29-3/4

This was a very busy week.  Testing season tends to be chaotic.  See many things happening on the campus outside of testing.  Many different types of multimedia projects using cameras, iPads, iPods, Movie Maker, and digital cameras.  So many great things that the students are doing to reinforce learning.  This is a great way to […]

Week of 2/22-2/26

Another fast moving week.  Many awesome things continuing to happen.  Students working on a variety of research presentations, iPad activities involving research and creation, and more.  As March is creeping up on us, let’s keep our position, forward momentum going.  With testing season coming up fast, I know our students will perform well on all […]

Week of 2/15-2/19

The weeks just keeping rolling along. It’s hard to believe that February is quickly coming to a close. This week started with a day full of learning with the district staff development day. There were many great and different learning opportunities on Monday. There were so many great things happening that it’s unfortunate we don’t […]

Week of 2/8-2/12

This has been a great week.  Everything has moved at a fast pace.  Being out for the TCEA conference made for some busyness coming back, but that’s okay, I like being busy.  I’ve seen several great things on campus throughout the week.  Kids getting outside and active using GPS units, teachers using Excel surveys through […]

Week of 1/25-1/29

This was a fast paced week.  Lots of great things happening.  I love being able to walk into the classrooms and see the great things our teachers are doing for the students.  As we continue to move forward into the spring semester, let’s keep the knowledge flowing.  I know our students will continue to be […]

Week of 1/18-1/22

This was a fast week.  Of course it helps that is was shortened due to a three day weekend.  Great things are happening on campus and the students are loving the innovative approach teachers are taking towards education.  Students using their cell phones as a learning device in the classroom.  Fascinating projects using digital cameras, […]

Week of 1-11-16

This was a great week to be back on campus. January has only just begun, but there are awesome things happening. Projects using the laptops and computers are happening everywhere, students are using iPads to create movies, and much more. What a great way to start the spring term…aside from the cold weather. Lots of […]

Week of 12/7-12/11

The end is near, but I can see everyone is still working hard to ensure our students are learning and preparing them for future. Several great activities going on in the classrooms. More iPad creation projects, students creating commercials, several research projects, gaming in the classroom to promote writing, and much more. It’s great to […]

Week of 11/30-12/4

As the fall term is closing, time seems to be moving fast. Many great things have been happening as we close in on the Winter break. We got students doing all types of creation projects with iPads. There are students creating videos through Movie Maker. As we close in on the end of the fall […]

Week of 11/16-11/20

This was another great week.  INTERACT participants are receiving items ordered through their INTERACT budgets.  The creative juices are flowing as the new equipment comes into the classroom.  It will be exciting to see all the great things coming out of these classrooms.  If you know one of your neighbors attended INTERACT, knock on their […]

Week of 11/9-11/13

Another exciting week. A great many different things happening. Students collaborating on group projects using iPads and computer based assignments. Student response systems being used for warm-up questions to start the class period; a great way to track student performance and quickly assess the students’ readiness for the day’s lesson. Lots of iPad projects as […]

Week of 11/2-11/6

This was a fast paced week.  Lots of different things happening throughout the district.  The students are more engaged and learning more because the teachers are raising the bar.  Exciting times for INTERACT participants.  Equipment they ordered through INTERACT has started to arrive.  Can’t wait to see the great activities the teachers develop with the […]

Week of 10/26-10/30

Let the sugar highs begin!  This has been a fast moving week.  Students are ready for a weekend full of sugar.  Thankfully Halloween is on Saturday.  Maybe the students will get the sugar out of their system before Monday.  Throughout this week there has been some great things happening. We have more and more students […]

Week of 10/19-10/23

An awesome week with a very wet weekend.  Hopefully the weather didn’t ruin anyone’s plans.  Awesome things continue to happen on campus.  Students creating projects using the iPad and iMovie.  Students are actively engaged in the project using technology they know and love.  Students using response clickers to respond to teacher questions and assessments.  These […]

Week of 10/12-10/16

This was another great week.  Students working on iMovie on the iPad to create videos for class.  Creation projects are a great way for students to reinforce concepts being taught in the classroom.  Classes are using student response clickers for immediate verification on whether the students are understanding the lesson that is being taught.  This […]

Week of 10/5-10/9

A week of many great things happening.  Students learning financial responsibility through a financial simulation, multiple iPad projects for students to show mastery of content, increasing use of Office 365 with students, and much more.  It’s great to see teachers working so hard to give our students the tools and knowledge needed for their success.  […]

Week of 9/28-10/2

An incredible and busy week. Many great activities occurring in the classroom. Lots of iPad projects, fun and creative ways for students to demonstrate mastery of instruction and concepts. Students learning and using Office 365 resources; OneNote for collaboration and note taking, OneDrive to store and access files, Outlook to e-mail assignments and communicate; Word […]

Week of 9/21-9/25

I want to apologize to everyone who has been trying to contact me this past week.  I am working to catch up on e-mail.  I have been out since Tuesday.  After two doctors and a visit to the emergency room, I seem to be getting better.  While I’m not done with the doctors and medications, […]