Last Wednesday, our campus used part of our PLC time to set up, with our teams, our new MacBook Airs. We had two roughly one hour sessions that afternoon, but the prep work started long before that. Celina and Nikki, well known faces on this campus from the Tech Services staff, showed up first thing in the morning to offer support and they stayed for the day. When the first session began, Nikki and Celina were joined by our Instructional Partner, Kelly VanMeter, our two Counselors, Michelle Corbett and Staci Hubbard, Tim Yenca, Ed Tech Director, and Chris Miller, Assistant Director of Technology Services. How could it not be successful when we had so many experts available to help us out? A big thanks goes out to these folks for giving up their time to help us and to the EE staff, who were patient and positive through it all!
Mrs. dePaoli and Ms. Biechlin's students used Showbie on Friday to survey each other and create a Tally Chart! Mrs.dePaoli's students wanted to know what Ms. Biechlin's students' favorite "Big Cat" was. The choices were lion, cheetah, or cougar. Mrs. Biechlin's students wanted to know what Mrs.de Paoli's students favorite special area class was! Below are some adorable photos of the students surveying each other.
Thanks to our amazing PTO, Kelly Van Meter and I were able to take two teachers to a national conference last week. Grace Alrtuz and Caroline Kimble had the chance to attend the first of what I hope will be many national conferences for them and the experience had a huge, positive impact on all of us.
Below are my Conference Notes done in the Paper 53 app.
Though their visit only lasted an hour, we truly enjoyed the group of educational technologists, principals and teachers that stopped by our campus yesterday. Thanks so much to Amy Reed, Katie Geras and Jennie George for opening their classrooms to our visitors. You made this visit the success that it was.
At one of our first IP/Ed Tech New Teacher Institutes, Kim McLaughlin and Marianna Ricketson modeled an Interactive Read Aloud lesson using Showbie and Paper 53. Kelly and I loved the idea and Natalie Higby was kind enough to let us come into her classroom and try it out with one of my favorite books, THE ART LESSON by Tomie dePaola. I used Paper 53 to document our experience with her Third Graders.