Principal Lindsey Byrd was kind enough to invite us to one of her staff meetings to showcase our Google VR headsets. Lindsey had joined us at STEAM MS for the Google AR beta test and saw the applications for her campus – especially for their annual World Showcase. So Lindsay […]
We had 30+ Burleson Collegiate HS students who weren’t taking the EOC during testing…so we decided to take them on a world tour! We let students sort themselves into groups of 5 and used Google Classroom to give them an assignment. They chose a city/country/landmark from a list and App […]
Tonight I got to help run the Prowise board for students presenting at the TAG Showcase for the STEAM Academy at Stribling. Students had to create their own country, it’s laws, it’s motto, it’s flag, and some artifacts from their country’s origin story. It was a fun night and every […]
Google AR came back to BISD to continue to beta test the AR part of the Google Expeditions App. I was thrilled to get to see Mrs. Louise Morgan (MrsMorgansClass) and Ms. Lindsey Tachman (@TashmanEdu) work through lessons using the AR tools. They had kids observing, deducing…and reporting back to […]
Our hats are off to the amazing librarians in BISD for throwing an incredible literacy night! The crowd was large, engaged, and learning! What a fun time! STEAM MS kids came and ran several booths like the Pancake Printer, 3D Printer, Robot Painting, and the Green Screen Book Booth! The […]
The science department at The REALM @ KMS beta tested the new Google AR app for Google Expeditions. The teachers were trained and then ran lessons all day about forces of nature, adaptive biology, phases of the moon, and more! The students really enjoyed the app and the 3D Experience! […]
We were thrilled to get to help out with an end-of-year BreakoutEDU for the Kerr MS reading program, History Alive. The students had a fun adventure based on Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief that took them all over the school! A big THANK YOU to LT Lindsay Foster for […]
Another fun breakout with Mr. Smoke’s class. These 6th graders used their notes and class resources to master our BreakoutEDU Boxes! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
We had another great year of Google Hangouts with Santa Claus! The kids wrote letters to Santa and he read them stories and discussed the presents they asked for in their letters! The kids really enjoyed it! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
The lovely ladies at ELB gave us a Prowise Interactive Board to demo for a few weeks. I took it to the Health Science Class and introduced it to the teachers and students. They had a great time interacting with the included software and manipulating the activities provided with their […]
Really enjoyed facilitating this Texas History Mystery BreakoutEDU with Coach Hansen’s class at The REALM. The kids did a great job working together to solve the clues and learn more about the Texas Revolution! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
The REALM was crawling with creepiness as students worked their way through a BreakoutEDU over The Tell Tale Heart in their English classes. Denizens of The REALM used their deductive and inferencing skills to find answers to clues hidden in the text of Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre tale of murder […]
Working with Mrs. Dupuis and her students on a Natural Resources Breakout was lots of fun! The REALM kids really enjoyed solving clues and collaborating on our critical thinking problems! Check out some of the action! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
It’s that time of year again…Chromebook Roll Out…only know we’re rolling out from 3rd through 12th grade! Here’s our journey… Chromebooks arrive!!! And we roll out to 4-8th grade…since those kids will just be receiving their Chromebooks from last year back. Then it’s time to prep new 3rd grader […]
It took us a little while, but we finally got to recognize our 2017 Lit Tank winners at a School Board Meeting. It’s great to see these kids get recognition for the hard work they put in! I am really grateful to our School Board for being so positive…and even […]
As part of the Burleson Collegiate High School summer bridge program, I ran a BreakoutEDU where incoming freshmen had to use information they’d learned about their new school, teachers, and staff to break in to our boxes. Waiting inside were treats, campus swag, and the satisfaction of knowing they’d learned […]
The Academy @ Nola Dunn Coding Club got to visit STEAM Middle School and the zSpace lab at Clinkscale Elementary. They got to explore the 3D Lab equipment, working with robotic arms, architectural plans, bugs, and even a beating human heart. They also made binary bracelets and binary photo match […]
This 11th-grade English assignment is a take on the popular TV show, Lit Tank. Students have five weeks to plan and create a product, service, or business that is literature or literacy based. Students create a digital pitch site, a social media marketing campaign, create mock-ups or prototypes, and present to […]
Sometimes you just have to sit back and marvel at the amazing people you get to work with and the FABULOUS kids you get to spend time with when you work in public education! Ms. Lisa Townzen is the AP at Kerr Middle School and she created an after school […]
Check out this great advertisement for the KMS Virtual Curriculum Night! Hope we see you online!
Worked with the American Studies class at CHS to create a Great Depression break out session – part digital, part physical. The kids researched, created presentations, videos, and animations all about the causes of the Great Depression. They worked on poetry and used excerpts from their novel Of Mice and Men to […]
I’m so excited to be working with the teachers and administrators at KMS to put together their first annual Virtual Curriculum Night! Each grade-level department is making a video of the information they would normally share during Curriculum Night…with some fun, student-filled video skits mixed in!
The National Junior Honor Society at Kerr Middle School has it’s own Google Classroom where members offer homework help and academic tutorials to their classmates.
Burleson ISD participated in Hour of Code week for the second time this year. All of our campuses took time during the first full week of December to encourage students to code and learn more about computer science.
With Lindsay’s help, we were able to work with the 8th grade ELA teachers at Kerr MS to introduce BreakoutEDU to their students as a review for their mid-term exams. We focused on a short story and literary elements that the students had studied in class.
I was flattered and excited to be asked to participate in Burleson Collegiate High School’s summer bridge program. This new campus was bringing in all of its new students and doing a complete day of goal setting, team building, training, fun, and pizza.
The CHS American Studies humanities teachers, Yvonne Hensley and Patti Massey, decided to mix some TV with their course. We recreated the format of the culinary show Chopped to work with their final review for their students. Students were given boxes with mystery recipes and ingredients in them.
I got to stop by The REALM Parent Night presentations – which were set up like games…really cool! Parents and students were so excited to learn about their new campus. Some of those parents got really competitive playing the 1980s video game challenge prepared by Dean Cheryl Essex. Good times […]
I got to facilitate the BHS Engineering 3D printer installation from Polyprinter today. It was really amazing how quickly the rep was able to get the printer up and running – despite all of us almost drowning in the torrential downpour outside!
Spring 2016 brought with it the 2nd Annual CHS Lit Tank. This 11th-grade English assignment is a take on the popular TV show, Lit Tank. Students have five weeks to plan and create a product, service, or business that is literature or literacy based. Students create a digital pitch site, a […]
The LT Department helped with the STEAM Academy at Stribling’s Parent Night. We helped with Osmo, robots, and more. It was a great, hands-on night where parents and students could explore STEAM activities, hear a presentation about the new direction the campus is moving in, and ask questions.
Here are a few of the fun ways we reached out to the teachers who signed up for our One Thing Challenge to keep them motivated and setting appointments with us! These were put in the box of each teacher who signed up for the challenge.
Got to help with the two School of Choice nights for The REALM. It was great to hear the parents’ comments and listen to their responses to the campus presentations. This is getting really real and really exciting!
Tonight was an update for the School Board about the BISD Gaming and Coding middle school, The REALM. I helped with sample schedules and assignments for the presentation. The Dean, Cheryl Essex, and the Principal, Dr. Beaird spoke…and so did the student Stewards of The REALM. I am so excited […]
This year, in our January Newsletter, we sent out the following challenge: This year…we’d like to ask every one of you – Teachers AND Administrators – to take the ONE THING Challenge! Choose one technology goal for the spring semester…that’s right…just ONE!
The kids in the American Studies class at Centennial HS – a class that combines US History and English III – created a WW1 museum. Students had to research their topic, create a physical display, and create a digital display as well. Here’s their work. It was really fun to […]
Our 6th grade social studies team were Expedition pioneers and Google came to visit with the Expedition kits! Great day! I don’t have photos of the kids right now, but I’ll try to get some.
The 6th grade team at KMS brought Google Cardboard into their Social Studies class as part of a blended lesson. The kids loved it. We brought over some special guests to learn with our students. It was wonderful to hear their exclamations and watch them work on their lesson using […]
My friend and STEAM teacher, Wayne Thames, had his students enact an actual copyright case in their classroom. Taking advantage of the working courtroom at Centennial HS, the kids divided up, researched, and then tried the case in front of their judge (Mr. Thames – robe and all). Real world […]
Just some photos from campuses I’ve visited this month. I love it when I see technology being used when I’m out and about!
I got to work with a wonderful teacher from Centennial HS named Yvonne Hensley to put together a project-based learning activity called Lit Tank. Based on the TV Show, Shark Tank, the students had to create a business, product, app, or service that had something to do with literature or […]
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I love it when you walk into a teacher’s room and see signs of tech integration in little places…reminders to Mark as Done in Google Classroom, lists of who’s on the Geek Squad this week…and a calendar entry for parent night with Kahoot! Hooray! Kudos to this HMS teacher!