Just a few reminders about DAs. If the students don't finish, they need to click Pause Test instead of submit. If a student submits before he or she is finished, please contact me or Deb to resume the test. We will need the student name and the test name.
This is another part of G Suite. You just need your google login to be able to store ALL of your photos at their original resolution and quality. There is unlimited storage for Google Photos and you can organize them into different albums. This is a great way to keep your photos backed up and easily sharable. Please think about using this for storing your school pictures instead of storing them on the shared drive or your H drive to save server space.
A big shout out to everyone that participated in Hour of Code. Lots of classes did a variety of activities from computer lessons to unplugged lessons and coding lessons with robots. Below are some links to pictures of various robot lessons. Enjoy!
Hour of Code 12/8/16
Hour of Code 12/6/16 - Leaycraft, Forehand, Goggins, Guerra, Harkey, Callachan, Mock, Miniscalco & Whitaker
Other classes in their own albums, A Brooks, Hartley, Call, J Brown,
On Wednesday when we return from Winter break, we will have an inservice on how to complete the comments, effort grade and post your grades. All support teachers need to have grades entered before break and you will learn the rest of the process with the other teachers in January.
Classroom teachers - PLEASE make sure all assignments are created before break. You can add grades during break, but if you try to create an assignment over break, it will most likely default to 2nd Semester and will have to be changed to put it in the correct semester.
This Thursday we will be doing Breakout with the staff during PLCs so you can get a better idea of what it is. I have Polar Express Breakout prepared and tested already with a 3rd grade class. Here are some great pictures from the fun. I'd love to come do it with more classes as we lead up to break. Check out my schedule and sign up for a time - two back to back slots are needed for a Breakout EDU lesson. The current version requires reading and answering questions from the text so it is suitable for 3rd and up. Other holiday Breakouts can be found here and here. These require a good bit of prep on my end the first time. If you wish to do one of these other Breakout lessons, make sure to plan ahead and give me ample time for preparation please:-)
The license for Education City is active. Students log in with their student number and 2learn. Teachers login with e# and Teach2015. There are a lot of great improvements like time tables songs for learning multiplication. (I assigned them to all current third graders for now.) You can link lessons inside of eClass or you can use My City to create a custom path of lessons. There are handouts located on the training page if needed.