Help streamline your classroom with Apple's new virtual teaching assistant, Classroom. Our Tech Services department helps to configure it, you just download it and try it out! Send your students to a website in a flash, showcase a student's work or help them focus by locking their iPad down to one App. Check out the App Integration Snapshot below and give it a try!
Coding! Apps in Art! Glow Draw Letters in Kinder! Writing with mentors in 5th! Blue Jay Bob hands out gifts! Staff Luncheon! Showbie math in Kinder!
Gingerbread Houses in 4th Grade!
Students in Mrs. Jenkin's 2nd grade class used Canva & Chatterpix to create presentations on their specific Social Studies Weekly articles. It was great to see students spread throughout the room working collaboratively with and without technology. I especially loved seeing them laugh, and add humor to their project! Check them out below!
I can't believe STEM day was a week ago! Our bluejays had a fabulous time, including our kindergartners! Holly Moore, the EdTech from Valley View and I led a session on how to be the Next Brilliant Inventor. We were inspired by Andrea Beaty's book Rosie Revere, Engineer. After reading the book to the class, we allowed each child to make a plan, and decide on where they would like to go first.
The Make & Take area included materials that the students could build, make and take their invention home. The Stay & Play areas consisted of brainstorming with the whiteboard, blocks, lights & circuits, magnets & a imaginative table! Each student was engaged, with smiles on their faces for the ENTIRE session!
This session reminded me that we need to give our students time to use their imagination, and explore!
While 5th grade was learning the 50 states, they decided to take advantage of the iLab and its great space! You too should teach a lesson in this awesome, flexible seating space - all you need to do is reserve it on the iLab Calendar!
Welcome to the Bluejay Blog, a celebration of iTeaching and iLearning at Barton Creek Elementary School in Austin, Texas. Here we showcase how our school infuses curriculum with technology through our Learning and Engaging through Access and Personalization (L.E.A.P) 1:1 iPad initiative.