Attend Project Innovate training to receive your district issued iPad. It is open to all Birdville ISD Staff.
February and April classes are open for registration in Eduphoria Workshop. Click the links below to register now.
Note: An admission ticket is required for training. You will receive an email one week prior to training with activities you must complete to fill in your admission ticket. You must attend the full 2 hours to receive your Project Innovate iPad. Sessions begin at 4:00 or 4:30. Be sure to register for one that will allow you to arrive at the BISD Technology Department Training lab in time for the beginning of your session.
Tools I have implemented in my classroom
- Using stations this week in the classroom.
- Station 1- Nonfiction pieces to better understand main idea and important details. QR codes are used to quiz students on Google Forms. Bonus: It grades them for me!
- Station 2- NoRedInk students get a better understanding of where they are in their writing.
- Station 3- Book club students will read, conference with me, book talk, and/or complete reader responses.
~ Angela Gruver, Richland High School
This has been an amazing journey so far! I have found it easier to let the students be the leaders of the classroom and they have really approached the challenge with vigor. At the beginning of the year, I found it difficult to do this, but my students have shown me that as long as they know I’m there to help them over any bumps, they enjoy being in charge of the pace of their learning. I have also enjoyed being able to work with small groups and the students who struggle the most with the skills we focus on in that unit.
~ Heather Palmer, Richland High School
Are we getting our students ready for college, career, and life?
Join us for Twitter chats in November as we take a deep dive into the BISD Portrait of a Graduate and discuss how to help our learners be FUTURE READY.
Cyberbullying has become a real problem which effects children, adolescents, and teenagers. But it doesn’t stop there. In some cases, it effects college students, young adults, adults and even faculty on college campuses and in the workplace (Washington, 2015).
Here’s the ultimate Charlie Brown lessons on digital citizenship
Read this short post to learn positive and proactive ways for students to promote kindness, ethical behavior, and cyberbullying
You will NOT want to miss this. Watch next week’s Digital Learning news for more information.
Many BISD campuses have a specific hashtag for teachers and families to follow on social media. Different departments and groups within BISD do the same. See below for some of the hashtags to follow this year.
BISD Professional Learning
BISD Selfies (Students/Staff)
BISD Spotlights and Celebrations
Birdville Blended Learning grant
Hashtags help a large professional learning community stay connected. Use the hashtags when you post and also search them for great ideas around the district.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 13 at 8 p.m. for our first Back to School Twitter Chat.