In the Spotlight (Elementary – 4/30/2012)

Bluebonnet: Teacher on Maternity Leave Skypes with Third Grade Class
Mrs. Finlayson left her third grade class only days before the STAAR test to go on maternity leave. Realizing that this time might be stressful for the students, who have not taken a standardized test before, the thoughtful teacher decided that she wanted to set up a video conference with her students. This was such a wonderful example of a teacher using technology to support the learning in the classroom and bring the world to her students.

Great Oaks 2nd grade students have their claymation videos shown at the Alamo Drafthouse:
Visit “Taking It to the Another Level” at
Students love seeing their work published posted on teacher websites, so you can imagine how excited they are to have their work shown in a public movie theater.


More Great Technology Happenings on Elementary Campuses Around the District:
Anderson Mill 1st grade students study metamorphosis. Visit “Samsung Digital Presenter” at
Old Town 2nd grade students focus on science vocabulary words. Visit “Word Skills” at
Forest Creek 2nd grade students use Kidspiration to study the life cycle of butterflies. Visit “Canizales’ Cuddly Bears Brainstorm about Butterflies” at
Forest North 4th grade students have new ways to publish what they write. Visit “Honing those Writing Skills” at

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