In the Spotlight (Secondary – 4/24/2012)

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When students do work and know that it is going to be published on the internet for everyone to see, they make sure it is good. When they do work to turn in for a grade, they make sure it is good enough.

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C.D. Fulkes Middle School “8th Grade History/ Civil War”
Mr. Delacruz and Mrs. Ufomata used their Activ Panels to demonstrate significant individuals of the Civil War. http://cdfmstechlizards.blogspot.com/2012/04/8th-grade-historycivil-war.html

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Chisholm Trail Middle School “Class Elections”
Here is a great use of Vimeo in Ms. Green’s 7th LA class.
http://chisholmtrail.edublogs.org/2012/04/13/ms-greens-class-elections/

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Deerpark Middle School “Socrative and Mobile devices”
Ms. Cameron’s 6th Grade ELA classes recently read Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo, and she wanted to provide an interactive review for students before she gave her test on the book. Ms. Cameron set up a series of multiple choice and short answer quizzes in a free Web 2.0 tool called Socrative.
http://deerparkits.blogspot.com/2012/04/socrative-and-mobile-devices.html

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Hernandez “Parent Involvement Night Highlights Math Technology”
Hernandez Parent Night in April focused on the Math STAAR state assessment and Math teachers at Hernandez Middle School showcased the technology used to teach math concepts to students and prepare them for the new STAAR test.
http://hemsbulldogbytes.blogspot.com/2012/04/parent-involvement-night-highlights.html

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Hopewell Middle School “Skype”
Texas History students in Mr. Nugent and Robertson’s classes participated in a project that used the web-based application SKYPE.
http://hwms.weebly.com/

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Ridgeview Middle School “BYO and Prezis”
BYO comes to science.
In Mrs. Gibson’s 7th Grade Science classes the students were needing to use timers to complete the lab assignment.
http://ridgeviewtechnology.blogspot.com/2012/04/byo-comes-to-science.html

Prezis
Mrs. Klaus’ Leadership Classes were asked to present on several topic this spring including great Leaders and tips to help students be more successful.
http://ridgeviewtechnology.blogspot.com/2012/04/leadership-class-uses-prezi.html

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Cedar Ridge High School “Turnitin.com”
Many of our teachers and students are now using Turnitin.com to facilitate the grading of student work.
http://cedarridgeit.edublogs.org/

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Westwood High School “Language labs and Yearbook”
Language Labs
We’re using the language lab to prepare teachers for the AP exams to do simulated conversations and to do presentational speaking practice. It’s really good for paired activities.
http://westwood-technology.blogspot.com/2012/04/brian-mcdonough-spanish-teacher-on.html

Yearbook
Journalism creates yearbook.
http://westwood-technology.blogspot.com/2012/04/judy-gaines-journalism-teacher.html

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