Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sharing Information with Google Sites

For Google users, Google Sites is a quick and fairly simple way to set up a website. It is included with Round Rock ISD's Google Apps for Education package, so all students and staff have access to Google Sites.

Reece, in Ms. Salvati's language arts class, created a Google site for his ISP project about dragons. Check it out - it looks great!

Reece's Dragon Project

Teachers have also been learning how to create Google sites. Most currently have their websites with a vendor that will not be available after June 30. So I have been working with the teachers to create new websites that will be ready for the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. Our teachers are learners, too! And even as the 2014-15 school year winds down, we are getting ready for a new school year.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

First Graders Research Careers

First grade students have been researching careers, and Mrs. Moeller's students created videos to share what they've learned. The students used PebbleGo to learn about different jobs. Then they searched for and downloaded images from Britannica Imagequest, which is a library resource with "millions of rights-cleared images" for student use. They uploaded their images to Photo Story 3 and then recorded narration to tell their viewers about the career they learned about. Mrs. Moeller then uploaded the students' videos to her YouTube channel. Please visit YouTube and watch some of these awesome videos!

Mrs. Moeller's YouTube Channel