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Lunch & Learns: Beyond a Sit & Get

Want more quality face time with your teachers? This year I have had great success with Lunch & Learns followed up with personalized coaching, observations, and reflections. Principals love the process because it takes place during teachers lunch periods and teacher...

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Google Forms for Leadership

Everyone loves data, am I right! Data helps drive our decisions and create purposeful plans of actions. Google Forms allows us to create the data needed Our Learning Objectives: 33 Examples of when to use Google Forms How to create a basic form. Upgrade your Forms...

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Steamline Request with Google Forms

I love a good problem to solve! So when I was challenged by Principal Ms. DeVeda E. Coley to help her make her life easier by creating a Leave Early Request using Google Forms that she could “approve”, I was intrigued. Google Forms itself is very dynamic and allows...

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Winter Edtech Menu

Choose your own adventure This winter, I challenged teachers to pick something from the Edtech Menu to spice up their winter classroom mix. Teachers had a wide variety of menu items to choose from, and every teacher could find something to fit their...

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Golden Techie: Mrs Gist

Mrs. Gist is an Education City Rock Star! She has created separate cities for each station/ class. Then assigned specific teks/lessons to the cities. She makes technology accountable by looking at the data obtained and to understand where her students need additional...

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Creating a Brand

Creating a Brand for our Technology Department Today we are launching Harlandale ISD's Technology Department's Logo & Brand! Creating a brand and identity for our department was an important step for us because it put us on the map for our teachers to connect and rely...

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Congratulations Mrs. Colon

Meet Claribel Colon a Science Teacher at Frank Tejeda High School. Mrs. Colon is known for her outstanding instruction of FTA students and being a Technology Leader.What technology do you use in your school ?  This school year I’ve been using Google Apps including,...

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Project Literacy

Each of Harlandale’s 13 elementary campuses received 64 iPads, a cow with built-in Wi-Fi access, and a plethora of literacy-based apps through the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant. The iPads are housed at each campus library and can be used checked-out...

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Golden Techie: Mrs. Woody!

Meet Mrs. Sadona Woody the librarian at STEM Early College High School. Mrs. Woody is known for a big smile and going above and beyond for her students and the teachers she serves.    What technology do you use in the library and at STEM Early College High School?Here...

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Congratulations Sergio Pena from Morill Elementary!

Sergio Pena, a Pre-Kindergarten teacher from Morrill Elementary, uses technology to enhance his classroom instruction daily. He uses a Mimio Pad, an iPad, and his projector to engage students in learning through the use of interactive technology-rich lessons. In...

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Google Notes: Sharing a Google Calendar

Learn how to create a calendarLearn how to create a calendar & others can add/editLearn how to share a calendarLearn how to control what they can seeGreat for:Teacher TeamsHomework/Quiz CalendarsAccess online or with the Google Calendar...

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School news team tells all

Meet our future I've had the very good fortune of being the teacher of these amazing kids. They have taught me so much in only my two years with these students. In my first year of teaching, I was challenged to create a broadcasting program. I was given...

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EdTech Friday at Poteet Junior High

Recently I was given the opportunity to create a 1/2 a day professional development day of training for Poteet Junior High. I nominated 4 different teachers to create a training on a skill or tool that they have successfully used in their own classrooms."My Goals for...

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iStation & my First Podcast at TCEA 2015

Today was another great day at TCEA, a technology conference held in Austin texas every year. Last year I attended and I made a goal to submit a proposal to be a presenter. Little did I know that my presentation would be accepted and over 100 people would show up! I...

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Reflecting and Growing

Last year while taking working towards my masters, I took a class called Technology professional development. It's been my favorite class through the whole program so far.  I was required to create 5 goals working towards growth in Technology Professional Development...

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