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Welcome to our Double File Trail Elementary Technology Blog. Here you will find fantastic examples of how our elementary classrooms are integrating technology into our everyday lives and lessons. Come back to see what we are doing!

Monday, November 17, 2014

1st Graders Making Classroom Maps

1st grade students created a map of their classroom using shapes, filling in the shape with color and then labeling the items they created.

Monday, November 10, 2014

4th grade students still benefit from teacher in her absence

While the teacher was away, students were still able to focus on academics.  The teacher video a lesson on how to create a Patty Paper "protractor" and how to use the new tool while she was away from the classroom.  This allowed the substitute to pause the video when students needed extra time and to rewind for students to hear the information again using the vocabulary and concepts of the classroom teacher.

Art students exploring Africa

4th and 5th grade students used Google Earth and the website Our Africa to explore art, landforms, and life in Africa to be inspired with their Ugly Doll or Sockpuppet creations. Student's Ugly Doll or Sock Puppet will then be donated to the Austin Children's Shelter or Helping Hand Home for Children.

Students were in awe of the culture in Africa.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Technology Rich Faculty Meeting

DFT faculty learned how to use Google Classroom, Padlet, and information about NGDC and SAMR model.

5th grade students using StemScopes

5th grade students were learning about different types of energy sources using STEMscopes. STEMscopes is an online supplemental curriculum program that provides hands-on inquiry activites focused on TEKS.