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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!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

4th Graders Research Lonestar Heros Using BYOD, Dell Venues, and Campus Computers

Students in 4th grade are researching Lonestar Heros as part of a multi-week project.  Students utilized the research function in Google Docs to supplement their research of their person.  The Research function allows students to search for information and images and then cites the source for them as a footnote.  Several students brought their own device to use in class which helped increase the device to student ratio so that more students could work on their project at school. Students in the Next Gen classroom were able to use their Dell Venue tablets to work on their projects as well.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kindergarten Goes on a Sea Turtle Virtual Field Trip to South Padre

Kindergarten classes didn't have to pack their bags in order to visit Sea Turtle Inc, a sea turtle hospital in South Padre Island, Texas.  Students were able to interact with an educator from Sea Turtle Inc.  The kids were excited to not only learn about the many Sea Turtle Species, but to be able to see real Sea Turtles that are being rehabilitated at their facility.  What an incredible experience!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

3rd Grade using Tagxedo

3rd Grade students in Mrs. Turner's class used Tagxedo to create images using vocabulary to describe seasons.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kindergarten Uses Their NEW GAFE Accounts

Kindergartners were overjoyed at the opportunity to have access to their GAFE accounts.   With the help of older students, Kindergarten students learned to access their accounts, add the Google Classroom Google App, and complete an assignment from their teacher using Google Drawing posted in Google Classroom.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kindergarten Reviewing Coin Value

Ms. Dornak's Kindergarten class used Turtlediary.com to help review the value of coins.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

5th Graders Write "Where I'm From" Poems

Using the "Where I'm From" poem by George Ella Lyon, as an inspiration, 5th grade students interviewed someone from their lives to create their own "Where I'm From" poems for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Art Students Use Google Earth

Ms. Austen's class used Google Earth to explore landmarks in Asia.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

1st Graders Learn from Exchanging Paper Slide Videos

Mrs. Grimes and Mrs. Saunders' classes each did class research about Penguins and Sharks.  After creating their Paper Slide Videos, they exchanged videos for the other class to learn about the other animal.

Grimes Penguin Paper Slide Video

Saunders Shark Paper Slide Video

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Getting art class started

  Ms. Austen creates videos instructing the class on what they need to do to get class started.   This allows her class to self start while she is working to transition from one class to another.  

She has even left videos for teachers to show when they cover her classes. Not only are the videos full of instructions and directions so that everyone is prepared for their tasks -- they are fun, interesting and the kids respond to her on the video when she asked questions... even though they know she couldn't actually hear them.