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An exciting year of Google events, classroom integration of technology, TCEA awards and general EdTech goodness.
The CHS American Studies humanities teachers, Yvonne Hensley and Patti Massey, decided to mix some TV with their course. We recreated the format of the culinary show Chopped to work with their final review for their students. Students were given boxes with mystery recipes and ingredients in them. They had to create a digital product that explained and expounded on the ELA and SS themes, topics, and essential questions in the box. They would then submit their products for teacher review. The next day, they would open their box to see if they made the next round or if they were "Chopped". Teams that made the next round went on to a harder assignment while chopped teams moved to another room to participate in a review session with one of their teachers. May 27, 2016
I got to stop by The REALM Parent Night presentations - which were set up like games...really cool! Parents and students were so excited to learn about their new campus. Some of those parents got really competitive playing the 1980s video game challenge prepared by Dean Cheryl Essex. Good times and a GREAT turnout! May 24, 2016
LT Teresa Sumrall supported students from two elementary schools in BISD who wanted to raise money, goods, and awareness for local charities. They used Google Apps for Education to collaborate between their separate campuses, communicate with participants, and to inform the community. The turn out was amazing and many charities benefited from the funds and goods donated. LTs Teresa Sumrall and Kim Estes ran a free green-screen photo booth for the day to support the students efforts. April 23, 2016
Spring 2016 brought with it the 2nd Annual CHS Lit Tank. This 11th-grade English assignment is a take on the popular TV show, Lit Tank. Students Students have five weeks to plan and create a product, service, or business that is literature or literacy based. Students create a digital pitch site, a social media marketing campaign, create mock-ups or prototypes, and present to a panel of "Sharks" composed of district teachers, administrators, and community members. April 11-15, 2016
The LT Department helped with the STEAM Academy at Stribling's Parent Night. We helped with Osmo, robots, and more. It was a great, hands-on night where parents and students could explore STEAM activities, hear a presentation about the new direction the campus is moving in, and ask questions. April 11, 2016
The Learning Technologies Department hosted and helped to run the North Texas Google Educators Group’s first EdCamp – EdCamp Goo. It was fun to help set up, plan the day that morning with the attendees, present, and give away door prizes. It was great! Here are some photos and Tweets from the day! January 23, 2016
This year, we all had to draw a Christmas Carol to use as our theme for the annual Admin Christmas Door Decorating contest. Our team got Santa Baby. We rocked it out and had a great time putting in all the elements from the song! We even won the Clark W. Griswald Award for going all out with our decor! December 17, 2015
I had a great time working with the CHS American Studies class as they worked on their WWI museum. Students had to create museum displays for their specific topics. Their display had to incorporate some form of technology. We use presentations, QR codes, surveys, quizzes and more! One group even built a 1/4 submarine to hold their display. The kids did a great job! November 10, 2015
I got to go with my friends from Kerr MS who are planning and developing The REALM, our upcoming gaming and coding Middle School, to look at non-traditional learning spaces to get ideas for The REALM. It was amazing to see the variety of learning spaces, the different furniture, and to get ideas on what a learning space can be. We visited several schools in the Coppell area. October 16, 2015
Teacher Wayne Thames of STEAM Middle School of Choice held a copyright trial run completely by students in his CTE class. The students were divided into prosecution and defense teams, researched, and prepared their arguments in court. A jury of their peers determined the winner, and Mr. Thames sat as judge. They used the Centennial High School working court room facilities for their trial. September 25, 2015
Right after convocation, the entire Technology Department ran to the other end of Centennial High School to begin unpacking and setting up the Chromebooks for the STEAM Middle School 1:1 Rollout. Lots of unpacking of boxes, imaging, and sorting by grade and name. Whew!! But we got it all done in time to pass them out the very next day! August 17, 2015
The theme for convocation this year was a Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show theme that included district administrators participating in a History of Rap dance party/lip sync! It ended with the Whip and Nae Nae performed by principals, board members, and mascots. The keynote this year was Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus. August 17, 2015