Sunday, February 17, 2019

iACT Announcements - Week of 2/18

Upcoming Dates
* February 18th - Professional Learning Day (Campus-based), 3-6th ELAR teachers at Admin Training Room, Librarians in Innovation Room, SLO Check #3 is due,
* February 19th - Principal Meeting @ Vernon (9:00 a.m.), STEM Innovators Coaching Day, TxEDTuesday_Schedule - please try and tweet about “National FFA Week) Don’t forget to #TxEdTuesday
* February 20th - STEMformation Training @ Admin Training Room (8:30), 4th Grade Writing Meeting @ Scott (3:30 p.m.)
* February 21st - K-2 ELAR Cadre Meeting @ Admin Training Room (8:30), STEM Innovator Coaching Day
* February 22 - Deadline for TELPAS Calibration Attempt #1
* February 25th - TELPAS Assessment Window Opens
* February 26th - Assistant Principal Meeting @ Vernon (9:00 a.m.)
* February 27th -
* February 28th - MAP User Conference in Plano
* March 1 -

Tech Tip: Shortcut to Make a Doc
Here’s a shortcut to make a Google Doc. 
1. In the Chrome Browser, open a new tab.
2. Type "" in the URL bar.
3. Then a new document will appear.
This saves time from having to go into your Drive, click new, and then click the type of application you want. What a great time saver!

*This will work with other Google Applications, too (sheets, slides, and forms).
Try these:

7 Ways to Spark Engagement

Strengthening students’ sense of connectedness to their learning is a worthwhile goal, and there are some simple ways to do it - 

Read Works Now Offers Illustrated eBooks
ReadWorks, a fantastic free service for ELA teachers, recently added new illustrated ebooks to their library. These illustrated ebooks can be used in the same way that all other ReadWorks ebooks can be used by you and your students. That includes distributing ebooks to your students through a ReadWorks classroom and or through Google Classroom - more information HERE -