Moving Day!

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CovaisTech has Moved!

CovaisTech has moved! 

The new site for everything is bit.ly/powerupteaching

 

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Thinking about trying something new…

In two short days I will finish my fourth year as an ITRT with Henrico County Public Schools. The past four years I have used a WordPress Blog for sharing ideas, lesson templates and updates. For 2018-2019 I’d like to change things up and start transitioning to a Google Site. Let’s see how this adventure unfolds!

Check out my new site! Never fear my WordPress site isn’t going anywhere! You can still access that site under the last tab labeled “Archive.”

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Jessica Robinson's ITRT Blog 2018-06-07 09:02:52

Ships Ahoy! We are busy polishing the deck and getting the sails ready in preparation for our Elementary Technology Conference “Dive into Deeper Learning” this summer!

We’ll have creative technology integrations on the Lido Deck, managing classroom devices in the Galley, and navigation of Windows 10 on the Concierge Level!

Food Trucks will be on-site for lunch and all accept cash and cards!

Click HERE for the Dive into Deeper Learning Google Site to access all of the info for this fun day!

This is the perfect opportunity for smooth sailing into the new school year!!

So, grab your first mate, charged HCPS laptop, and plan to dock at Glen Allen High School on Tuesday, August 14th from 8:00am-3:00pm. Register at http://ero.henrico.k12.va.us using your HCPS issued username and password. To access the registration system you will need to be connected via Ethernet or HCPS staff wireless within any Henrico County building. Use the following information to help you locate the session when registering, SRN 20182930401.

Once you are registered, you will receive an email telling you how to access the Schoology Course. All conference materials will be housed in Schoology this year.

We cannot wait to see you on August 14th!

Interested in presenting at Dive into Deeper Learning? Complete this presentation proposal by June 8th!

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Montrose Mobile Maker Space

Earlier this year, some the Elementary ITRTs set up stations and taught the students and teachers about a variety of technology options that they could check out to use in their classrooms.

Following our session, Janet Driver wrote a grant and was awarded a HEF grant to bring similar items to a Mobile Maker Space at Montrose. This week the 2nd grade students have been rotating through a variety of stations to practice with some of the new technology that is now available in the library.
Osmo Pizza Company
Students make pizzas for the customers that come into the restaurant.

They also give the customers change after they pay for their meal.

Osmo Coding

Osmo Tangrams

Sphero

Ozobots

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Montrose Mobile Maker Space

Earlier this year, some the Elementary ITRTs set up stations and taught the students and teachers about a variety of technology options that they could check out to use in their classrooms.

Following our session, Janet Driver wrote a grant and was awarded a HEF grant to bring similar items to a Mobile Maker Space at Montrose. This week the 2nd grade students have been rotating through a variety of stations to practice with some of the new technology that is now available in the library.
Osmo Pizza Company
Students make pizzas for the customers that come into the restaurant.

They also give the customers change after they pay for their meal.

Osmo Coding

Osmo Tangrams

Sphero

Ozobots

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Save the Date!!!!

Save the Date: August 14, 2018

“Dive into Deeper Learning” #DiveDeep18

Elementary Summer Instructional Technology Conference

Glen Allen High School

Join us for an exciting day of professional learning at “Dive into Deeper Learning,” our elementary summer conference presented by Instructional Technology.  Discover fun ways to use technology effectively in your classroom while exploring Schoology, classroom device access, and tons more! Of course, there will be games, music, prizes, and food trucks! You don’t want to miss this!  We will start collecting proposals for presenters soon! Mark your calendars now!

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Multi-Step Word Problems in Flipgrid

The students in Mrs. Bennett’s 4th grade class have been reviewing muli-step word problems. Today they used Flipgrid to record a problem for their classmates to answer. They used the sticky note within Flipgrid to type up their word problem and then recorded.

After posting their question, students selected another classmates video to view and solve the problem. Once they had the answer, they went to the discussion board in Schoology to post their answer.

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Historical Figures “Who Am I?” Digital Breakout

The students in Mrs. White’s 4th grade class researched a person from their 4th grade Social Studies curriculum. They compiled their research into a script in first person. Then they used the PhotoSpeak app to record their script over an image of their historical figure. The finished videos were uploaded to Seesaw.

The embed codes from Seesaw and the Google Site were shared with students so they could upload their clue to the Digital Breakout Site. The students also worked on building a Google Form with response validation to include on the site for students answers. The published site will be posted on the Elementary Digital Breakout site that other 4th grade students in the county can use for review.

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Ozobot Plows

In March I attended EdTech RVA at VCU and went to a session on Ozobots.  The presenters had a variety of stations and activities set up.  I thought this station was pretty awesome!  They had 3D printed a plow to go onto the Ozobot and the task was to plow the snow (tiny foam balls) off of the road.

This week I had an opportunity to try a similar idea in Mrs. Martin’s 2nd grade class.  Using the schools new Cetus 3D printer and file I found on Thingiverse, I printed a plow for the Ozobots.  We practiced having the Ozobot collect small pieces of a paper towel and putting it into the recycling bin.

Mrs. Martin has an awesome idea for the Ozobot with the plow sequencing a story.  Stay tuned for this awesome lesson!

 

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