Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LME is Going Next Gen!

Laurel Mountain is excited to be participating in RRISD's Next Gen Classroom Pilot initiative! Third grade teacher Alyssa Smith, along with our librarian, David Jurecka, received a cart full of iPad Air devices to use with LME students.

Mrs. Smith's Sleuths are using the iPads daily in all areas of the curriculum. In her classroom, there is a 1:1 ratio of devices per student. The Sleuths have learned the basics of how to use their devices and are quickly becoming experts!

Learning camera basics by taking selfies!

Mr. Jurecka has received a touchscreen LCD monitor to use with students and during his lessons. In addition, the library has a large number of iPads which ALL Laurel Mountain students will be able to use!

Our LME teachers are even going Next Gen with their meetings. We are all learning together!

LME Teachers are Next Gen ready!

We are very excited to help the district further this initiative. Stay tuned for more information on how LME is going Next Gen!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Back to School and Taking Off with Technology!

Our students are back to school and getting ready for a fantastic year full of technology! The first two weeks we have been focusing on learning the expectations and Acceptable Use policies for using technology at LME. During these discussions we have been talking about how to take care of equipment, staying safe online, and being respectful digital citizens.

The Lions are excited and ready to get going with technology!