Tuesday, November 24, 2015

iPad Check

Name Your iPad (again)

Some students have changed the name on their iPads and must immediately change it back to the district required identifier.

 Click to continue  your iPad check.

Monday, November 23, 2015

AppSmashing During Genius Hour

The Beye Tech Team has been exploring the idea of Genius Hour during the lunch hour.  Students come in and out throughout the hour because they also need to eat and they are encouraged to go outside and get some fresh air as well. They can work on genius hour on their own and  at home, so sometimes they just check in. They are creating some amazing Passion Posters!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Questions for the Creator of Explain Everything

Do you enjoy using Explain Everything? The app was created by Reshan Richards. He often speaks at EdTech conferences like the EdTech Teacher iPad Summit in Boston. Do you have questions for Mr. Richards?

Add Questions to Padlet

The best questions and ideas will be shared with Mr. Richards and I will ask him to answer one.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Genius Hour: Exploring Your Passions

Genius Hour - Create a Passion Poster

What are you passionate about? Maybe it's the BlackHawks, perhaps it's music, it could be fashion. Whatever it is, let's explore your passions by collecting images, creating a collage and bringing the idea to life with media!

Collage by Sammy - Watch it come to life!

Genius Hour Meets Tech Team 
Show Up with iPad to Get Started

When and Where: Room 208

    • 3rd Grade Students: Come before you eat on Mondays,11:00-11:25. 
    • 4th & 5th grade students: Come when the bell rings at 11:25



    • Pick a topic
    • Collect images
    • Create a collage
    • Add media to bring the ideas to life!

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    3rd Graders Taking iPads Home

    All 3rd grade students will begin taking iPads home each day. Please remember...

    With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

    1. Always keep your iPad in your backpack with the cover on when traveling to and from school.
    2. Find a safe place to keep your iPad at home, and charge your iPad every single night so it is ready for learning in school.
    3. Keep your iPad charging cord and plug at home, even if you forget to charge your iPad.
    4. Your iPad is a tool for school. After you have completed your homework, you should put it away. This iPad is not a personal device used to watch movies, play games or to search the Internet.
    5. If you lose your iPad, tell your parents and your teacher right away.

    LockScreen Rules

    All school iPads should have the simple rules displayed on your lockscreen. This is to remind you to agree to the rules every time you use your iPad. If you don't have the rules on your lockscreen, you can add them now.

    1. Save this image of the rules to your photos.

    2. Open an app that will allow you to write on an image. Try Explain Everything, Adobe or Google Slides.
    3. Add your first name, last initial, room number and name of school to the iPad Rules. For example:

      Susan O
      Room 209
    4. After your name is on the iPad Rules, go to Settings and set the lockscreen with the rules image.
    5. Every time you log in you are agreeing to these rules.

    Monday, September 28, 2015


    R2R Students

    What questions do you have about the Supermoon? Add them to our Padlet.

    Click here


    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Welcome Back to School

    Bootcamp at Beye Begins

    We are excited to get iPads in students' hands. We will begin with Bootcamp. Here is the schedule:

    5th Grade
    • 9/2: Distribution: Smith and Johnson
    • 9/3: Distribution: Fogg and Bauman
    • 9/5: iPads go home

    4th Grade
    • 9/8: Distribution
    • 9/11: iPads go home

    3rd Grade
    • 9/10: Distribution
    • TBD iPads go home

    Find all bootcamp lessons and the schedule on the Bootcamp page. Access the BootCamp Tab at the top of the blog.

    Tech Team

    Tech team will return to Beye this year. We will meet on Wednesdays during lunch recess. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 9th for returning tech team members. The first meeting for new members will be on Wednesday, September 16th. 

    We hope to see you there!

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    End of Year - Backing Up Files

    We will be collecting all 3rd-5th grade iPads on May 28th. All students will need to bring the following to school on May 28th.

    • iPad
    • Charging brick and cord in a plastic bag. Did you save the one we gave you?
    Prepare Your Device
    1. All files you want to save should be backed up to your Google Drive.
    2. Sign out of iCloud if you have your own Apple ID.
    See Ms. Oxnevad

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    POW Week 2

    How to Use This Board

    1. There are 5 levels of POW, organized by color.
    2. Choose your level and click on the icon to view the problem.
    3. Save or print the problem.
    4. Solve it.
    5. Turn the problem in, electronically if possible.
    6. Receive feedback on your work.

    Martin Jet Pack: Road 2 Reading

    Explore this image to learn about the Martin JetPack. When you are done, complete the green Exit Ticket.

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Pollution Party Image Check - 5th Grade

    Your pollution party poster should be in the slideshow channel on this blog. Please take a minute to  complete this form to let me know if it can be found there. Submit Form: Pollution Party Image Check.

    Do You Love Math?

    We're rounding up the students and staff who love math. We hope you can stop by to add your ideas about ways to turn in a Problem of the Week electroniclally for ease of managment and quick feedback. 

    ThinkTank Today 

    11:30 - 12:00 | Bring your device. | Join Mr. E's Google Classroom

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    A Pollution Word Wall

    There are many words to describe pollution. When you think of one, add it to this soon to be Epic Pollution Word Wall. Tap on instaGrok do a quick, visual search OR tap to contribute your own idea.

    Pollution Party Images

    Can You Read an Image?

    Reading Images

    The other day Mr. Whithers displayed a detailed image in front of staff and asked us if we could read it. Can you read an image? Try to read this one.

    • How does the use of headings, images, and short and consice text make this image easy to read and learn from?
    • What type of writing skills are required to annotate an image with ideas and information?

    --> Advance to the next page of the slideshow to try it yourself.