Archive for December, 2012

PBS LearningMedia – Teacher Toolbox

PBS LearningRegister today and see how this new resource is redefining what media can do for the classroom.


Accessing Discovery Education on an Ipad

imageNeed to access Discovery Education on your IPAD? You can today. Download the app called Rover which will enable you to view the flash-based content and other educational websites. Discovery Education is a great tool that is curriculum aligned, offers great videos, images, and articles.

Creating using Educreations on the IPAD

Today I downloaded a new app called Educreations. It’s a free app that will allow you to record lessons for students. Students can utilize the app to model their understanding of a topic as well. Click to see my first test drive of the app. I know you will love using it with your kids at school and home.


Motion Math: Hungry Fish

A great app for young kids to practice math on an IPAD. It’s free to download from the App Store. Kids work on number recognition and advance to adding numbers to feed their fish. Hungry Fish

Creating Comic Strips

Creating Online Safety Comic Strips

Creating Online Safety Comic Strips in the PET Lab

After learning about online safety, students created comics with support from Ms. Smith during computer time. Click to create a comic with your child today! Email the finished product to friends and family.

Virtual Field Trips ~To Space and Back Before Lunch~

Virtual Fieldtrip

Video Conference With NASA

Taking virtual field trips at HFE is one of the most engaging activities for our students. They love all the places they get to go especially when we travel to space with Wall-E. We also take virtual field trips with the museums below.

NC Museum of History

NC Museum of Natural Science

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying and Online Bullying

School Counselor Renoo Hensley, Technology Facilitator Rebecca Smith, and Technology Assistant Phyllis Ray team teaching  K-5 students about bullying and cyberbullying. Keeping students safe at school and online is a top priority. Curriculum rich materials for staff and parents can be found here:


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