Thursday, September 24, 2015

Google Apps for Students

Here at Gattis we are a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) campus and district.  This week a few third grade classes got started with their Google Accounts. We logged into google accounts, opened and deleted an email and composed and email and sent it. Students learned how to navigate to Google Apps and signing in and out of our Google Accounts before logging off the machine. Students are not able to email other students, but they can collaborate on documents and presentations.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Augmented Reality

Happy International Dot Day! As a way to celebrate in our Next Generation Library at Gattis this week, students in Kinder, First and Second Grade classes are having an opportunity to create colorful dots then watch them come to life using an Augmented Reality iPad app called Quiver. If you want to try this app at home, download pages at 

Tuesday, September 15, is Dot Day. This day celebrates the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. In the book, a special art teacher encourages a student to be creative and "make your mark". Students have been creating dot art during their art classes, and they have been reading Peter H. Reynolds books in the library.

More information on Dot Day can be found here: