Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hour of Code Week at Gattis

December 5th-9th is Digital Citizenship and Hour of Code Week
Students learned about being good Digital Citizens each day on Broadcast. Ask them about:
  • Monday: Stay Safe Online
  • Tuesday: Digital Footprint
  • Wednesday: Stop Cyber-bullying
  • Thursday: Give credit where credit is due
  • Friday: Balance is Best
In additions students worked on coding to be part of Hour of Code. See the Student Resource page to get to the coding apps.
Here are some photos of students coding in the library with Miss Hintz and Mrs. Chittenden.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Maker Monday - Lego Digital Story

Makers Monday in the Gattis Library. Students can come in and build Lego settings, characters and then create a video on the ipad.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

iPads Grade 1 Reading Response

Students in Miss Drews class go digital with their Reader's Responses.  After reading a non-fiction book, students find the main idea (take a picture of it) and add details by recording their voices.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ipads & Google Classroom in Grade 2

Students in Mrs. Thomas’s and Ms. Carlson’s classes are part of the Next Gen Pilot program in RRISD and share a cart of ipads. Here is Mrs. Thomas’s second Grade students working in pairs on a project, taking photos of their finished work, then uploading it to Google Classroom to share with their teacher. Even if the activity isn’t digital, they make it so with the camera and how they submit their work to their digital Google Classroom.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nearpod for Digital Citizenship

Teaching Digital Citizenship lessons for 5th graders this week in library with Nearpod on iPads #rrisdtech @GattisRRISD #digitalsuperheros

Thursday, September 22, 2016

StuCo Elections Go Digital

Monday, September 19, 2016

Isaac Newton in Minecraft

Students in Grade 4 studied Scientist and presented their facts.  Check out how William presented his scientist!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Scientist Student Video

Fourth Grade students in Mrs. Pearson's class created projects on Scientists based on research. Check out Aryssa's awesome video she created.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New on the Website

The Gattis website  at is being updated to keep you informed! Here are some highlights of what to look for on the front page.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

S.T.E.A.M. Fest at Gattis

First annual STEAM Festival was held at Gattis Elementary on April 19th.
Students and community members displayed and lead demonstrations related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math for everyone to enjoy. This night will take the place of our usual Science Fair. Students in the 4th and 5th grades students all contributed a project of their choice to complete. Several students from K-3 participate, as well.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Art Stop Motion Animations

Mrs. Scalan is combining Art and Technology in her Art Room. Here are three practice stop motion videos. ovie. This was a great way to dive into how to create a stop motion movie.  These 5th Graders were asked to keep Students were directed to look around the room and use anything around the room to come up with a stop motion video. After just a few class periods, here are some of the products. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

First Grade Explores Math Online

Why not explore math on computers? There are so many interactive sites that kids get motivated to learn on. Here students had a choice of a few math online activites to help them learn the skills they are working on in class. If you want to explore some educational websites with your students, check out the Gattis Student Resource page at

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gattis Library is "Out of this World".

Expanding our exploration of space with many of the free NASA iPad apps. Loving NASA Rocket 101 - younger students build and launch rockets, and older students have to study the mission needs, payload, speed, etc. to determine which rocket is best for each mission. Hubble Top 100 has beautiful photos to view along with information about each.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kinder Computer Tutorial

You're never too young to learn about Technology. Here are Mrs. Negron's students learning about computer skills.  You can learn too at