Archive for July, 2013

Family Develops iPad Game to Inspire Young Girls to Love Math

From venturebeat.com, click here for the original article. Kathryn and David Clarke got the idea for a math practice game when their daughters were in middle school, and struggling with numbers. Decades later, they have released the game on the App Sto…

NSTA New Science Teacher Academy

The following opportunity is provided by NSTA.  Please contact them directly with any questions, comments, or concerns about this program. Are you a middle- or high-school science teacher in your 2nd through 5th year of teaching? Do you spend at least…

Working with Deaf Students in the High School Science Classroom

Just a quick reminder that registration for this fantastic workshop ends August 6, 2013.  There are only 8 spots remaining. The workshop itself is August 10, 2013 at ESC Region 13 and all high school science teachers who attend receive a $100 stipend….

15 Great Google Extensions for Teachers

From educatorstechnology.com (http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/05/15-great-chrome-extensions-for-teachers.html) I was asked several times to share Chrome extensions that can be of some help to teachers. I have actually shared some titles that I …

Waiver to 15% Carryover Limitation Granted!

On April 25, 2013, TEA published a letter to the TEA Correspondence page describing its plan to request a USDE waiver to the provision that prohibits LEAs from carrying over more than 15% of their Title I, Part A allocations into the next fiscal year. …

One Week Left!

The 2012-2013 NCLB Consolidated Compliance Reports and the Rural and Low Income Schools Program Compliance Report (RLIS) are due on August 1, 2013

2013 Accountability Data Tables and Summary Reports

Wondering what your accountability reports and data tables will look like when 2013 ratings are released?  TEA has just released a document explaining the formatting and various types of reports that will be released beginning in August. For the full …

Eliminate Youtube Ads!

Many of us from time-to-time like to play videos from Youtube.com as a tool for student learning, however the ads that appear might not be appropriate for viewing in the classroom. Ad Block Plus is a free extension for Firefox and Google Chrome that el…

Space Still Available: TXAIR (Math Diagnostic System)

The Texas Achievement Item Repository is an online test generator for Math and Science grades 3-12. The system is housed in Project Share and replaces the former Texas Math and Science Diagnostic System. This training is designed for teachers, interven…

eGrant Deadlines

Reminders: August 1, 2013 — 2012-13 Residential grant amendment deadline. Any LEA receiving funds for a residential placement for the 2012-13 may amend the grant as needed until August 1st. August 27, 2013 — 2013-14 Special Education Consol…