Getting I.T. Right at WBES

Welcome to the Getting I.T. Right page for Wells Branch Elementary. This page showcases just a glimpse of the exciting  learning that is happening. Take a look at how our teachers and students are successfully integrating technology into learning each and every day. Feel free to access our 2013-2014 posts here.

Science Fair Research Night

posted Jan 7, 2016, 8:35 PM by Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy

Families, students, and teachers worked together to brainstorm ideas for Science Fair projects.

WBE Tech Club Explores Outer Limits Showcase

posted May 19, 2015, 7:13 AM by Autumn Hebert   [ updated May 19, 2015, 7:14 AM ]

Last week the WBE Tech Club participated in Round Rock ISD's First Annual Outer Limits Showcase. In addition to preparing a presentation, students and families got to see other groups from Robotics to Legos to Minecraft. They also had an opportunity to try out Makey Makey kits, build with Legos, create cardboard light up designs and check out a 3-D Printer. Way to go, Explorers!

Woot for Kahoot, Part 2

posted May 6, 2015, 8:24 AM by Autumn Hebert   [ updated May 6, 2015, 8:24 AM ]

I've written before about Kahoot!, but I just had to mention it again after seeing this in the lab last week. Students in Ms. Lightfoot's 3rd grade class reviewed science concepts using this great resource. Students were highly engaged and on task. It was so fun to watch students eagerly participate throughout this activity. Way to go, Explorers!

NextGen class works with digital math tools

posted Apr 20, 2015, 10:11 AM by Autumn Hebert

Ms. Silva's NextGen class continues to be a great pilot class where they are always willing to try apps, websites and more. They always have such a positive attitude when trying new things on their devices. Most recently they used some resources from The Math Learning Center. They used virtual pattern blocks, number frames & geoboards. Some of the students even reviewed math concepts with online flash cards. Way to go, Explorers!

3rd Grade Going Google with Classroom

posted Apr 16, 2015, 8:36 AM by Autumn Hebert

Mrs. Lightfoot and Mrs. Prud'homme stopped by the lab last week and got all of their students setup using Google Classroom. The students worked on a life cycle diagram with Google Drawing. Once students were done, they turned in their work via Classroom and their teachers now have an easy way to access all of their work. No lost papers or a need to make extra copies, since everything gets stored in Google Drive. Great job, Explorers!

2nd Graders "visit" a farm

posted Mar 26, 2015, 6:29 AM by Autumn Hebert   [ updated Mar 26, 2015, 6:30 AM ]

Earlier this week, 2nd graders in Ms. Silvas' NextGen class took a field trip to Creighton Brothers Farm; a virtual field trip that is. With a little help from Discovery Education, students were able to learn about how an ecosystem works to deliver eggs from the farm to table. Way to go, "Eggs"plorers!

3rd Graders Explore in STEMscopes

posted Feb 18, 2015, 8:03 AM by Autumn Hebert   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 8:11 AM ]

Talk about some great learning happening today. Students in Ms. Prud'homme's 3rd grade class were using the STEMscopes Content Connection to learn about Adaptations. Students were super engaged and able to work at his/her own pace through the lesson. Great job, Explorers!

Tech Club off to a great start

posted Jan 28, 2015, 9:42 AM by Autumn Hebert

WBE is excited to have started a technology club for 5th grade students. Interested students submitted applications and stay afterschool to work on a variety of projects. Our two main topics are learning more about coding and learning how to utilize student GAFE (Google Apps For Education) accounts to be better prepared for middle school. In these photos, students are working with Scratch to begin our coding explorations. Way to go, Explorers!

1st Grade Explore Research Sites

posted Jan 14, 2015, 8:18 AM by Autumn Hebert

Returning from the break, 1st graders in Ms. Sita's Dual Language class have jumped right in to research. Students came in to the lab look up information about their topic. PebbleGo is a great resource, as it  has the capability to read aloud information for our early literacy students. Great job, Explorers!

4th grade Biography Projects

posted Dec 15, 2014, 7:47 AM by Autumn Hebert   [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 7:47 AM ]

4th grade students are working to complete a biography project before the winter break. It was exciting to see  students be able to research their person using a variety of sources. Here are examples of 3 resources students were able to use: PebbleGo, BrainPop and Britannica. We look forward to seeing the finished projects. Great job, Explorers!

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