Monday, March 31, 2014

Istation Home Usage Contest

Istation Home!

Your students already have access to Istation Home through Texas SUCCESS. Click the Enable Parent Portal link on your classroom page and print parent letters to send home with students.
Parents can also access student reports and resources on the Istation Web site.

Istation Home
Usage Contest
April 7 - May 2, 2014 

Does Your School Have What it Takes to Win?

Istation is hosting a usage contest for its Texas users. Winners will get to meet literary genius Paige Turner and time Traveler Justin Time at their school.

You are automatically entered into the contest. All you need to do is encourage your students to work on Istation at home!

As a participant in Texas SUCCESS, your school is eligible. There is no registration form to fill out or application to enter since your school is already enrolled in Istation. To qualify:

  • 50% of 3rd through 8th grade students must use Istation Home.
  • They must log into and use Istation Home during the contest period: April 7 - May 2, 2014.
  • Winning schools will be selected based on the highest average time per student spent using Istation Home during the contest period.
Istation Home is an excellent way to connect your students' learning between school and home and to get parents involved in their children's education.

For more information, email

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Great Googley Moogley!

Attention all you great googlers out there, did you know that in 2013 there were 5,922,000,000 searches performed EVERY DAY? (

How many of those do you think were done efficiently? How many of those searches narrowed down the results to EXACTLY what the user was looking for? How many of those do you think were done by students?

Just some food for thought.... How are you teaching your students to search?

Use these unbelievably helpful infographics to help!

This next infographic is WONDERFUL!!!! Click HERE to see the FULL THING! 

So, now you know and knowing is half the battle! Back to Googling, you great Googlers!   :)