Craig Landy

Phone: 817-815-5791

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Degrees and Certifications:

MBA-Information Systems; University of Colorado at Colorado Springs BBA Texas Tech University

Craig Landy

Multimedia Specialist

Librarian

Technology Integration Educator



  • Office 365

    Posted by Craig Landy on 9/12/2016

     

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    Carlson Families,

    We are pleased to announce that elementary students in FWISD will have access to Microsoft Office 365. We welcome the elementary grades 2nd – 5th grade to join the middle school and high schools in using this powerful collaboration tool. Through Microsoft® Office 365, teachers and students have access to online Office tools like Email, OneDrive (where they will find their files), Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

     

    This change will also affect the way students create and save, and even share their files.  For the first time, students will have access to their school files anywhere they have internet access.  Look for more on that in the future but know that your students are being trained on the new process.

     

    Here’s how you can help at home…

    Make sure you have the school’s Destiny Library Page as a shortcut on your desktop.

    a.       Right-click on your desktop and select New – Shortcut

    b.       Copy and paste this URL into the box

              i.      http://library.fwisd.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=504

    c.       Click on Next, give it a name, and then Finish

     

    There are a lot of resource links on this page which your students have become accustomed to using.  One of which is Office 365 – there is a shortcut tile for the students to use.

     

    You can also add a bookmark to your Internet Browser.  The District’s Office 365 can be found at http://office365.fwisd.org

     

    To login to Office 365 the student will need to complete two boxes (Username and Password).

    For example, Susan James with a student ID of 220654 would type the following:

     

    Username: s220654@stu.fwisd.org

    Password: SuJa.101 (This is the default passwords until student changes the password.)

     

     

    The Username above is also Susan’s district email address.  Yes, all of the 2nd through 5th grade students also have a district email account.  We will be spending quite a bit of time in class discussing email etiquette and cyberbullying.

     

    It is extremely important for you to reiterate proper email etiquette at home.

     

    Thank you.  If you have any questions, please email me at craig.landy@fwisd.org

     

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  • BigBrainz

    Posted by Craig Landy on 9/8/2016

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    Cognitive psychologists have discovered that humans have fixed limits on the attention and memory that can be used to solve problems. One way around these limits is to have certain components of a task become so routine and over-learned that they become automatic. (Whitehurst, 2003) 

    Math facts fluency refers to the ability to recall the basic facts in all four operations accurately, quickly and effortlessly.  When students achieve automaticity with these facts, they have attained a level of mastery that enables them to retrieve them for long-term memory without conscious effort or attention. Math facts are important because they form the building blocks for higher-level math concepts.

    Big Brainz is a built like a game that helps students learn their math facts while having fun.

                You can have the same program at home that our students are using at school.  Just go to www.bigbrainz.com and download the School Use Version... yes, at home you'll still download the school version.

                Here's what you need to know:

    The program is available for Grades 1-5.

    1. Log in (the password is your child's student number; same as their lunch number).

    2. Click on your child's teacher and then click on your child's name.

    3. Finally, click on one of the 4 math operations... +, -, x, ÷ (everyone should be starting with Addition and then move through the operations as they are able - if in doubt, please ask your child's teacher).

     

    Don't be surprised when they don't want to stop 'playing'!

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