Kate Waller Barrett

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 2 marks National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Check out this quick video about why ice cream sandwiches don’t necessarily melt the same way other ice creams melt. If you need help logging in, see this page for instructions.  It is also National Coloring Book Day. Did you know Discovery Education also has coloring book […]

The Olympics

The Olympics are starting in Japan. The Olympics are starting this week in Japan. Do you know how to say any words in Japanese? Previously, we posted how to log into Discovery Education using your student username and password. After you are signed in, click this link to learn some basic Japanese words with Hiro […]

Video Streaming Service for Students and Families

  Did you know that every Arlington Public Schools student has access to one of the best streaming services around for educational programming? If your child attends school in Arlington, your family has access to Discovery Experience! Take a look at this preview (the preview is for teachers, but there is a lot for kids […]

Free Up Space on Your iPad

As the school year continues, your device can fill up with photos and videos you no longer need. When your storage fills up your iPad can slow down or cause problems with apps working the way you expect. We’ve added the following tutorial to the Barrett Tech Help site. You can find more troubleshooting help […]

It’s Spring! Let’s Brighten up Our Canvas Dashboards

Canvas covers everyone’s dashboard up with Color Overlay. It can make your dashboard look like a foggy day. With only a few steps you can remove the color overlay and brighten up your dashboard. Learn how to do this in the tutorial below.   Canvas Dashboards have a color overlay. You can remove the overlay […]

2nd and 3rd Graders – System Check for CogAT Assessment

Second and Third Grade students will be taking the CogAT assessment. Below you will see the steps for doing a system check on the HMH DataManager app. Set up and test HMH DataManager on iPads Here’s an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1787763/System-Check-For-Data-Manager-CogAT-Online-Testing-on-iPads 15 STEPS 1. The first step is to make sure you have the Data Manager […]

Puzzle Day update

  We have update to our post in January for National Puzzle Day. Arlington Public Schools no longer blocks students from doing our puzzles on their iPads. Try your hand at doing these Barrett puzzles. Improve your time by doing them more than once. https://barrett.apsva.us/post/staff_blog_post/its-puzzle-day/

It’s Puzzle Day

*Update 3/26/2021* These puzzles now work on student iPads. Today is National Puzzle day! For National Puzzle Day we’ve created some special Barrett puzzles to try. Working on solving puzzles is great for many reasons. Puzzles can help with: Hand-eye coordination Problem-solving skills Pattern and shape recognition Fine motor skills Memory Patience Concentration and focus […]

Blueberries 2019

Here’s a look at what happened at this year’s Blueberries Game, an annual tradition on the day before Thanksgiving Break.     Pictures and video clips are available here https://www.flickr.com/gp/barrettelementary/bTTE93