Have you noticed something new in Google ?!?! Both GMail and Google Drive are changing (or have already changed) the way they look, also known as its “user interface”…
Don’t have your iPad? Wifi not working? Don’t fret yet. You can still get most work/studying done! Oh no! Your school iPad isn’t charged and you can’t find the charger? Did you leave your iPad at grandmas house? The WiFi… Continue reading At Home Alternatives to the iPad
Topic: Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying and Screen Time When: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7-8:30 p.m. Who: Dr. Elizabeth Englander from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University Where: WMS Auditorium Made possible by grant money, Dr. Englander’s presentation… Continue reading Presentation! Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying and Screen Time
Guidelines on screen time and media exposure were recently shared from the American Academy of Pediatrics last week. The AAP hosted a national conference in San Francisco where 10,000 pediatricians met to discuss children’s health recommendations for 2017. Screen time,… Continue reading New Screen Time Rules for Kids by Doctors
For those of you using Google Classroom and wishing to plan announcements and assignments in advance, you probably noticed that you were able to save these posts as drafts to share at a later date. The problem was that you… Continue reading Scheduling is here for Google Classroom!
Students across the district participated in the Hour of Code this week in celebration of computer science in education week. The 3rd annual Hour of Code is organized by code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting computer science in education.… Continue reading Hour of Code
A quick update on changes to YouTube access at home for middle school students. Certain content on YouTube is inappropriate for middle school students. YouTube is no longer accessible on iPads while students are outside our building’s WiFi network (6-8th… Continue reading Student iPad YouTube Access at Home
Hardy 3rd grade classes recently embarked on a math assignment requiring students to use the iPad to create a multi-media project explaining math strategies to solve particular math problems. The teachers utilized rubrics to direct students toward their end product… Continue reading Organize Multi-Media projects with Rubrics!
The kindergarten students in Amy Kappinos’ classroom (K Kap) are quickly becoming familiar with how technology can bring their work to life! K Kap student’s were tasked with creating a book based on the text of Brown Bear, Brown Bear,… Continue reading Bates’ K Kap classroom uses Book Creator to create some great examples of Student Work!
I love when I am able to see effective technology integration in classrooms. This is achieved when the use of technology supports curriculum goals and enhances student learning experiences. Ultimately as educators, we want to “design or adapt relevant learning… Continue reading Effective Technology Integration is Key