Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thank you Tech Aides!

Tech Aides at each site are working hard to make sure that tablets are functioning properly for our students.  Stephen Gomez, the Tech Aide at McKinley has created an amazing resource of trouble shooting tips to help other Tech Aides, as well as teachers, parents and students, navigate through some of the more common tablet issues.

Our First Experience With Augmented Reality App Quiver

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Using Technology to Connect

When West Campus AP US History teacher, Matt Abajian, was faced with the challenge of how to maintain rigorous instruction for his students while on paternity leave he turned to East Campus AP US History teacher, William Balmanno.  Together they came up with a solution.  Since both teach the class during the same period, they decided to have Mr. Abajian's students virtually join Mr. Balmanno's class through a Google Hangout.  Through the use of Google Hangouts Mr. Abajian's students will not miss out on valuable instruction and they will also have the opportunity to make connections with East Campus students.

Expect to see more pictures of this collaborative effort in the next couple of weeks!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Roosevelt Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Suzanne Awtery has found success with the digital portfolio app Seesaw.  In the app students are able to draw, record video, take photos, access their saved photos, take notes or share a link.  The app is designed so that it is simple enough for Kindergarten students to easily access and document their learning.  Students can use a QR code to access Seesaw the first time and have the ability to use their picture as the icon.  Students cand teachers can comment on the submitted work.

Here is a video of the students excited to listen and learn from classmates.  Students independently recorded narration to accompany their drawings in See Saw.