The WAJ Bit

May 2016

Teacher Webpage Showcase! Here are a few examples of some of the amazing webpages that WAJ teachers have designed! ISTE Teacher Standards 2 & 4

*The WAJ Guidance Office has a very informative and visually appealing Google Site!

*Mr. Jones' Webpage includes a flipped element allowing students to view videos at home to prepare for classwork.

*Check out Ms. Li's webpage full of great information and helpful resources for students and parents!

Mrs. McAneny's page includes a very detailed homework calendar for students and parents to refer to.

Mr. Pudlewski's page includes an easy form for parent's to submit if they have any questions, comments, or concerns.

*Mrs. Valerio's Classroom Webpage serves as a window into her classroom! Parents love to see what their children are doing in STEM!

Please visit me at the webpage help sessions where you can get your webpages ready for the 16-17 school year!

Miss Kern's 3rd Graders Use the Green Screen App Do Ink!

Students in Miss Kern's 3rd grade class recently used the Do Ink Green Screen App + a green tablecloth to create informational videos for their audience. Here you can see that Emily is living out her dream of being a meteorologist!

If you would like to try this app in your classroom, please feel free to schedule a demo with Carly!

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Students use home access center to select courses for next year! ISTE Student Standards 4 & 6

This is the first year that WAJ students are completing the scheduling process digitally, using the Eschool Home Access Center. Using the Eschool student portal, students are able to select required courses and electives with ease from any device. This tool makes the scheduling process student driven and more efficient! In addition, this digital tool is very similar to what they will use during their future college course registration process.
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Miss Larsen's Students Scan QR Code Clues to Make Predictions About ELA Module

Thank you to All Who Attended the IXL Professional Development Hosted by Amy Moore and Carly Mead

If you think you may be interested in using IXL in your classroom next year, please sign up for the 30 day free trial at and test it in your classroom. Once you register for the 30 day free trial, Carly can setup your rosters so you can begin exploring with your students.

Mrs. Moore's Students are "on a roll" with IXL Math!

Mrs. Moore's middle and high school students are all talking about IXL Math! Students in Mrs. Moore's class are competing for the top spot in the race to see who can successfully complete the most math problems in IXL Math. In fact, Mrs. Moore's students have collectively completed 25, 517 questions and have spent 182 hours solving math problems.
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Mini Webpage Sessions

Wednesday, May 11th, 2:45pm to Thursday, May 12th, 2:45pm

Mrs. Valerio's Room

Carly will host mini webpage design sessions for anyone who is looking for additional support while preparing either their School In Sites or Google Site Webpages for the 16-17 school year. Feel free to stop by for individualized assistance!

Wednesday 5/11 @ 2:45

Thursday 5/12 @ 2:45

Edoctrina/Webpage After School Help Session with Carly

Tuesday, May 17th, 2:45pm

HS Computer Lab

Edoctrina/Webpage After School Help Session with Carly

Tuesday, May 24th, 2:45pm

HS Computer Lab

Edoctrina/Webpage After School Help Session with Carly

Tuesday, May 31st, 2:45pm

HS Computer Lab

Techtastic Parenting Night!

Wednesday, May 18th, 6pm

WAJ Library

On May 18th, Mrs. Baldner and Mrs. Mead will host an informative technology session for parents and community members. The focus of the presentation will be strategies for parenting a millennial and will include information about device safety, setting boundaries with technology, cyber bullying, WAJ college and career readiness initiatives, and positive examples of how students are using technology at WAJ. Please spread the word about this important event!

Tech Bite: Classroom Dojo

Thursday, May 19th, 2:30pm

Mrs. Valerio's Room