Ranger Ready

Tech Thursday | 6 April 2017

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Introducing the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students

Global Collaborator

Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally. Students:

  • use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

  • use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

  • contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

  • explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.
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Skype in the Classroom is an online community that enables thousands of teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning over Skype
Skype in the classroom creates global citizens

Skype in the classroom in a nutshell...

Skype in the Classroom is completely free to educators and experts around the world to connect and sharing learning experiences using the standard free version of Skype. We are a part of the Microsoft Educator Community - a place for educators to learn, connect and share. To participate, all you need to do is download Skype and create a Skype account. You can use that account to register on the Microsoft Educator Community. Browse content and use the filters to find the perfect learning activity for your students, then request a session. We have hundreds of Guest Speakers, and learning activities which bring the curriculum to life, as your students interact live with experts and virtually visit many exciting places in the world.

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Each week in the Ranger Ready Tech Thursday Newsletter, a new teacher will be featured as the Ready 1:1 Teacher of the Week. These are teachers at Naaman Forest High School who are transforming teaching and learning in the classroom through technology integration using the iPad.

Lesa Atkinson

Mrs. Atkinson has been in education for 16 years and has been at Naaman Forest High School all of her educational career. Lesa teaches Computer Science I, II, III, Game Programming & Design, and is the Varsity Cheerleading Coach. She attended the University of Texas & East Texas State University where she studied Communications & English and earned a Masters in Educational Technology.

What is your favorite iPad app to use with students and why?

One of my favorite iPad applications is Padlet because students can share their research, collaborate and it's easy to use. The bulletin boards can be customized, which allows the students to add personality to their walls.

What do you like to do in your leisure time?

In my leisure time, I love being with my 6-month-old granddaughter & vacationing in Cabo with my husband and friends.

NFHS has a limited number of site licenses for Nearpod. Become one of the first 20 teachers to earn Nearpod Certified Educator status and you will be granted a site license. Please email your certificate to the Ready 1:1 Instructional Coach.
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How to Solve Problems and Change the World

$100,000 for Students | $50,000 for Teachers


The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.


Youth aged 4 to 18 (as of May 1, 2017) compete in three age divisions: Ages 4 to 8 ● Ages 9 to 13 ● Ages 14 to 18


We welcome all ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste.


A blue-ribbon panel of judges will evaluate entries based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration. In addition to the prize money, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

How To Win The Paradigm Challenge