SCHS EdTech Update
A Weekly Communication of All Things Tech Related!
Teacher Spotlight: Patrick Avery and Eva Bentley
Both teachers are using blended learning (involving both tech and traditional strategies) to meet students' needs, and they incorporate student choice in their plans. For example, students in Avery's Algebra 2 class can choose a mostly digital pathway or one that has small group daily instruction. They all have access to the resources he has posted in Schoology, so no matter how they choose to get their instruction here at school, all students have resources to support their needs as they work on problems.
Talk to Eva and Patrick about how this is changing their classroom. They are taking risks and innovating because they know it's what is right for kids. Way to go Eva and Patrick!
Listen to RocketCast Episode 3: ELL in the Classroom
RocketCast Episode 3 ESL/ELL in the Classroom with Lisa Hamlett And Beth Cook by SCHS RocketCast
SCPS EdTech Share Fair is Next Week
Wednesday, March 23rd, 4-5:30pm
728 Ginkgo Drive
Our second annual Edtech Share Fair is coming up next week. Sixteen teachers from around the district (elementary, middle and high school in several different content areas) will give short presentations on various tools, as well as lead mini-discussions with audience members. Hear how they have integrated edtech into their classrooms and impacted student learning.
Sign up for your free ticket and come support Melinda Turner, Bart Roettger, and James Wampler as they represent SCHS at this event!
More info on the presenters and sessions here.
Document cameras and Having a "Smartboard" anywhere!
- Document Cameras: They have several models, all of which offer HD picture quality, video capture options, and a built-in microphone. There is even a wireless model - you could walk that around your classroom and project/record anything! With prices ranging from $99-$159, this is something affordable for departments to purchase. I have the $99 Ziggi HD plus in my office for you to come check out.
- Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System: This receiver and wand system allows you to make any projector a "SMARTboard." As we continue to explore ways to create more adaptive and flexible classroom spaces, this might be something you could use to set up a second interactive whiteboard in your classroom or to have a "mobile" system ready to go to the hallway, lobby, gym, etc. You just need a projector, a laptop, and a clean wall space to make this system work. IPEVO sent one of these back with me too, so swing by to see how it works.
(These systems do require downloads of software, so they are not something we would use with Chromebooks.)
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