TMS BLC and Tech Update

12/12/14

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TMS Blended Learning Classroom

The schedule for visiting Perry’s BL classroom will start after Christmas. Those days will be on Tues-Wed, and Thursdays during your planning. Every teacher will be required to observe his class once. Parks will send schedule in early January. Please let me know if you have questions.

Dim Computer Screens

The students are keeping their screens dim to "save" the battery. Playing games and scrolling wallpaper is what is draining their batteries. Tell them to turn their brightness back up because it is harder to see what they are doing when the screens are dim. They need to change their desktop wallpaper to one picture. Please let me know if you have any questions.

"Free Time" on Computers

Please do not give students unstructured free time on the computer. If some finish another activity, and you want them to be on the computers until you transition to a new activity, give them a choice of educational websites. If you don't have any websites ready for them to use, have them put their computers away. Students are using all the MacBook's memory on games, music, and videos. This effects it's performance when doing school assignments.
Digital Ethics Training Module

Modules in Open Class

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

A Fun Way To Get In The Christmas Spirit!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Please check Dinah's email about bringing desserts to go along with our delicious BBQ, provided by our own Chef Paslay!