Tech & Media Newsletter

December 2021 - January 2022

"The time is always right to do what is right." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Help for the Holidays

Did you know that according to the World Giving Index, the U.S. is the most charitable nation in the world!

And did you know many local Lexington organizations offer special assistance to families in need during the holiday season? If you have students and their families who may need help with food, clothes, or childcare over the holiday break, please invite them to visit our district website for a list of Lexington organizations that are offering special assistance this season. Go to: >> Parents & Students >> Community Services. They may also contact their child's school counselor. Lexington and the LCS district are always here to help!

K-5....Feeling Festive??

Check out this book Rockin' Around the Keynote Tree. This book offers 24 festive iPad challenges for your students only using the Keynote app. The templates are already created and waiting to be downloaded.

You can find the book by going to the Teacher App. Click My Resources and choose the Documents Tab. You can then GET the Book. You can download the templates and push it out to students via Schoolwork.

In the Book Store you will find more festive challenges for you to download and try with students: Doodle-a-Day and 12 Days of Creativity - Volume 1 and 2

Need more inspiration, check out #12daysofcreativity on Twitter and there you will be able to see teacher's challenges.

6-12...Build Listening Comprehension with Sketchnoting

According to a study published in the Wall Street Journal, "Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information. A blank page can serve as an extended playing field for the brain, allowing people to revise and improve on creative thoughts and ideas."

Use the link below to see how this high school teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator teaches her students how to create sketch notes for English Class. Sketchnoting can be applied across all content areas to help students understand and remember new information.

Create a Sketchnote


As we wrap up this calendar year and get ready for the next one, we want to celebrate some of the great things we’ve seen at Lexington High School recently.

LSHS received a large book order earlier in the fall and have seen many high school students, often reluctant to read for pleasure, excited to read and discuss the new materials. Many are even asking their friends to return a book so they can check it out next!

The LSHS media center commonly hosts college events, such as video chats with college representatives, TRIO Lunch & Learn presentations, and recently covered the media center with festive streamers to celebrate College Application Week. It also serves as a classroom when students who are dual-enrolled at DDCC use the space to for their distance learning classes. The center is used for professional seminars, student presentations, make-up testing...and even had a TODDLER TAKE-OVER recently when LSHS students working on their Child Development certification got hands-on practice with a group of tiny toddlers!

There’s always something going on in the LSHS Media Center so drop by anytime!