Freedom Elementary Media
Week of September 8th, 2015
Back-to-School Technology Info
Safari Montage - The district has upgraded Safari Montage by including QR codes and linking to the newest standards. However, you still need to access Safari Montage via Internet Explorer. Please remember, both Safari Montage and your GRADEBOOK run much faster and with more reliability if you are hardwired when using them. In addition, the district is pushing out an update to the Safari Montage Media Player. Please be sure to log-off and hardwire your laptop on Wednesdays so you receive district updates. If you are leaving your laptop on the docking station you will need to turn-off the WIFI.
Audio Enhancement Equipment - Please email me if you need new batteries for your audio enhancement equipment.
LCD projector - You will need to put in a tech request if you need a new bulb. If it is not replaced in a week, the district would like you to resubmit your request and note that it is your second request. A district reminder: please turn-off your projector whenever it is not in use in order to extend the life of your bulb
- Thursday, September 10th - Media is closed due to district SIPPS training
- Monday, September 14th - FAIR Assessment 1 begins
- October 22nd - Fall Scholastic Book fair
- November 3rd - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
- December 18th - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
The district Apple department will push-out updates in October due to an ios update that Apple is providing in September. However, please contact me if an app isn't working correctly or is giving you issues.
Looking for a fun way to give your kids a brain break? Is it too hot to go outside for recess? Try GoNoodle.com. A free website that gets kids dancing and moving. Research has shown that active bodies = active brains!
One of my favorite books of the summer was the middle grade chapter book Fish in a Tree by Lynn Mullaly Hunt. It's the story of a struggling student and the teacher that changes her life. Keep a box of tissues handy - you're going to need them. Come by and check it out!