Spring Newsletter 2015

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The 2015 Technology Art & Learning Showcase is soon approaching! The Smithson Valley Feeder Showcase will be held on May 6th and Canyon Feeder on May 13th. This year promises to be another success with many projects focused on design, gaming, digital learning, cybersecurity and much more. Please see me if you'd like to discuss some ideas!

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SVHS students have Q&A session with International Space Station astronauts

Smithson Valley High students had what some space enthusiasts might call the chance of a lifetime on April 6.

Thanks to a NASA downlink, they were able to have a question and answer session with two astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station. In addition, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke, one of only 12 men to ever walk on the Moon, was also in attendance and answered questions from SVHS students.

More than 570 students, in physics, astronomy and environmental science classes, attended the event in the SVHS Performing Arts Center.

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Web Wows- Great websites and resources for teachers

Audiopal- Easy online audio creator. Students or Teachers can create an audio file which is easily embedded on a website, podcast, keynote, etc. Best of all no account is required.

Holt Thinking Maps- This is a great collection of graphic organizers that teachers can print out or edit directly on the pdf in a whole class discussion. Excellent for use with smartboard or interactive whiteboard iPad app such as ShowMe or Explain Everything.

Into the Book -(elementary) is a reading comprehension resource for teachers and students that focuses on reading strategies and offers interactive activities, videos and other resources for both students and teachers.

Idea Mapper- An online Web 2.0 interactive graphic organizing creator. Offers templates and a variety of pictures for students to use. Can also be used in whole class discussion. Students can print, email or share link to their maps.

Need Ideas? Creativity is at it's finest with the following great ways to integrate technology into your classroom!

Faylynn McMahon

Instructional Facilitator-

Please feel free to contact me for help planning a tech lesson or to assist in a technology project in progress. If you have a chance, put in a work order so I can help you in an expedient manner.

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