WSD Tech News
December 16, 2015 There's no snow, but we can imagine it...
Hour of Code Thank You
A special shout-out to Linda, Denise, Sagui, Julie, Leah, Ellen A., and 8th grader, Colin! And all of the classroom teachers that dedicated time to this- THANK YOU!
... should make in 2016. Share this with parents, families, and consider yourself!
Videos Tell Different Stories
As some of you may know, 8 of our educators from both buildings participated in an after-school workshop with RETN to learn about green screen technology using iPads. That's similar to what meteorologists use on tv. We have a green screen set-up in each of our schools in WSD.
Donna Powers followed up and used photographs taken on a field trip to Shelburne Farms as the backdrop for her students' reflections on the trip.
Deb Taylor and Andrea Griffin invited guests from RETN in to school and all Harbor students worked with them to create public service announcements about child labor. Here is the playlist for the 7th grade videos and here is the playlist for the 8th graders. I've shared one example below.
Kim Rodliff used the BookCreator app to help her students think about Long Ago and Today. They saved their work as videos, put them in a shared Google folder, and then Kim uploaded them to WeVideo to put them all together in one video.
Video is a powerful tool and we have many options to help our students tell stories.
Issues Printing from Firefox?
Here are the steps that Pauline outlined in an email sent in August!
- Open Firefox
- Go to: Tools
- Applications (on the left)
- Scroll down to Portable Document Format (PDF)
- Review your choices in the drop down
Select 'Use Foxit Reader Plugin for Mozilla'
Seesaw with 1st Grade
One school's example of how they used Seesaw.
Going Google with Primary Students
Digital Citizenship Still Matters
Read why at this post.
Google Forms Has a New Look
From Google- Try the New Forms
Let's let go of it all and spend a day playing! It's kind of sad that we need a special day for it, but consider this for February 3rd. Unstructured play!