Robots in Residence at James H. Boyd
Behind the Scenes with STEAM!
On January 11th, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, The Elwood School District presented Behind the Scenes with STEAM. Students in grades K-8 experienced an adventure through the movies as they experimented, created, and tinkered using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! Kids registered for two one-hour structured workshops and engaged in hands-on activities to learn basic chemistry, physics and engineering principles. Students spent a third session in the Elwood Institute of Technology where they had access to many activities to explore, discover, and tinker.
There's a new Seesaw at James H. Boyd
Sharing Science in Seesaw
Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning and provides an audience for their work.
Seesaw gives families an immediate and personalized window into their child’s school day, helping to answer: "What did you do at school today?"
Accessed on any device
Seesaw saves teachers time on organization and parent communication, makes formative assessment easy, and provides a safe place to teach 21st Century skills.
Sharing Science in Seesaw
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Elwood Middle School Advances with TECHNOLOGY (article from Elwood Highlights)
With technology at the forefront of society, Elwood Middle School has implemented a one-to-one (one computer for each student) computing initiative to expand on classroom curriculum.
Chromebooks and other Google tools have proven beneficial for students and faculty members inside and outside of the classroom.
Chromebooks have become the device of choice for providing a low cost way of getting class material and instructional tools to students. This is particularly valuable when a student misses a school day.
Chromebooks have enabled staff to change how they think about budgeting. "We no longer need to invest tremendous amounts of taxpayer dollars into textbooks that become obsolete and outdated very quickly," said Principal Dr. Hugh Gigante. "Having access to an almost limitless number of resources through the internet has changed our priorities in spending."
In addition to Chromebooks, tools such as Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Classroom have transformed middle school learning.
"Google Drive and Google Docs give our students the ability to work in new collaborative ways in an educational setting, both in and out of school," said Gene Tranchino, Executive Director for Administrative and Instructional Technology/Transportation.
The school has taken advantage of Google Classroom, which allows teachers to create assignments and electronically distribute them to their students. This is useful for collecting and grading work quickly and easily.
"Our faculty has done a wonderful job of integrating the technology into their classrooms," said Mr. Tranchino. "Several districts have visited Elwood Middle School in the past few years, as we have become a model for one-to-one instructional computing in our region."
Northport Schools Visit the Middle School to Observe our Chromebook Initiative
Inventors working with Industry Standard Design Software, AutoCad Inventor, on Chromebooks!
Working in Comfort in the Library Media Center
Coding at Elwood
New District Website!
We are pleased to announce the launch of the district’s redesigned website, www.elwood.k12.ny.us. In an effort to strengthen our communication with the community, the new site has been created to serve as a reliable source of information for parents, students, residents, and anyone interested in knowing more about the school district.
Please visit this site often for up-to-date information on district activities and student achievements, as well as to access important school information and up-to-date calendar listings. We hope you find the district’s new website informative and interesting. In addition, please don’t forget to follow the district on Facebook (search “Elwood Union Free School District) and on Twitter (@Elwood_Super) to stay connected. Please know that with any website redesign, there is a transitional period where some information may be slow to convert from the old website. Our team is carefully analyzing the new website to make sure all relevant information has transitioned and is readily available to all.