Bi-Monthly Tech Tips
Technology tips that you might find helpful in the classroom
- My Maps: Students can create custom maps and share them online.
- Google Earth: Lets you go anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, 3D buildings and street views.
- http://geteach.com/maps/: Maps showing various physical (Land Cover, Vegetation, Climate, Plate Tectonics) and human (Demographics, Economy, Human Development) Geography.
- Sitesmap.com: A heat-map showing the most photographed locations in the world.
- Panoramio: Discovering the World through photos.
- Google Art Project: Explore art, galleries and museums through Google Art Project.
- Street View Collections: View sites with 360 degree images on Google Maps and Street View.
A way for students to put together a presentation showing places around the world using Google Earth. Tour Builder lets students pick locations on the map, where they can explain the location, add photos and videos to their project.
Local Perspectives on Global News
Geography Mapping Activities
Smarty Pins: Google Maps trivia game
GeoSettr: Create a street view Geography Game. Two screens will appear, a map with a pegman on your left and the street view imagery for the pegmans current location on the right.
Capital Toss: For grades 3-5 students match States and Countries with their capital cities.
Build with Chrome: Google Maps with Legos
Google Night Walk: Explore the city of Marseille, France at night!
College Road Trip with Street View: A virtual tour of colleges using Street View.
Teacher's Using Technology in the Classroom
Sandy LewAllen & Heidi Newby
Students attended the DIA and took pictures posing next to an artistic piece and reenacted the art.
In AP/IB Chemistry classes students used a molecule simulation tool to look at the angles, bond and polarity of molecules. Molecule Simulator
Students in 4th grade were given an option to create an equivalent fraction game for homework using an Apple coding app called "Hopscotch." Ms. Dugan was thrilled with excitement of what kids created, she stated "Many kids rose to this challenge! Future computer science engineers!! Holy smokes, what they were able to create was amazing!"
Sandy LewAllen & Heidi Newby
MACUL - Friday March 20th
Below is information Fr. Joe has sent regarding the conference Friday.
March 20, Friday of Irish Week, is a professional development day for faculty. All teachers are registered and paid to attend MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning). Most sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (although some sessions begin at 8:00and one session runs until 3:30). Most sessions are one hour; some are longer. There are 45-50 one hour sessions offered in each time slot so there should be a few in each of the four slots that appeal to each teacher.
Please bring or buy your lunch (personal expense) at Cobo Hall as there is no designated time slot for lunch but there are 30 minutes between the sessions. All teachers are expected to be at MACUL for the whole day. While the day is a significant expense for the school, we value you and we value your professional development.
If you would like the no hassle way of traveling to/from Cobo Hall, please plan to ride the bus which will leave school at 7:15 and leave Cobo at2:15. If you choose to car pool with others, the school will pay for your reasonable parking cost at/near Cobo. I realize some people may need to drive on their own but it will help our finances, if you are not riding the bus, and want to be reimbursed for parking, that you would carpool with others.