CONNECT COMMUNICATE COLLABORATE

A BELLMAWR LEARNING COMMUNITY E-NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the new district enewsletter designed to inform the learning community of what is happening in and around our schools. I hope you will find this information helpful and timely both as teachers and parents. If you would like to share an article, photograph or helpful site to CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE please do so by emailing me at acastiglione@bellmawrschools.org

I look forward to connecting and collaborating with you!

Annette Castiglione, Superintendent

3-D Printer!

THE TECHNOLOGY FORCE IS WITH US!


Remember the first day of school in 2011 when each teacher was given a laptop to use in the classrooms? That was the beginning of a technology transformation for all in our learning community. It was the impetus for the1:1 laptop initiative for our students and teachers. My how teaching and learning have changed! We are certainly connected to one another and to the world at large as we communicate with students in other states and countries. It is gratifying to see the ways in which our teachers and students are collaborating to expand their learning opportunities. Students in the third grade at E.M. Burke are using google maps to visit countries all over the world; Bellmawr Park kindergarten students have gone to Italy and Germany; the students in the academically talented class are using a digital printer to make Darth Vader Check out the video! 8th grade students bring their own devices to school, students are making videos, using moodles, jings, e books and wikiis. Homework and grades are online; morning announcements are created live on our new video system. We are 21st Century learners!!!

The Google classroom

Students in both elementary schools are using Google docs. A helpful site for all who utilize Chrome books is www.thegoogleclassroom

HAVE YOU VISITED THESE SITES YET?


www.exploratorium.edu all sorts of content related resources

www.21stcenturyschoolteachers.com lots of neat resources for teachers

www.techcrickets.com a free online voice recorder

www.visuwords.com graphic dictionary

www.classtools.net games, quizzes, puzzles

Try this link for learning about how to use social media responsibly.

www.iste.org

Winter REcess begins 12-23-15

Schools will be closing at 12:30 on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 and will re open on Monday, January 4, 2016! Here's wishing all in our learning community a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season.

Annette Castiglione, Superintendent.

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