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Student Project Spotlight - Spanish Celebrations Infographic

This month's spotlight comes from Spanish 2​ Honors Class​. Students in ​this class researched a celebration in a​ ​Spanish speaking country and created an infographic to narrate what they did as if they were attending the festivities. They used ​Chromebooks and a web-based program​ taught by a technology integration specialist​​. In addition, students learned how to ​more effectively​​ use Google's image search tools​ to find ​appropriate ​images whose copyright ​license ​allowed them to be ​used for the project.

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Meet Our Tech Leaders

In this course, students in grades 9th through 12th can take Technology Leaders as an elective course. ​In this course, students​ manage a help desk and​ assist staff and students with troubleshooting and other supports as needed. ​Technology leaders ​also ​independently work on ​technology-related l​earning ​projects of their choosing​, and contribute to a technology blog. By the end of the course, students ​learn to ​problem solve in the following areas of technology: computer software, hardware, television production, audiovisual hardware and software, and web design.

Digital Citizenship Tip: Usernames and Passwords

When creating a new account for any online services, take the following into consideration:

  • Your username should not identify your location, gender, or name. Instead, have it use your favorite fictional character or sports team with a number.

  • Create and use passphrases instead of passwords. For example, “Tom Brady is the best!” is a strong, easy to remember passphrase with multiple capital letters and special characters. If spaces aren't allowed, then just remove them or replace them with underscores "_".

  • Add the website’s name into your passphrase to make them even stronger. To continue our previous example, let’s say we use “Tom Brady is the best!” for our twitter account. In order to make it unique to twitter, we can say “Tom Brady is the best twitter!” or “TomBradyisthebest!tr”.

For more general information on Digital Citizenship, please click here.

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Innovation Night

Monday, Jan. 25th, 6:30pm

609 Webster Street


Location: Library/Media Center & da Vinci Lab

The event is an opportunity for parents to see and experience first hand the many positive ways in which students are engaging in innovative teaching and learning practices here at the high school. This includes courses, projects, and initiatives in the realms of both interdisciplinary learning and technology, both of which are increasingly important to a 21st Century Education and to our own school’s growth.

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