Tech & Media Mashup
Edition 9- May 2016
iPad Collection for Grades 3-5
This year, ALL iPads will need to be erased before turning them in to me. I am planning on taking the students through the steps of wiping their iPads when they come to the media center on collection day. I am working on a schedule for collection now. If you have a student who needs to make up a NCFE on the iPad, he/she will just keep their iPad until the assessment is complete.
I will be sending reminder letters with students who have not paid damage/lost fees determined from the iPad wellness check. Students who have not paid or attempted to set up a payment plan will not be able to participate in field day.
iPad Carts in Grades K-2 & CCAC Classes
K-2 iPad carts will be used by students in the summer school session being held here. You will leave all your apps on the devices, but you will need to delete all of the pictures and videos from each device. You can walk your students through to save yourself from having to touch each device.
Go to Photos>Albums and delete all pictures and videos. After deleting, make sure to click on the "Recently Deleted" album and delete all of those permanently.
I don't believe the CCAC carts will be used for summer school. We are working with Patrick, the EC technician, to get your iPads in working order for next year.
I will get back to you all as to where your carts will need to be placed over the summer.
Desktops & Projectors
Projectors: Please, please, please turn off your projectors when you aren't using them. As I was coming around to rooms to put labels on Apple tv's Wednesday, I went into 7 empty classrooms in which projectors were left on. We don't have any more replacement projectors and we don't keep replacement bulbs on hand due to their short shelf life. I know your projectors are a critical piece of your classroom setup and I want them to last for you!
Some things to remember:
- Some of your students may not be familiar with using a MacBook Air. It would be best to give them a quick introduction to the functionality of it and best practices for use before using it for the first time.
- Make sure your students have attached the charging cables to each laptop upon placing it back in the cart after each use.
- Please return the cart to its spot as soon as your time slot has ended in order for it to be ready for the next class. Don't forget to plug the cart in to the wall after you return it!
End of Year Procedures
- Apple tv
- HDMI adapter connected to your Apple tv (small black box)
- Remotes (for projector, Apple TV, flatscreen tv, etc)
- Promethean Board Pen
From Mrs. Sloop...
Mrs. Graff and I participated in last fall's project, sharing two chapter books (The Year of Billy Miller and Fish In A Tree) with students in grade 3-5 and several picture books by Amy Krouse Rosenthall for the K-2 author study.
Global Read Aloud can be as "global" as you would like it, with opportunities to make connections to classrooms as local as our county or state but as broad as countries around the world. I was able to connect with a librarian in Michigan and we have continued to stay in touch, even doing a Skype EBOB session with our EBOB team and theirs. The connections that can be made for us as educators and for our students are the the highlight of this program! Not to mention...sharing and connecting over some REALLY good books!
This year's featured books are:
K-2 picture books by Lauren Castillo (six week author study using all books)
- Nana in the City
- The Troublemaker
- The Reader
- The Yard Sale
- Twenty Yawns
- free choice book by Lauren Castillo
Chapter Books (your choice of one)
- The BFG by Roald Dahl
- Pax by Sarah Pennypacker
So, if you're excited about these books and would like to work together on The Global Read Aloud project, please let me know. I would love to share these great reads with our students and allow them to make connections over these books with students from all over!
For more information about the project, please visit: https://theglobalreadaloud.com/