Instructional Technology Update

From the East Irondequoit Central School District

iPads in the Classroom

This is the first year that every student in the East Irondequoit Central School District has received an iPad for classroom instruction. Overall, we could not be happier regarding the direction of the iPad initiative across the district. We are very excited about how our students and teachers are leveraging technology in the classroom and we are confident that we will continue to see the increase in student engagement in learning as students research and explore the world beyond the classroom walls.

iPads in the Classroom

Some helpful apps that your students can use at home...

Follow the link below and you will be connected to the instructional resource page that is located on the East Irondequoit Web Page.

http://www.eastiron.org/district/symbaloo.htm

Schoology is our Learning Management System (LMS)

Last spring we piloted the LMS, Schoology in several of our classrooms with the expectation that all of our teachers and students would be regularly using Schoology by February 2016. We are excited to share that our teachers and students have exceeded our expectations for usage from the start and we continue to be impressed by how our teachers are engaging our East Irondequoit students both in the classroom and outside of the traditional classroom setting!


Follow the link below for more step by step instructions regarding how to access Schoology.

http://einet/Technology/Training%20Documents/Schoology%20(Learning%20Management%20System)/Giving%20Parents%20Access.pdf

Common Sense Media is a Great Tool for Families

Many of you may already be familiar with the website, Common Sense Media but if you are not, check it out! This is a website that rates, educates and advocates for kids, families and schools.

Follow the link below for more information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

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