Digital Conversion Bytes
Vol. 5 - November 18, 2016
Nearpod: Keeping students focused on learning
Nearpod was recently featured at "What's 'App'ening," a professional development session conducted many times throughout the year where teachers share an app and how to use it. Teachers from across the district attend to gain new knowledge and to share ideas and best practices with their colleagues.
Chromebooks provide an Engaging & Fun way to review for tests
Canvas discussions allow for idea sharing
When Ms. Dani Terrell, Journalism teacher at Heartland Middle School attended Canvas training recently, she knew exactly where she was going to begin her Canvas journey. Immediately following the training, she had her Yearbook students use the Discussion tool to discuss their school yearbook design. Students were able to share their ideas for the cover theme by typing them in the discussion and even attaching photos to help explain their ideas. After submitting their ideas, students were able to go in and "like" what people had said and even feed off of each other's ideas by expanding upon them. Ms. Terrell often found her students working on this discussion after school hours which allowed her to use class time to cover other important topics.
About the Project
Mission: Empowering all students to succeed in a
Vision: Advancing excellence in everything we do!
Digital Conversion, simply put, is about learning and not about technology. The project will provide student mobile devices, digital content (curriculum, including textbooks), professional development, network infrastructure, and a Learning Management System. This project will provide our students with the experience, skills, confidence, and adaptability they will need to succeed in college and in the workforce.