News & Updates
Middle School Projects
Middle school teachers and students have been working hard this first semester and video production has been a hit! Check out some examples below of innovative products from Wellwood and Eagle Hill students.
Food & Fitness PBL Unit- Example Video, Project Design Overview
Lewis & Clark Trailer- Example Video 1, Example Video 2 Edgar Allen Poe Trailer- Example Video
Presidential Election Propaganda Ad- Project Overview, Example Video
American Transformation 1920's Skit- Project Overview, Example Video
Forces & Motion PBL Unit- Project Design Overview
Stay up-to-date with technology by visiting these blogs for tips, tricks, and innovative ideas!
Edtechmagazine, Alice Keeler, Free Tech For Teachers, EdTech For Teachers
Google Chromebooks have made their way into all schools in the district!
Chromebook Training - Shortcuts/Tips/Tricks
High School & Middle School Directions for Signing Out Computer Lab Time - check the Productivity Link
Creative Commons Search
The CC Search page is a great place to start searching for images for websites and projects. It provides links to popular image search tools (Google, YouTube, Flickr) but adds the Creative Commons filter and only returns images that are copyright free. In our current version of IE, you may need to click the Compatibility Mode icon in the address bar for the page to view correctly. More resources for royalty free media can be found in the document below.
BYOD Bring Your Own Device
FM now allows students to bring their own devices to school and connect with our Guest network. Use within classrooms is determined individually by teacher. Consider taking advantage of student devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablets for research, data analysis, collaboration, creating end products and as a student response system,. Click here to learn more.
Robots are starting to invade classrooms at FM. Afterschool Robot clubs are being held at both middle schools, and a Robot unit is currently being piloted in the Computer Applications classes. Programming the robots for movement and actions allows students to connect theory with practice in science and mathematics, particularly physics and geometry. NAO has also demonstrated proven success in LOTE and special education classrooms. FM has one full robot, and 2 torsos for use with a drag and drop programming application called Choreograph. Robots will soon be available for pilot classrooms at the high school. Read more about NAO Robots.
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