This article has been cross-posted on the SalisburySD.US blog.
Using Jason Brand’s new book, 1-to-1 at Home, we will explore the challenges parents experience at home managing a school-issued laptop computer. Participating parents can expect to develop strategies to address monitoring, filtering, and access to social networks, video games and video chat. Participants will receive a free copy of the book along with a study guide prior to the first session. Session facilitators will be Supervisor of Instructional Practice, Mrs. Lynn Fuini-Hetten, and Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss.
What: 1-to-1 at Home book study
When: September 16, 30 & October 21
Where: Administration Building, 1140 Salisbury Road
Time: 7-8 pm
Other: Online! @ http://www.stsd.org/11athome.
Or phone Mary Bishop at 610-797-2062
Questions? contact Randy Ziegenfuss at firstname.lastname@example.org. .
This message was sent to families in grades 6-12 on Wednesday, July 31:
Laptop distribution information for the upcoming school year is available on the TL2014.org website. Visit TL2014.org and choose Laptop Rollout Information at the top of the screen. There you will find the laptop distribution plan for the various grade levels, all documents and forms, information about laptop insurance and a wide variety of other information related to the program. While you’re on the site, please look around to learn more about the program, including stories of success from the first two years of the program.
To save mailing costs, we are asking that families download forms online. If you are unable to access the material online, please call the district office at 610-797-2062 and request forms be mailed to you. Forms will also be available at the various laptop computer distribution times.
Thank you visiting TL2014.org to learn more about this year’s laptop computer distribution. I wish your children much success in Salisbury in the year ahead!
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
A few dozen 5th and 6th grade students spent some of their summer last week working with Miss Westfall and Mr. Ritter to create projects using Garage Band and iMovie on the Macbook computers. Using Garage Band, students had an opportunity to create their own songs. They used multiple loops and tools within the application to create unique tracks. Students also used flip cameras and iPad cameras to capture video footage and use iMovie to edit, and share movie trailers. Thank you to Miss Westfall and Mr. Ritter for spending some of their summer with our students!
This track was created by Michael Tiao.
This video was created by Madison Ekdahl.
This video was created by Hali Prizaznik.