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30
Jan

Salisbury Middle School Site Visit – February 27, 2014

adp-salisbury-tl2014siteApple, Inc. is sponsoring a site visit on February 27, 2014 at Salisbury Middle School, focusing on TL2014, our 1:1 technology and learning initiative. If you are thinking about a 1:1 implementation in your district, come learn how we have navigated the infrastructure, financial and professional development challenges of such a program. Regardless of the kind of device you are considering, you are welcome to see how the elements of a 1:1 implementation come together to change learning and instructional practices in the classroom.

Agenda
8:00 a.m.    Arrival and Registration
8:20 a.m.    Welcome
8:30 a.m.    Overview of the TL2014 initiative
9:00 a.m.    Classroom visits
10:15 a.m.    Teacher and student roundtables
11:15 a.m.    General Q&A
11:30 a.m.   Wrap-up

See the link below for registration details. We hope to see you on February 27!

Registration Details: Salisbury Middle School Site Visit – February 27, 2014

28
Jan

Adding New Fonts

There are lots of free fonts you can download and install on your mac to use in multiple applications, including Pages, Keynote, and Word.  Use this Pages 512 Originalguide to learn the process of adding new fonts.

Adding New Fonts

12
Jan

Google Sites in Anatomy and Physiology

pathogenThis marking period Mrs. Susan Wilson, high school science teacher, and Mrs. Robin Burns, high school library media teacher, worked with Honors Anatomy and Physiology students to create Google Sties for a pathogenic research project.  The project required students to focus on one type of pathogen and then create a Google site to creatively showcase what they learned about their pathogen.  The creation of student sites required students to research their pathogen and then decide on the style and design elements to share their information.  All of the information and digital resources for students are located on the high school library FalconGuides.

Students were given the opportunity to create the style, layout, and how their informational site was set up to fully explore their pathogen.  Student Google Sites were then transmitted as quick response, QR, codes that were displayed on the high school FalconGuides science page.  The QR codes and student sites were shared in class for all students to view their classmates work and answer questions about each pathogen.

9
Jan

Global Village

This story was submitted by Salisbury High School teacher Mrs. Kathleen McNally. Mrs. McNally is a teacher of English Language Learners.

In Block 3 our class is learning about the concept of a Global Village. What this means is that people on our earth are all interconnected and dependent on each other. Through technology, the world is becoming smaller.

We are very fortunate to have new friends from Armenia! A Peace Corps volunteer, Meghan McGinty, is teaching Armenian students English and we have been communicating with them! My class made a Keynote about Thanksgiving and we emailed it to the teacher to share with her class. Thanksgiving was a learning experience for both of our classes, because some of my ESL students just moved to America and haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving. Please check out our Thanksgiving Keynote!

 Before the holiday break, the teacher in Armenia visited our class as a guest speaker. The experience was amazing! She and her sister brought in Armenian food for us to sample, and the coffee was delicious. They presented a PowerPoint about the country of Armenia and taught us a native dance. Her students also wrapped some presents that represented Armenia.

My most powerful moment was when my students read their pen pal’s letters. There was pure joy on my students’ faces. Having this guest speaker was a day we will never forget! This Global Village unit has been an interesting journey so far… we hope to Skype our new friends in February. Until then, enjoy our pictures!

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7
Jan

Changing Tempo in GarageBand

Once you start a project in GarageBand, if you realize you need to change the tempo it is an easy change to make.  Use this guide to learn how to garageband-iconchange the tempo.

Changing Tempo in GarageBand