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TL2014 Survey Results – Spring 2014

digialacesThe results of the most recent survey (Spring 2014) have been posted to the Assessment/Evaluation page. On this page you can access all documents related to assessment/evaluation of the TL2014 initiative.

If you would like to access the PDF of the latest survey results, click below:

Detailed Survey Results, including stories of learning – Spring 2014


7th Grade Poetry

podcastingMrs. Prokesch’s 7th grade Language Arts classes completed the poetry unit by developing a podcast using one of their own poems from the many they created this month.  Students spent a day learning how to write a script, embed music and sound effects, and use different editing techniques before submitting their final podcast using Falcon Apps.   Some podcasts have been shared on Mrs. Prokesch’s website. Check them out!


ESL and Content Curation

curation-370x230This post was submitted by Mrs. Robin Burns, SHS Library Media Teacher.

This marking period Mrs. Marie Shuey, high school ESL teacher, and Mrs. Robin Burns, high school library media teacher, worked with ESL students to digitally curate research for an ecology unit. The project required students to focus on one aspect of ecology and create a Thinglink that creatively curated what they learned on their specific topic.  All of the information and digital resources for students are located on the high school library FalconGuides.

Students were instructed on how to link images, videos, and informational text through one interactive visual image.  The selected image acts as a starting point for the projects connecting each link to individual research content.    The Thinglinks were shared in class for all students to view their classmates work and answer questions about each topic.

Check out these projects!


3rd Grade – Famous Leaders

Third grade students at Western Salisbury Elementary School in Mrs. Knight’s and Mrs. Moyer’s classes did research projects on famous leaders that have made significant contributions to society.

Along with researching the lives and achievements of famous leaders, students examined how these leaders used personality traits to reach their goals. Students applied the Seven Habits to their famous leader to better understand what can be achieved by practicing the Seven Habits.

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Maker Spaces and 3D Printing

This article was submitted by Salisbury High School Library Media Teacher, Mrs. Robin Burns.

This February, Salisbury High School joined the maker movement by expanding an existing maker space into the 3D printing realm.  The idea of making something is an old one but being re-imagined for the 21st century.  The high school library is an open space that students are able to use with classes and during Falcon Period.  Students are being encouraged to use the library as a center for design and a place to produce, not only consume information.

The MakerBot Replicator 2 began producing 3D designs on Friday, February 21st.  The first deign, a comb, was printed from the Thingverse design warehouse.  During the first week students printed bracelets, keychains, pendants, and creations of their own design.  The MakerBot prints in STL files and can be used in conjunction with Google SketchUp Make, a free 3D modeling software program.

Mrs. Robin Burns, high school library media teacher, has worked with students in Mr. Kelly Wetherhold’s Media Management II class to document the design and printing process.  Students are filming and producing a documentary highlighting the printer and finished products.  The documentary will be shared on the high school’s television show, IMPACT.

Mr. Michael Barna, social studies teacher, has also found innovative ways to include the 3D printer into student projects. Students have been printing models of famous inventions of the industrial revolution such as the Wright Brothers first airplane and Jethro Tull’s seed drill.

Salisbury High School faculty and students are already finding unique ways to connect their content with the 3D design process.  The opportunity to engage students in the design process from inception to completed prototype is something unique to Salisbury High School’s maker space.  Several news outlets have stated the rise of 3D printers in homes and business will lead the way for the next industrial revolution.

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