Harlem Children's Zone Technology
Chromebook introduction. My school has a classroom set per grade (3rd-5th), each classroom has 1-3 desktop PCs, and we have a technology teacher that sees each class 2x/week. www.youtube.com Chromebooks are fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computers that connect students and teachers with the power of the web. For more information, visit: goog...
I just decided to include this because it's awesome. This video from the Solar Dynamics Observatory is one of my favorite videos of all time. I show it in class and it regularly brings tears to my eyes. Be sure to watch in HD! www.youtube.com February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day....
Although this article is about web access in China, it's how I often feel at work. Our technology team is mostly supportive, but we need to justify our access to any social media/web 2.0 sites. www.pinterest.com Mark Zuckerberg's China holiday last Christmas inspired widespread speculation about plans to bring Facebook to the world's biggest internet market.
The SMART Board Exchange has great pre-made, editable lessons and resources that are useful to the staff in my school that has very little formal training on SMART Board use and features. www.pinterest.com Oct 22, 2015 - If you have a Smart board, this site has some great pre-made lessons. They can be downloaded and edited, but the accredited ones are pre-approved.
This video demonstrates the ways my school and organization is trying to connect our young students to world beyond New York City. After researching and learning about different ecosystems in class, students have the opportunity to visit a pristine piece of land in Westchester County (north of NYC). www.youtube.com
Use of technology at my school is just scratching the surface of what is possible. Currently, I use short videos, maps, or stories with connections to global issues, but not that we can fully delve into. My dual challenge: I see my young students only 2x/week. I am working on ways technology use can be implemented and successfully monitored so that students get the most out of its application.
We generally have great tech support at school, but some of our equipment is about as old as this video. My 8-year-old laptop was just replaced last month. www.youtube.com MOOOOOVE.
Teachers use a variety of technology (class websites, Remind101, and Class Dojo) with varying degrees of success for communication with families.
Student data and grades are maintained on web-based platforms (Illuminate Education and Infinite Campus).

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