Have you heard the news? Students at Amite Elementary Magnet School produce a daily broadcast show called Good Morning Amite. Fourth grader, Liam Adamson, was featured on a special video recently. He gave information about what should be included in a hurricane supply kit. Liam loves to study weather and serves as the “Chief Meteorologist” at AEMS. He even helps other students produce weather reports. To see the video, click here. Liam recently produced a video (with the help of Technology Specialist India Binner) on how a hurricane supply kit can help keep you safe during this storm season.
Kellie Lutz, a third grade teacher at Hammond Westside Montessori, is an advocate of Donors Choose. She has applied for the grant for many years. She has been awarded all types of materials for students to use in her classroom. Mrs. Lutz recently applied for the Donors
Amber Walker's 7th & 8th grade Spanish students at Ponchatoula Jr. High use laptops in the classroom to access information regarding the Spanish-speaking countries and various games related to conjugations of verbs. Students used the website related to the textbook to gain information about the countries. Kailie Robbins uses her headphones to listen about the Spanish-speaking countries
Patricia Milton's first grade students at Spring Creek Elementary display their wonderful digital picture projects with the nursery rhyme "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater." Perfect for the fall season.
Markisha Askins of Hammond Eastside Magnet completes an "Apptivity" during our October session of TangiTech 1. Using The Weather Channel App, participants collect data and track weather patterns for local areas, as well as various cities across the country. The Tech department received a new cart of iPads for training purposes this school year. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a key point to enhancing classroom lessons and incorporating materials beyond school curriculum texts.
Students at Amite Elementary Magnet School celebrated International Dot Day by reading the book The Dot and then using the "Art of Glow App" on the iPod Touch to create their own Dot Art. They are certainly making their mark on the world at AEMS, thanks to Communication Magnet Specialist India Binner and Librarian Sandy Daniels.
Create and Edit PDF Files
Office has toyed around with PDF files in past versions, but this time around Microsoft got serious. In the past you could save as PDF, but now you can actually edit. The new Word 2013 allows you to open PDF files, edit them there, and then save them as either DocX files or PDFs.
To save a file as PDF simply click “Save” and then use the dropdown menu to choose the .PDF option. It is one of the many file types you can choose here.
Adam Ledet in Janet Haydel’s 4thgrade classroom at D.C. Reeves is using iPod Touches and iPads to work on his Energy QR Code Scavenger Hunt. Students have been given 10 minutes of class time for the next five days and all the time they want at home to complete their projects. Click here to see more pictures. Mrs. Haydel is participating in an online Blackboard Class called "Crack the Code" where teachers learn about this new technology tool and how it can be incorporated into the teaching and learning process. As you can tell, 100% student engagement happens when Common Core State Standards are addressed with technology tools. To learn more about QR codes check it out here..
Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School recently purchased iPad carts to be used in their classrooms. Teachers can check out the iPads to use in centers or in whole group instruction. Attached is a picture of Leah Sanders, Dustin Moore, Josie Garcia, Jaydn Holliday and Ryleigh Olah using the new iPad center in Ms. April Smith's PreK classroom.
STEMbite is a YouTube Channel developed by Andrew Vanden Heuvel, one of the original Google Glass Explorers. On this channel, you can find over 60 informative and entertaining brief clips sharing how math and science relate to our everyday life. Though the segments are brief in nature, you will find they are extremeley helpful. Andrew makes science and math seem easy and fun. Before you know it, the video is over and you're craving for another bite size video.
The World Wonders Project is a valuable resource for students and teachers who can now virtually discover some of the most famous sites on earth. The project offers an innovative way to teach history and geography to students of primary and secondary schools all over the world.
How do I .... access the ftp site?
The FTP site is an internal storage server where all TPSS employees can access files of all types and download to their computers. Click here for directions for accessing the FTP site.
iPad Signature Changes
Does everyone need to know you just sent that email from your iPad? Probably not. Use the following link to find out how to remove the “Sent from my iPad” signature and replace it with your own (or none): www.simplehelp.net/2010/04/03/how-to-remove-the-sent-from-my-ipad-signature-from-outgoing-email-on-your-ipad/
Second graders in Faye Givens' class at Amite Elementary Magnet School are working together on the one of the iPod Touches in their class "Tech Box."
TPSS teachers Amber Perrin, Sarah Garcia, April Slaven, Kay Peltier, and Colette Ruffin attending TangiTech Social Studies learn how to use Geocaching apps on the iPod Touch to determine latitude and longitude of hidden geocaches.
Melissa Hebert, 4th grade teacher at D.C. Reeves Elementary is just one of the many teachers who attended Technology Professional Development during Summer 2012. Melissa is learning how to use SMART Response System "clickers" with her students.