Periodic Table of Apps

During the March 25, 2019 Scarsdale Board of Education meeting the updated Technology Plan was presented by the Jerry Crisci, the Scarsdale Schools Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation/Co-Director, The Center for Innovation.   As part of the presentation computer teachers and librarians from all grade levels showcased a sampling of what students are using,…

5th Grade GMail

For many years now students have been creating, collaboration, and communication using Google Drive. They’ve been making documents and slide shows, sharing files with each other, leaving comments with feedback and notes. The one thing they haven’t been doing, is communicating officially. What that means is all of the communicating has been done using workarounds;…

Screencasting

Screencasting is recording what is happening on your screen.   This is a helpful option for creating tutorials, explaining your work, or recording Skype of Google Hangouts conversations (always ask permission to record someone else during a Syky or Hangout).   Here is a tutorial on two ways to record your screen: I hope you…

Hour of Code

Coding is a popular activity and skill. The “Hour of Code” is an international program aimed at sparking interest in computer science and the concept of coding. The “Hour of Code” week is December 7-13 and encourages teachers and students to try coding, with the tagline “an hour of code for every student.” Here at…

3rd Grade Google Slide: The Year Long Reflection

The Project: Using Google Slides 3rd grade students will create a 13 slide presentation, one month at a time, over the entire school year. The Why? It is never too early to start building a digital portfolio and not every portfolio will look the same. But one great way to show true growth and progress…

Internet Research – a 5th Grade homework assignment

5th graders, When using the internet to research information I think it is important to keep Abraham Lincoln in mind….   That being said, the internet is a valuable resource for learning and discovery. The key is to verify your information by checking the facts among multiple sources. Your assignment Read about the Pacific Northwest…

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