Educational Technology Specialists Supporting Schools
Clay working with Ms. Bolden and her 3rd grade class on the Habitats of
Georgia and the organisms that live in them. He used iPads with the
students were to identify the plants and animals of the different
regions as well as explain the features of the regions that allows the
plants and animals to live and thrive. Students were able to compile
their information and images to create a digital book that was then
published to web for others to see and read.
at B.E.S.T. Academy High School are going "paperless" in Dr. Bowers'
Accelerated Math III class. Recently, Shannon Council worked with
students to complete a task on statistics and probability using
M&Ms. They created a QR code for students to access the task and
they completed it using the Goodreader app on their assigned iPads. We
have created a system for taking notes, completing assignments, grading
assignments, and archiving work all on the iPad that is incorporated
watch someone else's podcast when you can create your own? In Ms.
Rose's class, students at DM Therrell High School STEMS created their
own podcasts for their Economics. With the help of Katrina Stanfield,
students researched, planned, created, and recorded their own podcasts
using iPod Nanos. The podcasts were awesome resources for the students
to use in class, and to help them study for the Economics End of Course
E.L. Connally Elementary Third Graders at the Outdoor Activity Center
grade students at E.L. Connally Elementary School explored the Outdoor
Activity Center. Their teachers, Mrs. Collins, Mr. Trofort and Mr.
Smith along with the Educational Technology Specialist, Mrs. Hodo took
them to explore an urban forest in the heart of Southwest Atlanta. The
students were ready for their adventure. They had their questions and
iPads ready for the outing.
teachers and students were led into the urban forest by Outdoor
Activity Center staff, Mr. Haddock and Ms. Blyters. The teachers and
students learned about beech trees that were prevalent in the area near
their school over one hundred years ago. The group learned Beecher Road
gets its name from the beech trees that populated the area. Students
took pictures of a beech tree and other vegetation in the forest with
their iPads. Ms. Blythers showed the group a Meyer lemon tree, an
ornamental fruit tree.
the outdoor adventure, students are in the process of making
informational books using digital story apps. Students will import
their pictures and videos in the digital stories and they will make the
books available for lower grades to read. This lesson integrated
technology into Science, and English Language Arts. The standards
addressed with this outdoor activity were: S3CS8. Students will
understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry;
S3L1. Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and
the dependence of organisms on their habitat; and ELACC3W2:
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas
and information clearly; and ELACC3W6: With guidance and support from
adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding
skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
teachers atHumphries Elementary have graciously allowed their ETS, Ms.
Drake, to engagetheir students academically using the iPad cart. The
fifth grade students aresharing their academic & technology skills
with the younger students atHumphries Elementary. The fifth graders are
collaborating with 2nd and 3rdgrade students using iPads to understand
map skills and refresh computationskills such as addition, subtraction
and multiplication. Throwback Tuesdaysallows the fifth graders to show
mastery of concepts learned in previous gradesby instructing other
students. Up next, these upperclass technology gurus willbe showcasing
their knowledge of My Backpack to younger students within thecoming
months during Throwback Tuesdays!! Check them out!!
Paving the way from School to Home UsingTechnology:
Cool Tools for School Technology Workshop
Liaison (Ms. Blacksher) of Gideons Elementary &SchoolEducational
Technology Specialist, Ms. Drake engaged several parents in atechnology
workshop to pave the road from school to home using technology.
Theparents participated in activities to “ease on down the road”
connecting schoolto home using technology. The parents used iPads and
smartphones to accesstheir students’ grades and other resources
including Web 2.0 and Android/AppleApps to continue academic support
from home. The parents were excited to gainFREE apps and websites that
would allow them to assist their students withreinforcing skills taught
during the school day. Additional workshopswill be provided throughout
the school year to engage students’ academicallywhile using technology