Recently, I visited Ms. Pitstick’s room at Hilliard Station. Her students are working on a project using Explain Everything. This app allows students to create a presentation and show their understanding of a topic either through a PDF or a video. Once they finished their project they turned their work into Canvas. Mrs. Gillies and Ms. Pitstick then turned on… read more →
Students in Mrs. Ianzito’s 6th grade class at Tharp used the Green Screen app and iMovie on their iPads to host a Literature Group Talk Show. Students would interview characters from books to talk with them about their perspectives. Mrs. Ianzito’s goals were to help students connect and understand the characters in the literature they were reading. She wanted them… read more →
Recently, Hilliard Schools and Tharp Sixth Grade School hosted another local school district to show them what we are doing with the Blended Learning and One2One. The visiting district wanted to see what it was like in a school where each student had a device to use all day long, every day. It was an exciting day to say the… read more →
One of the challenges we deal with in school is having limited access to technology. Until the day when every student comes to school with a device in their hand, it’s difficult to see how technology can be used in the classroom. Here is an example of a teacher in Florida who is using one iPad in her classroom to… read more →
What is… Assessment in Blended Learning? Guest Blogger – Susanne Lintz, Director of Assessment There are phrases thrown around all the time like “data-driven decision making” and “using assessment data to drive instruction”, but what does that really look like in a classroom? How can data really be used to make a difference in the education a student is receiving?… read more →
By Brent Wise, Director of Innovation and Extended Learning When the words “Learning Environment” are spoken by educators two images come to mind, depending on the level you teach. Typically we think of a room with rows of desks, a board, and a teacher desk at the front. The elementary mind goes to carpet squares, stations around a room, and… read more →
Our guest blogger for this week is Kim Halley, Chief Academic Officer for Hilliard City Schools. I have a sign in my office that says, “Enjoy the Journey”. The message resonates with me because I need the reminder to enjoy rather than stress about the journey of change. I like to have the details ‘right’ but change is not like… read more →
At the State of the Schools address in October 2013, Superintendent Dr. John Marschhausen asked the school district to begin a process to evaluate the school district’s use of technology. In that process, we were to evaluate the devices, technologies, tools, software and sites that we use for student learning. The goal of the Technology Task Force is to set a… read more →
Check out how Mrs. Murlin’s 8th Grade art classes are using iPads in class. They use iMotion for stop motion claymation videos, iMovie for live video editing, and Google Apps for collaboration projects. They also created QR Codes to post around the school so other students could scan them and watch their videos!
Mrs. Kitchen’s Creative Media course at Weaver Middle School uses a variety of apps on the iPad to create videos and work collaboratively. They are using GarageBand to create songs, the Camera app to shoot video, iMovie to edit video, and PollEverywhere to respond to questions in the classroom.