Desktop Publishing Using Adobe Indesign
The literary magazine club, Miscellanea is an ongoing extracurricular activity that produces a yearly publication which is distributed to the high school students each spring. The use of a laptop with new page-making software will bring the designing of the magazine into the 21st century and also will enable more students to work on the […]
SMART Response Interactive Response System
The purpose of this grant is to enhance existing SMART Board technology within the middle school. Students are each assigned a remote which they can use to submit answers to prompts and questions presented on the SMART Board. The system can be used for pre-reading, prewriting, anticipatory sets and formal assessments. The most beneficial aspect […]
Interactive SMART Board Integration in Social Studies
The Social Studies Department, as part of its professional learning community and peer review project, is working to create teacher resources that are aligned with the new standards and reflect the new 21st century skills. The addition of two interactive SMART Boards will enhance the instruction for almost 500 students each day and will make […]
Differentiated Literacy Centers
Providing second graders with differentiated, hands-on “literacy centers” consisting of various highly-motivating manipulative exercises and critical-thinking games is essential to the learning process. These exercises help reinforce specific reading comprehension, writing, word/work skills and concepts, as well as assist students in developing concrete, abstract, and critical thinking skills.
Language Arts and Social Studies in the 21st Century
iPads are the teaching tool of the future. This grant provides 3 iPads as a complement to other teaching resources in Salt Brook’s 5th grade classrooms. The goal is to foster independence and self-motivation. Students have designated times to work on programs using research, geographical references, maps, and websites, as well as grammar practice and reading resources.