BrainPOP created animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, it was used to introduce a new lesson or topic, illustrate complex subject matters, or help review before a test. Students viewed animated movies about different topics in all content areas, took online quizzes, viewed historical timelines, […]
The Hovercam is a document camera that projects text onto the Smartboard by hovering over it, allowing projects to be seen by the whole class. The teacher uses this piece of equipment with mentor texts to teach mini-lessons or with students original work to illustrate good work habits. The level of visual stimulation the Hovercam […]
Ten iPads were purchased for the 7th grade Social Studies classes for a project combining Social Studies and Language Arts. Students are required to analyze and evaluate primary source documents and write ASK style reflective statements. Utilizing the Adobe InDesign application, students can directly interact with historical texts on the iPads while simultaneously creating maps […]
The Hovercam can project images and text from books and other sources onto the SmartBoard. This allows students to readily access authentic historical documents to analyze them in a very interactive way. Additionally, student work can be projected onto the SmartBoard allowing for greater collaboration and immediate feedback.
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 […]