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Transforming Learning



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All teachers  use Moodle, our online classroom management system in conjunction with Google Apps for Education to provide 24/7 access to course materials, calendars and resources that  support and enhance what’s presented in the classroom. This allows students to watch videos, participate in discussion and collaboration and even demonstrate what they know BEFORE a lesson in class. Teachers then tailor instruction to meet the needs of individuals helping those who may need remediation and challenging those ready to jump ahead. ​

 Teachers created a unit of study in which students researched a major terrorist attack perpetrated in the last 20 years. They used various Web 2.0 tools including Google Apps for Education to participate in collaborative research and create a newscast with in-​depth interviews. Those newscasts were acted out, recorded and presented via the iPad iMovie app. The teacher reported that students were more engaged, not just creatively but intellectually with deeper analysis and questioning. They also learned new skills that resulted in more profound demonstration of knowledge.
​​​Social Studies

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Students have the opportunity to utilize iPads in ways that bring sophisticated research methods to the classroom that simply weren’t available before. They explore and compare sound waves, earthquakes, exoplanets and even the periodic table of elements with 3D models and manipulatives . With the built in Blue tooth technology and low cost accessories, students access a host of measurement tools that allow them to really be scientists.





 Students did a comparison study of Biblical stories and ancient mythology. They then created captioned, colored drawings on paper. Rather than pin them to a bulletin board to be seen by few and thrown away in a couple of weeks, students used iMovie to set still photos of their work to music and posted them to YouTube. The collection was embedded in Moodle. Publishing the work in this way makes it much more meaningful to students. Now the audience is more far-reaching including parents and others. And, students can save their work to a personal portfolio for use in college applications or to build on in a future lesson.