First-grade teachers and students at HB have been using Google Classroom. Google Classroom allows teachers to easily assign and collect work electronically, and it also allows students to collaborate with each other more easily. These first graders were completing an online graphic organizer about the main idea of their nonfiction books.
Teachers from Perry Township Schools participated in the recent Google Education Summit held in Franklin, Indiana. This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.
Daneen Larrison’s students at RPE are using a form on Google Tablets tablets to complete a vocabulary word hunt in the classroom. Afterwards, the class used the results to discuss the answers.
Mrs. Harmon’s 7th grade REAL students at SMS are planning a spring break trip. Using Google Apps, students were given 2,000 pretend dollars to organize their spring break vacation. Students started by selecting their destination. They then began to compare the cost difference between flying and driving, pick a hotel based on prices, and look for popular restaurants and attractions in the area. Students had to budget their money for at least a 5 night stay at their chosen location.
Students in Mrs. Kelly Harmon’s 7th grade REAL class at SMS are learning how to better use their 1:1 devices. Shown here, students are learning about Google Apps For Education. Students identified different apps or extensions that could help make their learning at SMS more efficient. They added these apps and extension to their devices for use throughout the remainder of the school year.
Mrs. Jordan’s 7th grade Social Studies students at SMS used Google classroom to backchannel conversations during a video. While students were watching a video about Nefertiti, students posted comments and questions in a chat-like format to a Google classroom discussion. Students could then respond to each other’s comments or answer other students questions during the video. This was a great way to get students to learn from each other without interrupting the video.
7th grade Social Studies students in Mr. Michael Tygrett’s class at SMS are learning how to be better “Googlers.” Students spent the day learning how to refine and produce productive searches using Google. They applied their new skills to river valley situations, researching about inventions, crops, and rivers in ancient civilizations.
Students in Mrs. Kelly Harmon’s REAL class at SMS logged into Google Classroom, a recently released free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs. During the lesson, students discussed the difference between texting and standard English by making classroom posts in Google. Students then choose an adult in the building to send a short email.
Sara Berghoff, a speech teacher at Southport High School, utilizes Google Apps. This tool provides students with instant feedback. Mrs. Berghoff utilizes the collaboration feature to post her comments directly on student documents that are posted in their district Google accounts.
Summer is a time for our staff to learn and grow! Summer staff development workshops started today with sessions about Google Apps. A variety of courses are being offered through July 24th.
Staff members at Burkhart Elementary are learning to use a new audio recording and editing tool called, “Twisted Wave”. Files can be exported easily to Google Drive.
Students in Ms. Forey’s REAL class at SMS are participating in mock interviews. Students have been researching interesting facts about companies where they would like to work and common interview questions over the past week. This built their knowledge of interview practices and led to today’s mock interviews. Students had to answer common interview questions, know facts about the company they were applying for, and ask questions of the interviewer (Mrs. Forey). While students were interviewing, others were practicing common interview questions and finishing their resume. When students were finished they submitted all items through Google Classroom.
The Baxter YMCA will be serving free breakfast from 7:30-8:30 and free lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. during the entire 2 week spring break (Monday-Friday), March 23-April 3. All children 18 and under are welcome.
Seventh grade students in Mrs. Johnson’s Language Arts class at SMS are very active. Students rotate among different stations daily. Currently, students are reading and completing activities with A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Today in rotations, students were looking at specific characters and vocabulary in this famous story. Students used context clues to define vocabulary words and use the in a sentence. They then posted these sentences on Google classroom. In another station, students were creating statements from Scrooge and then deciding how one of the Christmas ghosts would respond to these statements. Finally, students participate in silent sustained reading. Stationary bicycles are available during this time to encourage some physical activity while reading.
There will be a 6th – 8th grade Holiday Baseball Camp at SHS on December 22 and 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tea with a Princess
Pre-registration for Southport High School’s Theatre event: Tea with a Princess!on December 6th at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5.00 per person. Please complete one form per attendee, including the adults who attend.
Payment can be made at the door with a pre-registration, or mailed to:
Southport High School Theatre c/o Barb Whitlock
971 E. Banta
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(Checks made payable to SHS)
Please call 789.4800 for any questions.
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Video creation is a new form of writing that is quickly becoming more and more important. Fourth graders at Burkhart gained some experience with this as they used a Google Add-on called WeVideo to import Conner Prairie field trip pictures, add captions using complete sentences, and publish a video. They quickly grasped these new skills and really enjoyed the project.
Perry Meridian Sixth Grade Academy hosted this year’s first Access to Success Night for parents this past week. The goal of the evening was to introduce parents to the many technology tools that are used at PMA and present them with relevant information to the proper use of these tools. Parents rotated through three sessions: Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety presented by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Skyward/Google Docs/ and Student Email, and Technology-based Curriculum Tools. The event concluded with students having the opportunity to share their personal laptops and classroom Smartboard technologies with their parents. The next Access to Success Night will focus on obtaining and interpreting student data collected through our technology-based assessments.
Students at Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy had an entertaining end to a recent research project. Students spent some time using the Big 6 research techniques in the school’s IMC and online to learn about their assigned god or goddess. After that, students worked with a partner using Google Docs to develop a written report. The project culminated in a fashion show where students dressed as their god or goddess, complete with props, and presented their information to their classmates in a creative way.