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Save the date! #GoOpen Regional Summit @ Amazon in September

Save the date! #GoOpen Regional Summit @ Amazon in September posted on Aug 18

North Reading Public Schools in North Reading, MA will host a #GoOpen Regional Summit on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Amazon Offices in Cambridge, MA. Attendance at the one-day summit is free. The #GoOpen Regional Summit will provide an opportunity for classroom teachers, school   …Continue Reading Save the date! #GoOpen Regional Summit @ Amazon in September

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S.W.A.T. (Students Working to Advance Technology) reflects on this past year to help plan for the future posted on Aug 3

S.W.A.T. (Students Working to Advance Technology) reflects on this past year to help plan for the future

It was tough saying goodbye to the 2016 graduating senior members of S.W.A.T. (Students Working to Advance Technology). I am so grateful for all their contributions to the Algonquin student tech support team. They were instrumental in helping to make the program a huge success   …Continue Reading S.W.A.T. (Students Working to Advance Technology) reflects on this past year to help plan for the future

Turning chrome into gold: Chromebooks in the classroom posted on Jun 28

Turning chrome into gold: Chromebooks in the classroom

At West Springfield Middle School, teachers began the 2015-16 school year with the arrival of over 700 brand new Chromebooks and wireless internet service. Coupled, with existing desktops, our building quickly gained a 1:1 ratio of students to computers. We quickly sorted the Chromebooks into   …Continue Reading Turning chrome into gold: Chromebooks in the classroom

Earth to Cruse, Earth to Cruse: A Life Science teacher’s spiral to Earth Science posted on Jun 10

Earth to Cruse, Earth to Cruse: A Life Science teacher’s spiral to Earth Science

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and I’ve got to say, I’m kind of freaking out. Not that the school year is done – I’m good with that, but I’m “concerned” about next year. MA Science Standards for grades 6-8 have changed   …Continue Reading Earth to Cruse, Earth to Cruse: A Life Science teacher’s spiral to Earth Science

In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs posted on May 4

In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs

Eighteen Massachusetts teachers epitomize the dedication and hard work that Teacher Appreciation Week celebrates. These eighteen educators are enrolled in the “Teaching and Developing an Online High School Course: Fundamentals” course offered by the Office of Digital Learning. Recognizing the value of digital learning, these   …Continue Reading In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs

Speed dating: How technology met professional development posted on Apr 27

Speed dating: How technology met professional development

Thanks to the Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant, we started this school year with dramatically improved Wi-Fi and over 600 new Chromebooks, 1 for each student at Lawrence School. For the pioneers in our building, this was a long-awaited dream come true. Yet for a good   …Continue Reading Speed dating: How technology met professional development