Digital Learning Initiative update…

Dear HTS Community:

Our Digital Learning Initiative is progressing very well.  Our teachers are using the Apple TVs along with their iPads in some very innovative ways; I invite you to ask your middle school child how his/her teacher is using these devices in their Language Arts classes.  I’m certain you will be very impressed.  I was, earlier today in an observation.  I observed a teacher using the laptop, iPad, Apple TV, document camera and SmartBoard with great effect.  The technology tools were all integrated seamlessly into the lesson and if teaching is part art and part science (and I think it is), the formula would be something like: good teaching + good curricula = education. The the lesson I observed this morning was

10(good teaching + good curricula + technology) = high achieving students.

At the Vision Council meeting held in October, we discussed the DLI and how it is effecting both teaching and learning at HTS.  One of our parents asked if the school could share the resources (apps, in particular) that we are using at HTS.    Below, in alpha order:

  • 3D Sun
  • Algebra Genie
  • Algebra Tutorial
  • BBC News
  • Calculator for iPad
  • Chicktionary for iPad
  • CNN App for iPad
  • Constitution for iPad
  • Conundra Math: a brain training number game for iPad
  • DRAE Diccionario de la Lengua Espanol
  • Dropbox
  • Edmodo
  • Educreations Interactive Whiteboard
  • Follett Digital Reader
  • Free Books – 23,469 classics to go
  • Free Graphing Calculator
  • French 24/7 Language Learning
  • Garage Band
  • Get Primes
  • Google Drive
  • Google Earth
  • Google Translate
  • Grammar Up
  • Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss
  • Hello-Hello World – Learn Spanish, French…
  • iBooks
  • iFactor Quadratics
  • inClass
  • K9 Web Protection Browser
  • Khan Academy
  • Linear Model
  • Living Language – French – for iPad
  • Living Language – Spanish – for iPad
  • Math Helper: Factoring
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD
  • Molecules
  • myHomework
  • NASA App HD
  • Panasonic Prime Smash
  • PBS for iPad
  • pdf – notes free for iPad
  • Pearltrees
  • Poetry Creator – Verses
  • Pulse News for iPad
  • Quadratic Formula Solver
  • Quickoffice Pro HD
  • Realidades
  • Science Glossary
  • Science 360 for iPad
  • ScreenChomp
  • Slope Slider
  • Smithsonian Channel for iPad
  • Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model
  • Spanish 24/7 Language Learning
  • Tangram XL Free
  • The Weather Channel for iPad
  • Think Ahead!
  • Today’s Document
  • Voice Thread
  • World Book – This Day in History for iPad

As always, special thanks to the world famous Harding Township School PTO for their support.

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone

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