Fruzen para professional, Leighia Francis, used the website/app Padlet to promote college week at Fruzen School with her students and also used it to get a jump start on her TECHO board. Last year, she was able to complete all the items on her board, and she is already off to a great start this year. Advertisements
For our morning monthly technology pd, staff were able to try out all of the wonderful maker space materials that Mrs. Gagner, instructional technology coach, secured through an Ecolab grant. They programmed robots, built structures, used a green screen, broke out of a breakout box, and explored Osmos. These great activities will be coming soon… Read More McNeel Staff Get Innovative
For the January technology professional development, McNeel staff came to the meeting with a challenge: “We have a problem with our Agenda – all properly run staff meetings MUST have an agenda. The problem is, the Superintendent does not want this meeting to end – EVER, so he/she has locked the last part of our… Read More McNeel Staff Breaks Out of the Mold
BMHS marketing students in Mrs. Weaver’s class partnered with Mrs. Gagner to create digital e-portfolios highlighting all of the great accomplishments they’ve achieved throughout their academic, athletic, and extracurricular careers. They wrote resumes, reflected on academic artifacts, aligned their current and future goals, wrote a letter of interest, created a multimedia project to highlight their strengths, and… Read More BMHS Students create Digital Portfolios
All McNeel staff members attended a training to learn how to use the app Book Creator that the district purchased for all students and staff. Teachers were shown the basics of how to make a book and then given the challenge to create one. They were shown how to create books and given additional tools… Read More McNeel Staff getting Creative with Books
Innovation Liaisons were given one task last night: read the clues, solve the riddles, and crack the combination codes to “escape” the technology meeting last night. Teachers worked in teams to figure out the combinations and clues and everyone was able to escape. To learn more information about Breakout EDU boxes please visit www.breakoutedu.com or head to… Read More Teachers tackle Breakout EDU Boxes
Digital Media Arts Students at BMHS partnered with AIU (Accept Include & Understand me) a student driven marketing campaign lead by Shawn Fredericks and supported by the Safe and Healthy Schools grant to create media promoting positive and inclusive practices. Students created original artwork which invites viewers to consider the perspectives of others and support… Read More Using Design to make a statement!
Fruzen teachers were excited to learn how to use Overdrive on their district devices with the district librarian, Crystal Ballard. She went over the basics for teachers and how to use it with students.
Students in Ms. Tobin’s class at McNeel used the iPad app Milab and probes from Einstein Lab to measure the speed of light during an IQWST lesson with Mrs. Gagner. They were very excited to share their finding with each other in cooperative groups.
Mrs. Mehltretter’s AP Biology class at Beloit Memorial High School had a unique opportunity to learn from scientists from Purdue University. In a program called ZipTrips, BMHS students learned from three different scientists via a video connection. They learned about food protecting the quality and supply of water, food safety and security, and benefits and risks… Read More Connecting with ZipTrips at Purdue University