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Ottoson Tech Students Demonstrate their Knowledge

Ottoson Middle School Technology & Engineering teacher Brandy Whitney talks about how the AEF-funded technology in her ‘Tech’ class has affected students. “Some of my students attended the Tech and Learning Live conference with me last fall and showcased the technology and … Continue reading

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Using Vernier Digital Probes in AHS Anatomy and Physiology

Q&A with Arlington High School Science Teacher Cory Bavuso on using Vernier digital probes with Anatomy and Physiology students Vernier probes are computerized measuring devices that capture data via specialized sensors. Cory Bavuso describes how she has been using Vernier … Continue reading

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Vernier Digital Probe use in Arlington High School Physics

AHS Physics Teacher John Macuk’s Use of Vernier Digital Probes Vernier digital probes are computerized measuring devices that capture data via specialized sensors. For instance, the acidity level of a solution can be measured by dipping a pencil-sized sensor into the … Continue reading

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Creating, Administering and Grading Tests Online: Q&A with Ottoson Teacher Eric Bakke

Eric Bakke – Ottoson Middle School talks about “Form” Tests: Using laptops with internet connections and google form to create, administer, and grade tests. What did the technology allow you and students to do that you couldn’t have done without … Continue reading

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What’s the Big Deal about Pi?

Jonathan McIntyre, jonathan.a.mcintyre@gmail.com is a parent volunteer and head coach for the new Ottoson Math Club. … Pi Day is a chance for people from all backgrounds and levels of math ability to celebrate and learn more about a number … Continue reading

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World Language Student Projects: Q& A with Ottoson Middle School teacher Anne Zachary

World Language teacher Anne Zachary describes how Ottoson World Language student projects showcase ways the new portable language lab of iPad minis has enhanced world language learning at OMS.   What did the technology allow you and students to do that … Continue reading

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Kidblog & Scratch Jr.: Thompson teacher Nicole Melnik describes how her first graders using iPads

Nicole Melnik of Thompson School describes how first graders are using iPads for Kidblog & Scratch Jr.  Kidblog allows each child to have their own public​ blog so others can see their work. Scratch Jr. is a coding app that creates … Continue reading

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Lego Engineering iBooks: Q&A with Thompson teacher Siobhan Foley

Siobhan Foley of Thompson School discusses  Lego Engineering iBooks.  Students had a design challenge to use three simple machines to move a Lego person up and over the top of the Lego kits. They documented their initial design and prototype … Continue reading

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Technology & Engineering Program: Q&A with Ottoson Middle School teachers Gary Blanchette and Brandy Whitney

Ottoson Middle School Teachers Gary Blanchette and Brandy Whitney describe how they are using AEF funds in Technology and Engineering to create a new website, and use iPads in the classroom. They also explain how the program is moving into the … Continue reading

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