Second graders in Mrs. Marshall’s class were introduced to using Ozobots. Ozobots are tiny robots that can be programmed to follow code. As an introduction lesson, I had the students use worksheets found on the Ozobots website to color code … Continue reading → Continue reading →
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Today’s students live in a digital world and come to school with different expectations and needs. Through the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Henrico schools are preparing students for the 21st-century by providing meaningful instruction and improving academic performance. The Department of Instructional Technology works with teachers, principals, and content specialists to identify and implement digital resources and supporting technologies that will ensure a solid 21st century learning experience for Henrico students. The department staff includes instructional technology specialists and instructional technology resource teachers who provide consultation, training and support for the integration of technology into the instructional program. Henrico 21 is the overarching concept that embodies this work.
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The partnership between the parents and the school is essential to student success, and we provide a number of resources and suggestions to assist parents with that partnership. Learn how to leverage the technology available in HCPS to help your student achieve academic progress while teaching digital citizenship skills.
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Fourth graders at Laburnum Elementary have been reviewing for their upcoming SOL Tests, so today students in Ms. Mauck’s class created virtual-reality review worlds about a topic using CoSpaces. First, we reviewed different topics to get them thinking. They’ve learned about motion (SOL4.2), electricity (SOL4.3), plants (SOL4.4), animals (SOL4.5) weather (SOL4.6), space (SOL4.7), Virginia history…
Students at Holladay Elementary have been learning how to tell time to the nearest five minutes (SOL2.12), and today students in Ms. Brown’s class created videos about time using WeVideo. WeVideo is bandwidth intensive, so in order to reduce the number of computers accessing the website, the students worked in pairs. First, we signed into…
As a review of the American Revolution for fourth graders, we used Google Expeditions to virtually visit key locations from the American Revolution. We did not have access to virtual goggles so we used Google Expeditions with the iPads. I … Continue reading → Continue reading →
I had the opportunity to help out at the Nuckols Farm Book Celebration. The fourth and fifth graders did an amazing job sharing their knowledge about the books they read. I ran the Instagram station. The students used an Instagram … Continue reading → Continue reading →