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April 16 Bloom's Digital Taxonomy


Project Based Learning Resources

In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. While allowing for some degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create high-quality, authentic products & presentations.

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning: Real World Issues

Project-Based Learning for the 21st Century

Project-Based Learning: The Online Resource for PBL

Project-Based Learning: Checklists to support Project Based Learning and evaluation


Computer Labs

Click on the link to SCHEDULE 

Schedule is accurate 1st through 4th hours.  Lunch messes with the schedule a bit.  Please note which hour and which grade for hours 5 -8

Lib Guides for Teachers & Staff

“There’s nothing magical about any tech tool.  Real magic rests in the hearts and minds of teachers using digital tools to introduce students to new individuals, ideas and opportunities.”

~ Bill Ferriter

Common Core
by Lisa Nocita - Last Updated Sep 23, 2016
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Pinterest for Educators
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Pinterest is an electronic bulletin board
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All things Google from Apps to Novelties
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Hour of Code!
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Computer Science Education Week
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Focus of Instruction

  1. What do we want students to learn? (This is the taught curriculum). 
  2. How will we know they are learning? (This includes formative and summative assessment). 
  3. What are we going to do if they don't learn it? (This supports intervention). 
  4. What are we going to do if they already know it? (This supports differentiation).

Challenge-Based Learning


Design Thinking

Cornell Notetaking


Technology Integration Matrix

Technology Integration Matrix  (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.

Technology Integration Matrix Digital Tools Index This page provides a breakdown of videos within the Technology Integration Matrix grouped by the digital tools used in each lesson. When a video involves more than one digital tool, it appears in each applicable section.


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