PWS Tech Tidbits
http://www.virtuallibrary.info/digital-citizenship.htmlStudents in third and fourth grade had lessons on digital citizenship, digital etiquette, and rings of responsibility this month. The goal of these lessons was for students to understand who a digital citizen is, expected behavior online, and their responsibilities to themselves, family/friends, and the community when they are online. My discussions were not about social media or cell phone use because most third and fourth graders do not have their own phones or social media accounts. Instead, my focus is on what students at this age are doing online (at home and in school). This includes, research, games and watching videos. If you are interested in more information on these topics ...
Posted Oct 25, 2016, 4:48 PM by Nicole Cassamassino
The month of September has flown by! Hopefully everyone is settled into back to school routines and has enjoyed getting to know their teachers and classmates. It's been such fun getting into every classroom at Peter Woodbury this month. Before I get to what we've been doing, I'd like to take a moment to briefly explain what my role is at PWS. As the technology integration teacher it is my responsibility to assist teachers in integrating technology into their everyday curriculum in ways that are effective, engaging, and useful. We do not use technology just to use it . . . it always has a purpose and a benefit. In addition, I am also here to help the students learn ...
Posted Sep 27, 2016, 7:46 AM by Nicole Cassamassino
Ways to Help Prevent the "Summer Slide"
Summer is a time for children to relax and have fun. But, as we all know, this is also a time when they can "forget" skills from the previous school year. Read Ten Creative Ways Students Can Have A Better Summer Break on Edudemic to get some ideas for keeping your child's brain active.
Posted May 26, 2015, 5:25 AM by Nicole Cassamassino
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is an international initiative to spark the desire to learn computer science. It's a one-hour activity that students of all ages can participate in. Peter Woodbury participated in this initiative last week and have continued into this week. Mrs. Cassamassino has visited many classes to introduce coding and computer science to students. As a result, many students have shown interest in continuing these activities at home. Code.org is a great website dedicated to the Hour of Code and contains many activities, as well as app suggestions. In school, students used Light Bot, Kodable, The Foos, Daisy the Dino, and Hopscotch on the iPads.
Posted Dec 22, 2014, 10:25 AM by Nicole Cassamassino
In order to be successful in math, all students need to be proficient in their math fact knowledge, whether it be addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Some students love flash cards and thrive using them. Some, need different options. Listed below are app options for math fact study:Math Slicer - I have not personally tested this app out, but have read great things about it. Similar to Fruit Ninja, students are shown a math problem that is answered by slicing the correct answer in half. Before each round, students can select the problem type and speed. This link is to the free version which contains ads, you can get rid of the ads by purchasing the paid version. Juicy Math ...
Posted Aug 13, 2014, 8:28 AM by Nicole Cassamassino
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As the Technology Integration Teacher at PWS it is my goal for students and teachers to use technology as a tool in their academic lives; to seamlessly integrate it into their learning, teaching, and projects in every subject area.