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The videos on the Nov 26 post (below) are uploaded to Vimeo. Vimeo is blocked on student iPads. From an iPad, click on the following links:

Sign-in and Browse eBooks

Checking out an eBook – Kindle format

Checking out an eBook on your iPad – ePub format

Check out the newly created videos for middle school students to help them get started borrowing eBooks (from their iPads) and from their school library.

November 26, 2013 | Digital Content, ebooks, Libraries  |  Comments Off

How to Download an eBook onto a Kindle or the Kindle App from Lucille Clerkin on Vimeo.

November 26, 2013 | Digital Content, ebooks, Libraries  |  Leave a Comment

How to Download and Read eBooks in Overdrive from Lucille Clerkin on Vimeo.

1:1 Learning: What Teachers Are Learning

November 5, 2013 | Technology Integration  |  Comments Off

Check out the iPad apps middle school teachers were learning about this week:
http://teachinglearningipad.wikispaces.com/t21 

Typing is key for students says Common Core

October 12, 2013 | Technology Skills  |  Comments Off

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Waltham students in Grades k-8 can practice keyboarding skills on a home computer.  Click here for more information or contact your school’s  Instructional Technology Specialist  if you need further support.

Boston Globe article

Massachusetts ELA Frameworks Grade 3

With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Massachusetts ELA Frameworks Grade 4

With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

Massachusetts ELA Frameworks Grade 5

With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

Massachusetts ELA Frameworks Grade 6

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

Summertime… One School, One Book

October 9, 2013 | Libraries, Reading  |  Comments Off

Summer Reading Survey Data

Summer Reading Survey Data

Click on the infographic to see the data collected from the high school student and teacher summer reading surveys.  Also check out a sampling of favorite lessons from the Left for Dead day.  See more on the Waltham High School Library’s Summer Reading page.

Super Librarian Accolade: Kendall Boninti

March 2, 2013 | Libraries  |  Comments Off

Waltham High School Library Teacher, Kendall Boninti, was recognized as a “Super Librarian” at the 2013 MSLA Conference Lead and Learn.  Read about Waltham READS - a collaborative effort lead by Kendall and Emilie Perna , English Teacher, and supported by all the amazing teachers at Waltham High School.Waltham High School "Super Librarian"  Kendall Boninti

 Check out the new feature on all school web pages, as well as the district web page:

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QR Code for WHS Library's Digital Citizenship page

All 9th grade students will explore their Digital Footprint in their Guidance Seminars this week.

@yourlibrary Digital Citizenship Resources
How to Set Up Your Facebook Privacy Settings
10 Things High School Students Should Never Post of Facebook (or any other social media sites)
A Complete Guide to web, Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus privacy and security
Be a Good Digital Citizen: Tips for Teens and Parents
Calculate your Digital Footprint: Digital Footprint Quiz
MTV: A Thin Line

link to waltham.edmodo.com

Students in the Grade 6 Technology Literacy class use edmodo.

Here is what they say about edmodo: “I like how my teacher can send us things like a survey or a screen cast. I also like how we can share projects.”
“You can send work from the computer to the teacher and not have to print the assignment”
“What I like best about using edmodo is that it’s kind of like facebook but facebook isn’t as safe as edmodo.”
“What I like about edmodo is that it’s much easier to pass in assignments and you can message friends.”

 edmodo is a no-cost website available to all teachers.  Teachers: contact your Instructional Technology Specialist for the school code.

Read more:
About edmodo
New Features in edmodo – teachers: check it out!

The school libraries in the Waltham Public Schools now offer students and teachers with the opportunity to download eBooks from Overdrive. Students in grades 3-12 and teachers use their wpsnet login to check out the digital collection: http://library.walthampublicschools.org

link to login for eBooks

The collection is being developed to support pleasure reading. The elementary libraries have selected ebooks and audiobooks from the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award program.

Check out the High School’s infographic for how-to download eBooks
link to infographic

The Waltham Public Library also provides eBooks and audiobooks in Overdrive. Visit their digital collection here.

XtraMath

November 1, 2012 | Math  |  1 Comment

xTra Math link XtraMath is a free web program for students, teachers and parents to help kids master basic math facts.  Teachers love the ease of use and the reporting that they receive about their students’ progress. Check it out!

The people behind XtraMath

Math in Focus 

Title 1 elementary schools have ENO boards to provide teachers and students with the capability to use an interactive pen on the board — as a writing tool or as a mouse.  Middle school math classrooms — as well as a few classrooms at Northeast School and the High School — have Epson Brightlink interactive projectors  that offer the same capability – but without a special board.  The interactivity is built into the  LCD projector, along with (2) pens. Check out our Brightlink wikispace.

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