Hammond Eastside First Grader Excels in Coding
Hammond Eastside Magnet first grade student, Andrew McNamara, pictured here on May 24, 2017, completed Course 1 of Code.org's Computer Fundamentals class. Andrew hopes to build robots one day, and learning code is one of the first steps to reaching this goal. He be able to continue building his skills this summer as he is now enrolled in Course 2.
Create and Edit PDF Files
Office has toyed around with PDF files in past versions, but this time around Microsoft got serious. In the past you could save as PDF, but now you can actually edit. The new Word 2013 allows you to open PDF files, edit them there, and then save them as either DocX files or PDFs.
To save a file as PDF simply click “Save” and then use the dropdown menu to choose the .PDF option. It is one of the many file types you can choose here.
This school year, our teachers and students in upper elementary and high school have the opportunity to work online using Chromebooks and OnCourse Classroom. Teachers create online assignments through Oncourse Classroom for students to interact with on Chromebooks or desktop computers. Presenting class assessment in this way provides students with the opportunity to practice engaging with technology enhanced test items. Working online in the Oncourse Classroom environment will help better prepare students for testing in the spring.
Pictured above are the 6th grade students in Mrs. Milton's ELA class at Vinyard Elementary.
It was an adventurous way to spend a Saturday morning at the TPSS Technology Center! Local teachers rotated through pirate-themed stations to explore STEM activities to bring back to the classroom. This crew worked together to print pirate loot on a 3D printer, build a pirate ship propelled by a Sphero Ball to carry coins across water, design a trap using LittleBit robotics to alert pirates when their treasure chest was opened, and much more!
The technology department enjoys sharing new ways for teachers to integrate tech into their cross curricular activities.
Students in grades 2-6 are enjoying the 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Camp at O.W. Dillon. Students are participating in a variety of classes, including art, STEM, science, computer, cooking, track & field, basketball, LEGO math, character education, and more.
Participants of this summer's TangiTech Elementary used their critical thinking skills, and a strong collaborative team effort, to Breakout of the normal classroom routine and try something different. Breakout EDU games require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. Many of our Tangi Teachers see the benefits of hosting such games in the classroom with their students and cannot wait to begin planning Breakout EDU lessons of their own!
The fourth grade students of Mrs. Menona's class at DC Reeves participated in a Hurricane Breakout to test their knowledge on emergency preparedness. Students solved clues to discover the combination of various locks. As the combinations were discovered by each team, the locks were able to be removed from the box. Students had to know how to read latitude and longitude on a map to track a storm, use cardinal directions to plan the best evacuation route, and use inference skills to solve several puzzles. This game was unique because all 28 students worked in seperate teams to breakout of a single box. Inside of the box were materials and resources the students could use to get ready for the hurricane season.
Students at Chesbrough Elementary use iPads in the library to practice reading skills.
How do I .... access the ftp site?
The FTP site is an internal storage server where all TPSS employees can access files of all types and download to their computers. Click here for directions for accessing the FTP site.
iPad Signature Changes
Does everyone need to know you just sent that email from your iPad? Probably not. Use the following link to find out how to remove the “Sent from my iPad” signature and replace it with your own (or none): www.simplehelp.net/2010/04/03/how-to-remove-the-sent-from-my-ipad-signature-from-outgoing-email-on-your-ipad/