• TPSS Students Dive in Digitally to Enhance Learning Experiences

     

    WPLA Computer Lab

    Hour of Coding Taking Place at Woodland Park Magnet School Woodland Park Magnet School’s Wildcats participated in Hour of Code the week of December 4, 2017. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Every student at Woodland Park has the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting as early as Kindergarten, our students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

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    CES students work on Chromebooks

    Mrs. Kristi Womack's 5th grade Social Studies class at Chesbrough Elemetnary take a test on On-CourseConnect for students. Using On-CourseConnect with students is helping Ms. Womack's class get familiar and comfortable with taking test on the computer. This practice will help them prepare for the LEAP test which will be computer based in the spring.

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    SMS Students work on Chromebooks

    GOOGLE SLIDES, WOW!! has opened the opportunity for expressing learning in a different form. The 6th Graders in Mrs. Brooke Speed’s ELA classes at Jewel M. Sumner Middle recently used the school’s new Chromebooks to design a newspaper cover for the novel “Out of the Dust”. Students became familiar with using Gmail and Google slides. Students truly enjoyed working to create their very own newspaper cover. It gave them an opportunity to show their understanding of this unit’s focus and to share their finished product with the teacher through Gmail.

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    Students at WPMS participate in a video conference.

    The 2nd grade students in Mrs. Payne's class at Woodland Park recently participated in a video conference with the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina. The students were able to see live animals and learned about the various senses and adaptations of the animals. The students then created a harmonica to further explore how we hear through vibrations.

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    PJHS complete an Oncourse Assessment.

    Students in Mrs. Jennifer Daigle's class at Ponchatoula Junior High school work to complete a test in Oncourse. The students received a cart of Chromebooks to use in the classroom this year. The new devices allow for all students to have 1:1 access to technolgy during class. Practicing in an online testing enviroment during the school year will help to better prepare our students for state testing in the spring.

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    AEMS students works with Pixels.

    2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students are allowed to participate in a free after school program Monday through Thursday at Amite Elementary Magnet School. Students participate in each of the following classes twice a week: Art and Science of Cooking, Music and Dance, Computer Science/Coding, Reader's Theater, and iReady tutoring. 

    Above is a picture DeAndra Hughs, a 4th grader (9 years old), who created and is playing her first video game in the coding class. After playing her game the first time, she said she used to want to be a doctor. Now she wants to be a computer programmer.

    You can learn more about our program at https://www.tangischools.org/domain/6304

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