Thursday, December 15, 2011

Success Night and Christmas Tree Lane

6th Graders completed two of Ms. Weisz's doors in time for Success Night and Christmas Tree Lane on December 15th at Tok School.

The boys chose a Mario-themed Christmas, while the girls went with the Muppets.  These doors required quite a bit of drawing, coloring, stapling, and patience, but they were done in plenty of time and they look great!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Brrrr! Show your iPads some love - keep them WARM!

As you may have noticed, it's getting colder and colder outside. Please remember that your iPads don't like the cold any more than you do, and if they are cold for too long, it will hurt them - badly! Make sure you are keeping your iPad in the neoprene carrying cases when you have to carry them outside. And whatever you do, DON'T leave them in a vehicle that is not running - EVER! They get cold very fast. So remember to show your iPad some love this winter - keep it warm!

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Year, New iPads!

Welcome back!  This year promises to be an interesting one as we take our One to One program to a new level.  Instead of each middle school student having laptops, this year they all get brand new iPad's!  As an added bonus, the high school students will now all have their own laptops!  The extra good news is that this year, the iPads can be taken home.  The high school will still keep laptops at school.

Middle school students with iPads will notice fewer textbooks this year.  There will be no textbooks for 6th and 7th grade English, Social Studies, or Math, as we have all the materials you will need on the iPad or online!

During the first week of school the iPads will stay at school, but as soon as we are able to review the new One to One plan and contract with parents, they can go home!

The other new change is that the middle school students will all be taking a new technology course.  During this new course, we will explore the iPads further as learning tools, learn more web tools and most importantly - digital citizenship!

Students will get more information about the iPads during the first days of our technology class - stay tuned!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Helpful Videos

Students - I have a new page on the right hand side of this blog under Ms. Weisz's Class Wikis called Video Tutorials that will contain lots of short tutorial videos that you can access any time you may need help. I'll be adding more of them all the time - some of them I'll make and some I'll add that someone else made. Check it out once in awhile and maybe you can find something on there to help you!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring is Coming!

Tok School middle school students have been working hard through the third quarter and are probably very ready for spring break. We are beginning to get back into more "fun" projects now in class - more work with video and definitely MORE BLOGGING! Start checking out student blogs to see what they have been up to.

REMINDER - all middle school students should be coming to class with a set of ear buds! I have issued every student a pair of ear buds at least once this year (some more). I know many would prefer to use their own and that is just fine - I only ask that you remember to bring them! Much of the work we do involves some form of noise emitting from your laptops.