Thursday, May 29, 2014

Free Online Opportunity!!
Transform your classroom with Google Apps!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Daily I see posts and articles on how Google+ is the new Twitter for educators. I am no where near ready to leave my Twitter PLN (although most of the educators I follow are already in my Google+ circles), I am using my Google+ communities to learn daily. As we make the transition to devices that are more friendly to Google Apps in Education, I believe that we can learn and grow if we use Google+ Communities. The link below is a good article on how to get started with Google Communities.
I would also suggest once you begin to explore Google Communities, that you check out these:
Chromebook EDU
Google Apps for Education
Google + Helper Community
Google Apps Meets Common Core

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

School's Out for Summer!!
We are excited that our teachers, students, and staff have some time to catch their breath and enjoy a beautiful Alabama summer. We are also excited to have time to plan for the upcoming school year! At HHS we will have some shifts in devices over the next couple of years starting with Chromebooks for our freshmen in the fall. We will continue to support our 10-12th grade teachers with the integration of technology using iPads, but will also add lots of opportunities for teachers using Google in Education. We will post lots of resources here for teachers and will continue to collaborate and learn together over the summer. Enjoy! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

From the iPad of Lisa Bridgeman...

How do we use iPads in PE? We demonstrate knowledge of "Why We Workout" for others.

Video Link:

From the iPad of Ms. Moncus...

Amelia, my Finance Academy I student, is one of the four winners of the EverFi Student blog contest!  So proud of  her!  Read their (she’s third on the list) blogs at . She gets $250 and our classroom gets a GoPro camera. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chromebooks are here!

Yesterday we had our first PD session for 9th grade teachers and most of these teachers received their new Dell Chromebook. Now the fun begins! We will start focusing on Chromebooks and Google in Education with this group as we continue to support and increase our integration of iPads in grades 10-12. Below you will find useful links from Nikki Robertson for those who are looking for additional Chromebook resources:

Don't forget that we have a Google/Chromebook Pinterest Board:

Here is a Chromebook Basics site you might be interested in taking a look at:

Learn more about HAPARA here:
From the iPad of Melissa Hamley...

The IB juniors have begun their final oral presentations for English 11.

All topics have to be student-selected and distinctly different from each other and from material we have already covered in class.

Many of them have taken what they’ve learned in other IB classes (like psychology) and applied them to the characters in the novels we have read this semester.

Here are some examples....

Use of rhyme and repetition to comfort readers in The God of Small Things
Influence of religion/Christianity in 1984
Psychoanalytical interpretation of the use of dreams in 1984 and Heart of Darkness
The effect of George Orwell’s usage of binary oppositions on his portrayal of totalitarianism in 1984.
The God of Small Things  Fruit / Nature imagery

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Notability is the most used app at HHS and it is FREE right now!
If your school is considering 1:1 with iPads or currently is 1:1 with iPads, I would recommend that you check out this app!