Monthly Archives: November 2014

Connected Learning October-November Update: Access, Balance

The Connected Learning Initiative pilot has grown significantly in October and November. Access: Over 400 Chromebooks have been distributed to PHS 9th and 11th graders.  In total over 700 devices are in the hands of students at Millenium (9th-12th), PMS (6th) and PHS (9th and 11th).  With all this activity teachers and students have reported many…

Genius Hour at Beach – Passion and Creativity Come Alive

“The idea is very simple,” says Michael Corritone, principal of Beach Elementary. “Allow and support students to work on something that interests them.” Google allows its engineers to spend 20 percent of their time working on any project they want and this policy has worked so well that it has been said that 50 percent of Google’s…