Monthly Archives: April 2015

Connected Learning in Action – Janine Sohn

In this continuing series, teachers working with students in the Connected Learning 1:1 program share how they use the tools to impact student learning. Use of Chromebooks has been very effective in the World Cultures classrooms.  Because the course focuses on current events around the world, Chromebooks have been especially useful in helping students access…

Connected Learning in Action – Debbie Hill

In this continuing series, teachers working with students in the Connected Learning 1:1 program share how they use the tools to impact student learning. One of the best things about having Chromebooks is the opportunity for me to get frequent, immediate assessments of all of my students. A 5 minute PearDeck (or Socrative) check-for-understanding at…

PHS Seniors Win National Merit Scholarships

Each Fall, roughly 1.5 million high school juniors take the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualification Test.  This test, which assesses critical reading, mathematical problem solving, and writing, is used to select semifinalists for national merit scholarships.  The semifinalists — typically the highest-scoring 0.5% percent of each state’s high school seniors — are eligible to compete for…