Monthly Archives: May 2015

Parents’ Views of Digital Classrooms from Public Radio’s Marketplace

Public radio’s Marketplace reported on parents’ view on the digital classroom in the May 15th episode. We turn our attention to parents, many of whom have spent the last year exploring the ins-and-outs of educational technology themselves, alongside their children. We wanted to get parents’ views of the shift, as their children do more school work…

PMS and PHS Jazz Band performs at Yoshis!

On Monday, May 11th, the PMS and PHS Jazz Bands, directed by Dr. Andria Mullan, performed two shows at Yoshi’s in Jack London Square.  A variety of selections from the Latin, swing, and funk genres were featured throughout the evening, with many featured student soloists. These performances raised funds to purchase instruments for the PHS…

New Mobile Computer Science Apps Course at PHS

Starting next year at Piedmont High School, a new computer science course, Mobile Computer Science Principles, will be offered to students. The course focuses on learning computer science concepts while designing mobile apps that promote social good and serve a purpose in the community. Students will be encouraged to think outside the box, developing skills in problem solving…

Connected Learning in Action – Sati Shah

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. Science is an amazing tool for understanding the immense complexity of the natural world. One of the most powerful lessons in science class is how to develop the skills to solve…