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Why Computer Science?

Why Computer Science? This week is National Computer Science Week, celebrated across the country with Hour of Code.  As our world increasingly uses technology, understanding how it works, and how we can use it to solve problems, becomes increasingly more important.   The growth of jobs that depend on computer science knowledge is increasing- in…

Connected Learning in Action: Debbi Hill and Membean

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. Below is an email sent by Connected Learning coach Debbi Hill to PHS staff about the personalized vocabulary service Membean students access from their Chromebooks.  The service is free for individuals, so…

Connected Learning in Action – Camilla Thayer

 In this series, teachers working with students in the Connected Learning 1:1 program share how they use the tools to impact student learning. Camilla Thayer is an enthusiastic user of the chromebooks in her sixth grade science classes.  While ninth and eleventh grade PHS students are only 1:1 in English and social studies classes, every sixth…

Connected Learning in Action – Lucas Denman

Mr Denman

 In this series, teachers working with students in the Connected Learning 1:1 program share how they use the tools to impact student learning. Though new math curriculum and adoption has been the focus of his department this year, 6th grade math teacher Lucas Denman has adopted the use of chromebooks in his 6th grade Common Core…

Connected Learning in Action- Mercedes Foster

Ms. Foster

In this series, teachers working with students in the Connected Learning 1:1 program share how they use the tools to impact student learning. High school English teacher Mercedes Foster declares the Chromebooks to be “an excellent tool for use in my classroom.”  She has her freshmen are using Membean, an online vocabulary site, to learn…

Connected Learning in Action – Rosie Reid

In this series, teachers working with students in the Connected Learning 1:1 program share how they use the tools to impact student learning. PHS English teacher and English Language teacher Rosie Reid uses the Chromebooks in her classes to actively engage in the writing process. For example, during a recent class Reid had students identify a paragraph…