S. Griffin

Director of Instructional Technology

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…

English Language Learners and Connected Learning

When Piedmont began considering how to most effectively use mobile technology it leaned on the research done by the Project Red group.  The group had studied a 1000 schools implementing one-student-to-one-device initiatives and found that education success linked strongly to nine key factors.  The most predictive factor to educational success was integrating technology into every…

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…