Book Trailers & InfoLit Tutorials

Analyze the Genre of Book Trailers. In the morning, we looked at examples of book trailers made by library students, high school students and elementary school students. We identified elements including character, conflict, theme/mood, images, illustrations, transitions, music, text on screen and voice over narration. We learned about the power of first-person voice and saw…

Digital Lit & Computer Science

Notes from a great day of engagement with Newport teachers and community leaders. FRIDAY, APRIL 29 8:30 – 2:30  8:30 – 9:30 Chrissy Johansen: We are now analyzing research data from Pell children aged 8- 9 involved in a pilot project designed to use video reflection in a behavior support program. Our hypothesis: The active…

Google Apps for Education

Quick Overview of Google Apps for Education Explore the Training Center and Identify Your Personal Goals for Today Our Meeting Notes PAGE VIDEO: Google Apps in the Classroom  Here’s TMS’s own Lisa Kirby explaining the value of using Google Apps for Education:  

Creating Science PSAs

We’re thrilled to host Dr. Tom Mather (“the Tick Guy”) and Brian and Heather, his team at the Tick Encounter Research Center, to offer us inspiration on how students can become effective science communicators and to learn how to create a science public service announcement (PSA). Working collaboratively, participants created two projects: Candace and Jen created an animated…

Math and Science

Math in the Movies by Oliver Knill Inquiry Approaches in Math. View and Discuss: Carousel Inquiry Learning in High School Math. Students rotate among tasks to make sense of rotations. Mathematical Modeling in Middle School. Students engage in inquiry learning learning measurement and volume. Digital Pedagogy in Math. View and Discuss: Desmos Math Activities Safari…

Pell March 23

Morning Individual Consultation.  We explored how to use digital media during the Intervention block where Chrissy Johansen support students’ reading skills. In this block, students rotate between (1) individual consultation, (2) student-generated application of independent learning, and (3) a video-based instruction and phonics practice activity. The hypothesis is that these activities help students transfer skills from…

Media Production

March 3, 2016 OVERVIEW OF THE DAY. We identified the core learning goals and unique features of the community documentary program at the Thompson Middle School and developed a realistic schedule and strategic plan that meets the needs of the students and teachers at TMS and enables the program to continue to thrive in 2016.  …