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Byte-Sized #8

So it is that time of the year again, where we start to consider Smartboard (and other tech purchases) for the next year. Once again, potential teacher-candidates are judged on their commitment to learn how to fully use these new tools. But wait: where are all those Smartboards that we have already installed? Here is […]

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Byte-Sized #7

The idea of “flipping” a classroom is becoming increasingly popular these days. Relax, this does not involve heavy construction or anti-gravity, but rather teaching the class lesson at home (watching a short internet video) and doing the homework at school. Proponents say this allows for each kid to watch (or re-watch) the lesson at their […]

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Byte-Sized #6

Smartboards are taking over! To date, the APA and school together have purchased/ordered 17 Smartboards for use by our kids and their teachers. They are allocated based on a teacher’s desire and commitment to learn how to be proficient in their use (they are too expensive to simply put in every room and not be […]

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Byte-Sized #5

What now? There is a unit of netbooks floating around the school, a couple of tablets for special education, and more smartboards than you could shake a stick at. With last June’s spend on new tech toys for Allenby nearing full implementation, it is time to start thinking about new ideas that we might want […]

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Byte-Sized #4

Coming to a class near you! As part of the technology spend voted on by parents last year, there are now 30 netbooks to be housed in Allenby’s new mobile storage cart. These netbooks will be rotated in one month periods through classrooms whose teachers have expressed interest and signed up for their use. This […]

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Byte-Sized #3

One of the areas that the APA has committed significant resources is to enhancing our kids’ education through the use of technology. Smartboards, laptops, netbooks, are among the new devices scheduled to enter service this fall. You can see the direction we, as a parent body, have been going in the Allenby Technology Review 2010-2011. […]

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