Archive | Technology

Preloved device donations

Hey Allenby Families, do you have some old devices kickin’ around the house, taking up valuable space in your ‘everything’ drawer? Well, let us help you! We are looking for donations of pre-loved devices to bring to life a batch of Virtual Reality cardboard viewers, following our amazing day with Google Expeditions. If you have […]

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Internet & Social Networking Safety Talk for Parents

Save the Date! Monday November 7 from 7pm – 9pm Paul Davis provides practical strategies and information on how to protect your children online. Paul Davis is a well-recognized expert on internet safety for children. He has more than 23 years of IT expertise and has addressed more than 120,000 students in just the past […]

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Technology Update

In May 2013, a motion was passed to purchase 5 SMARTboards, along with other technology. Unfortunately, as of September 1, 2013, the SMARTboard model that had been priced at the time of the May motion became discontinued. As such, a motion will be tabled at the 16th of December meeting to increase the APA’s technology […]

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Byte-Sized #11

As we all know, space at Allenby comes at a premium. There are currently two computer labs in the school: one in the library and one in room 201. With the increasing demand for classrooms that comes with ever-higher numbers of enrolled kids from our neighbourhood, room 201 will be returned to its original classroom […]

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Byte-Sized #11

As we all know, space at Allenby comes at a premium. There are currently two computer labs in the school: one in the library and one in room 201. With the increasing demand for classrooms that comes with ever-higher numbers of enrolled kids from our neighbourhood, room 201 will be returned to its original classroom […]

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Byte-Sized #10

The APA and school have spent a lot of money on tech toys (including SMART boards, Netbooks, and even a couple of iPads) and will debate the merit of further spending. But is technology spending in schools a worthy investment? A study (of 40 years of studies) out of Concordia University in Montreal concludes that […]

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Byte-Sized #9

iPads for kindergartners? Who would have thought? Well, a school board in Maine tried it out and found pre-reading kids benefitting from their use. They gave about 130 kids an iPad each to use for 9 weeks in class and compared their improvements to about 130 kids who didn’t get one. “In every measure we […]

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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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