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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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Technology Update

We are excited to have the new netbook cart, purchased in partnership with the A PA, up and running along with one from the Family of Schools that is here for a few weeks. This is particularly useful at this early stage, as the two teachers working with them can share experiences and be a […]

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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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Byte-Sized #2

What will the future classroom look like? That may be hard to pin down exactly, but a classroom at Sir Adam Beck has taken the first steps to find out. Interactive whiteboards, instant response pads, and netbooks are all integrated into the learning environment. This article from Today’s Parent (5 minute read approximately) details the […]

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Byte Sized #1

In partnership with the school administration, the APA has been spending on technology at Allenby to enhance the classroom learning environment. In an effort to increase the awareness of technology in a school in its most general sense, this occasional series of short notes will feature  interesting Allenby, TDSB or more general educational news, perhaps […]

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