|Programming with iPads|
Fourth grade students in Mrs. Wilk’s class showed their creativity, passion and newly acquired programming skills today using the iPad application Cargo Bot to code movement of cargo boxes, in essence learning how to create programming loops. Thank you Ms. Simon for your help and support as we begin in our technology endeavors
|JEDCamp Comes to SSSQ|
The energy in the room was electrifying Wednesday night, Dec. 18, when SSSQ hosted its first Educational Technology and Social Media Seminar for Jewish educators. The program, jointly sponsored by SSSQ and New Jersey/NewYork JEDcamp, included approximately one hundred participants and featured two sessions with a selection of six courses. Among the topics are “Getting Your Feet Wet: Educational Technology for Beginners,” “Online and Blended Learning: It has Less to Do with Technology than You Might Think” and “Engaging Parents through Social Media.”
“Our leadership role co-hosted the seminar not only demonstrates our steadfast commitment to cutting-edge educational technology but also to provide educators with an opportunity to share their knowledge with one another,” said Dr. Shira Leibowitz, Schechter’s head of school.
Fifth grades students gathered in their classroom earlier this week with a computer, a smart board, a web camera and enormous anticipation for their first Mystery Skype. As part of this lesson, students asked each other questions to try to identify the geographic location of their school. The lesson focused on engaging in conversation, understanding the similarities and differences of other fifth grade students in the world, and how quickly and easily we can use technology to bring us closer together. Thank you to Mrs. Ankori, Mrs. Pollack, Ms. Cooper, and Ms. Simon.
Thank you to Netivot HaTorah Day School in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada for participating in our Mystery Skype!
Go Math! Kindergarten-Grade 5 Online Academic Support
Solomon Schechter School of Queens has implemented a new mathematics program, Go Math!, beginning in the Kindergarten up to Grade 5. The new program is aligned with the more vigorous standards of the core curriculum in mathematics. The online component of the program gives parents and students the ability to access the textbooks and additional resources online from home.
To access this site, go to www-k6.thinkcentral.com, where you will see several boxes that require you to fill in information. Select New York for the State and Private for the district and enter your userid and password. You should have access to the textbook and other online resources. Should you have any questions regarding the program, please contact your child's teacher.