New presentation series addresses responsible technology use

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As part of Park Tudor’s commitment to teaching students to be safe, skillful and discriminating users of information technology, we are pleased to announce a series of presentations for families and students. Parent Empowerment Series: Lower School Parent Discussion Please join us for the first in our Parent Empowerment Series: How to Connect with your Kids and their devices. We will explore questions to consider as kids get older and begin using devices in different…

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Intro to myPT and My Backpack

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Welcome to Park Tudor School! As your student prepares to start at his or her new school, we want to introduce you to two online resources that you will use to help keep track of your child’s classes, assignments and activities, as well as grades and financial information: myPT and My BackPack. MyPT is Park Tudor’s Learning Management System serving as the portal to all Park Tudor accounts and information. Your child will access myPT…

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PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

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PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit A repost from Edutopia APRIL 23, 2014 Both project-based learning and STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and math) are growing rapidly in our schools. Some schools are doing STEAM, some are doing PBL, and some are leveraging the strengths of both to do STEAM PBL. With a push for deeper learning, teaching and assessment of 21st-century skills, both PBL and STEAM help schools target rigorous learning and problem…

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Teaching our students online learning skills

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So much of what we have to teach, as educators, goes beyond the content of our academic discipline. Eric Hudson, Dean of Instruction at Global Online Academy, shares with us three ways GOA teachers are teaching online skills. Contact a PT Tech Integrator to learn more about how you can translate these ideas into your own teaching/learning environment and Blackboard. International Society for Technology in Education Standards (for Students): 1. Creativity and innovation Students demonstrate…

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Creating Learning Modules in Blackboard

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Blackboard offers the method Learning Modules for presenting course material in a linear fashion. Features include a Table of Contents and the ability to control the release of the material.  All types of content can be included and managed within a folder.  It provides a hierarchical structure and can be viewed sequentially or non-sequentially.  If sequential viewing in enforced, students view the Learning Module in the order in which the items are listed.  Students cannot…

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