Integrating lab stations with iPads that are connected to the Smart Board allowed for increasing classroom collaboration. Equipped with simulation and scientific software, the iPads, when fitted with sensors can measure and record data relating to electrical resistance, gravitational pull,
A curriculum targeted eBook collection that will allow teachers and students access to current e-titles when working in the library, classroom, computer lab or home. When numerous students need access to the same title at the same time, this eliminates
The creation of six different lab stations that contained hands-on physics projects and demonstrations provided students’ the application of the inquiry based model. A rotating schedule with each station enabled with its own curriculum and practice allowed students to discover
This unique partnership with Norwalk, Bridgeport and Ridgefield schools along with The Aldrich Museum resulted in school-museum-artist collaboration. Students working with with artists exploring ideas, creating artwork individually and collaboratively, and writing about their learning process enhanced inquiry based learning.
Coding with a modern, fun twist. Gamestar, the popular student gamification website, promoted problem and critical thinking skills to build games.
Enhancing social and verbal skills through technology, flip cameras recorded both structured and unstructured conversations of students.
Utilizing the SmartMusic app, students recorded, evaluated and submitted a recording to the teacher allowing online review, feedback and revised assignments. Students created a personalized portfolio of work as well as tracked practice time, grades and progress.
The Vernier motion detector uses ultrasound to measure position, velocity and acceleration of moving objects. It can be connected to any computer to provide tables and graphs of the data to help students understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines
Increasing student-student, student-teacher interaction using Skype. Skype is a digital video connection device for use on computers and smart phones.
By collaborating with The Prospector, a local non-profit dedicated to providing unique vocational training opportunities for adults with disabilities, Ridgefield Public Schools educateed the RPS staff on the work place challenges facing adults with disabilities. Outcomes provided creative inclusion practices