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Technology Vision

about 1 year ago

  • Technology will be utilized primarily to support the teachers’ curriculum in the classroom and will be integrated in such a way that the technology itself is only a vehicle to support learning efforts rather than an end in itself.
  • Self-Directed and collaborative learners understand basic computer operations
  • All students have equal access to all technologies and utilize those technologies
  • Student have live interactive adventures around the world and around the country without leaving the district
  • Students have live interaction with content matter specialists and field experts in cultural topics, science and math disciplines and languages.
  • Students utilize multimedia and telecommunication technologies effectively. All students are provided technology supported learning situations characterized by high expectations and involvement.
  • Teaching staff and support personnel are comfortable with technology and its uses in the classroom
  • Students are equipped with 21st Century skills
  • Students recognize the benefits and drawbacks of technology and are able to make good choices when using technology
  • Students recognize the dangers of some technologies and are able to make choices that keep themselves safe.

 

Technology Goals

about 1 year ago

  • Enhance technological use in school and at home
  • Networked software and central electronic communication will allow for a wide range of curriculum based applications for a better learning environment.
  • In conjunction with the Technology Committee, the Curriculum Director and Curriculum Committee, select curriculum supportive software and hardware and use instructional methods adaptable and accessible to technology.
  • In each classroom, students and teachers will use technology and information systems as an interactive productivity tool to enhance involvement in the learning process.
  • In each classroom, software and hardware will be available to enhance and supplement the written curriculum goals.
  • Students and teachers will use information systems to go beyond the walls of the classroom by participating in classroom instruction that originates in other schools, states and countries.
  • Students will have access to an expanded curriculum incorporating technology tools.
  • Implement a comprehensive Training Program for staff.
  • These goals are stated with the direct connection to the previously stated Technology Vision. They are intended to support the vision as stated

 

Technology Beliefs

about 1 year ago

  • Improved curriculum offerings and state-mandated guidelines drive the need for new technology
  • Strategic planning is the process by which we will create and sustain a vision for an overall technology plan
  • Implementation of this plan requires personnel and financial resources and commitment
  • It is not prudent or necessary to leap on every new and emerging technology, indeed it is usually much more responsible to allow the technology to mature and prove itself before adopting it.
  • The primary use of technology in education is to assist students and teachers in the learning process.
  • Continuing staff development is necessary to be able to accomplish our goals.

 

South Walnut Elementary Media/Library  

23 days ago

Book Fair is coming Soon!

November 3 - 9th

Check out the parent video below:

scholastic.com/bookfairs/parentvideo

Book Fair Starts Friday, November 3rd!

Lots of NEW In A Series books available. We will be open till 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th for middle/high conferences. So come on down to South Walnut Elementary and reward your student with a new book! Lots of middle school books to choose from.  Remember the holiday's are coming and books make great gifts! Open 7:30 am - 4:00 pm daily 

Can't make it in person? Check out our online shopping page at: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/southwalnutelementaryschool1

Online fair days: October 28 - November 10


Hours of Operation: 8:10 am - 3:00 pm

Renee Wines -- District Library Coordinator 

Mission Statement:

To promote the enjoyment of reading, to cultivate the growth of lifelong independent learning, to support the curriculum by providing access to information in all methods, and collaborate with staff members to provide engaging learning experiences.

Helpful Links: 

www.mel.org-- Michigan eLibrary 

http://arbookfinder.com/  -- Accelerated Reader Book finder

www.mowillems.com -- Author Mo Willems  

www.pbskids.org -- Fun and educational for kids

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/  -- Kid games, animals, and stories

http://www.sesamestreet.org/ -- Stories and games

http://www.starfall.com/ -- Learning fun website

http://www.coolmath-games.com/

http://thekidzpage.com/  -- Learning games, coloring, and puzzles

New Book Reviews:

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Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith

Hector is a bear with a problem. His best friend, Hummingbird, is just so NOISY! Worse still, Hummingbird won't stop copying him. Whatever Hector does, Hummingbird wants to do it too - really LOUDLY. Poor Hector. Will he ever find a bit of peace and quiet?

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Click Clack Surprise! By Doreen Cronin

Little Duck learns how to celebrate his birthday with a little help from all the other animals on the farm.

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Eerie Elementary; Sam Battles the Machine By Jack Chabert

There's a strange, new substitute teacher at Eerie Elementary. Sam, Lucky, and Antonio are shocked when they see him. He looks exactly like Orson Eerie! Then Sam spots him talking to the school -- and building a big, creepy machine! What is this mysterious teacher up to? Could he be trying to bring Orson Eerie back to life for real?! Read it and find out.....


Middle School Media/Library

23 days ago

Middle School Book fair coming!

February 19 - 23, 2018


     South Walnut Elementary invites you to drop into their book fair!     Reward them for a job well done with a book!                                                 

Book Fair Starts Friday, November 3rd!

Lots of NEW In A Series books available. We will be open till 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th for middle/high conferences. So come on down to South Walnut Elementary and reward your student with a new book! Lots of middle school books to choose from.  Remember the holiday's are coming and books make great gifts! Open 7:30 am - 4:00 pm daily 

Can't make it in person? Check out our online shopping page at: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/southwalnutelementaryschool1

Online fair days: October 28 - November 10


Renee Wines - District Library Coordinator 

Hours of Operation: 8:15 am - 3:00 pm

Mission Statement:

To promote the enjoyment of reading, to cultivate the growth of lifelong independent learning, to support the curriculum by providing access to information in all methods, and collaborate with staff members to provide engaging learning experiences.


Helpful Links:

https: // www.loc.gov   Library of Congress

https: // eric.ed.gov  Educational Resources Information Center

https: // mel.org  Michigan eLibrary

https: // www.arbookfind.com/default.aspx   Accelerated Reading book finder



Book Reviews:

      


      

Restart by Gordon Korman

Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again, starting with his name. He knows he's Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return. Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him. Pretty soon, it's not only a question of who Chase is, it's a question of who he was and who he's going to be.



                                   

Bean Stalker and Other Hilarious Scary Tales by Kiersten White

What about, once upon a time, a bunch of fairy tales got twisted around to be completely hilarious, a tiny bit icky, and delightfully spooky scary tales, in other words, exactly what fairy tales were meant to be. Grab some flaming torches, maybe don't accept that bowl of pease porridge, and get ready for a wickedly fun ride with acclaimed author Kiersten White and fairy tales like you've never heard them before.




High School Media/Library

3 months ago

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Renee Wines -- District Library Coordinator

Marsha Radar -- Library Para-pro

Mission Statement:

To promote the enjoyment of reading, to cultivate the growth of lifelong independent learning, to support the curriculum by providing access to information in all methods, and collaborate with staff members to provide engaging learning experiences.


Helpful Links:

https://www.loc.gov/  --Library of Congress

https://eric.ed.gov/  --Educational Resources Information Center

http://mel.org/     -- Michigan eLibrary


Book Reviews:

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Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld

Three years ago in upstate New York an event destroyed Addison's hometown and forever changed reality within its borders. Overnight, Poughkeepsie became a waking nightmare, home to unearthly and lethal dangers. Now quarantined from the rest of the world, few dare to enter the Spill Zone.

Armed with only a camera, Addie ventures into the Zone to photograph its twisted phenomena. But getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death----if not worse.

Within the Spill Zone, something sinister awaits. And calls Addison's name.......

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Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Lara Jean is having the best Senior year. And there's still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad's wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she'll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends. Life couldn't be more perfect!

At least, that's what Lara Jean thinks.....until she gets some unexpected news. Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans....but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?



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