It seems like some of you who have Comcast as an internet service provider are still having difficulties connecting to our web site. This appears to be limited to the Town of Kingston. Please know that it has been confirmed that the problem lies with Comcast and not with the school. Thanks to parent Maurice Splaine, this issue has risen to the top-level of technical support and is being worked on toward correction at the national level. Of course …if you don’t have internet access to this web site, you probably aren’t reading this.
News from a member of the Class of 2011
It is very rewarding to hear from Silver Lake Regional High School graduates who are doing well in their studies at college. I received a nice email from an SL graduate, class of 2011, who is attending Northeastern University. Attached is the email he sent …see …some of the things his teachers told him were actually true!
While on the topic of college …The College Board recently released their annual report of College Bound Seniors.
Click on the link to read the report: College Bound Seniors Annual Report
Conservation/Horticulture Students Report at State Wide Conference
As you read in a previous post, several of our Conservation and Horticulture students presented at the state-wide Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE) conference last month. Below is a picture of Anya Beale, Derek Alden, Connor Sherman, Althea Chasse, Jon Crawford, and teacher Glenn Gausman during their presentation at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Mr. Gausman and his students will do their presentation at the December 13 School Committee meeting held here in the library.
Professional Development Day
Today is a professional development day for our faculty. Teachers attended workshops in the morning that gives them instructional techniques that can immediately be employed in the classroom. Listed below are the morning workshops that teachers attended today. The afternoon was spent in departments practicing the skills learned in the morning sessions and creating lessons centered around these new found skills. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see some pictures of our teachers sitting on the “other side of the desk”.
Presenter: Meghan McGovern
In this presentation, CTE Teachers will learn how to navigate students through the Career Cruising software. As we transition to an “on-line” student portfolio, a focus will be in the area of exploring the portfolio features, uploading student work samples, and accessing the activities that are available for career exploration.This workshop is open to CTE teachers ONLY.
Presenter: Martha Jamieson
Google Blogger is a central location through which you can create and follow blogs. Learn the few simple steps to create your own blog for parent communication or as a place for your students to engage in discussion.
Presenter: Sean Donovan
Library Computer Lab
Google Docs offer a convenient, access and share location to create documents, presentations (like PowerPoints), and many other types of documents. Learn different ways to utilize Google Docs, such as providing students a place to create and complete assignments, to work collaboratively with students in different classes, as well as how to create easy to grade online quizzes. You will also learn some basic functions of the Google Drive.
Presenter: Steve Blette
Google Drive offers a cloud-based location for file storage. Learn how to format, organize, and use your Google Drive for file storage. Additionally, you will learn how to use your Google Drive as a way to disseminate assignments and to collect work created by your students. You will also learn some basic traits of Google Docs.
Google Search: Tips & Tricks
Presenter: Linda Redding
Google…the original…Learn how to use the search capabilities of Google beyond using keywords. This no pressure hands-on workshop will offer tips and tricks for your students to search Google more efficiently and effectively.
Presenter: Jamie Vitonis
Google Sites offers many options for creating and sharing web pages. Learn how to utilize easy to use templates to create teacher website or even simple websites for your students to post information. You will also learn how to create different levels of access for people to post on different pages.