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Google Apps for Education

Posted by Gina Fosco on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,
Hello Parents,
This semester we are taking another step forward in teaching your children how to work in online environments.  Students in grades 5th-7th will be given an Educational Google Account.  Above is a link to a letter explaining this exciting new opportunity. 

I hope you are all well,

Ms. Fosco

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A favorite video

Posted by Gina Fosco on Friday, October 28, 2011,
Hello Parents,
I hope all your conferences have gone well :)

In between conferences I have been exploring some of the blogs I follow. 

Yesterday I came across a an updated version of a video that I have seen many times at conferences and I thought I would share.

This video is reminds us all how fast the world is changing and why it is so important that we teach our kids curiosity and a love of learning, and how to filter through the incredible amount of information coming at them.

Here is a link...
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Parents of younger children...Check out this website!

Posted by Gina Fosco on Thursday, August 25, 2011,
Hello Everyone,
I hope you are well, and your students are enjoying there first full week of school :)

So I am an avid user of google reader, a tool on google that collects posts from blogs and puts them all in one place.

I follow many blogs that focus on technology in education and I am constantly find great websites and teaching ideas.

On occasion I find a site that feel is worth passing on to you and that is the topic of this post today.

The site is called Zoodle.  If you sign up for an accoun...
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Welcome Back!

Posted by Gina Fosco on Friday, August 19, 2011,
Hello Everyone,
It feels so nice to see all of you again as I stand at my various safety patrol posts :)

I hope you all had wonderful summers.

Computer classes start on monday and I look forward to seeing all returning students, and meeting the new ones.

Just a reminder.  Please make sure your student as a set of headphones.  I will be checking for this supply during within the first week or so.  I appreciate your help in providing this supply.  Your students will need to bring them to each clas...
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More Summer Activities

Posted by Gina Fosco on Friday, May 6, 2011,
Hello Again,
In between all those fun summer camps your children my find themselves with some "idle" time.  On the page labeled "Activities" there are a series of interactive sites that will I think are fun and inspire creativity.  I have separated the sites out by grade level, but this is a loose sorting.  Please feel free to try all of them, regardless the age of your children :)

Happy Summer,
Ms Fosco
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Summer is Coming

Posted by Gina Fosco on Wednesday, May 4, 2011,

Greetings,
Summer break is quickly approaching and I am sure you children are beginning to show their excitement.

I always seem to stumble across new things at the end of the year :)

For instance I have finally had the chance to try out a web application called Wallwisher.

Wallwisher allows a person to create a website were "sticky notes" can be posted on any topic.

I thought I would try out a summer activity this year using Wallwisher.

Simply have your child or children click on the students sect...


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A Brave New World

Posted by Gina Fosco on Thursday, October 7, 2010,

Hello Again,

 

As many of you know technology is redefining almost every aspect of human life.  One of the challenges of parenting these days is helping our children navigate these online worlds. 

 

The government has put out a great brochure about how to help your kids interact in online environments which I wanted to share with you.

 

Brochure

 

If you do not have adobe reader on your computer you can download it here



Happy Thursday,
Ms. Fosco


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One Day on Earth

Posted by Gina Fosco on Wednesday, October 6, 2010,
Good Afternoon Everyone,
This Sunday the 8th grade students will be participating in a historic event.

On 10-10-10 people from across the planet will recorde the human experience over a 24 hour period, and contribute their voice to largest participatory event in history.  Together we will showcase the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occurs in one day on our planet, creating a time capsule, a unique global mosaic that will express who we are.

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Welcome Back

Posted by Gina Fosco on Wednesday, September 1, 2010,

Welcome Back to another great school year.

I am looking forward to working with your children again this year.

This year I have joined an organization called Iearn www.iearn.org

Iearn is a well established facilitator for making connections with other classrooms around the world and working on projects with those classes.

Working online with people using tools that allow us to work together while in different locations is an important skill to learn in today's world.

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