NECSD Division of Technology and Information


ELA Teachers at NFA North Use Online Voice Commenting With Students

December has been a month of student and teacher digital discoveries at NFA North.  Students are increasingly engaged in various 3-D printing projects, aligned closely to the work they are doing in classes.  Teachers have also been learning various digital skills, including ongoing GSuite strategies, as well as various apps and extensions.  A group of…

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Google Classroom and 1:1 Chromebooks at NFA Main

NFA Main Instructional Technology Facilitators Matt Decker and Melissa Doulin have been working closely with groups of teachers as they continue to use Google classroom with students.  Students in grades 9-11 benefit from the 1:1 Chromebook allocations and the ITF team has visited every ELA class to ensure students didn’t miss the opportunity, even providing…

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Prosthetics at NFA North

Newburgh Free Academy North students had many exciting learning activities, and this week featured the planning and printing of prosthetic body parts.  Working with ITF Jackie Holmes, students are printing a hand for forensic science class and exploring the ENABLE website.


Modeling, 3D Printing and Co-Teaching at Meadow Hill

Over the past two weeks Meadow Hill ITF John Blakley led a variety of learning opportunities for students and teachers  including modeling Flipgrid in Ms. Quiroz’s class and then transitioning to co-teaching.   Students used the Promethean Board to teach other how to use the software,  and made videos to teach Spanish vocabulary words and phrases. …

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Technology as a Tool for Responding to Writing Prompts

Students at Vails Gate learned exciting new ways to respond to writing prompts.  ITF Helen Zoutis worked closely with Reading Specialist Nancy Bliss to infuse Read Write, Flipgrid, and Screencastify as digital tools to engage the students.  Using these tools and the built in camera, students recorded themselves.  They then met with Ms. Zoutis and…

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Balmville Parents are Literacy and Technology Partners

Balmville School recently hosted “Muffins for Mom” where more than 160 parents of students in grades pre-k through 5th came to the school to participate.  Ms. Sara Feliz, Executive Director for Youth Development and Community Engagement, spoke with parents about the importance of literacy at home.  Afterward, ITF Karen Molfese demonstrated how to access district…

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Improving Elementary School Attendance and Bus Behaviors

Fostertown and Gardnertown elementary schools have focused on using technology to improve protocols/procedures and student learning. With a focus on improving attendance, ITF Karen Molfese developed a presentation that highlights the class with the highest attendance percentage of the month. A class picture is added to the slide and it is presented in the cafeteria…

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NFA North Goes Full Force with Digital Resources

Teachers and students at NFA North have been engaged in a variety of digital learning experiences.  North’s Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) Jackie Holmes refers to these as, “really interesting, exciting and mind blowing technologies” and explains the school is “going full force with G Suite for Education on our new chromebooks as well as many…

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Technology and Learning at South Middle School

At South Middle School, Instructional Technology Facilitator William “BJ” Antonelli has been working closely with teachers and students to fully integrate the influx of technology at the school.  More and more students and teachers are communicating and collaborating through Google Classroom and sharing their work with others via Promethean panels. These panels received new updates…

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