Thursday, October 26, 2017

Using an LMS in Flex Mod

We believe at Pulaski High School that a Flex Mod schedule is the best schedule for students.  In the last two weeks we have had Liberal High School in Kansas and SPASH in Stevens Point visit us to see how our schedule works.

We are in year three and believe and LMS (learning management system) is essential for students and staff to maximize classroom and personal learning time (PLT) for a positive learning experience.

Below is the presentation that outlines some major ways we utilize our lms, Canvas.  No matter what lms is used, a "one stop shop" for course resources is essential for success.




I created the presentation in Keynote and exported it to YouTube.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stick Around App For High School Psychology Students Teaching Third Graders About The Brain


Students in Mr. Krause's Psychology class created literature paper books to teach third graders about the brain.  From those books, students created interactive puzzles using the Stick Around app that will be an interactive learning game following the reading of the book.

Students were collaborating with a partner to critically think about how the book could be made into an interactive puzzle.  Once those determinations were set, they created an inner and outer brain puzzle complete with images, text, and definitions. 
This is all based on our district's mission and vision.

The Stick Around app was the PERFECT app for this learning activity!









Thursday, October 5, 2017

Switcher Studio Provides Perfect Tool to Record Foods For Life Demonstration

We've always wanted to "set up" our foods lab with a multiple camera production studio to provide students with adequate viewing of demonstrations.  Below you will see our production with Switcher Studio, AirServe, three iPads as cameras, and one director iPad.  All iPads are located on the same wi-fi network and we recorded the production as it happened.

VIEW PICTURES

The final production after editing in iMovie on the iPad is below.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 19: Lindsey Schartner

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In this episode, Mrs. Lindsey Schartner, Pulaski High Social Studies Teacher, tells us that she was in seventh grade in the Pulaski Community School District when she realized teaching was going to be her career.  Mrs. Barszcz had her students write and draw books about what students wanted to be when they grew up.  Mrs. Schartner chose a teacher.

As with many of our district employees, the people are the best part about working in the Pulaski Community School District.

She would choose to be a physical education teacher for one reason.

Golfing every week is something she loves to do.  She would also like to travel to Europe.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

AP Biology Books For Elementary Students Using Book Creator

In the past, students have created books to read to elementary students via a hard cover book.  While this was an option this year, we also gave the students an option to use the Book Creator App.



The students traveled to one of our local elementary schools to read them this morning!









Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 018: Kare Goodness

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In this episode, Mr. Kare Goodness, District Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, tells us that he has known since 7th grade that he wanted to be a teacher.

As with many of our district employees, the people are the best part about working in the Pulaski Community School District. So much so that he doesn't want to do any other job!

When he's not in school, Kare is hanging out with his kids in the outdoors.  Someday, you'll see him in Alaska!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

RWT Timeline: Amazing Free iPad or Computer Tool

The Timeline App is a tremendously easy app (or website) to create timelines.  So many of the timeline apps are extremely expensive.  This app allows for three different options for organizing events:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Event
A timeline that graphically represents related items or events in a sequential order and displayed along a line can be another method for students to "show what they know".

Exporting Options are as a JPG or as a PDF.  Collaboration is also possible as a "file" type .RWT can be emailed or Airdropped so that students can add their portions to the group timeline.
View the steps.



Final Product:






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 017: Janel Baten

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In this episode, Ms. Janel Baten, High School Athletic Director, tells us that she knew in the seventh grade that she wanted to be an Athletic Director although she took a small detour as a math teacher.

The people (kids & coaches) of the Pulaski Community School District make her experience as an employee fantastic!

The only other job she wants in the PCSD is to be a bus driver.  Not of routes, but to sporting events so she can watch the games! (Great idea!)

Someday she wants to "relax" if she ever can on a beach somewhere!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong
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