The Devil’s Playlist’s Listening Lunch Delights Listeners

November 17, 2017

The Devil’s Playlist (TDP) hosted their first ever listening lunch today in the BHS Library. The event showcased the musical and poetic talents of BHS students in an open-mic style forum while also allowing listeners to unwind between classes. The lunch opened with junior Emily Campagna on vocals and senior Julia Feist on keyboard. The duo typically performs under the catchy name “Don’t Call Me Honey.” The group treated the…

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Finally! Screen Recording in iOS 11 for the iPad

November 16, 2017

Easy screen recording has FINALLY arrived on the iPad with the latest update to iOS 11! With this update, students and teachers can easily screen record anything that is happening on their iPad. An immediate classroom use could be adding narration to a Google Slide presentation, or demonstrating how to use a new application. Teachers can now easily and quickly flip a lesson, share it with students via Google Classroom,…

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Ignite a Creative Fire in Your Students with Adobe Spark

November 13, 2017

Mr. Murphy and I are excited to introduce the app Adobe Spark to our students here at Fox Hill and to all elementary students throughout the district. Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app that allows students to combine text, photos, videos, music, and clip art into a video that can be easily saved to the iPad camera roll. Students can share their completed videos with their parents via…

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Seesaw Spotlight at Fox Hill-Grades 1, 2, & 3

November 6, 2017

Mr. Murphy and I are proud to spotlight four Fox Hill teachers from grades one, two, and three how they are leveraging Seesaw to document student learning and connect with parents. First Grade-Ms. Stone  This past week I had the opportunity to visit Ms. Stone’s class and introduce them to the drawing tool in Seesaw. Students learned how to change the color and line thickness of the pen tool,  how…

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Global Maker Day at Fox Hill

November 1, 2017

On Tuesday, October 24th Fox Hill School students and teachers had the opportunity to participate in Global Maker Day. Mr. Murphy and I would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Marialice Curran for recommending Fox Hill to Jaime Donally, Global Maker Day founder, as the host school for this event which was broadcast live via YouTube.  We’d also like to thank all the Fox Hill teachers who brought their…

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Global Maker Day at Fox Hill

October 19, 2017

Mr. Murphy and I are thrilled to announce that Fox Hill will be hosting Global Maker Day next Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons. We are especially excited to share that the event will be shown to a global audience via YouTube Live. This live broadcast will allow Fox Hill students to share what they build and create with other students and teachers…

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CS Thinking Skills – Not Just For Coding

October 12, 2017

  This week, Memorial 4th graders will finish up their second lesson on computer science and we still haven’t touched an iPad. What?! How can that be? Isn’t computer science all about computers? Well, yes. And no.     While computer science is about using the power of computers to solve problems, it’s the computational thinking that harnesses that power and so much more. The skills we are learning, and…

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10 Tips for Commenting in Seesaw (For Students, By Students!)

October 6, 2017

Fox Hill fifth graders have created an excellent video featuring 10 tips for commenting on student work in Seesaw. We are excited to share this video with our teachers and students and we’re confident these tips will help students write high quality comments. Feel free to share this video with your school community if you are using Seesaw. Thank you to Celeste, Kritika, Madison, Bella, Max, Adi, Aadi, Mason, Elena,…

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Grade 3 Seesaw and Forces and Motion at Memorial

October 6, 2017

Grade 3 students at Memorial School have been busy with journal writing using Seesaw. Our third graders are busy working on their Forces and Motion unit with Mr. Musselman and we are writing reflections on what we are learning about this unit. This week the students did a hovercraft soccer ball activity with Mr. Musselman and today we wrote about what we had learned from this classroom experiment. Students were…

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iOS Tips & Tricks Part 1

October 2, 2017

Mr. Murphy and I are proud to share the first tutorial from the students of Fox Hill HDx (stayed tuned for a detailed blog post on this new program at Fox Hill). In this first tutorial, fifth graders Madison, Elena, Celeste and Elise demonstrate how to disable key flicks in iOS 11 as well as how to navigate the new Control Center and close apps. Once teachers and students download…

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