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SMARTBoards are here!

The SMARTBoards have arrived. We are most grateful to the PTSA for funding the purchase of these boards. The boards are interactive whiteboards which allow for some really neat possibilities in the classroom. Check out educational applications at this link:

http://edcompass.smarttech.com/

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Maximizing the Potential

Over the past couple of years we have introduced quite a bit of new educational technology to Heim, and this fall we will introduce a few more initiatives. It is exciting to have new technologies to incorporate into the classroom. It is also a challenge to know what is availalbe and how to implement it. For this reason, the theme for Educational Technology at Heim for 2004-05 is:

Maximizing the Potential

Meaning that we will focus on what works best in terms of getting students (and staff) to learn, and how we can maximize the impact of technology we now have to further that goal.

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The Change is On!

The major change we planned for this summer is converting all Macintosh computers to the updated operating system, OS X. Mrs. Mendola has begun the process wih the iBooks on the mobile cart. The conversion process is quite easy, and the new operating system is EXCELLENT! I’m quite sure once everyone learns about the new OS, they will be very happy with the new features.

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Welcome

Welcome to the Heim Middle Computer Blog. This is the place to check out for what is going on in computer technology!

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Goals For This Blog

There are so many cool things happening in computer technology. Every day I hear of something great that would be super to try in school. It can be hard for everyone to learn about and keep up with what is going on, so this Blog will serve as a diary of what we are doing, or are planning to do.

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Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Me

I am a former music geek who turned into a computer geek. When I’m not checing out the latest and greatest trends in technology (such as Blogs), you’ll find me hiking in the woods with my family, jogging, or on a really high rollercoaster screaming my lungs out.