Category: Best Practices

Jul 08

Keeping Connected with SKYPE

SKYPE calls are a wonderful tool to use in the classroom. Classrooms can connection with other classrooms, professionals, and locals such as museums. There are many resources that provide opportunities for classrooms to find connections and many Distance Learning vendors are also using SKYPE as an option for connections. Katrina Keene’s article states how Mystery …

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Sep 05

Futures Project!

Penfield CSD, East Rochester UFCSD, and Monroe #1 BOCES are participating in a new venture of online courses taught by district teachers for the district’s students. Futures Project Information Website The Futures Project is gaining the attention of the community. Please view the video below that aired on Fox News!

Mar 06

Meet the VGO Robot

Using Technology To Instruct Home Bound Students With the VGO Robot In the Monroe #1 BOCES region, a district needed help connecting an elementary student to her classroom. Due to medical issues, the student hasn’t been able to attend school for several months. Even with the help of a tutor, the student was missing out …

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Oct 18

The Value of Field Trips – In person and virtual

A recent study discussed the benefits of field trips for students.  There has been a drastic reduction in schools participating in field trips due to expense, scheduling, and curriculum. Click on the link below to read the entire article. ARTICLE: The Educational Value of Field Trips Items of interest from the article: Students: Recall more …

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