Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Launch Party

Finale

Voicethread

SMART Boards

SMART Notebook

PowerPoint

Type to Learn

Wii

Blogging

Artsonia

Prezi

iPods

MacBooks

Skype

School Websites

Student Response Systems

Online Gradebooks

Online Student Collaboration

Prezi

Twitter

All of these technology tools and applications will be on display at the Zion Lutheran School Technology Launch Party on Friday, September 10, 2010. That evening, the teachers of Zion will host the parents of our students for a very special evening at the Stegton Banquet Hall. On display during this free event (yes, I said FREE) will be the technology that teachers are incorporating into their classrooms and instruction. For the past three years, we have been committed to increasing the use of technology in the classrooms by installing SMART Boards, creating a wireless network, and almost tripling the number of computers that we have available to our teachers and students. Throughout that process, our parents have been very supportive of increasing technology in the school. Their support can be seen as enrollment has grown and the number one reason for that increase is the positive things being said by parents to their friends, relatives, and neighbors. Their support can also be seen through countless hours of selfless volunteering dedicated toward fundraising efforts for our school.

Laptop Keyboard

The evening will begin with an open house format. Parents can browse the banquet hall, sipping on a beverage and enjoying an appetizer, while being greeted by teachers who are eager to share how they have used technology with their students. The main event of the evening will be a full group, main stage session where the new school website will be officially launched. The unveiling of the website will coincide with the launch of our new online gradebook. Following the website launch, parents will have the opportunity to attend a few breakout sessions that demonstrate the new online gradebook, a student response system, and online student collaboration. Multiple computers will also be available for parents to surf around the new school website.

The purpose of the evening is to connect families, showcase the technology used at Zion, and to unveil the new website. We are very excited to bring our families together to let them know about the benefits of technology in education. We hope the parents will leave with the same excitement toward technology and an understanding of how beneficial technology can be for their students.

5 comments:

  1. That is awesome! I've always wanted to do that, but haven't followed through. Anxious to hear how it comes out! Congratulations on all the successful learning your students are doing!

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  2. Thanks for the kind words Rob. We are very excited about the Launch Party. Hopefully it goes well

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  3. Congratulations, well done and God's blessings! Sounds like an amazing night! God has blessed all of Zion's families with an amazing staff who serves them very well!

    #stillevnious :)

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  4. Thanks Scott. No need to be envious, Abiding Savior is heading in the right direction

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  5. This is going to be an amazing event! I am really looking forward to attending it...virtually.

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