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Classroom Snapshots

This blog will bring to life classroom examples of the changing face of education, including the Common Core State Standards implementation, new technology and teaching techniques.

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Mar 18

5th Graders Apply Skills to Solve 'Crime'

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM by Terry Ryan

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The investigative skills of 5th grade Tioga students were put to the test last Friday when they discovered their Chromebooks were missing!

Stored in two carts to charge and update software, Ms. Levato’s and Ms. Caringella’s classes discovered the carts missing Friday from the Innovation Lab.

The “crime” was actually a detailed lesson developed over a month of planning to conclude the science unit on genetics.

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Feb 03

"Dr. Gaudio" Makes Fluency Check-Ups Fun

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:21 AM by Wendy Settles

 Dr. Gaudio

If you see Tioga ELL teacher Vince Gaudio wearing a white lab coat and stethoscope, he’ll explain that he is Mr. Gaudio’s twin brother there to perform a check-up. “Dr. Gaudio” makes an appearance periodically to perform fluency check-ups with students, primarily in 2nd and 3rd grade.  

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Jan 15

U-Rock! with Mr. Winters

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 1:34 PM by Wendy Settles

Mr. Winters' Class

The 7th grade students in Mr. Winters' “U-Rock” class use the iPads to research for their final project. The Evolution of “Pop” project involves researching an artist/group, making personal connections, and comparing and contrasting songs/groups that they have listened to in music class. What makes this project unique is that all the research is done on iPads, and many students choose to create their final presentations on the iPad also. 

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