Lexington DESE District Report Card

You can view the Lexington DESE District Report Card here: http://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2019/DistrictReportcard/01550000

7. How has technology supported remote music classes?

Season 2, Episode 7: How has technology supported remote learning classes? with Angela Carpenter, is ready for listening. Angela is a music teacher at Harrington Elementary and shares how she has been using tools to teach music during the pandemic. Lisah shares updates on Padlet and upcoming password requirements, and Ann shares Sodaphonic.com, a free website for recording and editing audio files.

6. Tech Year in Review

In this episode, we share our top ten list of tools for 2020. Click here to see Chris Szajaner’s YouTube channel. Some recommended podcasts to listen to Google Teacher Podcast, Cult of Pedagogy, Shake Up Learning. Also, visit the staff website for the Read & Write training website.

5. How can I make the most of SeeSaw?

In this episode, Rachel interviews two elementary Digital Learning Coaches, Traci Jansen (Bridge and Harrington) and Julie Spang (Estabrook, Fiske and LCP) to discuss the best ways to utilize SeeSaw, the communication tool Lexington is using in grades PreK-2. Ann shares tips on Jamboard (Google's collaborative whiteboard) and Lisah shares updates on PearDeck

4. How can we work smarter, not harder with Google Sheets

n this episode, Rachel interviews Dave Wininger, one of the DLCs at Lexington High School. Dave is great at workflows, and tells us ways to be efficient using Forms and Sheets, and how to plan your questions in Forms to get the data you want. Lisah shares updates to Zoom settings, such as authentication, and we share TeacherMade, a free website where teachers can create worksheets out of PDFs and photos, and post them to Classroom.

3 How can technology support DEI? with Johnny Cole

In Episode 3, Rachel speaks with Johnny Cole, the LPS Director of Equity and Student Supports. Johnny shares ways technology has been supporting DEI, along with updates to the Equity at LPS website. We also take a look at Google Form quizzes for the lockdown feature and questions based on answers.

2 What did we learn during ESY that will help us during the school year?

In Episode 2, Rachel asks Kelly about lessons she learned from teaching during Extended School Year and for advice for new teachers. Kelly is a veteran teacher who is teaching for the first time in Lexington.

1 How has COVID impacted our Technology Use? with Caitlin Ahern

In season 2, we start with How has COVID impacted our Technology Use? with Caitlin Ahern, Director of Professional Learning and Special Projects. Rachel asks Caitlin about the changes in professional learning due to the pandemic and the courses that LPS offers. Lisah updates us with information on required tech tools, and Ann talks about EdPuzzle, a website that allows you to upload videos and add questions to make them interactive.