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7. How Can Virtual Reality Enhance Learning?

In this episode, elementary DLC Julie Spang interviews second-grade teacher Rachel Garcia and her students at Estabrook about using VR Expeditions to 'visit' the Taj Mahal for their social studies unit. LPS has a virtual reality kit through a generous grant from the LEF Foundation. Lisah gives reminders about cleaning out your Drive as the end of the year approaches.

S3E6: How do Film Teachers help Students Create Video Projects?

In this episode, LHS DLC Ann interviews LHS English teachers Jen Cohen and Christen Walters about creating video projects in their classes. With the help of Ann, Jen and Christen both used a trial for the full version of WeVideo with their students who created video montages in small groups. Lisah gives reminders about how to address a phishing/spam email

5. What Do Our Field Technicians Do?

In this episode, Clarke Digital Learning Coach Eddie Davey interviews Field Technician Chris David. Chris explains some of the major responsibilities of a building field technician, gives tips to teachers and previews some potential upcoming changes that may arrive in coming years. Listen to learn more about the valuable role LPS "field-techs" play in the success of LPS. Lisah shares updates to the network and a reminder about passwords.

4. How does Novel Engineering Connect Engineering/Design and Literacy?

In this episode, Naomi Goralski (DLC at Bridge and Harrington) interviews Traci Jansen, the Library Teacher at Bridge, about using novel engineering as a way to connect engineering/design and literacy. Traci highlights Engineering/Design activities that you can use with books like Those Darn Squirrels, Peter's Chair, and A Long Walk to Water. Lisah shares about network improvements and reminders to download the Solar Winds agent.

9. How has this year affected Executive Functioning

In this episode, Rachel interviews three Diamond teachers: Kate Desjardins (Reading teacher), Roseann Thebado (Skills teacher) and Cecelia Vosland (Skills teacher) who tell us about middle school students working on their executive functioning skills in middle school and during the pandemic. Last summer, they created a website for this year, Executive Functioning for Remote Learning. Their website has slides with videos and tips on time management, task initiation, choice board strategies and more. At the top of the episode, Lisah shares new Screencastify updates and reminds us to update our extensions. Ann closes the episode with two websites that highlight executive functioning.

8. How are libraries functioning in the pandemic?

Season 2, Episode 8 - How are libraries functioning in the pandemic? is available for listening. In this episode, Rachel interviews an LHS (and occasional Harrington) librarian Sarah Anderson. Sarah tells us how the library is helping students and staff access materials during the pandemic, and about available digital resources. Lisah reminds us to check the LPS Technology website for updates and Ann shares directions for borrowing eBooks online.