HOW WE USE TECHNOLOGY
Wyoming City Schools views the use of electronic resources as a key tool in the delivery of the educational process. All students will use electronic resources as an important component of their learning experiences. However, electronic resources are not to replace current successful traditional practices. Visit this page periodically to see how the one-to-one laptops and other technology are being implemented.
Adobe Creative Cloud - Students and staff are in the third year of utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud. This tool is used in the creative industry. Students learning the tools can go for certification on the tool and gain college credit.
Coding - Coding experiences are provided online and via various resources such as robots, MakeyMakey's, Squishy Circuits, and more.
Forms - Students and staff have utilized Forms to conduct their own polls.
Office365 - All students have access to Office365 and the ability to download the Office Suite on any device. With Office 365 students have access to email, Calendar, Sway, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneDrive File Storage, Forms, Planner, Delve, Yammer for learning. K-8 email only works internally unless teachers ask for a site to be allowed. Ninth through 12th grade students can email for educational projects.
Collaboration Stations - Language Art classes are in the second year of having transformed their classrooms to embrace collaboration via the inclusion of collaboration stations. Digitally collaborating within and outside departments, companies or worldwide is a skill needed to be career-ready.
Database Access such as NewsBank - Newsbank offers credible access to online knowledge/research for students on almost any topic imaginable.
Delve - Teachers and staff have utilized Office Delve, a next-generation presentation tool, that assists in proactively searching appropriate content across the web for presentations.
Fabrication Lab - MIddle school students and some high school classes have access to a fabrication lab which provides design experiences and usage of tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting, router, vynal cutter, 3D/CAD and more.
Google Maps - Students utilized Goggle Maps to trace routes of famous explorers.
Microsoft Imagine Academy - This year all high school students will have access to independently participate in Microsoft Imagine Academy to earn industry certifications which can also lead to college credit. All content is delivered online.
Lynda.com -All students have 24/7 online access to technology training and tutorials thourgh Lynda.com.
Online Assessment - Teachers are in year two of integrating MasteryConnect to digitally assess student learning for immediate feedback.
Online Simulations - Online simulations are utilized when hands-on activities are not possible.
Padlet.com - Used to create presentations and to collaborate on projects globally.
Picktochart - Students are utilizling this tool to embrace visual communications by creating infographics.
Programming - Math classes, at times throughout the year, use programming to teach or re-inforce math concepts and equations.
Robotics - 6th - 12th graade robotics club meets after school two days a week. Students are able to build Xtreme Bots and compete in local competitions. Students are also able to select projects of interest in relation to virtual reality, coding, internet of things, etc. Mentors provide students with assistance when needed.
Skype - Students and staff have used Skype to interact with native speakers in foreign countries and experts around the world.
Storyjumper.com - Students and staff are using this to create digital books which could be published or made into hardbound book.
Thinglink - Students and staff are embracing this tool to support visual communications and presentation skills accessible on any device. Teachers and students can easily enhance images and videos with additional notes, photos, audio, video, and other multi-media content.
Virtual Fieldtrips - Virtual fieldtrips are allowing teachers to increase understanding by providing 3D experiences. Students have visited Mosques, Japan, College Campuses, and Career Shadowing. Virtual fieldtrips can be taken under the ocean, into outerspace, inside body systems, and around the world. Students will have the option to develop 3D projects. Students and staff can check out VR cameras and produce their own VR fieldtrips.
Website Creation - Students at Wyoming are creating a website for the Wyoming Historical Society. They website will be used to share thehistory of Wyoming.
Yammer - Classrooms have been using Yammer as a safe and private social network for discussing educational topics. Teachers have invited guest participants to share in the discussions.