Please click here to view our 3rd grade Chromebook orientation video. Information is provided here to help you learn more about the devices and our one to one program.
We invite all parents and guardians in the district to learn about the dangers of social media through the eyes of our students and district experts. Please join us for this event on April 19, 2018 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Google Lab at Nordonia High School. Registration is requested. Please click the link here to register. The flyer with complete information is linked below.
Parent Tech Talk Flyer
We are excited to share with you a new educational, public podcast series called Nordonia Innovators which showcases our own teachers, administrators, and students being innovative in the work they do here in Nordonia. For more information, check out the short Youtube video I have created linked below.
AND... YES! We already have our first episode released, ready, and linked below for you to listen to on your computer, or any mobile device using the free app Podbean.
Get to learn more about how Lee Eaton Principal, Rob Schrembeck, leads his teachers and students by creating a culture of innovation. He was an excellent first guest for our pilot episode!
We invite all parents and guardians in the district to learn about ways our teachers are using the Chromebooks in the classroom, and what resources teachers would like the students to use at home-by trying them out!
Please join us for this event on April 12th from 5:30-6:30 in the Google Lab at Nordonia High School, and bring your child's Chromebook to participate and demo some of the resources. Teachers from a variety of grade levels will be presenting information on how they are being used in the classroom. If you are planning to attend, please complete the registration form here, as well as linked in the attached brochure below, before April 10th. We are looking forward to seeing you!
If attending, please bring your child's Chromebook fully charged AND their Nordonia Google account username and password which is needed to log into the Chromebook!
For individual questions-email Angela Wojtecki, District Librarian at email@example.com.
This video below does an excellent job of walking parents/guardians through the steps of signing up for Google Classroom notifications for your student(s).
Note: If you would like to sign up for notification and have not received an email invite from your child's teacher-email them and ask them to invite you as a parent/guardian for their classroom. This is only for daily or weekly notifications-the only way to fully access your child's Google Classroom is to log in with their account information.
ALL Nordonia Hills City School Parents/Guardians are invited to attend our:
Nordonia Parent Tech Talk
Where: Google Lab-Nordonia High School
When: October 4th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
We invite all parents and guardians in the district to learn about ways our teachers are using the Chromebooks in the classroom, and what resources teachers would like the students to use at home-by trying them out! Please join us for this event on October 4th in the Google Lab at Nordonia High School, and bring your child's Chromebook to participate and demo some of the resources.
If you are planning to attend, please complete the registration form linked here before October 3rd. We are looking forward to seeing you!
Please see the attached flyer below and share with other parents/guardians in our district! We are looking forward to learning with you!
Just picked up a new Chromebook as part of our one to one initiative and feel like you need to learn the basics about a Chromebook?
For helpful information on the basics of the Chromebook--please watch these videos linked below. They are very helpful for any Chromebook beginners. And stay tuned--we are planning on a parent Chromebook informational workshop for all parents in Nordonia this fall-more information will be coming shortly!
We would like to wish our Nordonia HS Class of 2016 all the best as they begin new journeys! Just a reminder that as of 7/1 their Nordonia Google accounts will be deleted. To migrate files over to a personal Google account, please click on the link below. The process should take less than 10 minutes once the Drive is cleaned up and all wanted files are placed in a new folder.
How to Migrate Nordonia Google Files
For individual assistance, please contact High School Librarian Angela Wojtecki at firstname.lastname@example.org before July 1st.
Recently, the National Educational Technology Office released its National Education Technology Plan for all school districts in the United States. We are happy to report that Nordonia Hills City Schools is right on track with the four main goals within the plan and through initiatives such as our one to one with Chromebook program--we are continuing to lead the way by creating more equitable access to technology tools within education as well as higher level content through our professional development implementation programs.
From the site: http://tech.ed.gov/netp/
"As part of this program, they have released their plan titled Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education, articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology. The principles and examples provided in this document align to the Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A) of Every Student Succeeds Act as authorized by Congress in December 2015."
The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following:
To read the entire document, please visit: http://tech.ed.gov/files/2015/12/NETP16.pdf
On our recent 11/3 Inservice Day the Nordonia HS teachers approached Angela with a few questions regarding how to add more educational technology in their classroom, which happens to be the high school gymnasium. Angela responded with four words. "Let's try Google Classroom!" A little leery, they agreed. They grabbed their laptops and worked with her for about an hour to set up their Google Classroom as well as create a shared folder in their Google Drive account where they can share materials with one another like never before. With PE classes requiring more standards involving research and charting individual student data, using Google Classroom and Drive just makes sense to streamline that content within their courses. Also, when the teachers attend out-of-district professional development as a team in the coming weeks, students will be able to work on an online project in class and submit their work within the GClassroom. All three teachers walked out of the IMC with excitement and eagerness (and a sigh of relief because it wasn't scary at all).
This is another example of how taking time to learn new tools can really benefit teachers and the end result is more instruction, even when teachers are not physically in the building. Also-another thought. Why not make a Google Classroom for your athletic team? Post stats, important information, schedules, and interact with your players like never before! Never stop learning, Nordonia!
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