Digital Rewards

Stephanie Agee As a library media specialist, during this time of quarantine, I have found my role as a support system for the teachers in my school with technology implementation. Several of the teachers have reached out asking about doing some type of digital reward system with their students online. As I searched for resources to share, I couldn’t find anything that was free or … Continue reading Digital Rewards

And there will always, always be mathematics.

We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.— Katherine Johnson, West Virginia native and NASA mathematician Math educators in Wood County Schools work hard to bring mathematical understanding to students throughout Wood County. And it shows… math scores … Continue reading And there will always, always be mathematics.

Inspire Girls with Herstory

Recently, we celebrated Black History Month. In much the same way that history was often not recorded, and certainly not published, women’s history in the United States was often overlooked and omitted from our collective history. Although women’s contributions were as important and influential, the history of these were often left on the cutting room floor. Each time a girl opens a book and reads … Continue reading Inspire Girls with Herstory

Celebrate Black History Month

Create engaging lessons using technology and help your students celebrate and understand the importance of Black History Month. Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States and many other countries around the world. The observance recognizes the history and important figures in the African diaspora. The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 … Continue reading Celebrate Black History Month

What is the status of student iPads?

Many of you have wondered, why is it that students are unable to download apps or why students who are locked out of their iPads cannot get them reset. The situation that WCS encountered in November created a problem for how software connects to each student’s iPad (as well as MacBooks and Apple TVs). The software is part of a mobile device management system, generally … Continue reading What is the status of student iPads?

Use OneDrive to Keep Your Files Safe and Private

Update: This article has been updated to reflect the changes in how WCS employees login to devices. All WCS employees should have received their new login credentials. If you have not, please let us know and we will get you setup! Using OneDrive to backup files can keep your files safe from virus attacks and other unfortunate events like that perfect cup of coffee that … Continue reading Use OneDrive to Keep Your Files Safe and Private

Here’s the latest…

As promised, we’re sharing updates as it relates to the current situation with Wood County Schools’ ransomware attack. Visit our FAQs page for the latest updates which includes information about midterms and LiveGrades as well as MacBooks, iPads and more. The page is password protected. If you have not received the password, please contact your building administrator. We will not burden your inbox about posts … Continue reading Here’s the latest…

Seesaw Provides Student e-Portfolio

Student portfolios, formative insights and family communication all in one place. That’s Seesaw! Stephanie Agee, Library Media Specialist at Emerson Elementary School, helps you learn to use Seesaw to gain insights into your students’ learning, engage families in conversation, and give students a sense of ownership over their work. Get started with Seesaw! Continue reading Seesaw Provides Student e-Portfolio

New Accessibility Options for Low Vision

In Apple’s latest software update for iOS and iPadOS, the accessibility options were moved to the main root menu in the settings app. The options were previously located in settings under the ‘general’ options. Educators and students needing accessibility features for low vision will find new options and some options that have been retitled. For instance, ‘Spoken Content’ is now used in place of ‘Speech.’ … Continue reading New Accessibility Options for Low Vision