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

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

Discovery Education Hosts Professional Development Sessions for Teachers

Wood County Schools teachers and students have free access to the Discovery Education Experience until June 30, 2020. If you would like to learn more about the platform and how to use it with students, please click on the link below to visit the DE “upcoming events” page and check out their calendar for online PD sessions. Most sessions appear to be only 30 minutes … Continue reading Discovery Education Hosts Professional Development Sessions for Teachers

Free Learning Resources for Teachers and Students

First and foremost, hello and I hope you are staying safe, well, and continuing to social distance and wash your hands! If you are like me, days and nights are running together, it is hard for me to remember what the actual date is, and I am looking for anything to help keep me in a new “normal routine.” With all of the negative we … Continue reading Free Learning Resources for Teachers and Students

Access the TumbleBook Library- Free! Now Through August 31st

A big THANK YOU to the Vienna Public Library for sharing…. Tumblebooks is offering free, unlimited access to their K-6 children’s e-books through August 31st, 2020! All books are available instantly, with no holds, checkouts, or downloads needed. You can access their books from any device, and there is no limit as to how many books you are allowed to read. To access TumbleBooks, please … Continue reading Access the TumbleBook Library- Free! Now Through August 31st

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.

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?

Math Resources for Teachers

Are you looking for tools to help your students with math concepts and skills? Look no further than the Math Learning Center! Their free apps- Geoboard, Fractions, Math Clock, Number Frames, Number Pieces, Math Vocabulary Cards, Money Pieces, Number Line, Number Rack, and Pattern Shapes- are now available as web apps! This is great news for iPads that are unable to download apps at this … Continue reading Math Resources for Teachers