Deer Park Launches “30 Days of Tech”

30 Days of Tech

DAY 1

Did you know that Deer Park Jr/Sr High School has a set of online courses called the Wildcat Virtual Academy, which allows students to take a variety of electives online? Did you know Amity Elementary and Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School each have 3D printers that are used in lessons?

From Lego MindStorms to a new eSports after-school club, Deer Park Schools is on the cutting edge of new technology and we are working hard to provide our students with experiences that will prepare them for the jobs of the future.

However, we also know that there are so many opportunities that the community may not know are available for Deer Park students. That’s why we are launching “30 Days of Tech.” Through immersive social media, video and written stories, over the next 30 days, we'll take a deep dive into all the exciting things that are happening in the world of tech at Deer Park Schools.

We’ll discuss a variety of topics from Class Dojo—a classroom management and communications tool—to our ventures into virtual reality to the Amity video announcements presented to students each week. Every day, you’ll learn something new about what we’re doing in the ever-changing landscape of school technology.

We hope you enjoy taking in all the ways we are using technology throughout the district. We’ll be using the hashtag #30DaysofTech and the banner above to keep getting out the news.

Welcome to “30 Days of Tech!”

DAY 2

#30DaysofTech officially gets underway with Abre, a tool our faculty uses for a variety of opportunities aiding instruction.

30 Days of Tech Abre explanation

DAY 3

In classrooms, interactive projectors are connected to a program that allows teachers to add notes to slideshows and save the notes to share out for review.

30 Days Interactive Projectors

DAY 4 

Amity Elementary uses iPads and Chromebook programs to assist in developing our K-2 readers via Starfall.

30 days tablet info

DAY 5

Wildcat Virtual Academy is a tremendous opportunity for our students to take elective courses that may not be offered in the traditional classroom setting.

30 days online courses

DAY 6 

Time to kick off a new week with something new! Let's check out a video from Sra. Taylor and her students Josette Fischer and Elizabeth McGinnis, telling a little about Google Appointment Slots.

30 days Google Appointments

DAY 7 

News-2-You is the next feature in #30DaysofTech. This adaptive program allows students in specialized classrooms to interact directly with the lesson for the day.

30 Days News to You

Day 8

We're cruising along with another #30DaysofTech feature. Today, we look at Reading A-to-Z, which K-3 graders are using to enhance reading skills! 

30 Days Reading A to Z

Day 9

Keeping it going with #30DaysofTech as we examine Naviance, a tool used at the Jr./Sr. High School to aid in future planning!

30 Days Naviencce

Day 10

Students Use VR Headsets to Explore Monuments, Countries and History. Read the full story HERE!

Student using VR goggles

Day 11

Today, we take a look at Class Dojo, which our teachers use to keep parents informed on progress!

30 Days Class Dojo

Day 12

#30DaysofTech rolls on, as we take a look at Desmos, an online math tool which allows for endless possibilities!

30 Days Desmos

Day 13

In specialized classrooms, communication devices are used to help students communicate successfully. Check these out!

30 Days Communication Devices

Day 14

The internet is a great tool for Deer Park students! Today, we look at the online application Pear Deck on day number 14 of #30DaysofTech.

30 Days Pear Deck

Day 15

Check out this video from Mrs. Walsh's class, where Sawyer uses Flipgrid to discuss one of his favorite books!

30 Days Flipgrid video

DAY 16

With a name like Kahoot!, you know it has to be a blast. Here is how students are utilizing this tool to prep for tests and quizzes. Click the logo below to watch the video.

30 Days Kahoot

DAY 17

These aren't your parents video games anymore. With thousands of dollars in college scholarships available, Deer Park students have created an eSports club this year.

30 Days eSports League

DAY 18

Sra. Taylor is back again, discussing how students are using YouTube in foreign language classes. 

30 Days foreign language

DAY 19

Ask our teachers and you'll quickly find out that #WeLoveMath here at DPCCSD! IXL is just another tool used to keep students engaged in the lesson. 

DAY 20

With continued focus on STEAM, both Amity and the Jr./Sr. High School have 3D printers available for teachers to use in lessons.

Watch the video HERE!

DAY 21

Deer Park teachers and staff use Twitter in a variety of ways that enhance the educational experience.

Watch the video HERE!

DAY 22

Deer Park Schools incorporate some of the most up-to-date security measures possible, using technology to keep our students safe! You can see a few ways here!

DAY 23

Schoology isn't new at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School. But a new feature gives students and teachers a deeper dive into the lesson.

DAY 24

Even in PE, students are exposed to technology. Mrs. Fowler has the students working on a variety of activities with interactive projectors.

Watch the video HERE!

DAY 25

Have you heard of Cats News? It's one of the coolest programs going at Amity Elementary. And we love #DanceFriday!

Watch the video HERE!

DAY 26

We're opening up the final week of #30DaysofTech with a two-fer! Zearn and Kahn are a pair of FREE online math tools our students use to develop into lifelong learners!

DAY 27

The Deer Park Athletic Department is using technology and social media in innovative ways every single day. Here is a #30DaysofTech "By the Numbers" to show off some of the great things happening with @DP_Athletics!

DAY 28

Legos and learning? That can't be a thing! Oh, but it is. Today in #30DaysofTech, we take a look at Lego Mindstorms, which use coding to get students ready for 21st Century careers. 

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