Thursday, June 11, 2009

Student Technology Showcase at MSAD#48

For an impressive event showcasing student work with technology, you won't be disappointed with this yearly extravaganza. I attended a couple of years at the invitation of Kern and Keith Kelley, and I was blown away with the enthusiasm and quality of the work that is being done in this school district. Click here to get all the information on attending.

Sebasticook Valley Middle School

Saturday, June 13th 2009

Doors open at 10:00 with the Integrated Technology Awards Ceremony at 1:00


Parents can sign out an iPod to use as audio tour guide. Listen to explanations from students about the events that are happening throughout the building. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite skateboard design, blog and videos the winners will receive a Zoo York Skateboard! At the awards ceremony we will find out the winner! They will receive an iPod.

Main Hallway

Find satellite images of your house using Google Earth.


See how technology is changing the way students play video games and how they can use them to stay fit. Here you can boogie with Dance Dance Revolution where players dance in an intense workout or use the Wii gaming system and try your hand at virtual tennis, bowling and baseball.


There are a number of technology showcases going on in the library. Take the opportunity to comment on student online weblogs. Maybe play with some of the technology from the high school or create a new song with GarageBand. Here we display a few of the multimedia tools that the students have access too.

Computer Lab

Here visitors can write program using Scratch software.


Try your hand at reading the news. Each morning students broadcast announcements to the homerooms, now here’s your chance to see if you can make it as a Morning News Anchor!

Integrated Technology Room

You will be able to participate in activities completed in the Integrated Technology Program. Program Robots or Race cars and boats like the fifth grade students. Even attach trucks and wheels to a skateboard to see how sixth graders built their own boards. If you have blogged or made music in the Library you will be just like a seventh grader.

AWARD CEREMONY Winners announced at 1:30
6th Grade = People's Choice for favorite Skateboard 7th Grade = People's Choice for favorite Blog 8th Grade = Best Project
Drawing for completed handouts to Win an iPod Nano

If you have questions of would like more information please call 368-4592 or email:

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