[Video]Tony Wagner Speaks to Educators about the 7 skills our 21st Century students require to succeedThe amount of information generated in the last 10 years surpasses the combined human knowledge before that. In our ever changing world of smartphones and automation, the skills our students need to succeed are very different from the set of skills they would have needed a decade ago. This is why our educators have to think differently in order to train our students to develop the following seven skills. Dr. Wagner has traveled across the world and was part of a movie called "The Finland Phenomenon". Out of 34 OPEC countries, the U.S. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math whereas Finland has consistently been one of the highest scoring countries. The seven skills he ...
Posted Aug 7, 2012, 10:40 PM by Parvez Jamal
Kiosk App - MokiTouch within iPads to improve experienceExciting changes are coming to the iPads at EBT. Look for the following icon to access EBT related content securely within your iPad. Laptops and Desktops used by students will also have a Kiosk system in place shortly in order to improve the performances of the computers. This will save you valuable time and we are very excited to see how it improves productivity.
Posted Aug 7, 2012, 10:43 PM by Parvez Jamal
Changes in DOE Google Apps/Docs. GDrive is the evolved product. Sign up now!
Important: Google Apps for Teams ending in September, changes happening
with your Google Apps for Teams account
Hello Google Apps for Teams user,
Our records show that your firstname.lastname@example.org address is a Google Apps
for Teams account. Google Apps for Teams allowed those with a verified business
or school email address to use Google Apps and collaborate on Google Docs,
Google Calendar, and Google Talk without needing to go through their IT
department or domain administrator for support.
Today we’re announcing that we will be officially shutting down Google Apps
for Teams beginning on September 4, 2012.
When this happens, your Google Apps for Teams account will become a personal Google Account.
If you already have ...
Posted Aug 5, 2012, 10:02 AM by Parvez Jamal
Textbook and Equipment Inventory on JupitergradesDear EBT Colleagues,In order to improve our inventory for the upcoming year, we will be taking advantage of the Equipment and Textbook Inventory feature of Jupitergrades. This will allow you to check out books or equipments to students or other staff and check them in when the person returns the item. Please note that Book Receipts must also be filled out and we recommend that you keep a physical print out of all of your inventory so that we can better manage and track our equipments. Here is the help section of Jupitergrades to help you learn how to do the Inventory through Jupitergrades -Source: http://jupitergrades.com/help/assets.html
Textbooks & EquipmentYou can keep track of textbooks ...
Posted Aug 5, 2012, 8:48 AM by Parvez Jamal
Challenge for all staff at EBT1) Jupitergrades - Post at least ONE STRENGTH for your students under STAFF NOTES within Student Menu.2) Google Apps/Docs - CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT using DOE Email.3) Castlelearning.com - CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT especially for all teachers who teach regents based curriculumDrop by Room 440 if you need help meeting these challenges."Good is the enemy of Great!"
Posted Oct 26, 2011, 11:04 PM by Parvez Jamal
Parent-Teacher Conference AnnouncementPlease inform all your students that Parent Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday,October 27, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 12:30 PM to2:50 PM.Friday, October 28, 2011 will be a shortened school day because of Parent Teacher Conference.The schedule for Friday, October 28, 2011 will be the following:Periods 1-4 Normal schedule: All students report to their regularly scheduled classesperiods 1 through 4.11:20 AM to 12:00 PM Teachers’ Lunch12:30 PM to 2:50 PM Parent Teacher Conference.Teachers must be in their assigned rooms by 12:15 PM.1st-4th Period Teachers: Please tell your students ...
Posted Oct 24, 2011, 8:01 AM by Parvez Jamal
STANYS Conference November 5th-8th, 2011 http://conference.stanys.org/Conference InformationWhere is the STANYS 116th Annual Conference held?The STANYS Conference is held at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester.Workshop sessions:1 through 18 – Riverside Convention Center20 through 34 – Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside40 through 55 – Hyatt RegencySign-up online now or download a Sign-up form to mail-in.What do you get for your Conference fee?Dinner on Sunday and Monday evening and one Subject Area Breakfast (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary, Environmental, Physics) or one special luncheon (Intermediate, NYSSELA, Retiree, College). $3 coupons will be included in the Conference Program that can be used Sunday and Monday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and on Tuesday from ...
Posted Oct 23, 2011, 6:44 PM by Parvez Jamal
EBT WallpaperHow do you save time and increase productivity? By using a faster browser and by staying organized. I took the time to design a wallpaper for all of the computers at EBT that reminds me of all the important services within the EBT Website. Please add this wallpaper to all computers so that students and teachers can be reminded of what to do when they use any EBT computers.
Posted Aug 5, 2012, 7:49 PM by Parvez Jamal
A Conversation on Raising Standards in the Classroom - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:00PM Please join Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott; Members of the Panel for Educational Policy; Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky; and David Coleman, an author of the Common Core Literacy Standards for:A Conversation on Raising Standards in the ClassroomTuesday, October 25, 20116:00PM – 8:00PMSeward Park Educational Campus350 Grand Street, ManhattanOver the next few years, New York and more than 40 other states will transition to a new set of learning standards designed to prepare all students, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, for success in college and careers. Over time, teachers will integrate these new learning standards, called Common Core, into their classrooms. After an introduction from Chancellor Walcott, Mr. Coleman will make ...
Posted Oct 17, 2011, 6:12 PM by Parvez Jamal