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Parent Tip Sheets for Supporting Safe Online Behavior

The GDRMS Tech Advisory Committee would like to share with all middle school families some information from Common Sense Media to help parents and guardians support their students’ online behaviors.  I hope you will find the tip sheets attached below to be helpful. Dealing with Digital Drama (for Grades 6-8) Common Sense on Safe Online … read more

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Monroe Increases Engagement Through Flipped Class Model

“Flipped classroom” is an educational model where instruction that typically takes place at school and the exercises and projects that typically take place at home, are reversed. The notion of ‘flipped classrooms’ caught the eye of Todd Monroe, who teaches mathematics to sixth graders at Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School. Having just recently began working on … read more

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Digital Citizenship Ideas Shared During Burley Hoffman Visit

Burley Hoffman..."Even the youngest student can become a digital leader"

Janell Burley Hoffman; mother of five, well known speaker and author of the book iRules:What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing up Tech , spent a full day at GDRMS on Nov. 2nd with students, staff and parents.  She met with each grade discussing the pros and cons of 24X7 technology availability … read more

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‘Maker Space’ Lab Integrates Math, Science & Creative Thinking

Google Grant allowed Mrs. Spang to purchase 3D printer, the first piece of equipment for realizing her Dream of a Maker-Space Lab

Near the end of the 2013 school year, Groton-Dunstable instructional technology specialist Julie Spang decided that integrating a so-called “maker space” into the local educational environment at the Middle School might prove be a key resource in her mission to give educators and students access to technology that could facilitate the learning process. Continue Reading … read more

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Teachers Adopting Google Classroom

"I'm thrilled with it because every single student participates...", said Mrs. Durling

Just in time for the start of the school year, Google has officially released a revolutionary and dynamic tool called, Google Classroom. Poised to enhance the way Groton-Dunstable teachers and students engage with our curriculum, Google Classroom also taps into the technology resources. Best of all, Classroom is simple and free. Through summer professional development … read more