Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Will's Duolingo Review

Duolingo is an app to help someone learn a foreign language. They have many types of activities to do from matching to repeating back what's on the screen into a microphone. It's very colorful each lesson having its own logo to represent it. Anyone who speaks English and wants to learn a foreign language can select from fifteen different languages. It also has about 23 different language scenarios for other people, with about one or two languages for people with a different native language. Once you select the language it's very simple, just select what lesson you want to learn, like learning the basics or the different foods of a language and go. Some of the more advanced lessons are locked until you complete enough lessons that are more basic. They use pictures to help people learn what different words mean and translate to the language spoken by the person. Once a full lesson/unit is complete its icon will turn gold and will request you to review every once in awhile. If you feel like you mastered a group of units and want to go to more advanced units you can always test out by tapping the gold bar with a key separating  the more advanced parts of the language from the more basic. Overall the app is easy to use and I would recommend this to anyone who is trying to learn a foreign language for any reason; like school or for travel reasons.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sara's Technology Exposé

These are all of the electronics that we use at Marshall Simonds Middle School.

This student is on Buzzmath in the Mac lab.

These are microphones and to help the students hear teachers better.

This student is using his iPad to write codes.

This is a document camera and it displays any document on a projector.

These students are on a desktop and they are working on a survey.

These students are working on a project on the iPads.

A projector is used for projecting things that the teacher is teaching on the board from their computer or iPad so everyone in the class can see it.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Joicee's Review of Elevate

    This is an amazing app! I love it! The app itself is sleek, elegant, colorful, and fun! So, this app is a brain training app! Ok, before you judge remember it's not that boring. This app will ask you what things you want to strengthen and the app gives you a practice test to find your level. After that you can quickly make an account using your email or Facebook account. Then you can start training or what you call practicing. The games are actually fun because they are colorful and motivational. It is exciting and interesting. Every day you must complete a training session which consists of three games.

Gili's Recipe App Challenge

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Saying Goodbye

Last week, we said goodbye to a member of our HelpDesk group.
Sameeksha moved to another town and will be missed!! :(