Friday, November 18, 2016

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 I highly recommend this site!! You may sign in as me and use Mrs. Keyser the apple to enjoy your books.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Google Classroom is here

Google Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. All students in the West Milford School district have a google email address and access to google and all it has to offer. Grades 2 to 6 are using Google Classroom for media center assignments. 

How would you like to be a part of a classroom hub where you could communicate with your learners, provide them with constructive feedback whenever they needed it, and streamline the sharing of classroom documents and assignments? Google Classroom does exactly that; it is Google’s ambitious addition to online education as well to the Learning Management System industry, and it aims to make classrooms all over the world not only paperless, but also more effective. Google Classroom is available throughGoogle Apps for Education, as at the moment it is aimed at academic institutions only, and not corporate training.

8 Google Classroom Advantages

  1. Easy to use and accessible from all devices. 
    Even if you are not a Google user, using Google Classroom is a piece of cake. Apart from being delivered through the Chrome browser, which makes it accessible from all computers, mobile phones, and tablets, it makes it really easy for you to add as many learners as you like, create Google documents to manage assignments and announcements, postYouTube videos, add links, or attach files from Google Drive. Learners will find it equally easy to log in, as well as receive and turn in assignments.
  2. Effective communication and sharing.One of the greatest advantages of Google Classroom is Google Docs; these documents are saved online and shared with a limitless number of people, so when you create an announcement or assignment using a Google doc, your learners can access it immediately through their Google Drive, as long as you have shared it with them. Furthermore, Google Docs are easily organized and personalized in Google Drive folders. In other words, you no longer need emails to share information; you just create a document, share it with as many learners as you want, and voila!
  3. Speeds up the assignment process.How about creating an assignment and distributing it with just a click of a button? And how about learners turning in the completed assignment in a matter of seconds? Assignment process has never been quicker and more effective, as in Google Classroom you can easily check who has submitted their assignment and who is still working on it, as well as offer yourfeedback immediately.
  4. Effective feedback.Speaking of feedback, Google Classroom gives you the opportunity to offer your online support to your learners right away; this means that feedback becomes more effective, as fresh comments and remarks have bigger impact on learners’ minds.
  5. No need for paper.There might be a day that grading papers would be impossible to imagine; Google Classroom is certainly interested in getting there as soon as possible. By centralizing eLearning materials in one cloud-based location, you have the ability to go paperless and stop worrying about printing, handing out, or even losing your learners’ work!
  6. Clean and user-friendly interface.Staying loyal to clean Google layout standards, Google Classroom invites you to an environment where every single design detail is simple, intuitive, and user-friendly. Needless to say, Google users will feel right at home.
  7. Great commenting system.Learners can comment on specific locations within pictures for a variety of online courses. Furthermore, you can create URLs for interesting comments and using them for further online discussion.
  8. Is for everyone.Educators can also join Google Classroom as learners, which means that you can create a Google Classroom for you and your colleagues and use it for faculty meetings, information sharing, or professional development.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device

 Check out or check out our padlets on the Maple Road School Media Center

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Or check our our Prezi on the Maple Road Media Center

Monday, September 1, 2014

 is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn. is very educational and very fun! Great for all ages!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Symbaloo is a personal bookmark management tool

Symbaloo is a free visual bookmarking site that gives you access to anything you bookmark with a tile from any computer. It takes bookmarking to a whole new level.
It's fun to create and this Maple Road Symbaloo is the first link under kindergarten and can also be found under Favorites. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Updated Catalist Digital App Audio Books for Mobile Devices or the Web

Catalist Digital : Now students can listen anytime, anywhere to audiobook titles on their mobile devices or the web. Get the free app on your Ipad,  Iphone, or Ipod touch: CATALIST DIGITAL

To log in use:
user: maplero_student  
 pass: catalist4805

Titles include:
Because of Winn Dixie  by DiCamillo
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!  by Patterson
The Invention of Hugo Cabret  by Selznick
Frindle  by Clements

If you are listening to audiobooks on a computer, you are listening to (not downloading) the audiobook. If you are interested in checking out a specific title for an extended period of time, you can download audiobooks to your Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) or Android device through the Catalist Digital Mobile App.