Monday, October 24, 2016

Day 34 - Meet the Help Desk at Fox Hill - Jenn Scheffer - Fox Hill Instructional Technology

I am thrilled to announce the Help Desk at Fox Hill blog is now live! The fourth and fifth-grade members of the Help Desk are eager to assist our local Fox Hill community here in Burlington as well as students and teachers across the world! The digital resources shared on this blog will help students and teachers in K-5 classrooms learn how to use educational technology. Our focus will be on iPad apps and Google Apps for Education and we will also provide advice for students, parents, and teachers on how to integrate responsible digital citizenship at school and at home. Our goal is to provide practical, time-saving tips for teachers and students and encourage the creative and innovative use of the iPad. When used effectively, an iPad can help engage and motivate learners. An iPad can also provide teachers with options for differentiation and a personalized learning experience. Another goal of the Help Desk at Fox Hill is to increase the technology skills and knowledge of its members and allow them to share their learning with a global audience.
Our Logo
After being accepted into the Help Desk, the students’ first task was to design a logo for the team and our various social media channels. Twenty-five logo designs were submitted for consideration. The selected Help Desk at Fox Hill logo was a collaborative effort by fifth graders Nick, Hannah, and Madison. Check out their creative work below:
Connect with us!
In addition to subscribing to our blog, you can stay connected with the Help Desk at Fox Hill through our Twitter account as well as our YouTube channel which will feature our educational technology instructional videos.
I am excited to have the opportunity to build and grow a Help Desk program at the elementary level and even more excited to share the great work of my students throughout the upcoming school year!

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