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Integrating Technology

Integrating Technology

Teacher-librarians believe in using technology as a tool to change the nature of learning to support learners in the library and classrooms. We have a role in teaching students responsible and safe use of technology through digital citizenship skills.


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Standard technology tools being used in schools by TLs: 

  • Apple TVs
  • Charging Carts/docks
  • Document Cameras
  • iPads 
  • Macbooks 
  • PC Laptops 
  • PC Desktops  
  • Projectors 
  • Televisions  
  • Smart Boards 
  • 3D Printers 


Coding and Robotics resources being used: 

The following resources were provided in 2017 by the school district to each elementary school in Surrey: 

  • Bloxels – app framework for creating games that model characters, backgrounds, décor, stories and animation (Bloxels Builder and Bloxels EDU apps) 
  • MBots – uses mblockly app and other apps to block-code a driving robot with numerous functions and features.  
  • Osmo - Introductory Coding with Awbie, and other customizable gamified education apps-  Words, Numbers, and Tangrams; some schools have Osmo Pizza, which is a race-the-clock efficiency pizza-building and money game to practice giving change and following specific instructions visually.  
  • Ozobots – app and paper-based coding using coloured felt markers to program the robot to drive following programmed instructions. 
  • Sphero – uses a drive-function, draw-function, or block/java coding to program a rolling water-tight robot in a variety of contexts and environments (Sphero and Sphero EDU apps)

ADST/Robotics Apps to accompany the resources provided:  Elementary Robotics2018_Coding APPs.pdf

Some sites have other STEM/Coding resources purchased by individual schools, such as: 

  • Arduino Kits
  • Cubetto Robot
  • Hummingbird Kits 
  • Lego Mindstorm 
  • Raspberry Pi 
  • Snap circuits 
  • Squishy Circuits 
  • Robot Mouse
  • Vex IQ


Other frequently used apps:

Adobe Spark
Kodable 
Book Creator 
Minecraft Education Edition 
Cargo-bot
OneDrive
Cartoon Life 
OneNote 
Chatterpix 
Planner 
CodeSpark Academy
PowerPoint 
Comic Life
PuppetPals HD
DoodleInk
Scratch Jr.
Dragonbox Algebra 
Starfall
Draw & Tell
Stop Motion
Epic! 
Swift Playground
Freshgrade
Teams 
Green Screen by Do Ink 
Toontastic 3D
Hopscotch
Tumblebooks 
Lightbot Code Hour/Coding 
Word 
Kahoot



Session info
Time: 5/19/2022 5:48:22 AM
Host: AS78
Ref# 88083