· Short reviews on eReader devices
· Suggestions for website resources
· Video Highlighting Andrew Smileys’ Digital Classroom at CGMSN
· Teacher Book Picks (elementary, middle, and high school) from CG Digital Library!
CGCSC Launches Digital eLibrary with a visit from the Bookmobile on its national tour. Checkout the eLibrary site at http://centergrove.lib.overdrive.com.
Center Grove Community School District Technology Department is highlighted in a national case study for its use of Epsilen in the classroom. Read case study...
Center Grove Community School District Technology Department is awarded a $200,000 classroom innovation grant from the DOE. This grant will integrate slate technology (iPads) into the Kindergarten, Special Education. and ELL classrooms in the elementary. In addition it will allow the district to create a district-wide eBook library with Nooks avaialble for checkout in the media centers. Read Daily Journal article.
CGHS Students highlighted in video on the use of Epsilen in the classroom.Watch video.
ENA (Education Network Agency) highlights Center Grove's Big Universe eBook project in March newsletter.
Indianapolis woman magazine CGMSC's iPad ENL project.
Indiana University Student Newspaper - "Indiana Daily Student" highlights Center Grove School District's iPad project.http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=79555
During the past few months, many of our teachers have been very successful in bringing new technologies into their curriculum. Click here to view the CG Technology newsletter in an effort to highlight these projects.
Technology Department played a key role in the live Skype session to a soldier in Afghanistan for a large audience at Center Grove Middle School North's Veteran's Day program. Channel 6 highlights the story.
T.H.E. Journal highlights Center Grove in case study success story for its virtualization project. This project supports the Early College 1:1 laptop initiative as well as other "cost-savings" initiatives. Read article.
VMWARE highlights Center Grove in case study success story for its virtualization project. This project boasts sustainability, cost-savings, and increased offerings to teachers and students. Read case study.
T.H.E. Journal (Technological Horizons in Education) highlights the Center Grove iPad Pilot project in this article. In addition, the Daily Journal highlights the launch of Center Grove ENL's Program iPad project. Read article.
CEO of the "Big Universe" website visits West Grove Elementary to conduct a "case study" of the students' use of this online reading and writing program.
North Grove Elementary schools 1:1 Laptop Grant Program has students highlighting in the article entitled "The Real Smart phone Revolution: How Tech is Making Kids Smarter Everywhere . Read article.
Center Grove Technology Department is awarded $150,000 Learning Technologies grant from the Department of Education to advance technology in the elementary classroom. This funding will provide "project carts" for the elementary classrooms which will consists of laptops, microphones, and mini HD video cameras. Read article from the Daily Journal highlighting this project.
Students at Center Grove High School highlight Center Grove Technology Department's VMWARE virtualization project in a humorous video about saving energy and money.
Epsilen recently highlighted Center Grove's project in a case study. Read article discussing the ways that teachers have used this tool to breakdown the walls of the classroom for 24/7 learning.
Center Grove teachers share how they use Epsilen to enhance student learning and increase communication in their classroom.
Center Grove Technology Department is awarded $29,700 by the Indiana Department of Education for a Second Grade Laptop Project. This project will fund the implementation of 1:1 low-cost mini-laptop technology in each 2nd grade classroom at North Grove Elementary.This is a statewide research grant that will study student achievement and engagement in a 1:1 computing environment.All students in the second grade and their teacher at North Grove Elementary will receive a laptop running Linux and Open-Source software.These students will be allowed to take home the laptop for a variety of homework assignments.During the school day, the laptop will be a major component of their curricular instruction
Epsilen project is highlighted in the Daily Journal discussing the impact that this project has had on students' interactions with their teachers in an electronic learning environment. Read more...
In-Access grant is awarded to Center Grove Schools for $178,800 to transform five high school English classrooms in a 1:1 learning environment. Teachers will participate in extensive professional development to provide 21st century learning to their students in their classroom via computers utilizing open-source software. Desktop computers for each student (30 in each classroom) will be installed.
All high school freshmen will be creating electronic portfolios within Epsilen as part of their required Keystone course.Read more....
- Server room move to the new Education Service Center
- Launched new website design on August
- Training of 210 teachers and staff on Outlook/Office 2008 and 85 teachers on Epsilen
- Migration from Groupwise to Outlook 2007
- Migration of Office 2003 to Office 2007
- Upgrade of 950 computer stations across the district
- Installed 50 multimedia classrooms across the district
- Installation of a new computer lab the Center Grove High School
- Installation of the new VoIP phone system at ESC and Sugar Grove Elementary
- Initiated a SIF project which will allow for the automation and generation of student accounts for all systems
- Obtained two grants for 1:1 classrooms at $189,900 and interactive website development for $8,000
New technology training will open soon! There will be a new technology training center for staff in the new Education Service Center. This facility will be open in early May.
Center Grove Community School Corporation has adopted a new data warehouse software for the district that will provide administrators, teachers, and parents' access to assessment data. Academic progress will be stored, tracked and analyzed from the time students enter a school district until they leave it. Various reporting tools will deliver real-time reports that can be shared by teachers, administrators and authorized personnel district-wide, providing current information to data-driven decision making.
Parents and teachers can take advantage of the Microsoft Student Select program. This program offers significant discounts for purchases of Microsoft Office 2007 for home computers. Letters will be distributed to all teachers and parents. Please contact the HELP Desk at 317-882-1055 for more information.
Center Grove Multimedia Classroom Project Highlighted in Statewide Buddy Project Newsletter articles entitled "Teacher Drive + Technology = Success!"
"I am thrilled to be using the multimedia system. It is a simple, smart, effective use of technology in the classroom. I can quickly and easily switch from computer to document camera to video, and be moving around the classroom while I interact with students," says James McAdams, Science teacher at Center Grove High School. Find out more about his district's Multimedia Classroom project by clicking on this link.
July 2007 - "Multimedia Classroom" Project Approved by School Board
110 classrooms across the entire district will have a full multimedia classroom installed. Teachers will participate in professional development over the course of the 2007-2008 school year and share ideas in an electronic collaboration portal, "Epsilen". Project highlighted in the "Daily Journal" in article "Schools Moving Beyond the Overhead Projector"
July 2007 - Center Grove's New Project Highlighted in Daily Journal
Center Grove commits to a Fall Pilot of the Epsilen Educational Networking Tool. Project highlighted in the "Daily Journal" in article "Networking tool focus of fall pilot program at Center Grove"
June 2007 - Grant Awarded
The Johnson County Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded the Center Grove Technology a grant for a project entitled, "Web-based Desktop Video Conferencing to Support Technology Professional Development for Center Grove Teachers". This grant will explore utilizing desktop videoconferencing for delivering professional development at the convenience of a teacher's classroom computer to reach all teachers throughout the district.
June 2007 - Student E-mail Launches
Center Grove Community School Corporation supports students participating in 21st century learning which includes electronic collaboration. Beginning the Fall 2007 semester, all 6-12 grade students will be given a student e-mail address within a system called gaggle.net. http://www.gaggle.net This systems designed to provide safe filtered e-mail for students in educational environments.