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Thursday, January 3, 2019

New to Castle Learning



Happy New Year to all our Castle Learning users!  

The start of a new calendar year can relate to many different things.  A fresh start, redefined goals, or a desired end to the previous year. It is also approximately mid-way through the current school year.  A change in semesters may be coming soon along with interim or state assessments. This means your students need review, preparation and practice prior to the real test.  Castle Learning is the right tool for accomplishing this get-ready task.
 
To start the new year we also have some changes coming to Castle Learning.  Our Development Team has released a new printing platform.  No, the company is not going backwards.  Castle Learning is still primarily committed to the use of technology.  However, paper-based activities are still heavily used, and necessary in today’s academic system.  The students need a mixture of methods to ensure their comprehension of multiple resources in the real world.  Yes... students need to know how to use a pen and paper.
 
The new Castle printing platform will provide the teacher with all the flexibility needed for the right layout and use of the paper’s real estate.   The options to drag, edit, stack, and resize are just a few of the new features. The Castle Training Team will be offering virtual training sessions to help navigate the new printing platform.
 
New releases include:

A web-push notification feature.  Many users have asked for a method of announcing a new assignment, a due date, unread messages, or the need for CR grading.
 
A new direct upload for audio and video files to an assignment. This new feature allows the teacher a shortcut to adding a file(s) to the activity while working in the assignment development area.  If you are interested in a flipped-classroom concept, this is a super feature.
 
Remember, our Training and Support teams are always ready to assist you in your use of Castle Learning! Please call, email or follow us on social media.
 
Best wishes for the coming New Year!

Check out the Support and Training links on the Castle Learning website

Customer satisfaction is essential, so we hope you'll call us, email us, or utilize our Live Chat feature anytime you have a question or concern.

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SUPPORT

  • Monday-Friday 8am-8pm EST
  • 1-800-345-7606
  • support@castlelearning.com
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TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Monday-Friday 8am-5pm EST
  • 1-800-345-7606
  • training@castlelearning.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Happy Holiday/Technology Quiz

The Technology Wreath

























Can you name the three parts of a computer used in The Technology Wreath?  
If you can, post what you know in a comment below!  Happy Holidays

Friday, November 30, 2018

Technology in Teaching in Three Village



Check out the link below for a great website on everything technology in The Three Village School District. This website is complements of our own Deidre Rubenstrunk! The site has information about Chromebooks, Clever, G. Suite, Microsoft and Google, Resources for teachers and more.  You have to click and check it out.


https://sites.google.com/3villagecsd.org/3vit/home

Monday, October 1, 2018

Check Out What MESTRACT Has To Offer


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Mid East Suffolk Teacher Center
MESTRACT provides opportunities to the educational community for professional development, technology training and resources to support student achievement.  

MESTRACT is an approved CTLE Provider!

Registration for Fall 2018 Courses and Workshops Now Open! (They are listed in My Learning Plan)

iPad and Chromebook Loan Applications Now Open!

Click here to go to the MESTRACT website

Thursday, May 31, 2018

SkyView - Learn About the Universe on this free Augmented Reality App
















This is a really neat free augmented reality (AR) app for your phone, iPad or tablet. With this app you can scan the sky to find planets, stars and constellations, galaxies, and even satellites flying over head!  When you scan the object a short blurb appears down below explaining what you see.

Some of its features include:

  • Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
  • Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
  • Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
  • Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
  • Supports Space NavigatorTM binoculars, spotting scope, and telescopes.
  • Available for both Android and Apple devices.


















Check out the short video about SkyView:

https://youtu.be/v4LDp6te5Bw





Check out the links below for more information!