Technology Bond Update
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After a year long process of garnering feedback from students, staff, community members and valued stakeholders, Gull Lake Community Schools has moved forward with its latest series of of device purchases utilizing bond money. The student voice was loud and clear in the request for a device that provided the opportunity for a pathway to attain the 5 C’s of Technology; Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Content availability. As a result, each GLHS student will be provided a Dell Chromebook to use throughout the school year. This device will allow students the opportunity to tackle to 5 C’s at anytime, anyplace, and at their own pace.
The majority of iPads previously utilized at GLHS will be repurposed to the K-5 buildings for student use individually and in small groups. GLCS appreciates the continued support as we prepare students for the challenges of learning in the Digital Age.
For the first time ever, Khan Academy has teamed up with the creators of the SAT to create personalized SAT practice for anyone, anywhere.
In March 2016, the SAT is changing, and students can prepare for it on Khan Academy—for free.
We give students personalized practice recommendations and instant feedback on how they’re doing. If they’re curious, we also have a short video about how the new SAT is different.
Our system is designed to help students where they need it. Check it out yourself and we’ll automatically send you updates about important changes and SAT dates.
Please forward this email to families you know who are preparing for the SAT.
Khan Academy SAT team
P.S Check out Official SAT Practice on KhanAcademy.org for the new SAT—it’s totally free.
M-STEP replaces the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) that previously took place in the fall (2013). One major change to our state assessment process is that the test will now be administered online, instead of a paper/pencil format.
To assist in this transition, please take the opportunity to visit http://aware.22itrig.