We're enjoying Hour of Code!
We participated in the hour of code through the web site code.org. Several students from each class decided they like coding and have signed up to work through one of the available courses for elementary students.
Students access the links through our Jenkins course page in My eCLASS. Feel free to get in touch with Kathy Page if you have questions!
Newest Technology news at Jenkins!
Teachers and students are so excited about moving into more online teaching and learning resources. There are two major shifts happening this school year across the district and we are on board with these changes!
First is My eCLASS, also called the Student Portal. Teachers are providing links, discussion groups, content files, and other resources as they move into the new school year. Children log in with their student number and school password. The Jenkins landing page provides links to some of our paid subscription sites as well.
Next is BYOD, Bring Your Own Device. The school district has opened up this capability to any student at any school this year. There are several very important materials for families to review as you make the decision about whether your child will bring a device to school. Links are provided in the side bar to the right to help you better understand this new initiative.
Ways to Contribute Any Time
There are several ways you can help us expand our technology resources. One way is a direct tax-deductible donation. Through My Payments Plus, there is a line for technology donations. MyPaymentsPlus.
Other ways do not cost anything except a little of your time. You can register at goodsearch.com and use its search engine and they will pay 1 - 2 cents per search. Another way is to do your online shopping through goodshop. Many online retailers will donate a percentage of the sale to our school.
Still another way to donate is to collect old ink cartridges, cell phones, video game systems, DVDs, ipods, etc. We sell them to a company called Cartridges for Kids which supports school technology fund raising and also benefits the environment.