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Google Apps in the Classroom (GAFE) Update

Google Apps in the Classroom (GAFE) Update

Tech Tips 2.0! Skype, FaceTime and Google Hangouts might be a nice alternative to email and texting for students who have difficulty reading and writing! Check out this video as Mrs. Costa’s Class and Ms. Gleason explore Google Hangouts for the first time! Nothing like face to face interaction!!! Watch this video on our Youtube Channel. What’s happening with Tech Read and Write Gold – by Texthelp – Waiting for a price quote for a site license… have heard from a lot of you that you want/need it!

Educators, Professionals, and Parents Gather for All Things Tech Conference at Cotting School

Educators, Professionals, and Parents Gather for All Things Tech Conference at Cotting School

On Saturday, November 14, nearly 200 educators, parents, and professionals from 79 different cities and towns in and around Massachusetts gathered at Cotting School for the 3nd annual “Making Things Possible” conference.  This year’s theme entitled “All Things Tech” included 22 unique workshops relating to technology in special education. Workshops were presented by external partners and by Cotting School faculty members. Sara Young, an Upper School student at Cotting School, and her mother Amy, kicked-off the day with an insightful keynote address. The dynamic mother and daughter duo shared their personal experiences using high-tech and low-tech tools and tricks in... Read More

Tech Tips at Cotting!

Tech Tips at Cotting!

Patti Salmonson, Director of Technology at Cotting School, offers the Cotting community a series of technology tips each Tuesday. Patti keeps us all up to date on the latest happenings in technology, professional development opportunities, and ways in which Cotting is using technology to advance its mission! Check out the latest below! Tech Tuesday… tips and information… MassCue 2015 was AMAZING! It was awesome to participate in workshops, listen to the most innovative speakers and network with 2,600 educators and administrators (over two days) who were passionate about using technology to enhance teaching and learning! Big shout out to Karen... Read More

Tech at Cotting with Ms. Maimone

Tech at Cotting with Ms. Maimone

Students in Melissa Maimone’s technology classes can be assured of two things this year: first, they’ll learn about the limitless possibilities for technology and the internet in their lives, and second, they’ll have fun doing it.  “My philosophy is to make tech fun, but not only that, I want students to realize that tech can also enhance our learning and help us with our schoolwork.”  Maimone, in her third year at Cotting, is only a few months in to her new role teaching tech. “My goal was always to become a teacher.  As a Program Assistant, I was always jumping... Read More