Jeromie Whalen NHS Technology Teacher wins PBS Digital Innovator Award

Jeromie Whalen wins PBS Digital Innovator Award

Jeromie Whalen recently toured WGBY and filmed an advertisement about his designation as a PBS Digital Innovator.
The PBS Digital Innovators program defines PBS Digital Innovators as “setting the bar for thoughtful tech integration in the classroom. These pre-K-12 educators are not defined by the gadgets they use, but by the unique way they approach education. Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students.”

Watch the video here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48SVtKtHM0EV1dJVG5kUnRVVzlwOEk2YzZ1LXBSTUp6YUJR/view?usp=sharing

NCTV-Media Production Grants

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This is the 4th year that Northampton Community Television has run its Media Production Grants program, which launched yesterday.

Information can be found at http://northamptontv.org/grants

This year an all new grant opportunity is provided in the amount of up to $1000 for a community member to run a one week summer program in multimedia for youth at NCTV. We have much of the resources including space and equipment to run the program already on-site.

Included again is our annual grant of up to $2000 in support of the production of a youth short film.The last three years have produced content of exceptional quality that we have been so very proud to support.

We would encourage the dissemination of these opportunities for youth and youth instructors throughout the community. In addition, there are grants available to the general public, including Northampton youth, for the production of a short film (up to $2000), the creation of a Interactive/VR experience (up to $2000) and the creation of a Community Art piece with a multimedia component (up to $1000).

Thank you much. Feel free to contact Al Williams at palwilliams@northamptontv.org with any questions.

WIFI Access @ NHS

2000px-wi-fi_logo-svgWifi access is a privilege and luxury to have at NHS to support classroom education. It enhances classroom experiences and the learning process. Like any system there are capabilities that can be exceeded and when the max level is reached there are consequences. Our wifi system reaches its peak capacity of bandwidth use during third period, due to student use, especially of gaming, audio and video streaming sites, during lunch. The result is a slowing down, and at times, shut down of other internet access across the district. A solution needs to be found to resolve the impact on district internet access. We are asking all students to refrain from using WIFI for gaming, audio and video streaming during 3rd period. We need you to be part of the solution not the problem. Thank you for your follow through on this request.

Reminder to Students Using ASPEN

ASPEN HELP: ALL STUDENTS:
To get to the ASPEN website: go to
www.northampton-k12.us This is the Northampton Public School website
-Scroll to the bottom left hand corner -Under ‘Other Resources’, CLICK
ASPEN login -This is the fastest way to access ASPEN
REMINDER TO STUDENTS: 
When you login in to ASPEN, make sure you chose a
security question and answer under “set preference”. If this is done,
then the “forgot my password” process is activated and you will be able
to retrieve a new temporary password.