Mrs. Hyla and Mrs. Sines take advantage of technology to support student learning in their classrooms. Walking into both of their classes, students know exactly what they will be working on by the clear agenda that they display using Google Slides. Both teachers also do an excellent job taking advantage of Schoology, our Learning Management System. Students have access to a wealth of resources in their Schoology classes and the organization of content makes it easy for students to always have the materials they need to be successful.
Mrs. Sines and Mrs. Hyla have also found some very useful ways to use APEX Tutorials. One of the best ways both teachers have found to use APEX is to frontload the students with the information needed before teaching the content in class. In APEX, there are four main sections: Learn It, Try It, Review It and Test It. Mrs. Sines likes to have students progress through all four categories and has the students complete a Guided Notes for the Learn It section to add even more value. She finds the APEX content to be very thorough in how the material is presented and also finds the content presented in an engaging way.
Mrs. Hyla loves to use the videos incorporated into the APEX Tutorials. She finds these videos are a great way to grab the students attention at the beginning of a lesson. She also likes how the quick check questions in the Learn It section are formatted similarly to the end of the year assessment.
The students in both of their classes have also enjoyed using APEX Tutorials. Many of them cited APEX Tutorials as their favorite technology program that they use in the middle school. They said they enjoyed the Learn It section because they can control the pace of the content they are learning. They also found the short video clips in the program engaging.
Both teachers said they would be happy to meet with any teacher looking to explore APEX Tutorials.
We recognize Mrs. Sines and Mrs. Hyla for doing an amazing job finding many different ways to take advantage of the technology that is available to them and their students!