News Room

June 2014

Monroe Township was one of 10 schools nationwide that was selected as a transformative school district.  We are a winner of the Top 10 Transformative School Award – Create. Innovate. Educate.

The First-Annual Transformative School Awards recognize innovative high schools that utilize alternative learning and technology to modernize the educational experience. The awards celebrate technology, innovation and alternative learning in America’s high school classrooms.

The Awards, sponsored by Blab (the fastest and easiest way to send a video message via a smartphone), celebrate the most innovative, creative-thinking high schools around the nation. The nominees serve as industry leaders by reshaping how high school and entire districts can implement new methodologies to provide a more relevant and modern education.

For more information about our recognition please follow this link:

http://transformativeschool.strikingly.com/

May 2014

Monroe Township is selected by the NJDOE as an inaugural member of the Nj Innovate Community

This selection was a result of programs like our SAMR PLC and our 1 to 1 initiative and other outstanding district initiatives.

http://www.state.nj.us/education/innovateNJ/community/members.htm

February 2014 Apple Is Pleased to Announce a New Device Management Program

Apple recently announced Apple Deployment Programs which allow schools to easily setup, deploy, and manage iPad, Mac and content in the classroom. Apple Deployment Programs are available in the United States and include the following:

  • Device Enrollment Program
  • Volume Purchase Program
  • Apple ID for Students

To coincide with the launch of Apple Deployment Programs, Apple created a new IT in the Classroom section of the website

http://www.apple.com/education/it/

January 2014

High School Physics Class Publishes iBook and Has Their Writing Published on the Book Creator Website

A high school physics class authored their own iBook about how the rides work at Great Adventure and how they are related to Newton’s Three Laws.  Their book caught the attention of the folks over at Book Creator(the iPad app that they used to write the iBook) and a joint teacher/student reflection was published on the Book Creator Blog.

Here is a link to the published piece:

http://www.redjumper.net/blog/2014/02/book-creator-lets-students-take-ownership-learning-experience/

December 2013

One of our teachers had a professional piece published by Edudemic on How to Differentiate PD with iTunes University

Here is a link to the published piece on Edudemic

http://www.edudemic.com/itunes-u-learning/

10/15/13

This past weekend Apple announced its Apps for Teachers section of the APP store.  The education friendly platform has the following sections 1- basic apps, 2- time/saving productivity apps, 3- inspirational apps, 4- creative project based apps, and 5- informational/reference type APPS.

You can access this more information about this wonderful resource at:

http://tinyurl.com/lrx6635

10/11/13

10 Best APPS for Education- As iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches become included in curriculum, here are several education apps you might enjoy

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/01/07/10-of-the-best-apps-for-education/

 

9/15/13

After months of anticipation Apple released its new operating system iOS7.  Here are some details about it…

http://www.apple.com/ios/

9/1/13

A Monroe Township High School Teacher participated in The Tellagami Project Movie which was a worldwide collaboration including edtech leaders from all over the globe.  These educators are committed to the following idea: “We alone cannot change the world but we can cast many stones across the waters to create many ripples.”

Apple is making an educational announcement on January 19th on Digital Textbooks. The following is a NYTimes blog entry and a link to MacRumors discussing the announcement.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/apple-aims-to-take-on-the-textbook-market/
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/16/more-on-apples-textbook-plans-for-thursdays-media-event/


The following Press Release was sent to the NJDOE, local and national media on October 14, 2011:

iPad Press Release 2 THE DEPLOYMENT Oct 14 final.pdf


Follow this link to access the October 20, 2011 Sentinel news article on Monroe’s iPad learning device rollout

http://eb.gmnews.com/news/2011-10-20/Schools/Monroe_officials_tout_content_security_features_of.html


The following Press Release was sent to local and national media on September 2, 2011:

iPad Implementation Press Release Sept 2 2011 PDF Document.pdf


At the October 12th Board of Education Meeting the following document was made available on the district plan for professional development for its staff members:

District Professional Development Overview 2011.pdf


At the October 12th Board of Education Meeting the following document was made available on security measures being implored by the district related to the iPad learning devices:

District Action Steps to Secure iPad.pdf


Click the link below to download the Parent Deployment forms mailed home on 9/28/11 inclusive of the Student iPledge and the Protection Plan.

Parent deployment, pledge, protection plan.pdf


Click the link below to view the iPad Student Pledge:

Student Pledge for iPad Use.pdf