Alcona High School Use ‘One to One’ Chromebooks to Help Students Learn

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWhen it comes to technology, Alcona Community Schools is highly advanced using new tools, welcoming one to one chromebooks to help students learn both inside the classroom and outside the classroom.“I can load information to them, and if they’re absent I can take a video of what we’re doing in class and they can watch it or I can send them worksheets or things that they can practice. So even if they’re not here, they’re here,” Science teacher, Rachel Somers said.Providing the computer device makes a day in the education world less stressful.“Chromebooks are a big help because some people don’t have computers at home or anything like that. There’s a special thing where if you don’t have WiFi at home you can still use them and finish your homework. They’re a big help in the classroom also and we can work on our stuff and we don’t have to go to a computer lab. They’re just with us and it’s pretty cool,” 10th grader, Isabella Bates said.Students grades appear to be improving.“I lose a lot of things, and the chromebooks helps me save them at a point so I can get a grade on it. Last year I had ‘L-S’ because I kept on forgetting and now I have better grades,” 9-th grader, Domanick Boittat explained.Having a one to one chromebook limits the use of textbooks.“I like to read off paper a little better. All my textbooks are now outdated. The new textbooks are constantly updated. They have videos attached to them, and embedded in them. I just have to get use to them myself, but it’s huge to have access to new materials all the time,” Social Studies, and History teacher, Jim Bouchard said.There are currently 706 active chromebooks in service for Alcona Community Schools. Over 300 are one to one for grades 6th through 11th. Seniors will be allowed to own their chromebooks when they graduate.At the end of the school year students must turn in their chromebook to receive an overall check with updates. But their new best friends will be returned to their hands for the next school year of learning. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to Host Upcoming Halloween PartyNext High Rains Bring Roadway and Ditch Flooding Around Northeast Michiganlast_img read more

Chris Bosh, music producer? NBA star opens up about retirement

first_imgHe remained in Toronto until 2010, when he was signed as a free agent to the Heat, along with other free agents LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. In Miami, he won back-to-back championships from 2012-13, solidifying himself as a member of the Heat’s Big Three.It was after James left to return to the Cavaliers in 2014 that things unraveled for Bosh and came to a head in 2015, when a blood clot was discovered in his lungs. He returned the following season, but more blood clots caused Bosh to be sidelined indefinitely.In 2017, the Heat viewed Bosh’s blood clots as a career-ending illness, and Miami announced it would be retiring his No. 1 jersey Tuesday. Bosh said with the retirement of his jersey, he officially will end his time in the NBA. “I’m able to focus on being a father, being a man in society, being a husband,” Bosh said of spending time off the court, via Sports Illustrated. Those things take a great amount of attention, and that’s what’s necessary to keep the legacy going. I have three boys and two girls, it’s extremely important that I guide them and show them how to be decent human beings. That’s what I’ve been happiest to give the most time to. And building on the future.”There are so many other things outside the game, there are other worlds out there. And it’s a challenge for me to redefine myself. Can I be as great at something else as I was at basketball? I just have to find that and bring it out.” Related News Another venture he’s gone into that may surprise fans is music — Bosh said he’s trying to break into the industry as a producer.”I’m an aspiring record producer,” Bosh said. “I’ve made many friends, I’ve had a lot of conversations, I’ve had some great moments making music with people, learning about music. Putting records together, working with artists, that has brought me a lot of joy. And I’m glad that I’m in a place where I can really, really put myself into that and learn the craft.”It’s been four years now. I’m getting better and more savvy in the space. I’m super happy that I have music. That was another thing, when I asked myself, what am I going to do? I had a guitar in my hand, and the next thing you know I was producing music.”Bosh, 35, had been in the league since 2003, when he was taken fourth overall in the NBA Draft by the Raptors. It’s been three years since Chris Bosh has been able to play in the NBA due to life-threatening blood clots. After trying to break back into the league, he’s finally conceded it’s time to call it a career.Though it seemed like Bosh was resisting hanging up his jersey after his blood clot diagnosis, he has accepted that he won’t be suiting up to go back on the hardwoods again. LeBron James won’t ‘cheat the game’ even with Lakers out of playoffslast_img read more