Welcome to Team Helios
"Resourceful, open, and ready for what lies ahead"
Team Helios Overview
Team Helios is an approximately forty student team, with two H.Q.T. classroom
teachers, and one consulting teacher or special educator. We divide our instruction between Math and Science with Mr. Keblin, and the Humanities with Mr. Wyndorf.
When appropriate, we believe in integrating our instruction so that we can offer project-based units that mix all content areas in a practical, engaging, and purposeful way. It is this type of instruction that we believe will better equip our students to tackle real-world, 21st Century challenges.
We provide a 1 to 1 computing ratio for every student on our team and integrate technology in nearly all facets of our instruction.
Team Helios has been using a wide variety of web-based applications in order to both organize, and illustrate our learning throughout this school year. Below are links to just a few of the dozens of Web 2.0 tools that we use on Helios. We encourage you to take a look, and play if you like in our digital sandbox.
http://www.edutopia.org/ : Outstanding resource for all things awesome in 21st Century Education.
http://www.shelfari.com/ : Social networking site for readers. Helios uses this site to track our reading logs.
http://prezi.com/ : Digital presentation tool that makes student presentations exciting and easy to navigate.
http://www.evernote.com/ : Powerful research organization tool. Students can easily save and track their web-based research.
Google Apps for Education. Learn more about how Helios uses cloud computing to support our content and organization.
Finally, we would like to mention just a few technology projects and activities that students have been working on recently.
Whole-class collaboration on Google Docs
Science classification website design project
Literature Group digital story production using Apple's imovie
Analyzing student work using Voicethread
Tracking reading logs using Shelfari
Music production using Garageband
Digital journalling using Google Sites in social studies
Collaborative literature groups using education social networking site Ning
Science design projects with Google Sketch Up and much, much more . . .