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Hopkins School kicked off the year with a touch of Olympic flair. On September 14, Principal Billelo emceed the opening ceremonies of the 2016-17 school year. Students marched into the gymnasium waving a flag that expressed his or her own individuality. It was a vibrant display as each national park team donned a color of the Olympic rings. After an inspiring multimedia presentation, students took to the field to form the Olympic rings. Waiting in the wings was a quadcopter manned by Mr. Ghosh, our director of technology. What a spectacular view!
The Olympic theme is the brainchild of physical education teacher Mary Lou Burns and Principal Bilello. Inspired by the passionate athletes of the Paralympic games, Ms. Burns envisioned running alternative events with Hopkins students. Principal Bilello jumped at the opportunity to carry the torch throughout the school year. For in many ways, the spirit of the Olympic games and its athletes embodies the spirit of the school and its students. “Yes, I can” has become the mantra of the Hopkins community.
In addition to the opening ceremonies, students are participating during their related arts classes. Ms. Barkin prepared students to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and is running a lesson comparing the anthems from various countries. Ms. Phillips is opening an Olympic-themed station in her art room. Still yet, Mrs. Weldon will be hosting the Library Olympics. There is even a Physical Education Google Classroom devoted to the Olympic activities. The goal is to keep the theme going until June when Mrs. Billelo and Ms. Babson will host the closing ceremonies at the final whole school meeting.
By: Steph Doty Technology Integration Coordinator Hopkins School @HopkinsTechLib / @BlendedTeaching Cross-posted to blendedteachingtimes.wordpress.com
|What you love about Google Search — now for Drive
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 09:56 AM PDT
Innovation is critical for business success, so we’re constantly trying to build tools that enable our customers to do more. Starting today, you can use Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other new and improved features in Drive search on web to find files easier and faster. You’ll also see a couple of highly-requested Google Docs features that have been added based on your feedback (thank you!).
Search faster and with ease
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a fancy way of saying “search like you talk.” You can type things like “find my budget spreadsheet from last December” or “show me presentations from Anissa.” Drive will understand what you mean and give you the option to click for those specific search results. Drive NLP will get better with each query — so keep on searching. 😉
Get help with speling — er, spelling
When you’re trying to find a doc fast, it’s easy for typos to slip into your search. Drive now has a new autocorrect feature that suggests corrections to misspelled search terms — which can really help when your brain is moving faster than your fingers.
Enjoy other updates based on your feedback
We’ve also added a few small but mighty features in Google Docs to help you create your best work:
Posted by Josh Smith, Product Manager, Google Drive
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