Welcome to the Technology page!
In an effort to keep our technology curriculum current, a district-wide initiate is to promote critical thinking and problem solving skills throughout all disciplines. As a result, we are working on a combined effort with the elementary schools to bring more coding into the technology courses that are currently being taught. Code.org is a basis for many of our online lessons at this level.
Technology Teaching Staff:
PH: Teresa Bien-Aime, Laurie Ryan (PH:librarian)
CH: Stephen Harte, Anna Ring (CH:librarian)
On the secondary level, students are exposed to robust coding lessons throughout the curriculum.
In MS, students use Scratch, Code.org and several other online programs to practice and explore coding to increase their level of skill.
On the HS level, students are further immersed in project-based learning experiences through the Technology & Engineering Department. This department's curriculum is designed to focus on advancing skills and logic through media, industrial arts, coding, and engineering.
Technology & Engineering Department Staff:
Nick Grout (HS Chair), Lori Alighieri (HS), Noah Schulze (HS), Mike Sweeney (HS), Sandra Sammarco (MS), Brett McCoy
Transferring / Exporting Your Gmail, Drive Files, And Other Google Data
Copying and transferring your email and My Drive files to a personal Google account takes only a few steps when you use Google’s transfer tool. You can also use another program called, Google Takeout, but it is a longer process. It takes about a week to completely transfer all of your data, so give yourself enough time to do so.
Access Google's transfer tool from your Google Account Profile Page for your account.
- Simply click on your profile image for your account in Google. Then click on TRANSFER CONTENT from the Home page.
- Next click on Transfer your content to start the process. You will need to select a destination and verify that location.
Download Files That Do Not Get Copied
You can download your Gmail contacts, your YouTube videos, and your photo albums in Google Photos. See Google's Account Help Download your data.
Aspen Student Information System
Aspen is a Student Information Management System created by X2 Development Corporation. The Dover Sherborn Public Schools use Aspen to manage student information including grading, scheduling, attendance, discipline, and other data. Parents\guardians can log into Aspen to view information about their children.
Aspen Family Portal is available as our student information system
Getting Started with the Aspen Family and Student Portals (brochure)
- I have not received a username and password. How can I get one?
- How do I login to the Aspen Family Portal? (from website, web browser and mobile device)
- Why do I get a message stating "Your account has been disabled"?
- I cannot remember my password. What can I do to reset it?
- When I click on the "I forgot my password" link, I get the following message:
- I cannot find my child's Interim Report or Report Card. Where is it?
- How do I disable a pop up blocker?
- The Interim Report is no longer available in the family portal. I must have missed the date. How can I obtain a copy?
Director of technology: Mr. Anthony Ritacco
Sr. Network Administrator: Mr. Nick Jones
Jr. Network Administrator: Mr Kurt Bonetti
Computer Technician: Mr. Lucan Curtis-Mahoney
IT Directory /Get Help
Technology help and assistance has been centralized for all three school districts.
If you are in need of assistance, please click the IT Help Desk icon on the desktop of any school computer to report the issue.
Dover, Sherborn, Dover Sherborn
Chickering Elementary School
Pine Hill Elementary
Dover Sherborn Regional Campus
Technology integration at Dover Sherborn happens seamlessly throughout the districts in various classrooms.
As part of each Technology Plan Supplement, the focus on teaching and learning includes the integration of digital resources to enhance the educational experience and provide students with the necessary skills to be active participants in the 21st Century.
|TECHNOLOGY TEACHERS and INTEGRATORS||WEBSITES & BLOGS|
|Dover Sherborn MS Technology Teacher: Sandra Sammarco||Tech Talk Blog|
|Chickering Elementary School Technology Teacher/Integrator: Stephen Harte||Website|
|Pine Hill Elementary School Technology Teacher/Integrator: Teresa Bien-Aime||Pine Hill Technology Blog|
|Dover Sherborn HS Librarian: Paul Butterworth||High School
HS Destiny Page
|Dover Sherborn MS Librarian: Wendy Lutz||Middle School
MS Destiny Page
|Chickering Elementary School Librarian: Anna Winters||Chickering Blog
Chickering Destiny Page
|Pine Hill Elementary School Librarian: Laurie Ryan||Pine Hill
Pine Hill Destiny Page
Pine Hill LibGuides
Integrators and librarians from each school have highlighted topics of interest and provided resources to share. Below are some additional overall links about technology in education.
35 Digital Tools that Work with Bloom's Taxonomy by Felecia Young
1. Creating – In creating, students create projects that involve video editing, storytelling, video casting, podcasting, and animating. Digital tools to allow students to create include: Story Kit, Comic Life, iMovie, Book Creator, and GoAnimate.com, SonicPics, Fotobabble, and Sock Puppet (In addition to Felecia's list, Little Bird Tales and VoiceThread are great apps as well!)
2. Evaluating – In evaluating students show their understanding of a topic or participate in evaluating a peers understanding of a topic. Digital tools to allow students to evaluate include: Google Docs, Poll Everywhere, Socrative, BrainPOP and Today’s Meet.
3. Analyzing – In analyzing students complete tasks that involves structuring, surveying, outlining, and organizing. Digital tools to allow students to analyze include: Google Forms, Corkboard.me, Poll Everywhere, SurveyMonkey.com, Study Blue, Keynote, and Stickyboard. (In addition to Felecia's list, Inspiration and Popplet are great apps as well!)
4. Applying – In applying students illustrate, present, demonstrate, and simulate. Digital tools that allow students to apply include: Google Slides, Screencastify, Flipgrid, Fotobabble, Keynote, Podomatic, and Skype.. (In addition to Felecia's list, ShowMe and ExplainEverything are great apps as well!)
5. Understanding – In understanding students explain, blog, subscribe, categorize, annotate, and tweet. Digital tools to allow students to understand include: Google Slides, PowerPoint, Google Blogs, Fotobabble, Bit.ly, Twitter, neu.Annotate.
6. Remembering – In remembering students recall, bookmark, list, search, create mindmaps, and write. Digital tools to allow students to remember include: Pages, Google Docs, Study Blue, Bit.ly and Wordle.
Overall, Google Keep and EverNote are wonderful app to help students create, organize and save a repository of notes, projects and other school-related work.