APPLIED TECHNOLOGY 2017-02-18T09:47:38+00:00

The Irvington School District provides meaningful educational experiences through quality program content and instruction for all learners. It is our hope that learners will discover, develop and apply individual skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge skills and technical skills and that our programs will provide expanding opportunities for ALL learners by raising expectations and encouraging their pursuit of advanced education or study toward employment in a specific career.

The Irvington Applied Technology Department offers the following courses:

  • A+ Computer Repair , Accounting I and II, Introduction and Advanced Computer Applications
  • Business Law, Cosmetology, Digital Publishing I and II, E- Commerce
  • Marketing and Sales, Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Program (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Here to Assist You

Cynthia Littlejohn
973-399-6808
clittlejohn@irvington.k12.nj.us

Irvington High School Cosmetology Academy
 

  • That all students should have equal access to all programs.
  • That programs should reflect state-of-the-art changes in technology, business, industry, and society
  • That course offerings should maintain a balance of theory, interdisciplinary activities, and applied learning.
  • That instruction should prepare students for varied roles and responsibilities in life.
  • That all Career and Technology Education programs, courses and services to students should:
    • Provide training for skill attainment
    • Prepare students for post secondary education, careers and adulthood
    • Promote the transferable skills of problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communications
    • Develop positive work habits, attitudes and ethics
    • Provide instruction that is rigorous and relevant for student success
    • Provide value-added options for all career pathways

Thinkfinity.org
Offers free teacher resources, classroom resources and professional development through it’s Verizon Mobile Learning Academy.

Scholastic.com
Click on the “Teaching Resources” tab where you can access: lesson plans, teaching stratiegies and ideas and more. Click on the “Stuednt Activities”tab, then, “Computer Lab Favorites” link for quick, compelling one-session activities you need to incorporate interactive learning and technology into your curriculum. Each activity requires no prep and can be completed in 15-30 minutes.

Internet4classrooms.com
A free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials.


Integration For Computer Lab Teachers
Free Internet resources to use in computer lab instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter area, lesson planning and lesson activities.


Mrsrenz.net
A hand labored resource created by a 4th grade teacher, this site has loads of activities for students as well as ideas for teachers.

Mathgoodies.com
Math Goodies is your free math help portal featuring interactive lessons, worksheets, and homework help. A pioneer of interactive instruction offers: WebQuests. Games. Homework Assistance, Articles, Forums, Puzzles Newsletters, and Calculators.


Math2.org
This website is totally devoted to Math. Here you can find reference tables, make math questions and get answers from the community. The site also features selected links.


Themint.org 
Launched in 1997, the site provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits. The site is an interactive presentation of very good information and offers a fun way for students to learn.


math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons
Mathematics lessons for elementary, middle, and high school including geometry, fractions, and algebra.


IXL.com
IXL.com (from “I excel”) is a math practice website for elementary school kids (subscription based). It has unlimited questions on hundreds of math topics and a comprehensive reporting system. This online tool adapts to a student’s individual level of proficiency and includes achievement awards and progress reports.


Webmath.com
Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks “solve.” In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.


Mathforum.org
The leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since 1992. Explore some of their popular programs: Ask Dr. Math, Math Tools, Teacher2Teacher and the Internet Math Library.

Learning.com
helps teachers improve student learning with curriculum and assessments web-delivered through Sky, our digital learning environment.


bbc.co.uk/schools/typing
Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 – 11 years. Each of the site’s 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4.


Typeonline.co.uk
Typeonline was designed and implemented by a web developer based in Hampshire. Both Education Network Australia (EdNA) [edna.edu.au], and the National Grid for Learning (NGfL) [ngfl.gov.uk], have assessed Typeonline and judged this online offering to be a quality educational resource.

Wikimedia
Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language.


Weebly

Create a free website or blog in minutes by using a simple drag and drop interface. No ads. One of Time’s 50 best websites of the year.


Tweentribute.com
TweenTribune.com, a daily news site for tweens. Stories chosen for TweenTribune are selected by tweens working closely with professional journalists. Tweens can submit links to stories they’d like to share, submit their own stories and photos, and comment on the stories they read.

Internet4classrooms.com
An educational portal with free resources for teachers and their classrooms as well as students and parents.


Online-stopwatch.com
A Free flash online stopwatch, quick easy to use stopwatch! also an online countdown!


Prongo.com
Prongo.com offers fun, interactive, and educational games for kids. For teachers, Prongo.com also offers Quizstation. Quizstation allows teachers to create online quizzes for their students. Prongo.com also offers kids clip art, e-cards for kids, wallpaper, kids jokes, screensavers, and more. Prongo.com provides hours of learning fun for kids and resources teachers need to have a fun and productive classroom.

Sheppardsoftware.com
Offiers hundreds of free, online, educational games for kids. But anyone interested in online learning can use our site – we have so many subjects – (geography, math, animals, science) and many levels, games and acitivies for learners of any age.

School.DiscoveryEducation.com
Click on the “Classroom Resources” tab and access a plethora of resources such as: lesson plans by grade and subject , featured content, science fair central and the site’s famous online “Puzzle Maker”.


Google.com/educators
Here, you’ll find a teacher’s guide to Google Tools for Your Classroom. And to spark your imagination, you’ll find examples of innovative ways that other educators are using these tools in the classroom. While you’re there, you can sign up for the quarterly Google for Educators newsletter, as well as check out the latest from The Infinite Thinking Machine, a Google-sponsored, WestEd-produced blog for educators, by educators.


bls.gov/k12
Describes the nature, preparation, and future of various jobs in relation to a school subject. In addition, the occupations on the site are categorized according to interests and hobbies common among students. The Bureau’s Web site for kids is updated every 2 years with each new edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Teachersdesk.org
A resource designed for teachers of grades five and six. Please feel free to sit down, relax, and take your time browsing through the contents, a collection of lesson plan ideas and classroom activities.


itools.com/research-it
iTools Quick access to the best Internet tools: Find anything on the Web, Language Tools, Look up words or translate them, Research Tools, Find facts and theories about any subject, Financial Tools, Convert currency, Map Tools See a map or get driving directions Internet, Use networking and web tools, and Find People Find people on the Internet.


Quia.com
Quia is pronounced key-ah, and is short for Quintessential Instructional Archive. Quia provides a wide variety of tools, including: Templates for creating 16 types of online activities using your own content. A complete online testing system with automatic grading and detailed reporting. Online surveys for gathering student and teacher feedback. Access to millions of shared activities and quizzes in over 300 categories. …and more!

(COMPUTER TOOLS & KEYBOARDING)

8. A. Basic Computer Skills

8.A.1. Use appropriate technology vocabulary

8.A.2. Use operating system tools, creating and organizing files and folders 8.A.3. Demonstrate effective input of text/data using proper key boarding skills

8.A.4. Input/access data efficiently through proficient use of other input devices such as a mouse, etc.

8.A.5. Organization of files and folders, create shortcuts 8.A.10. Using network resources for storing and retrieving data

8.A.12. Create, organize and manipulate shortcuts

(APPLICATIONS)

8.A.6. Create a file containing customized information by merging documents

8.A.7. Construct a simple spreadsheet, enter data, and interpret the information

8.A.8. Design and produce a basic multimedia project

8.A.9. Plan and create a simple database, define fields, input data, and produce a report using sort and query

8.A.11. Choose appropriate electronic graphic organizers to create, construct or design a document

8. B. Application and productivity tools

(SOCIAL ASPECTS)

8.B.1. Demonstrate an understanding of how changes in technology impact the workplace and society

8.B.2. Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and discuss consequences for misuse

8.B.3. Explain the purpose of an Acceptable Use Policy and consequences for misuse

8.B.4. Describe and practice safe Internet usage

8.B.5. Describe and practice “etiquette” when using the Internet and email


(INFORMATION ACCESS & RESEARCH)

8.B.6. Choose appropriate tools and information resources to support research and solve real world problems, including but not limited to: -On-line resources and databases; – Search engines and subject directories

8.B.7. Evaluate the accuracy, relevance and appropriateness of print and non-print electronic information sources


(PROBLEM SOLVING/ DECISION MAKING)

8.B.8. Use computer applications to modify information independently and/or collaboratively to solve problems

8.B.9. Identify basic hardware problems and demonstrate the ability to solve common problems

8.B.10. Determine when technology tools are appropriate to solve a problem and make a decision