Cynthia Sandler and Tom DiGaetano have been awarded the honorable mention for The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) SIGMS Technology Innovation Award. This national award is awarded to a team of a “school librarian and collaborating teacher who have conducted an exemplary technology program extending beyond the library to meet the needs of classroom students and teachers.” 

 

For the project, 8th grade science students worked together to research planets and the solar system, write “news” reports, act out their scenes, shoot and produce an Astronomy Newscast in our developing Broadcast Studio.  Students used green screen technology to create striking backgrounds in post production

 

The awards committee stated that “the judges were impressed with the level of innovation, technology, and collaboration displayed by North Salem with your Astronomy Newscast.”