Distance Learning Technology

Distance Learning Technology

Technology Systems and Tools (an introductory inventory)

    • Google Meet & Google Classroom
    • Zoom – Testing computer or device audio: how-to
    • Email 
    • Educational Apps will be used at teacher discretion. Those may include what is listed below. See teacher communications for more information. 
      • EdPuzzle – for adding questions into videos. Collects only nicknames from students
      • GeoGebra – math app. No information collected, although students can make their own account if they want to
      • Webwhiteboard – for writing on a shared doc. No information collected
      • IXL, Freckle, Khan Academy – self-paced math practice. Tracking progress requires students to set up an account, but this isn’t required
      • Flipgrid – students can make short videos of themselves speaking French. The settings can be adjusted so, depending on the activity, the videos can be moderated/private (only for the teacher to see) or “public” meaning students can watch each other’s videos and record video responses. This is great for interpersonal speaking practice. Only those who are in our Flipgrid class can watch those “public” videos—they are not on the web for the world to see.
      • EdPuzzle – this app allows teachers to embed comprehension questions or quiz questions into a video.
      • Quizlet – this app is for vocabulary study and review. All of our unit vocabulary is on Quizlet separated into “study sets” so students can learn/practice the words on digital flashcards, review them with games Quizlet generates or quiz themselves.
      • Garage Band
      • Audacity – multi-track audio editor
      • Desmos.com – an algebra based graphing app
      • padlet.com – a virtual corkboard
      • Tinkercad – a 3d modeling app
      • Floorplanner – a floorplan creator
      • Parlay – Online Socratic Seminar/class discussion tool
      • Tes Teach/blendspace – supports “flipped” lessons or guided digital lessons with video clips, docs, quizzes and links all in 1 place
  • Arts Week

    Each Spring, students showcase their work in visual and performing arts. Dynamo! features middle school students while Esprit! celebrates the work of high school students.

    Arts Week
    Middle School students performing in Dynamo!
  • College-Prep Academics

    Northwest Academy students write two substantial, college-level thesis projects in their senior year. All juniors and seniors receive college credit through the PSU Challenge Program.

    College-Prep Academics
    Senior Thesis Presentation
  • Find Your Passion

    Northwest Academy is committed to inspiring students to discover their intellectual and artistic voices in a creative and supportive atmosphere fueled by curiosity and constructive challenge.

    Find Your Passion
  • Small Class Size

    Northwest Academy commitment to small classes and access to faculty help students succeed at high levels.

    Small Class Size
    Classes average 15 students per class