Friday, October 21, 2011

We're 1-to1!!

Mahoney is now a "1-to-1" technology school. Every student and teacher has a modern personal computing device to use for teaching and learning each day. 7th and 8th graders have had MLTI laptops for the past 9 years. And this fall, 6th graders joined the 1-to-1 group. The 3-Teacher Team students have Macbooks during the day, while the 2-Teacher Team students have iPads. Teachers now know that every student can always get to online learning sites and resources for research as well as creative learning tools for making products to demonstrate and reinforce learning.

So students, what's your favorite program, website or app for learning? Leave your comment below. (All comments are moderated for content.)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mahoney Radio Returns!

Mahoney's podcasting team of Gabby and Brianna bring you something about what's going on. Click on the Mahoney Radio link at the top of this page to hear the latest.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Make a video about your laptop and you could win $200!

NEWS for STUDENTS: Make a video about your laptop and you could win $200!! Details are here on the Maine International Center for Digital Learning website. See Mr. Koelker for more information.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

TTT - Thoroughly Thrilling Thursday

The Student Council cooked up a fun half day of community building and positive competition.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mahoney Radio - Grade 6

What's going on around grade 6 at Mahoney?

Well one thing is a new podcast called WMAH Mahoney Radio. Gabby and Brianna will tell you about an event or two each week. Listen here then click on Comment to leave them a note.
June 10, 2011 - The Last Broadcast for the Year!

May 26, 2011 - The End of May

May 17, 2011 - Social Studies

May 10, 2011 - An Interview

May 6, 2011 - Tornadoes and More

April 13, 2011 - Job Week Interviews

April 4, 2011 - Math and Job Day

March 28, 2011 - China, Earth Hour, and Japan

March 16, 2011 - The Big Melt

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mahoney Students Featured in State Calendar

The 2011 Maine Recycles calendar will include two Mahoney student entries for monthly featured artwork. Caleb Cram and Caitlin Gaven we selected as winners from among hundreds of state submissions. Their original artwork illustrating the recycling theme will appear in this year's calendar.

Here is Caleb holding the certificate from Acting Director of the State Planning Office, Tim Glidden.

Congratulations to both Caleb and Caitlin!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

8th Grade Boys vs Staff Infections!

In front of a crowd of lots, the Mahoney 8th Grade Boys basketball team took on the talented teachers to raise money for the grade 8 trip to Point Sebago in June. It was a great game with the Staff Infections prevailing by a narrow margin. More importantly, over $100 was raised for the trip and everyone had a lot of fun.

Were you there? What was the best part of the game?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Movie Making Contest - Win an iPod Nano?

Mahoney Movie Makers: Here's a contest for you!
The MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative), the people who bring us our MacBook laptops, invites everyone to make a short movie on a Challenge Topic. The winning high school and middle school teams win iPod Nanos for each team member (up to four students per team)and $500 for their school to start making their idea work.

Here's the latest Challenge
"Reading. What should happen in your school (or is already happening in your school and should be shared across the state) to make sure all members of your school community are active and effective readers? What would it take so that everyone, when asked, "Are you a reader?" would say, "Of course I am..."

Create a movie of less than two minutes addressing the Challenge, submit it, and see if you are a winner.

Mahoney has some AWESOME movie makers! Get your friends together, borrow a Flip from the library, and get into iMovie. Mr. Koelker will help you with all the details.
Deadline is February 19!!

The Challenge: WatchMERead
Rules and Rewards

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Poems for Martin Luther King Jr.

Mrs. Thornfeldt's social studies class composed poems in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are some of the best in video form.