Apple Store Visit Enriches Learning for Floral Park Students
Floral Park Memorial’s new librarian/media specialist Larissa
Simonovski organized a trip to the Apple Store in Manhasset for Mr.
Kevin Sullivan’s and Ms. Marisa Metzger’s eighth-grade Integrated
Advanced co-teach class.
The students received a warm welcome
from the Apple Team upon their arrival, and had an opportunity to work
with them on Pages, an Apple program for creating posters. In the weeks
leading up to the educational trip, Ms. Simonovski helped students
gather information on their current unit of study, “The Hunger Games,”
using their new iPads. Using the resources they located, students
created posters that incorporated details from the novel and knowledge
of political campaigns.
While at the Apple Store, students
worked hand in hand with Apple Education specialists to finish their
posters. They learned a variety of functions and capabilities of the
Pages program, making their projects a success. Students were given
additional information from the Apple team as well as yellow T-shirts,
USB bracelets to store their projects, and certificates of completion
for their work.