Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 TIE Conference resources

A few weeks ago, Mr. Farnham and I attended the 2014 TIE Conference in Sioux Falls.

It was a very informative conference, and I learned a number of different things.

I thought the Blog would be a good place to link some of the resources.

First off, here is the LINK to all the participants presentations.  If you click along the top "tabs" of the Symbaloo...you see there are all the sessions listed, Sunday's in depth sessions, Mondays, and Tuesdays.

Some presentations you may have interest in:

40 Web Tools for 21st Century Skills - it's a lot, but they are pretty good.  (Note:  Link takes to webpage...PowerPoint is downloaded from there).

Symbaloo (is kinda neat) I haven't used it, but it looks interesting.

Top 10 Classroom Tools - This has some neat things in it.

Chrome Apps - this was a good one, I attended this presentation

Hope you can find something interesting and exciting that you can use in your classroom!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Arbor Day 5K

Well, there weren't many of us this year, but we still did our best to represent the school.

Miles and I got up early and drove to Brookings to run in the Arbor Day 5K.

The race started at 6:30 am, and we were home by 7:30... plenty of time to shower and get ready for work.

Miles was the faster of the two Harmings in this morning's 5K.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

One of those days... and a neat video from the Juniors!

First, Mrs. Harming's Junior History class did a neat video of the Gettysburg Address.

Very Good Job Juniors and Mrs. Harming!

And... because every time I turned around today something was in need of some fixing...a little Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Another "Makes Me Feel Old" Post

This is really quite good.

Kids React to Walkman - Video

On one hand its funny to see the kids of today struggle with the technology of my youth.

On the other hand, it's really quite something to think about, how quickly time flies... and how fast Technology advances.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Google Calendar: Scheduling the Mobile Labs

In the past few weeks, you may have gotten an e-mail from me inviting you to use Google Calendar (if you previously were not signed up for this service).

With our K12 credentials, the state has given us all Google Accounts, and we have talked before about some of the google products we can use, such as google Drive.

Google Calendar is simply another tool we can use.  It's simple, and it's easy, and we can all access Google Calendars from our own computers.

After discussing this with the Tech committee, we decided to move the Calendars for the Mobile Labs to an "Online" Calendar... so that way, we can find them, and sign up for them directly from your own computer.  No more sending someone down to the lab to see who signed up for it last.
(Also, no more having to go anywhere to sign up for it yourself...you can simply sign up for it from your own desk.)

The following screencast (which I recorded on Screenr) will walk you through the steps of how to log into your Google Calendar account, and how to schedule the mobile lab.  Several people are already doing this, and it seems to be working pretty well.

If you are having trouble
A. Signing into your google account
B. Scheduling the lab
C. or anything else (maybe the lab isn't 'shared' with you?)
Please let me know, and I will try to walk you through it, and help you in any way that I can.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Will Wheaton- Video...had to share

I loved this so much, I had to post the video.

Please share with any and all students, and other teachers!