Sunday, December 22, 2019

Post #6: Equipment Care, New AV Installations, Printing,

Wishing you a wonderful vacation and a very Happy New Year!

Equipment Care: When we return in January, I often find that students need reminders about routines & caring for our school equipment is one of them. While my hope is that they care for all equipment both at home and at school, I find that home care is often different than school care.

Please take a few minutes to remind students to:
  • When making transitions, walk with closed Chromebooks.
  • Carry equipment with 2 hands
  • Carefully return equipment to their appropriate slot in your charging carts.
  • Carefully plug the equipment in for charging
  • No eating or drinking while using equipment
Thank you for helping to foster positive device care in your classrooms!

New AV Installations: I'm excited for our next round of Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) installations - Laura, Deborah, Fiona, Kori, and Jaclyn! They will happen over the December break starting on Monday, December 23rd!!

Printing: A few 5th graders created signs for each printer. After vacation, each printer will be clearly labeled with its printer name. Our hope is that this will facilitate the collecting of printouts from the appropriate printers.

Printing from Chromebooks: Over vacation, Joe and Ruth are streamlining the printing process from Chromebooks. In order to facilitate this process, please have all students RESTART their Chromebooks on Monday, January 6th when we return from vacation.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Post #5 - Missing iPad, Coding, Tech Day's are BACK! Tech Committee

MISSING IPAD - I am missing an iPad from the Skills Cart. It has a black case and is labeled HH-SKILLS. Can you please check your classroom carts and return to the lab if you find it. 

Coding - Thank you all for sending home reminders and collecting the permission slips. We are almost there. Just a few more to collect. Most classes have started coding this week using - Code Monkey App (1st Grade), (2nd Grade & 3rd Grade), Lego Bits & Bricks (4th Grade) and LightBot (5th Grade).

Tech 1-on-1 Days: I'm excited to announce that starting this month 1-on-1 Tech Days are back. For those that are new, this is a day where you can sign up for a slot to work with me on a technology topic of your choosing (it could be a list of nagging questions you want answers to, a curriculum project or website/blog work...). A sub will be in to cover your class so you need to have sub plans ready. 

If you are interested in working together on Thursday, December 12th, please use this link to sign up for a time slot.

Technology Committee - Reminder that the next HH Technology Committee meeting is Tuesday, December 10th @ 2:45 in the computer lab. All are welcome to join in the discussion. If you are not able to attend and have any questions or concerns, please pass them along to your grade level rep or email me directly.