Tuesday, January 24, 2012

February 1st - Digital Learning Day


In recognition of Digital Learning Day, SCSD Media Services will be hosting two presentations at SHS. All students and staff are welcome to attend!



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Since the holidays, I've heard a bit of buzz in staff lounges and in hallways about the various devices everyone has gotten recently, mostly for the holidays.

I monitor bunches of lists and Twitter hashtags that review and feature great apps - many of them free and I find myself wishing I knew who to push out the information to. I've sent out a few scoops, but I feel bad when I think I have missed someone.

So here is a form. If you want me to send you occasional email links when I run across something you might like, just fill it in and wait...

Another very viable option is to collect your own. It isn't hard. I use a combination of Diigo list subscriptions, blog subscriptions and Twitter hashtags. Let me know if you would like some help setting up your personalized feeds.

Don't forget to check out the Google spreadsheet I have shared with all SCSD staff.


Monday, January 16, 2012

1-16-12 Inservice

video
The entire teaching staff is meeting in the Lakeview Elementary Media center.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

If you're appy and you know it...

Late afternoon following an in-service doesn't appear to be the best time to offer the chance to share our experience/knowledge with apps. That doesn't mean we can't share other ways though.

Check out this SCSD crowd-sourced spreadsheet and add your own apps and comments. (SCSD Google docs login required).

Also take a look at my Diigo list for iPad for Education.

DestinyQuest 10.0

The most recent update of our library software supports the use of both Apple and Android apps that allow registered users to login, check their status, place holds, add books to lists and more!

Find instructions at: http://mediaservices.solon.k12.ia.us/scsdmediaservices/site/App_Central.html

Other apps are linked here as well. 
EasyBib
Gale
Ebsco
Edmodo
Dropbox
Evernote
Google
Currents
Dragon Dictate
StudyBlue

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Post-holiday Appy Hour


I have a sneaking suspicion that many of us received an app compatible device as a gift in the last few weeks. Let's get together to share apps (and advice) again!

If you are interested, join us at the SHS Media Center Thursday January 5th after the in-service.

Snacks provided.

Peruse the collaborative app spreadsheet in advance and feel free to add your own suggestions.