Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Social Media Tool (SMT) Intro

Social networking is not an activity done solely out of school anymore... It is very much a part of our daily lives. More Americans get their news online than newspapers, television, or radio now. We use to write letters, then emails came along. Now we Skype or IM instead of email. I remember the day I realized as a classroom teacher that I didn't need to print anything! It was so freeing. No more copying or grading papers... I built collaborative learning spaces, instantaneous online quizzes, and digital projects based on performance standards and skills.
If our students interface with each other through digital forums, social media, and online communities, then why are schools not tapping into this interest. The ability to capitalize on this engagement is right at your fingertips. Reach out and grab onto SMT... Welcome to the revolution, we've been waiting for you.

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To get started in controlled, safe, and supported digital environment, try out Lower Yukon's SMT: 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Protecting Your Projector

If your projector has ever suddenly stopped working, started flashing lights, of beeped angrily at you, you may need to clean the filter. The dust that builds up on these devices is astonishing! Take a look at yours if you never have before and see if it has a filter. If it does, clean it out ever few months to extend the life of the lamp inside as well as the unit itself.
Here is how:
Look for a sliding filter, almost like a small lint filter from your dryer at home. 

Slide the filter out carefully, it can be very dirty at times.

I sometimes blow it out over a trash can, but you can also tap it against something to remove the debris. 

Replace the filter and power on the unit! 

Let your support team or myself know if you need help...