Previous Tech Tips

2012-13 Topics

posted Oct 7, 2013, 11:34 AM by Sharon Klahn   [ updated Oct 7, 2013, 1:45 PM ]

iPad Part 1

posted Oct 31, 2012, 3:33 PM by Sharon Klahn   [ updated 55 minutes ago ]
Using the iPad in the Classroom

YOUTUBE VIDEO


iPossibilities iPad Conference - June 11, 2012 
IPOSSIBILITIES PROJECT at Center Grove Community School Corporation Sponsored by the IDOE
Shopping for Apps from Apple
iPad in Education 
Thousands of apps. Endless Possibilities

Apple - Apps - iTunes U
Apps by Apple
App Store,  AppShopper or Apple Store App on your iPad
Apps For Kids "Free App of the Day"
APPitic - a directory of apps for education from ADE's

Sharon's Favorite Top Ten Apps for Productivity
  1. iTunesU
  2. Notes
  3. Safari
  4. iMovie
  5. Mail
  6. Calendar
  7. Camera
  8. Photo Booth
  9. TED
  10. Speak it!
Sharon's Favorite Five Apps Just for Fun
  1. Awesome Eats
  2. Flow Free
  3. Bridges
  4. Cut the Rope
  5. Paint With Time
Sharing iPad & iPod Touch Ideas with Staff 
Sharon's Staff iPad & iPod Touch Idea Wiki - Videos from Apple

Need Additional Help?  
Email Sharon at sharon.klahn@duneland.k12.in.us or call 983-3776 ext. 7404
Visit the following helpful links to learn anytime, anywhere! 
Get Schooled & Skilled On the iPad Tips & Tricks -  
iPad Academy
Creating an iTunes Account What's an Apple ID?

2012-13 Topics

posted Oct 4, 2013, 10:06 AM by Sharon Klahn   [ updated Oct 4, 2013, 10:06 AM ]


2011-12 Topics

posted Nov 1, 2012, 8:21 AM by Sharon Klahn

CMS Goodbye Shout Out - May 2012

To All CMS Staff and Students: It's that time of year again. The end is near and people have yet to say goodbye. If any students or staff would like to post a farewell comment, simply visit->  CMS Goodbye Shout Out  -> add a new comment -> save comment. Your comment will be displayed once it has been approved by a moderator. I will be in the CMS Learning Lounge from 8-3 Wednesday, May 30th if you would like to bring your students upstairs to blog on the HP Mini Mobile Lab Computers. Have a great summer! Mrs. Klahn


CMS Technology Projects Using Mobile Technology - Spring 2012

  1. THINK ABOUT IT
  2. Apple Education Challenge Based Learning
  3. Challenge Based Learning - Apple images.apple.com/education/.../Apple-ChallengedBasedLearning.pdf
  4. Challenge Based Learning
  5. CMS Staff blog about their favorite technology projects Sharon's Staff Blog

 
CHS Presenting a Lesson with the iPad using Keynote, Pages or iMovie - Spring 2012

  1. iPad at DSC - Ideas for using the iPad in Education
  2. Creating an iMovie on the iPad - Instructions for Using iMovie on the iPad from Apple Help Library
  3. Constructing Presentations on the iPad using Keynote - Keynote for the iPad Online Help from Apple Help Library
  4. Designing Documents on the iPad using Pages - Pages for the iPad Online Help from Apple Help Library
  5.  Blog about your iPad classroom experiences at - Sharon's Staff Blog


Blogging at Bailly - Spring 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, I will be in the Media Center from 8-3 to answer any technology questions you might have and brainstorm new and exciting ways to use technology in your classroom. If you are looking for something new I would highly recommend setting up a classroom blog. Did you know that everyone at Duneland has an account? You just need to set-it up. Click on the links below to get an idea what we are blogging about!
  1. Sharon's Staff Blog Please add a comment to the BA Technology Stop & Chat Blog to reserve a time to set up your account today
  2. Mrs. Klahn's & Miss Maple's Earth Day Blog - Yost 3rd grade students blogging about Earth Day
  3. Mrs. Klahn's Book Blog & Wiki - DSC staff and students blogging about Nick Bruel
  4. WIS iPad Apps for Learning - WIS Staff blogging about their favorite apps using the iPad
  5. DSC Wiki & Blog Web Services - A place to set-up or Log in to your Wiki/Blog account


WIS Searching for iPad Apps by Subject & Blogging on the iPad
- Spring 2012

  1. Sharon's Staff Blog - WIS is Blogging with the iPad   Please add a comment to sign in & reserve a time slot to search for apps today
  2. WIS iPad Apps for Learning Wiki - Add a comment and share your favorite app to help construct the WIS iPad Apps for Learning List
  3. iPad at DSC Wiki & Blog - Designed for all DSC Schools that are currently using the iPad technology to collaborate and share ideas
  4. DSC Wiki & Blog Web Services A place to set-up or Log in to your Wiki/Blog account. My Page: Track real-time updates for all wikis and blogs. Wikis: Collaborate with online document creation, editing and comments.  Blogs - Publish text, pictures and podcasts in an online journal. 
  5. Sample Wikis & Blogs I have created: Sharon's Staff Wiki-Integrating New Technology at Duneland School Corporation,   Mrs. Klahn's Book Blog & Wiki - Spotlight Author Nick Bruel, Mrs. Klahn's & Miss  Maple's  Earth Day Blog - 3rd Grade Students at Yost Blogging about Earth Day.

Flipping the Classroom 

Tech&Learning:Flipping the Classroom Article & Video

Watch this video from CBS about how The Kahn Academy is flipping the classroom!  

The Khan Academy - Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. Thousands of videos to introduce a new topic or reinforce what you are teaching in the classroom. Explore the concept of flipping the classroom with the use of videos.

Using Videos to Share Ideas and Lessons
 
iTunesU
 - The all-new iTunesU. Everything you need to create and share complete courses - all in one place. Now featuring audio, video, books and other content. Learn with iTunesU.


TED: Ideas worth spreading
 - Thought provoking videos from TED Technology, Entertainment, Design.


Flipped Learning Lessons from EduVision



iPad at DSC - Fall 2011



My Blogs & Wikis
Sharon's Staff Wiki  - Integrating New Technology at Duneland School Corporation
Sharon's Staff Blog  - DSC Staff Blogging About Technology
The iPad at DSC  - Staff Sharing iPad Classroom Ideas & Favorite Apps
Mrs. Klahn's Book Blog & Wiki - Spotlight Author Nick Bruel
Mrs. Klahn's  & Miss  Maple's  Earth Day Blog - Yost 3rd Grade
Log In Page

CMS Blogs

LIS Blogs
        Mr. Lashenik's Blog        

Elementary Blogs
CHS Blogs & Wikis
Mrs Blythe's CHS English Class Wikis & Blogs


Interactive White Board (IWB) Ideas and Lessons - Fall 2011



New Staff Orientation
 - August 18, 2011

Duneland Domain Active Directory Duneland Domain Helpful Hints Handout
RDS - Attendance & Grade book RDS Teacher Module Login
Zimbra - Mail & Calendar Zimbra Login
Service Desk -  Request Technical Assistance in your Building Service Desk Login
EVSC ICATS Back to School Setup





Visits




2010-11 Topics

posted Nov 1, 2012, 8:19 AM by Sharon Klahn

Apple in Education
Microsoft Office 2010

Looking For Something New? Check this out.....

Google Sites created by Duneland School Staff
          Creating a Google Site at Duneland School Corporation
Sign in here to access your account: http://pages.duneland.k12.in.us
Google Site Tutorial from Sue Heater - Thanks Sue Heater @ IMC
Awesome Sites Created in 2010-2011 by Duneland Teachers
Mrs. Bell's 3rd Grade Class - Thanks Nicole Bell @ LE
Mrs. Stark's Preposition Jingle Presentation - 7th Grade English - Thanks Mrs. Stark @ CMS
Mr.Lashenik's 5th Grade Class - Thanks Dave Lashenik @LIS
Mrs. Wilson's P.E. Site - Thanks Nicole Wilson @ WIS
Chesterton High School Library Media Center - Thanks Janna Carney @ CHS
Mr. Hackett's Math Class - Thanks Chris Hackett @ CHS

Interactive White Boards
Interactive White Board Activities and Lesson Plan Ideas
Order in the Library - Thanks Heather Lowe @ LE
Interactive Whiteboard Lessons - Thanks Chris Smith @ LE
ABCya.com Website - Thanks Michelle Ward @ Bailly

Mimio Interactive Whiteboard Systems
eBeam & Engage Interactive Whiteboard Systems - Thanks David Sharp
SMARTBoard Interactive Whiteboard Systems

Video Streaming Resources

Zimbra                                                                               

Picasa Photo Sharing
The Learning Connection
RDS New Staff Orientation
Duneland Domain - Active Directory 
Duneland Domain Helpful Hints Handout can be found on the District Sharon (S:) Drive
  1. Click ->Computer or My Computer
  2. Click ->District Share (S:) Drive
  3. Click ->Professional Development Folder
  4. Click ->Duneland Domain Folder
  5. Click ->Duneland Domain Helpful Hints Document

2009-10 Topics

posted Nov 1, 2012, 8:17 AM by Sharon Klahn

Tech Playground

posted Nov 1, 2012, 8:15 AM by Sharon Klahn

10-11-11 Technology Playground Invitation 

Good morning DSC Staff,

You are cordially invited to attend the first Technology Playground this school year Tuesday, October 11th from 2:30-5 in the District Training Room CMS-D150. Technology Playground Details - This exciting weekly event will offer hands-on time with new and current technologies offered within Duneland School Corporation. Feel free to come in and work on current technology projects such as Blogs and Wikis, get some hands on experience on the new Interactive White Board Technology, check out the iPad, iPod Touch or iTunesU at the iTunes Store, or just to play with the different pieces of technology available. This is a playground environment a relaxed, unstructured, learning opportunity. Please join us every Tuesday from 2:30 to 5:00 PM. Please use the CMS main entrance before 3:00PM, and CMS door #2 after 3:00PM. Make sure to wear your DSC ID badge to avoid any inconveniences.

Hope to see you at the Playground! 
Sharon Klahn




2009-2010 Playground Information

Technology Playground Feedback 
I would like to personally thank each of you who stopped by the playground this year to learn something new, share an idea or check out the latest and greatest technology in the Training Room. Our goal was to provide a place for DSC staff to explore technology in a relaxed, casual, environment. I hope that we have accomplished our goal and that you enjoyed the information we provided both online and face to face. I would appreciate a comment from you about your playground experience or a suggestion for future technology playground sessions.  Click here to -> Blog about the Technology Playground,  you can either login using your Duneland Domain Active Directory information or post as unauthenticated. Thanks in advance for your comments and feedback. 
Have a great summer! Sharon Klahn

5-18-11 This is a friendly reminder we only have 2 more Technology Playground Wednesdays this school year! Hope to see you the 18th or the 25th. Sharon Klahn 

5-11-11 Hello Duneland School Corporation Staff, I realize that today is an early release day and you might have a meeting after school. I just want to let you know that I will be conducting the playground as usual until 5 and you are welcome to stop by after your professional development time. Next year I will take meeting times into consideration and offer the playground on Tuesdays or Thursdays instead of Wednesdays. If you have any suggestions for the technology playground please reply to this e-mail. Any constructive suggestions are greatly appreciated. We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to provide technology training here at DSC. Looking for a new technology idea? Please visit my site at http://pages.duneland.k12.in.us/sklahn/ I plan to add technology rich sites to my web page regularly to share information I find and receive from others. Enjoy! Hope to see you at the playground! Sharon Klahn

5-4-11 Technology Playground Details - This exciting weekly event will offer hands-on time with new and current technologies offered within Duneland School Corporation. Feel free to come in and work on current technology projects, get some hands on experience on the new Office 2010 products, check out the iPad, iPod Touch or iTunesU at the iTunes Store, or just to play with the different pieces of equipment available. This is a playground environment a relaxed, unstructured, learning opportunity. Please join us every Wednesday from 2:30 to 5:00 PM. Please use the CMS main entrance before 3:00PM, and CMS door #2 after 3:00PM. Make sure to wear your DSC ID badge to avoid any inconveniences. The last Technology Playground this school year will be May 25th. Hope to see you Wednesday! Sharon Klahn

4-27-11 As our school corporation upgrades computers we are making a transition to Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. When your building moves new computers in you'll no doubt have questions about the new software at first. You may wonder about the new ribbon at the top of the screen or where your favorite buttons are now located. To help you make a smooth transition I have compiled a handful of helpful sites for you to explore, at your convenience, about Microsoft Office 2010. Click here to visit Sharon Klahn's Technology Playground Site and look for the Microsoft Office 2010 chunk of information or read the information below for a quick how-to get help.Need Office 2010 Help? 
  1. Visit Sharon Klahn's Technology Playground look for the Microsoft Office 2010 chunk of information with videos & online tutorials from Microsoft.
  2. FREE online help! Click the online Microsoft Help (?) found in the upper right corner or press F1, the keyboard shortcut, to access Help (?).
  3. My favorite Office 2010 Book is Microsoft Office 2010 Simplified by Kate Shoup, ISBN 978-0-470-57194-1 Cost is about $20 with an educators discount.
If your building already has Office 2010 and you would like share a comment about your transition try my new blog Sharon's Office 2010 Blog and let others learn from your experience. As always I will have other types of technology such as the new iTeach Mimio, the iPad and the iPod touch ready to explore at the playground. Hope to see you later today. Sharon Klahn


4-20-11 Interested in setting up a classroom Blog? This week at the playground we will be blogging about how you, your students, friends,or family might celebrate Earth Day. Click here to comment on my Earth Day Blog -> Sharon's Earth Day Blog  I am also available to help with any other technology topics you are interested in.  Click here to visit the technology topics we are talking about at DSC ->  2010-2011 Topics Hope to see you Wednesday. Happy Earth Day! Sharon

4-13-11
 Let's explore ways to celebrate Earth Day. Hope to see you at the playground.

4-6-11 
This week at the playground I would like to share the new Mimio Teach Interactive System we just ordered and received before Spring Break. If your building took advantage of the buy a Mimio and receive a FREE Mobi this is for you. Click here for product information -> Mimio Teach Interactive System
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank David Sharp for lending the eBeam Interactive Solutions Board to the Training Room for our Duneland Staff to preview hands on. If you are interested in the eBeam Solutions Board this is your final week to stop by and try it. I need to return this awesome interactive white board system to David so he can share the eBeam Solutions Board with another interested School Corporation. Click here to see how the eBeam can be used in the classroom -> eBeam Solutions If you can't make it to the playground please take a moment to peruse my Technology Playground Web Site and explore the many technology topics we are teaching and integrating at Duneland School Corporation this school year. Click here to visit Sharon Klahn's Technology Playground Site Hope to see you Wednesday! Sharon Klahn

Integration Ideas

posted Nov 1, 2012, 8:14 AM by Sharon Klahn

Jackson Elementary

1st Grade - in teachers room
Reading, Language, Descriptive Writing
Big Universe Reading Site - Computer/Projector in classroom
BrainPOPJr.com Language - Main Idea Video & Activities - Computer/Projector in classroom
Read a Book using a Doc Camera for everyone in classroom to see

3rd Grade - in Technology Classroom with SMARTBoard
Science Fair, Science, Volcanoes, Snowflakes, Crystals
BrainPOP.com - Volcano Video
Brainstormed Science Fair topics using the Interactive SMARTBoard Notebook Software

2nd Grade - in Technology Classroom with SMARTBoard
BrainPOPJr.com Nutrition Video and Food Group Spinner Game
Constructed healthy meals using Smart Notebook Software, Gallery of Pictures and Shape Tool

Kindergarten - in Technology Classroom with SMARTBoard
Winter video and Drop and Drag Game
BrainPOPJr.com Video & Interactive Activities using Interactive White Board
Starfall.com Build a Snowman using the Interactive White Board

Gym - in the Gym
Excel Tutorials for additional Excel Formula Help
Learn360 Videos about Basketball skills

Library - in Technology Classroom with SMARTBoard
Science Fair Videos
Learn360,  BrainPOP.com or BrainPOPJr.com


BrainPOP & BrainPOP Jr.

posted Nov 1, 2012, 8:10 AM by Sharon Klahn

Welcome Duneland Staff and Students

I am happy to announce that Duneland School Corporation has purchased a subscription to BrainPOP & BrainPOP Jr. for the 2009-2010 school year.

BrainPOP is a curriculum-based website delivered entirely online filled with hundreds of flash-based movies, quizzes, experiments, time lines, activity pages, all aligned to state standards. You can use the BrainPOP site with PCs, Macs, projectors, interactive whiteboards from both school or home. Educators please register for additional resources for teachers at www.brainpop.com/educators. Students and Staff please ask your Building Media Specialist for your schools usernams and password.

Click here to get started:
BrainPOP
BrainPOP Jr.
BrainPOP for Educators

Questions? Call Sharon Klahn at 219-983-3776 ext. 7404 or email sharon.klahn@duneland.k12.in.us

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