09-10 & 10-11 Tech Playground

posted Nov 1, 2012, 8:15 AM by sklahn@duneland.k12.in.us   [ updated May 29, 2014, 12:19 PM ]
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