October 30, 2014

Senior Anna Ezzy Does a Reprise of her TEDxYouth Talk on the Orangutan

Anna Ezzy presented her TEDxYouthSeaburyHall talk: Orangutan - Person of the Forest to two Hawaiian Studies Room-fuls of teachers and students. What a treat!

Middle School presentation

Anna's passion for this endangered animal is so inspiring! 

Here's the official 8-minute talk from the TEDxYouth event held in April. Anna calls us to action and mentions specific ways we can help.

Thanks, for caring, Anna!

Anna's talk is the first in a series of student presentations that will be held periodically this year, during the last half of our two lunches. What an excellent inauguration of the series!

English department head Alan Hodara is organizing these student presentations, and he has already lined up the next two. Stay tuned! (I can't wait.)

Happy learning!


October 25, 2014

"What is the Mindset of a Maker Educator?" Resources Mentioned in Edcamp Online

Participated in my second annual EdCamp Online this morning and I learned so much! The best part? Meeting some new people with common interests.

I joined the Maker Educator group mainly to soak in ideas, since we are just starting our own drop-in Makerspace program in my library.

It was a treat to meet and chat with +Jackie Gerstein, who moderated the hangout. Jackie (Dr. Gerstein, that is) is a prolific blogger who is passionate about Maker Education. Check out her blog, User Generated Education.

I loved that the Chat was used to its full potential, filling up with excellent resources as we talked. Check them out!

Don't the links pique your curiosity? My favorite is Jackie's Pinterest collection: Maker and Hacker Activities for Young People.

I was very pleased to participate in EdCamp Online again, and even more pleased with how much I got out of the Maker Educator session.

Mahalo to the organizers!


How to Schedule Appointments with Google Forms Add-On Choice Eliminator, A Tutorial by Sean Junkins

Love my #GTANY* PLN!

+Sean Junkins just created an easy-to-understand 5 minute tutorial: 

"Scheduling Appointments with Google Forms"

using the Add-on Choice Eliminator.

I'll be recommending this super-simple way to schedule appointments to our administrative support staff!

Such a powerful add-on, and a most excellent, concise tutorial.

Thanks, Sean! (I just subscribed to your channel :D )


*Google Teacher Academy New York 2012