November 21, 2014

Quick Visual Guide to the Location of Google+'s Hangout-on-Air Controls

I always go to Google Support for the most up-to-date information on Google products. In the case of Hangouts on Air, this would be Get Started with Hangouts on Air in the Google+ Help Center.

But where exactly where are the Hangout-on-Air Controls?

It took me a while to figure out where everything is located, so I thought I'd share my findings, to save you some time.

I introduced this presentation on our Google Rocks! Hawaii HOA. Check out the discussion:

Have fun hanging out!


November 18, 2014

Thanks to our Pacific Islands Artifact Makers for sharing!

We held our first lunchtime student maker event in the library, and it was GREAT!

We learned about Kazu's lauhala (pandanus) weaving project.

Tahiti explained how she made her leiomano (shark tooth weapon).

Sophia described the making of her kapa (fabric).

Steven spoke about his Marshallese navigation stick chart.

Thank you so much for sharing, everyone. Excellent job!

A special mahalo goes out to Mrs. Kathy Czar, for nurturing the maker spirit in her students.

Everyone's a maker.


November 12, 2014

Hand-Picked Links for Helping Students Develop Their Unique Voice Online

I'm happy to share my presentation at the Schools of the Future Conference on November 7, 2014: Helping Students Develop Their Unique Voice Online.

I hope you enjoy exploring the formal programs, web tools, and online events that I hand-picked. It's important that students consciously build a positive Internet presence, and I believe the links I collected offer a solid starting point for your research.

A big shout-out to veteran teacher, champion blogger, and Google Teacher Academy buddy +Linda Yollis, who came on our Google Rocks! Hawaii hangout a few days before the Schools of the Future conference. Linda shared her experience, tips, and techniques for student blogging, and I included some of her tips in the slide presentation. Linda added some great links to the show notes too. Thanks, Linda!

Here's the hangout:

(Pardon the little chatter about difficulties with my audio connection -- everyone else could hear Linda just fine)

If you have any must-have links to share, please add them in the comments.