April 28, 2015

Thinglink! -- A Short Preso, and 3 Dynamite Resources to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing



Happy to share a short Google Slide presentation on Thinglink that +Louis Turbeville  and I put together for a workshop.


(Open with speaker notes via the gear ⚙, for a narrative)


And here are 3 dynamite resources from 3 superstars to get your creative juices flowing:


Have fun with it, and let us know how you do!


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April 25, 2015

First EdCamp Kauai a Success! -- April 25, 2015


Experimenting with Storify to help document Edcamp Kauai's inaugural event. 

... Congratulations!




Anything else to add to the story? Leave a message in the comments below or tweet me, and I'll add it!

In fact, +Lisa Mireles and +jessica kerber, wouldn't it be fantastic to have a followup Google Rocks! Hawaii show? We're dying to know more details! 



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The #FunFactor \(^^)/ at the Third Hawaii Google Summit!


There's no doubt about it. Laughter makes everything Brighter and Better! And there was plenty of laughter at the 2015 Google for Education Hawaii Summit sponsored by the +EdTechTeam.

I cherish these four #FunFactor moments in particular:

1.  +Jennie Magiera's keynote was The. Best. Ever! #takearisk


I said it: 



But @aims11 said it better, with a fist bump and a clip:


Jennie literally got us all out of our seats to dance to "Uptown Funk". Here's  +Michael Fricano II's 30-second clip of it.



We laughed!

 2. +Ally Wlazlo of WeVideo was a HOOT! She easily won the Google Slam!




h/t +Pete Hansen 


I was happy Ally agreed to a photo with me!




3. +James Sanders offered in his keynote the dung ball as a metaphor for failure. ... 'Nuff said. 
IC: +EdTechTeam 

4. A spontaneous librarian convention happened at my session, the last time slot of the conference! 


A photo posted by Linda Lindsay (@mauilibrarian2) on

... Complete with precious Maui rose lei from +Elizabeth Kaneshiro#365grateful


So much fun!


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What did I learn at the GAFE summit? Blog post coming soon! ...


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April 24, 2015

3 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 04.24.15 -- How to embed a tweet into a blog post, Thinglink as a curation and app smashing tool, Digital Compass from Common Sense Media


Whew! This week was an extra busy one! The week started with Maui author @Toby Neal's visit to our school (spectacular) and ended with a field trip to Celebrate Reading Maui (Author Lois Yamanaka is real), with a couple of EdTalks in between.

But I still found time to treasure hunt, of course!

I have 3 #GR8Finds for you this week.

1. How to Embed a Tweet into a Blog Post. A friend asked about how I embedded tweets in my post on digital citizenship. Coincidentally, +Richard Byrne came up with the answer!



2. Thinglink as a curation and app smashing tool.



3. Digital Compass, a digital citizenship game from Common Sense Media, coming soon. 


 
Digital Compass Intro...Coming soon. 
from Common Sense Media on Vimeo.

Looks promising!

h/t +Michael Fricano II 

Maui teaser: 5 #GR8Shots #MauiKaOi for today



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April 23, 2015

Maui Author Toby Neal Visited Our School!

Maui author Toby Neal's visit to our school was all I hoped for and more!

Just got done speaking at Seabury Hall to a hundred or so students on "developing creativity." Yes, some yawns occurred,...
Posted by Toby Neal on Monday, April 20, 2015

Here's how I introduced Toby:

Author Toby Neal was raised on the island of Kauai, and now lives on Maui.
She has written 9 books for adults in the "Lei Crime" series, which has sold 1/2 million copies worldwide. The books follow policewoman Lei Texeira as she solves crimes around the state.
Toby is one of the most successful self-published authors in the state. She sells most of her books through Amazon and Hawaii Business Magazine has called her "Hawaii's Amazon queen".
Toby is in private practice as a mental health therapist, so her well-drawn, complex characters in her books reflect her keen understanding of what makes people tick.
Toby has just written Island Fire, which is her first Young Adult novel. It's a post-technology adventure set on the island of Lanai.
It happens to be on sale on Amazon for 99 cents until April 28, so if you don't win a copy in our drawing today, you might want to download a copy. It's a great read! Toby is planning more in the series.

Toby's talk on "Developing Your Creativity" in our Creative Arts Center to over a 100 students was thought-provoking! (I learned that it's okay to be bored to allow for creativity to come in.)




Afterwards, Toby met with our Middle School Book Clubbers and others in our Hawaiian Studies Room.

Toby read to us from Island Fire ...



and answered questions. 


Q and A
Posted by Toby Neal on Monday, April 20, 2015

I loved this intimate venue! (And the chocolate chip funfetti cookies passed inspection )

What a special opportunity for our students!

Thank you so much, Toby!

P. S. And about Island Fire? Highly recommended !



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[Cross-posted at SEABURY READS]


April 17, 2015

3 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 04.17.15: Cell/smart phone-related goodies, and a Maui teaser



1. Need to find your phone? Google it!



( I hope this comes to iOS soon.)


2.  Remotely control your slide presentations with your smart phone!




Must try this out!


3. Cell Phone Use in Africa, by Pew Research.


So informative!

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Maui teaser: The jacaranda are blooming in upcountry Maui 


Beautiful Upcounty Maui ... with Jacaranda tree of course :)
Posted by A Maui Blog on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wish you were here!

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I hope your weekend is all you hope for and more!





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April 16, 2015

26 Great Digital Citizenship Links to √ Out, Courtesy of your School Librarian



It was such a privilege to co-host the #TLChat Twitter chat for April, with +Linda Dougherty

The topic was " Digital Citizenship - how does your library program promote it at your school? " and teacher-librarians from all parts of the U.S. weighed in with useful links and ideas.


Check them out!



Thank you to a vibrant group of professionals who support each other unconditionally, and who share with the world beyond their school library so generously.




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April 10, 2015

5 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 04.10.15: Google Field Trips to Science Museums, LinkedIn to buy Lynda.com, 25 Google Search Shortcuts, Kids Summer Reading List 0-YA

[I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeekMy list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective
--my own crème de la crème curation. Generally, three to five 
#GR8Finds
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April 10, 2015

Five solid keepers this week!

1. Google Field Trips to Science Museums!

h/t +Kyle Pace 



2. LinkedIn to buy Lynda.com. Interesting!




3. 25 Google Search Shortcuts You Need to Know h/t @kleinerin


Great list! I consider myself advanced, and I didn't know a couple of these.

4. Summer Reading List for Kids 0 to YA, from Scholastic


FB Parents: Nifty SUMMER READING guide for kids 0 - Young Adult from Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com/readingcampaign/downloads/src-book-list-all-ages.pdf?linkId=13399449
Posted by Linda J. Lindsay on Friday, April 10, 2015

Summer's just around the corner.

5. The power of Google Maps and Social Media #WeAreMaunaKea

How powerful is this? #WeAreMaunaKea "This is a growing map of locations across the world where groups of people and...
Posted by Linda J. Lindsay on Friday, April 10, 2015


Using technology for good. ...


Ahh, yes, the weekend. ...  Hope yours is relaxing and refreshing.



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April 03, 2015

3 #Gr8 Finds #ThisWeek 04.03.15: Google tools for reading, Photos in Google Drive, and Interrobang

[I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeekMy list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective
--my own crème de la crème curation. Generally, three to five 
#GR8Finds
.

1.Google tools to help our kiddos read.
A nice list of apps, extensions and websites, divided into categories. You can suggest additions, too. h/t +Steve Wick 

2.Your photos and files, together in Drive



You should already have at least a Google Photo option like me, or maybe your photos have begun to migrate. I can't wait!


3. What is an interrobang? I just found out about this today. 

Just added an interrobang ‽ to my iPhone. So cool!Thanks, Cypria :)
Posted by Linda J. Lindsay on Friday, April 3, 2015

Late to the party 


Wishing for you an Easter/Passover/other Weekend that is all you hope for and more!



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