Weekly Geekly

December 2, 2019

Turn Off Your Projectors- A Haiku

Bulbs are hard to find

They are slow to be replaced

Turn off projectors

When not in use

Megalunch or PLC

Turn off projectors

Back to the old days

Only whiteboards if you don't

Turn off projectors

State of the Chromebooks

If you see any single Chromebooks laying around, please alert Victoria and I immediately because someone probably needs them. Also, if you notice some missing, let us know immediately. We are trying to track down a few now that have apparently been missing for quite a while and it is much more difficult because the carts have changed hands several times and they had not been reported.

Please do not take a any chromebooks away from their cart.


  • A&M cart computer #1 is missing. If you see it, please return it to us!
  • We are missing 2 chromebooks from the Rice Cart
  • We are missing 2 Chromebook chargers from Ashley's desk.

Broken: #6 from the Southwestern Cart is missing 3 keys that were ripped off.

Fixed: None

Workshop in Eduphoria is GONE!

Strive has now officially replaced Workshop in Eduphoria. You can learn more about the change here

Getting Canvas Ready for Semester 2!

We have a checklist ready for prepping courses for Semester 2. I am sending you this now, because if you need help, I need you to get that help BEFORE we leave for break.


If you have already used Canvas this year, you will need to

  • follow these instructions (of course these are also in the Digital Melting Pot) There are 2 pages of instructions. The first page is for year long classes, the second page is for semester long classes.
  • make sure your S2 course has the LTHS landing page in it. Instructions here. this is non-negotiable, but I will be soliciting feedback on changes that we want to make to that landing page before the end of the year, so anything you love or hate about it, make note!

If you have NOT already used Canvas at all this year, you will need to get your courses ready for use by following these instructions. The only change to these instructions is in step 6 you need to publish S2 courses instead of S1.

Please remember this only looks overwhelming because it is new!

I am more than happy to help you with this process. If you or your PLC want to meet with me about this, please email me as soon as possible to schedule a time. I will also be in lab B112 on Tuesday December 17 to help you with anything you need. I will be there before school starting at 8:15, both MegaLunches, and after school starting at 4:15.

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#12DaysTwitter Starts TODAY!

There is a 12 Days of Twitter Challenge starting today! Tweet at least 10 of the 12 days for a Blazer Button. Themes are below. I also have a tweet scheduled each day at 8:30 am that will give you the task of the day. Follow @hamptech to get those tweets!
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What is Creativity? (with Bill Gates, Malala, Rosario Dawson, Lisa Loeb and Susan Wojcicki)

The Hour of Code is coming!

Every year, the global movement known as the "Hour of Code" seeks to expose more and more people to the joys of computational thinking and coding. This year we will host Hour of Code activities for staff and students in the library from December 9-13. Students may participate before and after school, or during MegaLunch. Staff are welcome any time. We have a Canvas course set up to collect evidence of your coding activities, and anyone who tries all 4 will get an Hour of Code Blazer Button!

Activities include:

  • programing with Scratch to make Christmas lights twinkle
  • programming an Ozobot to round a holiday track
  • programming a Sphero robot to do an ice skating routine
  • Programming the Dash robot to do some slalom skiing
  • and completing a coding digital breakout

You do NOT have to know anything about coding to participate! All of these are entry level coding activities that should take no longer than 15-20 minutes apiece. Even if you can only come try one thing, I encourage you to try something new!