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Apple Inventory

All Bay Harbor Staff with iPads and MacBooks... Please don't forget to fill out the Apple Inventory. I need to get this information to Kyle as soon as possible. I need an accurate count of ALL iPads, MacBooks, etc at Bay Harbor. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks so much!! Apple Inventory

So Many Passwords, So Little Time

If you are anything like me, you can't keep all of the district usernames and passwords straight. Big Universe, Brain Pop, they all run together. I have compiled a list of all district usernames and passwords. I have linked the Google Doc so that you can access it as needed. Please bookmark it for easy reference. BH Cheat Sheet Passwords 2015-2016

I have the app, we have the Green Screen, NOW WHAT?

Do you want a little more time to explore the green screen app and brainstorm ways to use it? If so, please come to our Tech Time at 8:00, Monday, February 29th.

I will also be sharing some alternative ideas for green screens and resources that students can use for images. You will have additional time to explore and try some new things out. If you or your students have already created using Do Ink, bring some examples along. Let's celebrate some awesome work!!

Please click on the form to let me know if you are planning on coming. I just want a rough estimate.

TECH BYTE- Do Ink and Green Screen

Future Tech Times

Here are some Tech Times that I will be having in the future weeks. If there is something that you would like to learn more about please let me know. If you have something that you would like to share with others at an upcoming Tech Time, please let me know that as well.

  • Destiny, Destiny Quest, and Follet Shelf
  • Book Creator
  • Quizziz and Plickers

Bay Harbor Library Book Request

Michelle Wick (LMS at Meadowbrook) is in charge of the Bay Harbor library book collection. She will be placing another book order later this month. If there are books, series, or titles that you are interested in having at BH, please let Michelle know by completing this form.

Thanks! Bay Harbor Book Request Form

Makerspace Team

I will be putting together a Makerspace Team. We will learn more about what a Makerspace is and how we can use a Makerspace here at Bay Harbor. I would ideally like one person from each grade level and interested specialists to be part of this team. Once I know who is interested we will determine the day and time to meet.

Please let me know if you are interested in being part of this team.

If you would like to learn a little more about Makerspaces. Here is a video on Maker Education: Reaching All Learners. (At about 2:30 they show an elementary classroom.)

Maker Education: Reaching All Learners

Lightspeed Amplification Systems

Why do we have these systems in each of our classrooms?

The goal of Classroom Amplification Technology is to enable every child in a classroom to clearly hear all the speech components of the teacher’s voice no matter where a child is seated relative to the teacher’s position in the room.

  • The system should be at a level just above your natural voice. You should hardly be able to hear it.

Where should the microphone fall on me when I am wearing it?

Make an L with your finger and thumb- Pointer finger should be by lips. Thumb is the placement of the top of mic (collarbone for top of mic).

How do I set the volume?

  • Turn the microphone volume to 0 on the amplification system.

  • Turn the volume up gradually on the microphone volume.

  • Talk at your natural voice and say the alphabet. When a guest in your room can just hear your voice, then that is the volume that the mic should be at.

The volume should not be too loud. It shouldn’t sound like you are talking into a microphone.

What batteries should I use in my microphone?

There are special batteries that we need to use in the microphones. Please come to the library to get rechargeable batteries for your microphone.

Please complete a SchoolDude if your microphone or amplification system is not working correctly.