Technology Update

December 2015

Web Resource of the Week: Thinglink

Thinglink, make your images interactive, is an immersive, integrated application that you may find useful as part of your digital curriculum. Be it a map, screenshot, graphic, or graph, thinglink is exactly what it sounds like - a "thing" with "links". Studying foods from around the world? You OR your students can create a Thinglink using a map of South America (the "thing") and add links within each country to different recipes or YouTube clips about the food (the "link"). I used Thinglink during the first week of technology class to get the students more familiar with the keys and functions of the Chromebook. Want a 5 minute tutorial? Send me an e-mail, and we'll connect on a time.
Click to Reserve the Chromebook Mobile Lab

The SuperSaaS system will allow faculty and staff to reserve our 2 mobile Chromebook Labs. Scheduling will be done one month at a time. You will receive an e-mail when the calendar is opened for subsequent months. See the tutorial video below.

SuperSaas : Adding a Reservation for Chromebook Labs

NOVELNY Databases

I was excited to find out that Siena students and faculty have full access to the NOVELNY collection of databases, ranging from Scholastic GO! (Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre), Academic ONEFile, New York State Newspapers, and Health Reference Center Academic. Want a 5 minute tutorial? Send me an e-mail, and we'll connect on a time.

About the Technology Department

The Computer Technology Department teaches students how to use 21st century technology to redefine their learning and to develop proficient technology skills to apply to all curriculum areas.