The Eagle's Nest

News from the Eagle Lake Media Center - October 2012

Tech Tuesdays (October, November & December) 3:00 - 3:20pm

This is what I have in mind for Tech Tuesdays for October, and November. Please let me know if you have other ideas. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 2 - Google Drive - How is this different from Google Docs? Making folders. Putting shared files into your drive. The "recent" button on left. Adding your picture to gmail settings so that others can see your picture. And...Google email Task List. Make and use task lists.

Tuesday, October 9 - Mackin Via - Online ebooks. Students can view these at school or at home. You can have your whole group reading the same book on the computer at the same time. Or, students can each choose their own to read. There are many levels to choose from. The books are linked under the Eagle Lake Media Website. Click on the Media Center tab and drag to Mackin Via Books. Or go to the following website:

Username = Eaglelake77

Password = eagle1

Tuesday, October 16 - Learn 360 - How do you organize Learn 360 videos for your classroom?

Tuesday, October 23 - (Day off - I have a media meeting that afternoon.)

Tuesday, October 30 - Pinterest and Educlipper

Tuesday, November 6 - Worldbook Online and other Online Tools that we have available to us.

Tuesday, November 13 - (Day off - Conferences tonight)

Tuesday, November 20 (No School)

Tuesday, November 27 - QR Codes - How to make them in about 3 steps and use them with your parents and students.

QR Code Help Sheet Link:

QR Code Ideas to use with students - Links:

Tuesday, December 4 - App Sharing - Bring an App to share with the group. I will share the following - Smore Machine App (to make this newsletter). Destiny Quest App (to get to our library books from your device)

Tuesday, December 11- Google Reader - What is Google Reader? Read your web pages in one place with Google Reader, where keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email. You don't have to log into all of the websites, just check Google Reader.

Google Reader in Plain English -

How to get to Google Reader? It is under the "more" pulldown menu in Google Drive. You will learn two ways to subscribe to Webpages with RSS feeds. "Subscribe" in Reader, or on a page that has an RSS feed symbol. You can also search for topics that are of interest to you.

Show Feeddler RSS App on my iphone. (Probably has the same app for ipad and Droid.) You can then follow the web pages on your phone or ipad.

Tuesday, December 18- "smore" - Newsletter Web Page

More to come. Please leave me a comment or send an email for ideas that you have for training.