Friday, June 29, 2007

Self Publishing

Some teachers were asking me about publishing books from websites on the net. Two that I have found are and Both take work that you create and will allow you to buy 1, 10 or 100 copies. They also allow parents or anyone to buy the books directly from the website.

Here is an example:

Summer vacation's not what it used to be.

For those interesting in catching up with some of the conferences going on this summer, there's the NECC the National Educational Computer Conference where you can find a number of blogs, podcasts and other resources to use.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Google Docs

For those who use Google Docs, they have just updated the interface. I think it's easier to sort and manage your documents and spreadsheets on it. For those who are not using Google Docs, check it out here: Highly recommended!

A Special Thank You

I would like to give a special thanks to all the students that helped during the week. We had Tech Club students from 7th graders to graduated seniors volunteering to help teachers out all week.

Thanks so much guys!!

Mr. K

The Tech Institute - Friday

Today we wrapped up with a number of features the Google Suite has to offer and worked on the pages that teachers made. You can find a list of the blogs and pages Here .

We also watched this video having to do with copyright and Fair Use in education.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Tech Institute - Thursday

Thursday was audio day. We worked mostly with Audacity, Podcasts and iTunes. For more info go to

Just a note, a number of teachers asked about the use of the iPods, please remember that while the iPod gives portability, anything you would use an iPod for, you can accomplish with your existing computer. Make sure you have iTunes version 7 (The easiest way to tell is if the CD with a blue note on it, otherwise download it here.) Also, here is the iPod Educational Use Form if you have a use for the portability iPods bring.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Tech Institute - Tuesday

Another great day, this one focused on iTunes and podcasting. There were a number of links today and I'll post a few of them here.

Did You Know? Video (This is in YouTube, so will be blocked by Bess.)

Also here is Mrs. Cochrane's class podcast, Give it a listen!

Ok, back to getting ready for tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Tech Institute - Wednesday

Today was a lot of fun, we covered Blogs and Google Reader in the morning and Google Calendar in the afternoon. (Although I think the teachers had the most fun setting up their iGoogle page :)

Tomorrow, iPods and iTunes!

Removing the Navbar

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First Day of the Tech Institute

We had the first day of the Summer Tech Institute, and I think it went really well. I'm going to post some of the links we made here:

OLPC 60-minutes Interview

Thursday, June 14, 2007

If you can read this . . .

Congratulations! I'll be posting much more here in days to come and now that you have a reason to come see and what new resources I can find and put here.

Don't forget, the notes from the week can be found at