EdTech Blog

My eyes have been opened
Posted by Bryan Williams on Friday, May 17th, 2013.
I've been the Director of Technology at MJUSD now for nearly 10 years and tonight is the first time I've ever actually read one of the teacher's manuals that our teachers use. What an unbelievable failing on my part. Why have I never thought to do this before? I am overwhelmed by the possibilities this level of understanding can bring. To all MJUSD teachers, thank you so much for what you do and I promise to be better.

District Advisory Committee
Posted by Bryan Williams on Thursday, Jan 17th, 2013.

The following links will be helpful for the technology discussion during the District Advisory Committee Meeting on January 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

Download software to your laptop that will allow your iPad to show your laptop screen

Splashtop Streamer Download  

Download software to your laptop that will your iPad screen on the laptop

Reflection App Download 

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy for the 21st Century

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Available apps and tools for Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Digital Citizenship E-Rate Toolkit 

Free Educational Social Networking Site

Edmodo  

Free online apps and storage from Google

Google Apps for Education  

Haiku Learning Management System

Haiku LMS

 

 


iPad usage at Olivehurst Elementary
Posted by Bryan Williams on Thursday, Dec 13th, 2012.

Olivehurst Elementary is going with a small iPad deployment for one of their ELA groups. Here you can see how a single iPad and document camera can help keep an entire class engaged and enjoying the assignment. In this particular video they are using the free app Toontastic to teach the students about story development. They plan on moving from this single iPad model to one where iPads are distributed throughout the class so each student can create their own content at the same time. Way to go Olivehurst! I look forward to seeing how this deployment continues to grow.


December 3rd Training at Ella Elementary
Posted by Bryan Williams on Monday, Dec 3rd, 2012.

The following links will be helpful for the technology training during the staff meeting at Ella Elementary on December 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM.

Software to make your ELMO document camera work with your Smartboard

ELMO Software 

Download the latest Smartboard software 

SMART Software Download 

Find out about SMART Touch Recognition

SMART Touch Recognition

Download software to your laptop that will allow your iPad to show your laptop screen

Splashtop Streamer Download  

Download software to your laptop that will your iPad screen on the laptop

Reflection App Download 

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Digital Citizenship E-Rate Toolkit 

Free Educational Social Networking Site

Edmodo  

Free online apps and storage from Google

Google Apps for Education  

Haiku Learning Management System

Haiku LMS

 

 


Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes Award at Ella Elementary
Posted by Bryan Williams on Wednesday, Nov 28th, 2012.
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Mailee Lor was one of three national winners of the CDWG and Discovery Education Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes.

Activate your SMART Notebook software
Posted by Bryan Williams on Monday, Nov 26th, 2012.
Click below to download instructions on how to activate your SMART Notebook software.



Enable Touch Recognition on your Smartboard
Posted by Bryan Williams on Monday, Nov 26th, 2012.
SMART’s new Touch Recognition feature allows the board to recognize your touch and switch modes for you automatically. You can write with a pen, erase with your palm and move objects around with your finger without having to access other tools, buttons or on-screen menus.

Click the link below to download instructions on how to enable this feature.



November 26, 2012 Training at Johnson Park
Posted by Bryan Williams on Sunday, Nov 25th, 2012.

The following links will be helpful for the technology training during the staff meeting at Johnson Park on November 26, 2012 at 2:15 PM.

Software to make your ELMO document camera work with your Smartboard

ELMO Software 

Download the latest Smartboard software 

SMART Software Download 

Find out about SMART Touch Recognition

SMART Touch Recognition

Download software to your laptop that will allow your iPad to show your laptop screen

Splashtop Streamer Download  

Download software to your laptop that will your iPad screen on the laptop

Reflection App Download 

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Digital Citizenship E-Rate Toolkit 

Free Educational Social Networking Site

Edmodo  

Free online apps and storage from Google

Google Apps for Education  

Haiku Learning Management System

Haiku LMS

 

 

 

 


Smart Notebook Update
Posted by Bryan Williams on Sunday, Nov 25th, 2012.
Smart Technologies has released a service pack to the Smart Notebook software.

You can upgrade the software on your laptop by clicking on the Start icon, then going to All Programs, and then SMART Technologies. Open the SMART Tools folder and then select SMART Product Update.

It will automatically check to see if your Smart software needs any updates. If an update is available the Update button will be available to click on. Go ahead and click on the update button to update your software. Make sure you select all default install locations and follow all instructions that are given.

ELMO Image Mate software
Posted by Bryan Williams on Sunday, Nov 25th, 2012.

ELMO has new Image Mate software that we have tested and have found it to work very well with the new Smart Notebook 11.1 software.

Click below for instructions on downloading and installing the software.