The MEI Schools Librarians are excited to present Widget Wednesday: a 30 min. session providing free training & tips on a variety of tech. resources for educators. It will be held Wednesdays in September – December 2013 in the Secondary Library. Simply pick and choose which sessions you will find most useful; select however many you are able to attend — there is no limit.
All MEI Staff and educators in our local community are invited to join us for this time of professional development.
The Widgets begin next Wednesday with — Windows 8:
Windows 8 has some great new features that you don’t want to miss out on! In this Widget you will also learn where to find your old favorite features within the new look of Windows 8. Come with your questions ready for Tim Lewis.
Are you looking for a way to stay organized this year? One of your teachers recommended the myHomework app. It’s an easy way to track your homework, get reminded when projects are due, and syncs across a variety of devices.
If you are a teacher, you can use the Teacher.io app to manage your class syllabus, and remind students who use myHomework of upcoming deadlines, handouts, etc.
Follow the journey of Matt Cruise from his start as a cabin boy in Airborn to his experience as an astralnaut in Starclimber. In Airborn Matt discovers a damaged hot air balloon whose dying pilot tell a story of beautiful creatures that no one has ever seen before. A year later Matt meets Kate and is thrown into an adventure involving pirates, a crashing airship and a mysterious island; Can he overcome all of them and get into the airship academy? In Skybreaker Matt Cruise is a student in training when his ship is caught in a storm and thrown high into the air. The lost ship Hyperion is spotted, rumored to have untold riches, and even as he fights thrown the altitude sickness to land the ship, Matt remembers where it is. Now everyone is trying to get the coordinates from him. Can Matt and Kate survive all of these people and get to the Hyperion before anyone else? In Starclimber Matt is now a pilot working on the Celestial tower, which will be used to reach the stars, but there are some people who would do anything to stop humans from reaching the heavens. Will Matt become one of the first humans to venture into space? And if he is chosen will he be able to return to Earth?
Read an excerpt from Airborn
Read an excerpt from Skybreaker
Read an excerpt from Starclimber
“I was born in Port Alberni, a mill town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in Victoria, B.C. and on the opposite coast, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At around twelve I decided I wanted to be a writer. I started out writing sci-fi epics then went on to swords and sorcery tales and then, during the summer holiday when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games. It turned out to be quite a long story, really a short novel, and I rewrote it the next summer. We had a family friend who knew Roald Dahl – one of my favourite authors – and this friend offered to show Dahl my story. I was paralysed with excitement. I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent. I got a letter from them, saying they wanted to take me on, and try to sell my story. And they did.Taken from author website
Want to access your files from your mobile device?
Want a smooth transition from home to work, or Mac to PC?
Take a closer look at the differences between the features of Microsoft SkyDrive Excel vs. Google Drive Spreadsheets.
Check out the excel vs. spreadsheets tutorial.
Did you want a look at what Tim covered in this week’s Widget Wednesday?
Have you ever wished you could recall an email after it has been sent?
Do you need an efficient way to organize the masses of emails you receive?
Wanting some insight into the workings of the Calendar feature?
Did you know you can access your H drive from home?
Click on the image above for a link to: outlook (the tutorial)
Curious about other Widget Wednsday tutorials? Take a look HERE