Director or Coordinator?

Yesterday the central office staff met to go over our goals for the upcoming school year. Our superintendent talked with us about our roles as directors of our various departments. The emphasis this year is on “customer service” and on how we can play a supporting role for principals and teachers – those on the … Continue reading Director or Coordinator?

Libraries and Museums – Not There Yet

This photograph of Nina Simon over at Museum 2.0 pretty much sums up my experience with museum and library websites over the weekend. This was also the conclusion of Simon’s paper describing museums and libraries in the 21st Century.

This all got started this past weekend as I was reviewing websites for a graduate course I’m taking. I was not only looking at museums and libraries, but historical societies, as well. My intent was to see what actual resources were offered on their various websites and to see how they have bought into social networking. What I found was a bit discouraging. Continue reading “Libraries and Museums – Not There Yet”

SCETV Day 3 – Reflections on Censorship

South Carolina State House

Today was a jam-packed day. I had three sessions back to back, then it was time to drive home. There was one last session on basic Google Earth, then two on Geotagging. Yesterday during the late afternoon I had drive around Columbia snapping pictures so that I would have some shots for tagging.

Thurmond DomeWar Protesters 2Varsity BilliardsETV Satellite FarmETV Building

The first session went well, then it was a mad dash to the other ETV building for geotagging. It was a small room, so we had a rather information demonstration/discussion. Both sessions went very well, and my photos showed up in Google Earth exactly like they were supposed to. Continue reading “SCETV Day 3 – Reflections on Censorship”

2 Much 2.0?

Discovery Education is playing a large role in this week’s workshops sponsored by SCETV. After all, through their partnership with SCETV, all schools in the state have access to on-demand video via StreamlineSC. This evening I joined a large group of local educators who are part of the Discovery Education Network for dinner and discussion. … Continue reading 2 Much 2.0?

(Google) Earth Day

Since this is Earth Day, it seems only fitting that I spent the day doing workshops for SCETV on Google Earth. I did one basic session, which covered getting use the the controls, searching, basic placemarks, and learning how to manage layers and folders. The second session was an advanced session where we started embedding … Continue reading (Google) Earth Day

A Tale of Two Tablets

I had an unusual package show up the other day. It was sent with no paperwork or warning, and came wrapped in plain brown paper. I was a bit hesitant to open it, but eventually worked up the nerve. Inside was a Qomo QIT30 Interactive Tablet (white, on the left above.) After a couple of … Continue reading A Tale of Two Tablets