Monday, August 29, 2016

MACUL - Call for Speakers is Nearing Deadline!

Planning on submitting a proposal to speak at the 2017 MACUL Conference?  The deadline is quickly approaching! Last year we had nearly twice as many proposals as sessions held - with the process becoming more competitive, you are encouraged to review the guide and rubric, and use the worksheet to ensure you submit a quality proposal. 

Speaker Proposal Information:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PD Planning for 2016-2017

If you are an educator in Branch or Calhoun Counties (Michigan), I'd love to hear what type of educational technology pd you are interested in for the upcoming year! 

Please take a couple minutes to fill out this form and let me know.  I will be using it to finalize my plans for Professional Development during the 2016-2017 school year. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Google Calendar - Subscribe to an Organizational Resource

If you work in a GAFE school district and your district maintains some Resources within Google Calendar, you can subscribe to any of those resources to see their availability on your own calendar. 

  1. View your Google Calendar
  2. Clicking on the down arrow to the right of Other calendars
  3. Select “Browse Interesting Calendars” (because what is more interesting than your organizational resources??)
  4. Select the More tab
  5. Click on Resources for
  6. Click Subscribe next to any resource you want to see on your own calendar

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Google Calendar - Booking Organizational Resources

If you are in a GAFE school district, your district may have resources available for reservation using your everyday Google Calendar!  This might be used for:
  • shared computer labs
  • common areas (i.e. media center, cafeteria, gymnasium)
  • resources (i.e. device carts, equipment)

Any resources will show up on the right hand side of an event in the same area where you add Guests to the event.  It will say Rooms, etc:
Available resources will be listed:

If a resource is already checked out for the time frame you have designated, it will not display in the list.  Once you add it to your event, others will not be able to check it out for the time you have designated. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Google Calendar - Setting Calendar Default Notifications

Instead of having to turn on, change or turn off notifications on each of your events, you can set your own default notification system to receive either pop-ups or emails at designated times for events on a particular calendar.  (Or opt not to receive any at all!)

  1. Click on the arrow to the right of the calendar, and select Edit notifications
  2. The notifications settings give you several options.  The first one is for normal events that have set times.  The second is for events marked “all day.” For each of these you can add the type of notification you want by clicking Add a notification
  3. Once you add a notification, you can decide the type(s) of notifications you would like - email or the pop-ups - and set the time prior to event to receive it
  4. You can also add more than one notification if desired
Below this, there are several items related to events you are invited to.  What most people find more useful is the Daily agenda option buried at the bottom.  Turning this on will send you an email each morning at 5am with that days events (Remember - this is only for events on the calendar that you are enabling these notifications on, not all your events!)