Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blended Bulletin Boards

With more focus on bulletin boards and the display of meaningful student work I wanted to pass on a few recommendations that will allow you to show that you are integrating technology into your classroom and allow you to make your boards more interactive.

·         Add a QR Code
o   You can add a Quick Response (QR) code to any document, video, presentation; really anything that has a weblink.
§  Create a weblink for documents with Google Docs. Upload the document or presentation and “share” it to the public. You’ll get a link. Copy It.
§  Go to  and enter the link. It will generate a code for you.
§  Copy it to a word document. Print and post it!

Family Resume Writing Workshop

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grant Writing 101

Missed the workshop? Never fear, the notes are below.

·         Basic Steps
o   Keep synopsis short and avoid overly complicated jargon
o   Start small. Larger grants require more time investment and materials (board approval, etc.)
o   Read requirements carefully. Don’t get disqualified because of information you don’t have or can’t get.
o   Brand your program with a catchy name. People like to get on a fun bandwagon.
o   Develop your program. Don’t ask for stuff. Ask for help to implement an idea that just so happens to need stuff.
o   Provide measurable goals and objectives. How will this impact your population? What kind of recognition should the grantors expect?
§  Utilize student or community surveys
§  Add a social media component

Friday, September 5, 2014

Time Management for the AP Student

Time management for the AP student from Shanna Miles

If you missed the workshop, you can still watch the presentation and get all the info you need. Be sure to take a look at these Top Sites and Apps to help you make the grade, as well. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Calendar of Events

Time Management for the AP Student 
Advisory, September 4th 
Yummy snacks will be served 

Grant Writing Workshop 
Monday, September 8th 
After School 3:45 - 4:30 

 Book Club 
Tuesday, September 9th 
After School 3:30 - 4:30 

Library Card Registration Drive 
Tuesday, September 16th 
Treats will be provided

Voter Registration Drive