Friday, November 6, 2020

LID Collaboration Workshops, Infinite Campus Training, Permission to Feel, and Trivia ~ November 6, 2020

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RESOURCES, TUTORIALS, AND PD

LID COLLABORATION WORKSHOPS
Every December, we usually have LID Vision Workshops where Faculty provides professional development sessions for and by Faculty. In light of current life and times, we're adjusting this structure on the afternoon of December 9 to be sensitive to your most precious and irreplaceable commodity: time. We also want to provide a space, if people would like it. Here are the details:

  • Date: December 9, 2020
  • Time: 3:15-4:30pm (may vary slightly by division - ask your LID Director)
  • What: LID Collaboration Time
  • What we need from you:
  • What if I don't have the energy or space to collaborate on December 9?
    • We get that. Please still know that if you have a quick question, your LID Director will be in their Zoom Room during that time to address any timely questions.
  • Will attendance be taken? 
    • No
  • What if I don't want to think about anything school-related, but I still want to see my colleagues?
    • Jane Keller will be graciously offering an online Yoga session during this time, as well, in case that's more appealing for you.  


INFINITE CAMPUS NATIONAL TRAINING WEEK
We have signed up for Infinite Campus' National Training Week, which is the week of November 16. You are free and welcome to attend as many sessions as you are able and for which you are interested.


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Permission to Feel:

Strategies for Supporting Your Child's Emotional Well-Being During Uncertain Times

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 

5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET

Register

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Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Professor and director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

In conversation with

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Lorri Hamilton Durbin

Head of School, Town School for Boys

Throughout the pandemic, the critical role of schools and educators as sources of support, connectedness, and stability has never been more visible. And, as students, families, and educators face continued uncertainty and disruptions, social and emotional learning (SEL) has never been more important.

In this session, Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and lead developer of RULER, the evidence-based approach to teaching kids how to become emotion scientists, will share his research, tools, and strategies that can help make the ride a little smoother.

Join us for a 45-minute conversation with Marc as he outlines a blueprint for understanding emotions and using them wisely, supported by the latest research and powerful stories. You will leave this interactive webinar with strategies and tools to support your children's well-being during these challenging times and beyond.
Common Sense is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to digital well-being for all kids. For more information, please visit commonsense.org.
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TRIVIA

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Read to the bottom of each blogpost and send an email to Liz Brumbaugh at liz.brumbaugh@harker.org with the correct answers sooner than anyone else, and Liz will email a special surprise to the winner! 






TRIVIA MASTERS IN 2020-2021
Mariel Nicholary

And now, for the questions (I'm continuing with easy ones, and also completely google-able)...

1. What illegal activity was Hero participating at the opening of Big Hero 6?
2. What is the name of the hamster in Disney’s Bolt?
3. What is the name of Stanley's wife in Cars?
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Thursday, October 15, 2020

All The LID Things in One Post! ... and Trivia :) ~ Friday, October 16, 2020

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RESOURCES, TUTORIALS, AND PD

What is included here: 
  • Infinite Campus National Training Week
  • Sheet of sortable tutorial videos related to Infinite Campus, Schoology and Group Spaces
  • LID Summer of Innovation 2020 LibGuide Link
  • Lunch n Learn Links
  • Link to "What's Working" resources - created by teachers for teachers! Learn about awesome gems your colleagues are findings across all divisions!
  • Join codes for all Schoology User Groups
  • Common Sense Media Tips of the Week

INFINITE CAMPUS NATIONAL TRAINING WEEK
We have signed up for Infinite Campus' National Training Week, which is the week of November 16. You are free and welcome to attend as many sessions as you are able and for which you are interested.


SPREADSHEET OF ALL IC, SCHOOLOGY AND GROUP SPACES TUTORIALS
CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THE SPREADSHEET OF TUTORIALS: http://bit.ly/LMSSISResourcesCopy 


LID SUMMER OF INNOVATION LIBGUIDE


LUNCH N LEARNS

"WHAT'S WORKING" APPS AND WEBSITES


SCHOOLOGY USER GROUP JOIN CODES
Everyone has a Schoology account (Faculty, Staff and Administration). When you login to the Portal, click on the Schoology tile. 

We have created more than a few User Groups to share resources and collaborate across divisions and content areas around specific tools we have available. Crowdsourding has long been a reputable method of research, and who better to ask about best practices than those who are in a similar context (i.e. each other!)

Once in Schoology, navigate to Groups, and choose My Groups, and then click "Join Group". Enter the codes as indicated below.

  • iPad Users' Group: WT6F-H9R8-GVRC7
  • Surface Users' Group: P5VH-27K2-37JC5
  • Classkick Users' Group: KPVD-RCS9-96N9C
  • Infinite Campus and Schoology Users' Group (this is a group that spans across all of Schoology's users, not just Harker): NS44-335D-N39DN
  • EdPuzzle Users' Group: QNQS-4276-8794D
  • Minecraft: Education Edition Users' Group (it says US, but it's for anyone): CW8T-9VTW-Z92TC
  • Padlet Users' Group: C86Q-G8QV-MJW6H
  • Peardeck Users' Group: BXR7-JTKJ-2BJKD
  • PollEverywhere Users' Group: PWTV-KSG5-3K3DH
  • Quiz Tools (like Quizlet, Quizzizz and Others) Users' Group: HJX3-ZJSG-2D2VD


COMMON SENSE MEDIA TIPS OF THE WEEK
Also found here for family access, for sharing, and complete archive: https://www.harker.org/page.cfm?p=5030

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TRIVIA

Photo Credit: Vitor Antunes via Creative Commons License


Read to the bottom of each blogpost and send an email to Liz Brumbaugh at liz.brumbaugh@harker.org with the correct answers sooner than anyone else, and Liz will email a special surprise to the winner! 






TRIVIA MASTERS IN 2020-2021
TBD...You???

And now, for the questions (I'm starting with easy ones, and also completely google-able)...

1. What was the first toy to be advertised on television?
2. How many of Snow White’s seven dwarfs have names ending in the letter Y (you have a 14.29% chance of getting this correct)?
3. What is Blackpink?
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Lunch n Learn on Blogs, In Praise of Wasting Time, and Trivia ~ January 23, 2020

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LID TEAM UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS


SVCUE
On Saturday, March 7, SVCUE will be hosting their annual professional development event at Harker’s BUCKNALL campus! It’s like home court advantage for PD (if there was such a thing).

This event offers a wide range of workshops, and I’m sure that you will find a couple sessions that are interesting and applicable to your classrooms/subject area. AND there are five Harker faculty who will be presenting: Eileen Schick, Larissa Weaver, Cindy Proctor, Lisa Diffenderfer, and Diane Main (yay for Harker’s Learning Leaders)! Lastly, the event is only $40 and includes breakfast and lunch!
 If you are interested in attending, here is the registration link.


Bring your lunch, and learn online! 
If you missed a previously held session, you can still avail yourself of the materials here:

September – Remind
October – Chrome Extensions
November – Productivity Tips & Tricks
December – Google Drive Tips & Tricks

Here are the topics for the remainder of the year:

  • January
    • Blogs 101 - Mon., January 27 @ 11am - 11:40am
      • Blogs are great ways to communicate, empower your students to improve their writing skills and to open the doors of your (virtual) classroom. Learn about blogs (and how they differ from Google Docs or websites) and how they have been used in schools and classes.
      • Join the video conference

  • February
    • Outlook Tips and Tricks for Inbox Zero
      • Just as it says! Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the email influx? Learn some strategies and logistical ways to manage your inbox and never (ok...rarely) feel overwhelmed by email again!
  • March
    • Google Slides / Presentation Tips & Tricks
      • This session will focus exclusively on Google Slides as a presentation tool and explore its functionality and collaborative features.
  • April
    • Chrome Extensions Part Deux
      • There's NEVER enough time for all the wonderful, time-saving features of Chrome extensions.
  • May
    • Social Media for Professional Learning Growth 101
      • Learn and explore the ways you can engage with professional learning networks online to push your thinking, creativity and expand your professional learning network, as one way to connect with other educators worldwide.

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INNOVATIVE TOOL, TIP OR STRATEGY


I (Liz) recently read In Praise of Wasting Time, by Alan Lightman. 

Alan Lightman is a physicist, essayist and novelist, as well as Professor of the Practice of the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

His research about the speed of our lives and how that manifests itself in our children and in our own current psychology gives much to consider and act upon.

So what does this have to do with Learning, Innovation, and Design? Everything. 

Before we can grapple with how to best design lessons and innovative projects, we must first identify the reality of just how much has changed and specifically identify the effects of these new realities. Only then can we determine the best antidotes and subsequently, nurture each whole child and our own selves. If you'd like to discuss this further, send me an email and we can chat about its implications for innovative learning and design.

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TRIVIA

Photo Credit: Vitor Antunes via Creative Commons License


Read to the bottom of each blogpost and send an email to Liz Brumbaugh at liz.brumbaugh@harker.org with the correct answers sooner than anyone else, and Liz will deliver your choice of beverage to your office or classroom






TRIVIA MASTERS IN 2019-2020

Matt Ortiz
Lisa Masoni

And now, for the questions...

1. One of the first electronic computers, located in Philadelphia, occupied 167 square metres, weighed 27 tons and consumed 150kW of electricity. What was it called?

2. Which general term refers to all kinds of harmful software, including viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware?

3. What Mac keyboard shortcut can you use to bring up a menu of emojis? (Bonus points if you can write a sentence in emojis.)
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Talking to Kids About Violence, SEL for Teachers and Trivia ~November 7, 2019~

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LID TEAM UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

The LID Team, in collaboration with LIFE and Counseling, work to update important resources on the Parent Portal.

Last March, we posted a link from Common Sense Media in the Digital Family Resources section of the Parent Portal, and it seems as though it may be helpful for any of us who finds a need to have these conversations - this week, in particular:

Hate Online, Real-World Violence, and How to Talk to Kids About Them
Tragically, we find ourselves in a position to talk to our kids about mass shootings regularly. Some of the shooters' motivations aren't entirely clear, and sometimes—like the ones of the shooter in New Zealand—they are expressly stated in written and recorded messages of hate. What can we, as parents, do to help our kids make sense of these horrific events?

First, it's important to recognize the role online platforms and social media play not only as sources of the hate people encounter, but also as a means to spread those messages, encourage participation, and even share livestreams of the shootings themselves. If you have a little kid who hasn't seen or heard about the incident, there's no reason to bring it up; however, it's always great to plant the seeds of acceptance, peaceful interaction, and accurate information about all kinds of people. Older kids and tweens may have heard something, but it's best to let them take the lead so you aren't the one to give more details than they're ready for. Teens likely know what's happened, so you can make sure they have accurate and complete information and find out how they're making sense of it all. Of course, in all cases, we want to offer hope: Sometimes that comes by taking actions to help which can empower kids—and parents—to spread some light in times of darkness.

Liz is continuing to offer monthly Lunch n' Learn Sessions online, so you can come in and participate from the comfort of wherever your computer is, and they will be recorded for viewing later, as well. Feedback will be solicited at the end of the year to determine topics for the following year!

Here are the topics for this year:



  • November 19, 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Productivity Tips and Tricks
      • Join Liz for toe-dip into a couple great applications, strategies and websites that can shave seconds (and ultimately minutes and hours) off your daily tasks

  • December 3, 11:15am - 12:00pm
    • Google Drive Tips and Tricks
      • Explore some best strategies for organizing and your Google Drive, including learning more about Shared Drives and some extra fun tips within Google Docs.

  • January
    • Blogs 101
      • Blogs are great ways to communicate, empower your students to improve their writing skills and to open the doors of your (virtual) classroom. Learn about blogs (and how they differ from Google Docs or websites) and how they have been used in schools and classes.
  • February
    • Outlook Tips and Tricks for Inbox Zero
      • Just as it says! Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the email influx? Learn some strategies and logistical ways to manage your inbox and never (ok...rarely) feel overwhelmed by email again!
  • March
    • Google Slides / Presentation Tips & Tricks
      • This session will focus exclusively on Google Slides as a presentation tool and explore its functionality and collaborative features.
  • April
    • Chrome Extensions Part Deux
      • There's NEVER enough time for all the wonderful, time-saving features of Chrome extensions.
  • May
    • Social Media for Professional Learning Growth 101
      • Learn and explore the ways you can engage with professional learning networks online to push your thinking, creativity and expand your professional learning network, as one way to connect with other educators worldwide.

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INNOVATIVE TOOL, TIP OR STRATEGY

*THIS IS A REPEAT FROM OUR LAST BLOG POST, BUT WARRANTS REPEATING*

Sometimes, we just need a reminder to care for ourselves. Here's hoping you have a chance to do just that during the upcoming Fall Break Weekend.

Social Emotional Support for Educators

Teacher's Aid Podcast:
https://www.bamradionetwork.com/genre/teachers-aid/

Free Self-Care Course for Educators: https://divergentedu.thinkific.com/courses/self-care-for-educators

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TRIVIA

Photo Credit: Vitor Antunes via Creative Commons License


Read to the bottom of each blogpost and send an email to Liz Brumbaugh at liz.brumbaugh@harker.org with the correct answers sooner than anyone else, and Liz will deliver your choice of beverage to your office or classroom




TRIVIA MASTERS IN 2019-2020
Matt Ortiz


And now, for the questions...

1. On this date in 1874, Thomas Nast drew the first cartoon depicting the elephant as the Republican Party symbol. What other cartoon did Thomas Nast popularize?

2. Name the singer / music group:

"When I look into your eyes I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you don't you know I feel the same
'Cause nothin' lasts forever and we both know hearts can change

And it's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain."

3. Which of the following titles does November NOT hold:

  • National Blog Posting Month
  • Fun with Fondue Month
  • Holy Souls in Purgatory Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • Wild Turkey Awareness Month
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Monday, September 23, 2019

STEM Cottage, Lunch n Learns, Self-Care and Trivia - September 23, 2019

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LID TEAM UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

There's really no better way to bring the 2019-2020 school year than to begin with a fresh start, a fresh role and fresh students! At the Preschool, the STEM Specialist is now Amanda Crook, who has been at the Preschool since its inception and who has been known by her Preschool Colleagues as a strong STEM advocate and now it gets to be her day's work! She began by redesigning parts of the STEM Cottage and the new design is inspiring for all classrooms, regardless of grade level or discipline. One of the most exciting aspects of the space is the new Makerspace. 

In other news, Liz will be offering monthly Lunch n' Learn Sessions online, so you can come in and participate from the comfort of wherever your computer is, and they will be recorded for viewing later, as well. Feedback will be solicited at the end of the year to determine topics for the following year!

Here are the topics for this year:

  • September 30, 1:00-1:30
    • Remind

  • October 16, 12:45pm-1:30pm
    • Chrome Extensions
      • Learn how to fully utilize the Chrome Browser, make the fullest use of bookmarks and adjust your settings to expedite searching and use of your browser. Lots of fun tips, too!

  • November 19, 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Productivity Tips and Tricks
      • Join Liz for toe-dip into a couple great applications, strategies and websites that can shave seconds (and ultimately minutes and hours) off your daily tasks

  • December 3, 11:15am - 12:00pm
    • Google Drive Tips and Tricks
      • Explore some best strategies for organizing and your Google Drive, including learning more about Shared Drives and some extra fun tips within Google Docs.

  • January
    • Blogs 101
      • Blogs are great ways to communicate, empower your students to improve their writing skills and to open the doors of your (virtual) classroom. Learn about blogs (and how they differ from Google Docs or websites) and how they have been used in schools and classes.
  • February
    • Outlook Tips and Tricks for Inbox Zero
      • Just as it says! Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the email influx? Learn some strategies and logistical ways to manage your inbox and never (ok...rarely) feel overwhelmed by email again!
  • March
    • Google Slides / Presentation Tips & Tricks
      • This session will focus exclusively on Google Slides as a presentation tool and explore its functionality and collaborative features.
  • April
    • Chrome Extensions Part Deux
      • There's NEVER enough time for all the wonderful, time-saving features of Chrome extensions.
  • May
    • Social Media for Professional Learning Growth 101
      • Learn and explore the ways you can engage with professional learning networks online to push your thinking, creativity and expand your professional learning network, as one way to connect with other educators worldwide.

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INNOVATIVE TOOL, TIP OR STRATEGY


Sometimes, we just need a reminder to care for ourselves. Here's hoping you have a chance to do just that during the upcoming Fall Break Weekend.

Social Emotional Support for Educators

Teacher's Aid Podcast:
https://www.bamradionetwork.com/genre/teachers-aid/

Free Self-Care Course for Educators: https://divergentedu.thinkific.com/courses/self-care-for-educators


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TRIVIA

Photo Credit: Vitor Antunes via Creative Commons License


Read to the bottom of each blogpost and send an email to Liz Brumbaugh at liz.brumbaugh@harker.org with the correct answers sooner than anyone else, and Liz will deliver your choice of beverage to your office or classroom




And now, for the questions...

1. "Autumn Leaves" is one of the most popular autumn song of all time. Which of the following musicians never recorded it?
Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, or Roger Williams?

2. What substance trapped in maple leaves after photosynthesis stops turns a red color in response to cooler temperatures and shorter days?

3. What are the 3 Zodiac signs of fall?

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* You may be looking for Infinite Campus updates here, and may be sorely disappointed and maybe even a little sad that you didn't see any. Each individual's use of Infinite Campus varies greatly and since this blog's audience is for ALL Harker Faculty and Staff, across all divisions, we're opting to keep this blog focused on LID's mission and methods and appreciate your understanding. :)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Teachers as Lead Learners, Monthly Tech Tips, and More Trivia! ~ April 12, 2019

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The Harker LID Blog: http://harkerlid.blogspot.com
The Great SIS Adventure (recent updates on 4.12.19): http://greatsisadventure.blogspot.com

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LID TEAM UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Students at the Lower School learned how to use Thinglink (shout out - or s/o - to Shelby Guarino for presenting on this as a LID Vision Workshop), that simply and elegantly allows for lessons in visual literacy and multimedia across all content areas. What's best, though, is that those students then taught teachers how to use the tool. What strategy, tool or philosophy could YOUR students teach other teachers? 



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INNOVATIVE TOOL, TIP OR STRATEGY

In collaboration with the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Educational Technology Services Team, enjoy this monthly "Tech Tips". In particular, I would like you to be aware of the amazing FREE Leadership Summit opportunity being held on May 21 at the Santa Cruz COE (it's for all educators, since we are all leaders). Click on the link in the Tech Tips for more information. (If the image isn't clickable for you, you can go directly to the link by viewing this post right on our blog.)

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TRIVIA

Read to the bottom of each blogpost and send an email to Liz Brumbaugh at liz.brumbaugh@harker.org with the correct answers sooner than anyone else, and Liz will deliver your choice of beverage to your office or classroom



2018-2019 Trivia Winners (So Far)

Michael Ear, Preschool Art
Marissa Lucketti, Human Resources
Melanie Ramsey, Middle School History
Jennifer Siraganian, Upper School English
Lola Muldrew, Upper School Math
Annamaria Smitherman, Lower School English
Melaina Lara, Summer Programs
Kristen Morgensen, Middle School Science
Teri Parrette, Finance




And now, for the questions...

1. If you were born in April, what would your flower be?
2. What classic board game is honored on the 13th of April? (Perhaps you can play it tomorrow!)
3. What International Day is celebrated on the 22nd of April (except here at Harker, where we celebrate it every day)?

And a fun fact: Did you know that on this date in 1633, Galileo was convicted of heresy, for announcing that the Earth revolved around the Sun?