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Help Desk Welcomes Chris Brogan

I am thrilled to announce that Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) will be spending the entire day at Burlington High School on Tuesday, April 1st. Chris is a sought-after nationally known keynote speaker, business consultant and a New York Times bestselling author. In 2012, Forbes noted that Chris’s blog, chrisbrogan.com, was ranked in the top 5 of…

Who Needs PowerPoint When You Can Use Haiku Deck

Editor’s Note: shortly after publishing this post, I received an email from the team at Haiku Deck with several links to help you transition from PowerPoint to Haiku Deck including: Our 10 Step Process for Remaking a PowerPoint in Haiku Deck How To Import PowerPoint or Keynote Slides into Haiku Deck How To Incorporate Video into…

Practical Application of 3D Printing

This week we worked on creating a 3D model for a card holder as a follow up for the 3D printing post that we published earlier. We already have a generic plain card holder in the Help Desk room, but we wanted to spice things up and make a custom Help Desk one. I imported…

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Help Desk Live: Episode 8

This week marks our eighth episode of Help Desk Live! This episode, like several previous episodes, will focus on topics related to digital citizenship including digital communication, digital etiquette, and digital footprints. Join us on Friday, March 28th from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. as we discuss how students can use social media to build their…

Using Animoto in the Classroom

This easy-to-use and very functional presentation app allows you to turn your camera roll into stunning multimedia presentations. You can use your own music, photos, and videos in making a project that can be easily shared with family, friends, colleagues, etc. The Wall Street Journal called them “supercharged videos more akin to music videos than…

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The Powerful Potential of Your Words

Editor’s Note: I am pleased to feature Sandy Kendell, who works with me as a member of the #digcit Twitter chat team, as this month’s Help Desk Guest Blogger. Sandy Kendell, M.Ed., is an Educational Technology Specialist in Texas with 20 years of experience in K-12 education. Sandy’s professional experience includes classroom teaching and instructional technology…