InnoHub January Happenings – January 2021

Numerous projects, visions, and plans came to life in the short period between winter break and the new year holiday.

Here are some of the highlights:

NHS students designed and built signs for their New Year’s Carnival, with a little help from the Wood Shop ASA.
The Elsen’s, always big supporters of the InnoHub, both brought classes to the InnoHub.  Katrina Elsen brought her Drama II class to do some costume and set design for the upcoming musical, Ranked.
Greg Elsen brought his AP Human Geo class to film stop motion animations of agricultural practices from around the globe.
Nina Jiang and Chris Cheronis brought their Chinese 12 and Pre-Calc AB classes to the InnoHub to make some gifts for CNY.  Students had a choice of making either keychains or LED red packets.
Last month was the busiest month the InnoHub has had this school year, and next month is looking even busier!  Can’t wait to see even more of you utilizing our makerspace!

InnoHub Open House Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last Friday’s InnoHub Open House!  We had a huge turnout, and everyone had a great time participating in a range of Maker-related activities, like:

Breakerspace! 

Speed Sewing with Katrina Elsen 

 Robotics with Elizabeth Cooper 

Lego Stop Motion Videos with Lisa Hughes 

 Woodworking with Jordan Wambeke 

For those of you who missed out; don’t worry, we’ll be hosting more events and starting an InnoHub PD series in the near future.  Stay tuned!  And as always, if you have any questions about incorporating Making or the InnoHub into your curriculum please feel free to reach out to Jordan Wambeke on Outlook or Teams.  See you all at the next event! 

 

NCPA #edtech Briefing: October 13, 2020

Today we covered the following:

  1. Student Engagement – Michael Frels
  2. Zoom Recordings –Lisa Hughes
  3. Open House Notes– Lisa Hughes

**Sidenote – I turned on the captions when Michael was presenting, but it didn’t reflect in the recording.  I was able to see them on my screen when he was presenting.

 

If you would like to enable captions in Zoom see below.

  1. Go to your account settings in Zoom — (In Meeting – Advanced) to enable Closed Captioning
  2. Create a meeting and launch the Zoom App.  You will see an option for “Live Transcript CC” on your tool bar.

 

3.  Click the button and “Enable Auto-Transcription”

 

Do you have something to share at an upcoming EdTech Briefing?  Scan the QR Code and let me know.  I will contact you this week.

NCPA #edtech Briefing: Thursday, October 8th

Special Edition for Remote Teachers

In todays #edtech Briefing I will walk you through the steps to create a screencast/video for Open House.

 

How to Sign-up for Screencast-O-Matic

If you are planning to use this tool one time for your Open House video, you can use the free version.  It allows you to create one video up to 15 minutes long.  Here are the steps:

  1. Go to Screencast-O-Matic.com
  2. Select “Record for Free”

 

 

 

 

3.  Select “Launch Free Recorder”

 

 

 

 

4.  Select “Both” so it records your video and your screen

 

Here is a video that shows the steps too.

If you think this is something that you will use a lot and would like to have an unlimited team plan, please contact Lisa Hughes.  There are still some licenses available.  

 

You can find tutorials from Screencast-O-Matic HERE

Or

Set up a time with me and I can help you get started!  Lisa’s Calendly for Appointments