Friday, May 14, 2010

Tech Trouble Shooting Tips for Students, Parents, & Teachers

Every week we have kids come to the library media center, flash drive in hand, eyes wide and panicked because their computer or printer didn't work the night before and the paper is DUE TODAY!

And though 99% of the time we can help them - how much less stressful would it be if you had solid tech tips to finish, save & print that report or assignment outside of school?

Visit our MHMS Learning Wiki for step by step directions (with pictures!) on how to email your teacher your work digitally if you find your printer out of ink at 10pm, how to directions on how to save a .DOC (and NOT a .DOCX) and other great techie trouble shooting tips!

First suggestion: Email your work to your teacher! Visit the Murray Hill Middle School Website and follow the directions below (click to go to wikipage)

And giving credit where credit is due! ....ALL of these great directions bar one (the email comic of course!) were created by the AWEsomely talented Instructional Technology Facilitator Mr. Tony Smith of Eastern Wayne High School, NC blog Tech Tips for You Thank you for your amazing ability to write great PC directions that even a Mac grrl like me could understand! YAY!

girl with computer photo used with permission by snailwithatophaton

tony smith, eastern wayne high school, tech tips, docx, google docs, printing

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tweet and Blog for Ed Tech May 12!

Tweet and Blog for Ed Tech May 12!

From ISTE:

Funding for classroom technology is in jeopardy! We're calling on educators across the US to tweet and blog for education technology funding on Wednesday, May 12.

(this is my blog...sadly, Twitter is blocked at my school)

President Obama's budget for FY11 provides no direct funding for education technology programs. Instead, it zeros out the
Enhancing Education Through Technology program, the only source of direct support for ed tech in many states and districts.

Congress doesn't have to agree to the President's budget recommendations.

Help your senator and representative understand what's at stake! On May 12 tweet, retweet, and blog your support for $500 million in FY11 ed tech funding. Mark the date on your social media calendar!

Watch the
ISTE Connects blog and Twitter stream for more information on how educators can work with innovative tools to make our voices heard.

For more information, contact Hilary Goldmann (, ISTE’s director of government affairs.

Let's go Peeps! Fly Tweet, Fly!

Hispanic-Latino Luncheon

The talented and generous chefs and parents of our Hispanic-Latino community treated us to an amazing lunch on Friday for teacher appreciation week!!

Not to hurt any feelings, I must say it was
ONE of the BEST. Lunches. EVER.

Our wonderful parents pictured here with Mrs. Mehae Roldán, our
Hispanic Achievement Liaison

Ohhh Noooo! The last of the Mole de Pollo!~
Though I know i could never compete with our resident experts, here's a recipe for that delicious dish!

Nom nom! Muchas gracias por un almuerzo increíble! Todo estaba delicioso y nuestros padres son generosos y talentosos!

here's the link to our online Smugmug Digital photo gallery!

Thanks to all of our Amazing Parents!

Decoración (Decoration)
Amparo Lawson
Ilana Flores

Ensalada (Salad)
Maria Elena Fonseca - salad
Eva Cortes - pico de gallo
Mehae Roldan - pasta salad

Comida (Entrees)
Debby Hernandez - tamales de elote
Angela Hernandez - pupusas, tamales, quesadillas
Maritza Benitez - pollo (chicken)
Ilana Flores - mole con pollo (chicken mole)
Mehae Roldan - 1 main dish
Teresa Rosario - arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas)
Flora Navarrete - relleno de carne de res
Eva Cortes - tortillas
Mercedes Herrera - hard taco shells
Iris Diaz - arroz con habichuelas, fricase de pollo
Lucia Palacio - pupusas, curtido
Barbara Rivera - arroz con gandules, pernil (rice with pigeon peas)

Servir (Serve)
Lubia Mijangos
Flora Navarrete
Ilana Flores
Lucia Palacio
Iris Diaz

Bebidas (Drinks)
Lubia Mijangos
Mercedes Herrera - agua (bottled water)
Flora Navarrete - fresco de frutas (homemade fruit drink) ((MMMMMM!~!~! AWEsome!))

Limpieza (Clean up)
Ilana Flores
Flora Navarrete
Eva Cortes

Utensilios y Platos (Utensils etc)
Amparo Lawson
Elsa Granados - platos, servilletas
Eva Cortes - comal/servilleta
Flora Navarrete - comal

Postre (Dessert)
Carolina Villarroel - sweets
Eva Cortes - arroz con leche (rice pudding)
Flora Navarrete - camotes con miel (sweet potatoes with syrup)
Mayra Argueta - ensalada de frutas

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Congrats MESA Science Team!

Mr. Chrzanowski report that our MESA team competed in 4 events with the following results:

Basswood Bridge: 1st Place
Wind Energy: 1st Place
Effective Communications: 2nd Place
Scratch Banner: 2nd Place

Overall: 1st Place in the middle school category (!!!!!)

They will also represent Howard County in the state MESA day on May 3. So again, please congratulate them and wish them luck for the next level.


Edmund A Chrzanowski III
8th Grade Team Leader / Science Teacher
Murray Hill Middle School

YAY! Science! rocks! our MHMS kids rock! Congrats everyone!