Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Community Conversations: Using Google Forms, Docs & Wikis to Connect Outside Your School


((re-post from my MHMS Media Blog - showing how we use our Google Forms, Google Docs and Wikspaces to have a conversation with our community!))

Murray Hill Middle School strives every day to put into practice our motto “excellence is our standard” and in doing so we need your help and your action! Utilizing Google forms, docs, and wikipages we provide many ways for you to feel connected to our school and to have a voice!

You suggest the books & we buy them!During your media center orientations you will hear more about contributing YOUR suggestions to our annual book order. But for those of you who are tech savvy, at home, you can Google “MHMS Learning” and our Learning Wiki comes up first! (OR you could click the link! LOL)

….there you will see the banner “I WANT THIS BOOK.” Click on that banner and you can add any books, authors, or subjects of books that you would like to see purchased for our school library collection. (Murray Hill peeps only...sorry world!)

You suggest songs & we play them!Like music?
While at the wiki you will also see a banner for our new MHTV Music Request Line where you can suggest Appropriate clean songs to play on our show.

Clicking on this banner will take you to a form where you can suggest songs with our MHTV guidelines. Basically, don't forget to check lyrics for language (no f-bombs, sh-words or b words!) and content (no drinking, drugs, overt sex, demeaning or prejudicial terms) ALL song must ultimately have a good & positive message!

You write the book reviews & we publish them!
Write a good book review and we'll publish it! You can also read book reviews that other MHMS students have written.

You need tech help at home & You got it!
Printer run out of ink? Don't know how to save your DOCX to a DOC?

Who needs the Geek Squad when you have us to help you out!? Visit our Trouble Shooting Tips for Students (and parents & teachers, too!) wikipage!

Thank you for participating in our interactive wiki and helping us become a better school! Have any suggestions on how we can be more interactive with you, our school, and community? Please tell us by leaving a comment!

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