Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
My class website has changed names, but still contains a ton of valuable lessons for Business Technology, Computer Science, Engineering Design, and many other "STEAM" projects! Please feel free to visit at http://collegiumtech.blogspot.com. The school web address is collegiumcharter.com if you would like to learn more about the school.
I have been busy creating websites, videos, and other content for multiple applications and projects. I am still an enthusiastic disciple of students learning to code!
In my role (since 2014) as a Training Facilitator in Partnership with Code.Org, I have trained over 1,000 educators in eight states! My training site is at codeorgfunphilly.org.
I still have a soft spot in my heart for using Tackk.com to create single-page websites, but recently I found Strikingly.com! What a fantastic way to create sites and let the world know what you are working on. Here is my personal page: http://harvey-scribner.strikingly.com/.
I am now an Atomic Learning Ambassador. In this capacity, I can help you understand how to use this fabulous resource. Atomic Learning Ambassadors team with other connected educators around the country. The purpose of the team is to build a community of educators who collaborate and grow through the support of the members. The Learning Ambassadors can participate in as little or as much as they'd like and each level attained opens more opportunity for the member. While Ambassadors have a community of connected educators, they are also recognized for all they do to support learners. If you are interested in learning more about Atomic Learning use the code SCRIB and sign up for a free 3-month trial subscription. You will be surprised how easy it is to learn about all the technology that can surround your classroom and your district.
On the personal front, I am a Grandfather to a fantastic angel of a young lady! Sinta Jane is healthy and happy, and currently resides with her parents in Georgia! Jodi and I are still busy with the day-to-day happiness of living in Eagleville, PA! Our boys are growing too fast, and we are all involved in sports, coaching, scouting and many other endeavors! Drop me a line to say hello, or IM me on social media to see where we are planning to be over the summer. There are a lot of camping days in our future!
Sunday, March 20, 2016
This post has been a long time coming! I am sorry I have not updated this blog as much as I would have liked to. I am going to be posting more regularly here.
New JOB! After almost exactly 7 years at the School District of Philadelphia, I have moved on to a fantastic charter school! Universal Vare Charter Middle School is my new home. I have a fantastic new community of staff and students to work with! I am no longer just a Business Technology or Computer Science Teacher. I am now in charge of developing and teaching a STEM curriculum to students from 5th to 8th grade. I also have some RTI time with 1st - 4th graders each day. I am trying to institute some major changes at the school that include a switch to Google Apps for EDU, starting a school newspaper, yearbook, and other technology support efforts similar to programs I helped create at my other schools.
New GRANDPARENTS! Yes, Patrick has married a wonderful girl (Alyssa) and they have had the cutest child! Sinta Jane Scribner was born in February. Jodi and I are now Grandparents! WOW!
Jodi has also been promoted at work! She is now the Director of Rehab for Manorcare in King of Prussia.
Evan and Erik are doing great in school, great at sports, and are following higher path as Boy Scouts. Evan has crossed over from Cub Scouts to Troop 133 in Worcester. He is doing great things with the troop like skiing, first-aid training, and many other fun activities. He earned his Arrow of Light prior to leaving Pack 608. Erik is moving into Webelos this summer, and will go to camp again with me.
Hope this little update finds you well. I will say hello here more often and let everyone know how we are doing!!
Friday, August 22, 2014
What a fantastic way to start my journey into the 2014-2015 school year! I have had a fantastic summer so far! I have been able to travel to my ancestral home in New Albany, Indiana, mourn the loss of a wonderful light in the world (Cheers to you Aunt Sally!), visit with friends (Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and family in Florida!), and camp with my family in our Super Shanty (See Pictures in an upcoming post)! We even found time to fit in sports and fun at Cub Adventures Scout Camp at Camp Hart in Green Lane, PA!
As the summer comes to a close, I am taking a trip I was invited on last school year! I am going to training in Las Vegas to become a Code.Org K-5 Affiliate Trainer. I will be learning how to engage other teachers and promote STEM learning in a fantastic new way! Please check out Code.org online and find out more about how to get your students (K-12) involved and excited about learning to write CODE! I will post more from the training! See you in Vegas Baby!
- Mr. S
Monday, April 7, 2014
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Today was intro, discussion of rules, expectations, and we saw the video we made over the summer....
Lots of fun stuff coming this year....Intern Periods were awesome today!! Got a ton of work done!!
On track to get new systems out for new teachers and start refurbishing systems in the school....should have the roll out done by October with any luck!!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Our remote site is near Dahab, Egypt. This is a sleepy little dive town in the center of the Sinai. We are keeping to ourselves out here, even as we watch the many dive boats, windsailers, kite-surfers, and loads of taxi cabs headed back and forth from the resorts to the town.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We had the chance to participate in one of the Army's finest traditions while here. Recently, the Commander of the US Forces here in MFO was changed. The ceremony included stirring speeches, dignitaries, and the coolest marching band from the Fiji Battalion. We stood in the 110 degree heat with the wool beret. As hot as it was, watching the pass in review, the presentation of the colors, and the changing of control of the unit colors was a pretty moving experience. Everything choreographed to the timing of the orders and the music. Presenting arms to salute the flag and all the officers, and watching our Troop colors being presented was impressive. There was even some pre-designated marching and a color guard made up of soldiers mostly from Troop-A. Another nice perk from the ceremony was that we got the rest of the day off. I went to bed and actually slept for 12 hours straight.
Monday, July 7, 2008
The Rum Runners are the Aviation Company that is here on South Camp. They provide aviation support with the Blackhawk's. They also have a really nice club that they just built. The Dirty Bird is a small bar and patio right on the side of a hill behind the barracks that has a really cool mast and pirate flag. They serve a number of fun drinks, and during the 4th of July fireworks, we could hang out and relax for a while in the chaise lounge chairs. For fun, they have built two championship beer pong tables, and they also have a nice, padded lounge area behind the bar.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Night Vision is so much fun to play with while on guard duty. You are barely awake at times and then you remember the pouch hanging just a couple feet away. Inside is a toy to provide endless fun for at least the next few hours. Look at barracks, friends, reletives, and mostly just the enemy lurking only a few feet away!!
This is a hotel complex that should have been done years ago. Way to go Mr Hyatt!! Nice view of the bay though!!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I actually got to sleep in today!! When I did get up, I had to take one of the Humvees in for weekly service and safety checks. I actually got called out of that duty a little early because they needed me to be a Water Safety Instructor at Herb's Beach!! So instead of gooey, uckey, 90-weight motor oil all over me, I got to go be a "Baywatch" guy at the beach. We swim in near the reef and provide instruction and safety training to soldiers that have a hard time swimming. I got to drag one of those silly red safety floats around behind me while I was swimming and I really looked the part. Well, not really, as I have about a keg instead of a six-pack, and I am pretty naturally buoyant in this water. The salt is hideous. The saving grace is that there are a ton of colorful fish, sting-rays, and decorative coral all along the inlet that we swim in. The beach is also quiet and cozy after you swim for a while. I sat on the beach and had my lunch of a power bar and some bananas, and washed it all down with a cool bottle of warm water. MMMMMMM...Yummy! Anyway, it is back on duty later tonight for another shift in the DOGPOUND!! QRF is not that bad. There is internet, and ESPN. This is almost like a payed vacation, except I would want to play with my kids at the beach!! That would totally rock!!