Many times you want to quickly open up "My Computer" to navigate to the H or S drive etc. Instead of clicking on the yellow folder in the task bar, you can press the windows key + E to open up the exploring window. Also, there are times when you may be like me and have multiple windows open but you need to get back to the desktop quickly to open yet another program. To minimize all the windows at once and go to the desktop, press the windows key + D.
If a student is absent for an assignment, you have a couple of choices for what to do for their grade. 1) You can just leave it blank and not add any comments etc. 2) You can add the comment Absent but know that it will calculate as a 0 for the student. 3) You can enter ex on the front grade screen and the grade will not count against the student and you have a notation to know you didn't just skip the student. 4) You can also use the public and private note areas to write why the student didn't do the assignment.
The new and approved LES policy for toner is one toner cartridge per teacher per year. Please see the attached document on tips to make your toner last longer.
Did you know that if you have a Word document or an Excel spreadsheet or a PowerPoint presentation you can easily upload those to Google and share them on your eClass page or with colleagues? First, follow these simple directions for uploading your document to Google Drive. Once the document is uploaded and you want to share it, follow these directions for viewing and editing rights.
The license for Education City is now active. Students log in with their student number and 2learn. Teachers login with e# and Teach2015. There are a lot of great improvements like time tables songs for learning multiplication. (I assigned them to all current third graders for now.) Stay tuned in the coming weeks on more ways to use Education City with your students.
This week I am revisiting the digi guide because many people in a meeting this morning were unaware of the guide. This is an online resources of Web 2.0 tools in 14 different categories from Assessment to Collaboration and many others. This is a great place to start when looking for that web 2.0 tools that you can use in your classroom to save you time and engage the students. You can find the digi guide linked here but you can also find it on the LES Training Page on the right column just above the calendar.