Yesterday John sent information about how to deal with spam e-mails. Yes, they are on the rise. We all get them. Please make sure you
- Do NOT click on any links in the email!!!
- Forward the email to Phishing Spam/Information Management/GCPS,
- Copy John on the e-mail you send.
Many of you are working on different aspects of Google to put in your eClass course page. Announcements, Digital Learning Days, Newsletters, class pictures, and more. If you are just getting started, you may want a guide. Here are a couple of "How-To"sheets to help you.
Creating and Inserting a Custom Widget
Getting embed code from Google Slides - the size (width) of the widgets is listed in this document
Updating existing slides for Digital Learning Days
Looking to get students a bit more engaged in your lessons. Maybe some lesson reflections or take-aways? FlipGrid is kind of like padlet, but it uses video. This works great with the new laptops and Chromebooks because they can record video so easily. They also have a resource book for teachers and students.
For those parents you still want to meet with for conferences in addition to the APTT meeting, I have set up the "shell" for conferences for you all. All edits need to be created by Thursday at noon so the schedules can be launched and ready for parents to sign up over the weekend. Here are links to the letters for you to send home on Thursday. English Letter & Spanish Letter
As mentioned last week, we now have 5 laptop carts in circulation. Please be sure to check the lab schedule for availability. The extra access should be especially beneficial when doing DAs in classrooms or for make-ups, when doing writing and getting more kids on ClassWorks. Please rember the following:
1. POWER OFF the laptops before plugging them back into their correct slot. If they are simply LOGGED OFF of, they will gradually heat up the inside of the cart and that would be a problem.
2. Teach students to carry them CLOSED - if they are held by the hinges they will break over time. This applies to ALL laptops, not just student laptops.
Just a few reminders about items that are officially checked out to your classroom.
There are periodic checks throughout the year for where items are located, particularly Title I items. You need to be aware at ALL times where the items are located. This includes technology but also book sets, easels and more.
Each DAY all laptops should be returned to the appropriate room to be secured overnight.