As you heard, Deb is back working Wednesday - Friday as an LSTC. Many have asked how we are dividing duties so I thought I would give a quick overview.
1) For all software adding of names etc, we will divide them, I will do them Monday and Tuesday, Deb will do them Wednesday - Friday.
2) Posters - Again we will divide this. Please send all requests for posters to LES LSTCs so we can both be copied and make sure you get your request in a timely manner.
3) Lab requests approvals - Please put both Deb and I as the lab approvers. We will try to do them first thing each morning.
4) Synergy/TeacherVue Issues - I will be taking the lead on these until Deb can get some training and get caught up.
5) Parent Portal - Deb will take the lead on entering these.
6) Inventory - Deb will continue to be in charge of all inventory.
7) Scheduling - I will continue to work with Pam George on scheduling issues.
Hopefully having Deb back we will be able to provide you more of the support you are use to amidst all the Synergy issues.
There have been some questions about the ESNU assignments. Once you have corrected the assignments that were created PRIOR to Labor Day by adding a space to the title, you DO NOT have to do the process again for any other ESNU assignments. All assignments created after Labor Day have calculated correctly. In case you haven't corrected your ESNU assignments, the directions are here.
Printed copies of Grades
We know it is a pain to have to keep two copies of your grades, but there continue to be issues with FTE and scheduling that are appearing. In order to make sure all students have their grades for each subject, please keep both digital and paper copies of grades until further notice. Once all error reports have been fully corrected and there don't seem to be any other changes that need to be made we will let you know. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please remember to put in tickets for all of your tech needs. Yes, even if you need headphones or a password reset. Even if you just aren't sure how to do something. Tickets are the best way to make sure your needs are met. They don't get lost nearly as easily as e-mails or conversations in the hallway.
Are you tired of clicking on the shard drive and then having to scroll through all the other schools in the county to get to Lilburn? You have probably learned that you can click on shared on the left side of the exploring window, then on the right side, click on the first folder and type Li and it will take you down to Lilburn. Well, that works, but you can also add a short cut to the shared drive directly in your favorites.
Favorites are located at the top of the exploring window, just above your Libraries where you are use to finding your documents, music, etc. You can add any folder to your favorites in just a few easy steps.
1. Get the folder in view on the right side of the exploring window.
2. Right click and drag the folder from the right side of the screen to the left side at Favorites.
3. As you drag to the Favorites location, you will see a dialog pope up that says "Create shortcut here". Let go under the Favorites and you will see the folder appear. You can do the entire LilburnES 600 folder, or you can do just the Staff shared drive, whichever is most convenient for you.
As you prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences, here are a few handouts that may be beneficial to share.
Tech Resources at Home - A list of the software and apps students can use at home with passwords
Parents Help with Reading - 9 Steps Parents can take to help their students with Reading, It has been translated to Spanish on the back.
Parents Help with Math - 11 Steps Parents can take to help their students with Math. It also has been translated to Spanish on the back.
PowToons is a great tool for spicing up your presentations. Think of it as a cross between PowerPoint and animations. This is a great way to have the kids do a book report, change up an opinion writing, or do research. There is even an easy way to add voice over. So, next time you want your kids to do a presenation, think about PowToons. I would love to help implement the lesson with your class. Here are some examples of kids using it.