Russ sent out the DA schedule, but in case you want to view it online for any changes, please check it out here.
The county no longer supplies headsets for classroom computers. Remember that headsets were put on each grade level's supply list, therefore you need each student to bring in headsets to use. We will not be supplying headsets for the classrooms.
Best practice is to have the students bring the headsets in a gallon Ziploc bag and write their name on the bag. They will then get their bag each time they go to the computer. This will also help cut down on lice.
As you have probably figured out, we are using Google more and more. Next week classroom teachers will be using it to sign up for assigned lab times and possibly other items as well. PLEASE make sure you know how to log into your Google account. It is set up with your first initial+last email@example.com. (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have forgotten your password, please put in a ticket to have it reset.
On Google Drive you will notice new folders under the TEAM Drives. In the School Wide General Info folder, you will find the lunch schedule, DA schedule, & specials schedule so far. Be sure to log into your Google account to see everything.
From Central Office:
1) Camera setup must be done in IE. Otherwise, they will not be able to see or setup their camera
2) You will need to change from GCPS Central Office to your school in SAFARI Montage
3) If the Lecture Capture icon is not displaying on a teacher machine have them shut down and restart (it may take multiple times b/c of the many updates occurring for BTS)
4) Please remind your teachers that if you do not hit STOP then it makes a 2 hour recording :-)
Remember that inventory is August 17. Please make sure all of your classroom computers have been logged into the network successfully so they do not have to come looking for them. There will be plenty they need to find without having to look for laptops.
In case you are wondering, 4 of the laptop carts are being used for the new Lab E until it is completely installed. It is being used for testing now, and will soon be used for assigned times and regular sign-up. Lab E is located in the old professional development room, across from Mrs. Merisme's office's back door. Next week the laptop cart sign up should be available. With the decrease to 2 laptop carts, you may sign up for 1 week at a time only.
Student passwords are being reset by Floyd Brooks and Rebecca Beckman in technology specials. If you are trying to use eClass and your students haven't been to tech special yet, please talk to them about the status of your students' passwords.