MISD Tech News

October 2014 #mhslearns

MISD Goes Google

Google for Education 101 (in 101 seconds)

Google Apps for Students and Staff

All MISD teachers and students have been provided with a MISD Gmail account and have access to:


  • K-5 Calendar, Drive (30GB)
  • 6-12 Gmail, Calendar, Drive (30GB)
  • Staff Gmail, Calendar, Drive (30GB) Classroom, Sites, Chat and Hangouts



Student log-in information:

Username: firstname.lastnameXXX@student.mckinneyisd.net

(XXX=last three digits of student ID number)

Password: Eight Digit Birthdate


Teacher Log-in Information:

Please contact your Instructional Specialist or myself to help set up your account. I am available to meet during PLC times or after school.


Be on the lookout for after school workshops on Google Apps. These dates will be added to the Sched app.

Student Passwords are Changing

Beginning September 30th, all student log-in passwords will change to their 8 digit birthdate. Please remind your students of this change and encourage them not to change their password.

Contact Information for MISD Services

Please use the link below to access the contact information for MISD services. We want to make sure that your technology needs are met by the right support.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X8fyc8ix6g8IlTPH4PacTWncNmDshePZRdYGFh3dR_o/edit?usp=sharing

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities in October

iMovie for Mac (K-12 teachers)

Learn to use the iLife application iMovie to edit and present student or teacher created video in the classroom.


Dates/Times:
September 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM to September 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Location: Administration Building-Conference Room II



Canvas Course Modules and Collaboration

Course is only available to High School Teachers in the Canvas Phase 1 Rollout. This session will provide teachers with training on how to customize their course by setting up course modules. In addition teachers will learn how to use the discussion boards to promote collaboration and visible thinking in their classrooms. McKinney North High School Library Lab B110


Dates/Times: October 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM to October 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Location: McKinney North High School



Canvas Course Modules and Collaboration

This session will provide teachers with training on how to customize their course by setting up course modules. In addition teachers will learn how to use the discussion boards to promote collaboration and visible thinking in their classrooms. McKinney High School Library Lab F118A



Dates/Times: October 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM to October 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Location: McKinney High School