GPEdTech News

Summer Prep and Planning

First things FIRST...Complete the tech close out form!

Click here to complete your tech year end process!

Once you complete this, Mrs. Glass can come and check your classroom to clear your technology for this school year!

District Required Professional Development

You may have heard me and a few others referencing a few required trainings that have moved to an online format in Schoology for 2018-19. District training courses are now ready for professional staff that may wish to knock them out before we return to work in the fall. The first is "Required District Trainings" course and the second is the newly revamped "Level Up". As of today staff members may use the course codes below to access the trainings and hold on to their digital certificates until August. When we return in the fall, there will be a new procedure of allowing staff to upload those professional development certificates into ePortal. Those instructions will come later.


The "Required District Trainings" course includes the usual nurses' presentations, counseling info and ethics info. Each folder will produce its own completion certificate. The newly revamped "Level Up" is now required technology training for all classroom teachers. It is shorter and updated, and also completely automated so no one will need to monitor your teachers' completion.


Over the next few weeks, a link will be created in ePortal to guide people to the courses in an effort to keep marketing them. The link aagin to the iTech Nation "Digital Boot Camp" playlist is here to help teachers prepare files for reconfiguration.



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Cleaning up your files with the District Reconfiguration

Are you leaving Greenspoint Elementary?

Are you leaving Aldine ISD?

Follow these steps and the videos below to remove all files and documents from district devices and accounts.

Message for all campus employees: REMOVE all files from your district devices (from Desktop and My Documents) and move to a flash drive, external hard drive or Google Drive Folder.

Those leaving GPE/Aldine ISD: Please make sure you have moved any files you would like to keep--from your district PC to your district Google Drive Account. Then begin the Google Take Out process.


How To Backup Your Data With Google Takeout


  1. Step 1: Log in to Google Takeout. Go to http://www.google.com/takeout. ...
  2. Step 2: Choose the Data You Want to Download. You can select everything or choose which services you want to download from. ...
  3. Step 3: Click on "Create Archive" ...
  4. Step 4: Click "Download" and Save File. ...
  5. Step 5: Send to your personal email address
  6. Step 6: Check Out Your Data (from your home device)


Note: This process should be done on a HOME PC/Computer/Chromebook. You will need a Google Account to transfer files.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOmPboi03U&feature=youtu.be

Looking for even MORE PD Opportunities???

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