60 WITH SAINT
Weekly Tech Update 1/11 to 1/15
This isn't March
I am sure Friday’s announcement was always in the back of our minds, we were just hoping to not have to actually hear it. While I am sure that the decision from Ms.LaBarr, Ms. Eger-Converse, and Ms. Lane was not an easy decision, two things immediately came to mind. First, as Ms.LaBarr alluded to with her comment that she was surprised we made it to January, let’s be grateful that we have had four months to get our procedures and expectations in place in case such a decision was ever implemented. Secondly, WE HAVE ALL GROWN AND IMPROVED so much with our skills, strategies, tools, etc. since last spring. It’s night and day comparing this temporary shift of virtual learning to the one that occurred in March. We have added so many useful tools to our toolbox for just this occasion! Three weeks, we got this! If you don’t want to get through it with Lisa, Tara, or myself, get through it with a colleague. It’s always easier when we aren’t going at it alone!
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Loom and Screencastify
If you wish to use Loom, which has a free account for educators, you MUST verify your educational account or you will be subject to the 5 minute limit on your screen recordings. If you are not sure if you have verified your account, then navigate to Loom, Sign in, click on your profile picture, go to Account Settings, select Workspace, then Plan & Billing. It should show a graduation cap with a "For Education" to the right of it. Click here to Verify Education Account if you have not done so already.
We no longer have free access to the upgraded features of Screencastify as we did in the spring. If you are a Screencastify fan, as I am, then it will cost you $29 to upgrade(click show Education discounts) your account for the unlimited recording. The subscription is good for 1 calendar year. I am not aware of any district plan at this time, so I paid out of pocket. I could certainly accomplish most of the same things with Loom, with a few workarounds, but I use it too much and could justify the cost. I am not encouraging you to purchase this, I am just being honest and letting you know in case you wish to stay with Screencastify.
Focus on Connections
Interested in Making Instructional Videos?
The Secret Sauce Twitter Challenge Winner
Recording Your Lesson During a Zoom
Tech Tool(s) of The WEEK
Empower Web Page
I am intentionally not introducing a new tool for the week. Stick to the tools that you are comfortable with and familiar with. There are plenty of resources to help you on the Empower Web Page. If you are looking for something more specific, then contact us and we can help you with your request. A new Tech Tool of the Week will reappear in the near future.
WCSD Informational Technology Website
Let's Talk Tech Integration
HT Wiley: Wiley IMC
Case Middle School: Room 210
WHS: Student Help Desk 1st Floor
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Archived Editions of 60 With Saint
Secret Sauce, Station Rotation Dr. Tucker, Push to Slides, Text Giraffe
Google Docs Multiple Orientation, Update Chromebook, Jamboard File Version History, #DitchSummit, Who Got Caught, Story Map Knight Lab, Christmas Fun, Remote Learning APP-vent Calendar, 12 Days of Tech-mas, PDF Candy
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Zoom and Loom, Who Got Caught, Keeping Parents in the Know, Holiday Movie Trivia, Zoom Security and Settings, Using a Bookmark to Create New Google Files, Record to Slides,
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IT Help Desk, Change in Email, Split Dock or Print, Directions, Change Date in ST, Bookmarks in Chrome, Clean Up Google Classroom, Classwork Zoom, Whiteboard.fi.
Clean Up Google Classroom, Upgrade Zoom, Update Chromebook, Assignment Boards, Copying Grades From GC to Sheets, Use Emojis to Grade, SlidesMania, Go Soapbox, Cisco IP Phone
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Google Workspace, Google Trash Update, Casting Using Google Meet, Print Participants in Zoom, Screenshot with Lightshot, Schedule Zooms in Google Calendar, Mote
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