SJA Tech News September 1, 2015

Progress Report Grades DUE Monday 7 am


I know the first few weeks have been busy and time creeps past. Progress reports go home on Wednesday. I will be available after school Wednesday - Friday of this week if you need some help with how to enter grades. Please just let me know to meet you. If you run into problems over the weekend, please email me at

URGENT - Log In Information

Teachers, please remember that you need to send me your chosen password. It must be at least 8 characters. It must include at least one capital letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one symbol. We need this ASAP. Failure to turn it in may result in loss of wifi use until you are on the new system.

Message from the Archdiocese Information Technology Department

The Office of IT will NEVER ask for your password nor should you ever give it out to anyone asking - especially via email.

If you receive an email asking your password, please forward the message and DO NOT respond or click any links in the message.

All other spam messages may be forwarded to

Thank you for your diligence.

Office of IT
Archdiocese of New Orleans

iPad in the Classroom


Here is a way to use your iPad in the classroom with your students. Go to Sign up for a FREE teacher account. You are then able to get access to children's books to share with your students.

This video will help you add the Epic books app to your iPad

Tech Tuesday (Wednesday) - Email

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 3:30-4pm

SJA Computer Lab

On Wednesday, September 8 at 3:30 pm in the lab, I will be here to help those who are interested in switching or learning about switching to a gmail interface for your email.

Advantages of switching:

  • easier to check and respond to your email from multiple locations (including cell phones and iPads)
  • email conversations stay grouped together instead of each one being a separate entry
  • ability to view different types of documents easily in the email interface (ex. Word Docs, Excel Spreadsheets, etc.)

Tech Tuesday (Monday)

Monday, Sep. 14th, 3:30-4pm

SJA Computer Lab

We will look at the Chrome browser (as well as general browser) settings. This will be about ways to use your internet browser efficiently and set it up for your preferences.

*If you can not attend a Tech Tuesday on the day it is being held but you are interested in learning about that topic please talk to Marcie about an alternate time and date.

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 3:30-4:15pm

SJA Computer Lab

Today's topic is Google Drive. For those who need an introduction or would like a refresher, this is your chance to come and learn your way around. You will get the chance to use your own Google Drive account.

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 3:30-4:15pm

SJA Computer Lab

Today's Topic is Google Docs. This is your chance for a refresher or introduction to Google Docs. We will be using these in SACS committees so you will want to be comfortable with using shared documents.