Weekly Geekly

September 9, 2019

Reminder: Grades are due at 11:59 PM TONIGHT!

If you need help, I will be around until about 5 pm.

Please be sure ALL GREEN CIRCLES ARE FULL! That means all assignments are published. If green circles aren't closed, parents and kids cannot see the grades.

Grades taken today do NOT count in the IPR.

Instructions here (be careful to submit for IPR and not RC)

Find all grade deadlines here.

State of the Chromebooks

  • Navy PC Cart - #01 is missing a space bar. Out for repair!
  • Baylor- #3 and #4 missing keys and are still out for repair
  • Trinity #10 has a broken charging port

Canvas Troubleshooting Tip

If you have kids who a) cannot login to Canvas or b) cannot see any classes on their Canvas dashboard, they are probably not logging in to the correct Canvas site!

A lot of our kids are Google searching Canvas and they will not find it that way. They need to go to the student portal and click on the Canvas tile to go to fisd.instructure.com which is the correct site. If you have a student in class with this issue, please check the URL they are visiting!


The World Languages Department is missing 11 white charging cords for their iPod touches. They have a gold LT written on one end. If you find them, please return them to Kimberly Church. Thank you!

Why lock content in Canvas and how to fix it when the Sync gets broken!

Canvas Blueprints WHY we lock content and HOW to fix an Exception!

Shout Out to Coach Hegmann!

Hegmann created a Mastery Path this week in Canvas for his Geometry students. I have to give him a shout out because he has been really on top of this Canvas thing since the get-go and he has been on the bleeding edge of the whole thing. Way to go Hegmann!

Google Course Kit Training This Week!

You can use something called Google Course Kit in Canvas to do some of the things that you could do in Google Classroom, and that includes their new plagiarism checker that you might have been hearing about the last couple of weeks!

So mark your calendars because I am going to do a couple of trainings on utilizing Google Course Kit with Canvas next week.

THESE LINKS HAVE CHANGED! I am making it so you can register which will give you access to the recording if you want it! It will also send you an email reminder with the link to the webinar in it.

Face to Face Trainings- 4 options

B112 - September 11

8-8:30 am

Mega Lunch A

Mega Lunch B

or 4:30- 5 pm

Or join one of my webinars (registration required- register by clicking a link below)

September 12

Mega Lunch A with this URL https://Region10.zoom.us/meeting/register/fbcfa5256528a604cde7dc3c8da9331e

Mega Lunch B with this URL https://Region10.zoom.us/meeting/register/fbcfa5256528a604cde7dc3c8da9331e (yes, it is the same as A lunch)

or 4:30-5:00 with this URL https://Region10.zoom.us/meeting/register/7368c58eda4b885b7510d14dfea9e911

These will be recorded!