Digital Learning News

Updates from Instructional Technology in Aldine

Add Resources to your Clever Page for your Students to Use!

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Having Issues Logging in to Frontline?

Make sure you are using the Single Sign On link!

Don’t Get Compromised!

While having a strong password is great, using 2-Step Verification is the best practice. You will get a notification anytime somebody tries to use your account to sign in. Can’t get service in your building? Click here to learn how you can just use Google prompt with the Google or Gmail app.

Important Remind Update

Texting service ending for Verizon customers

Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for them to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.


How will this affect you?

Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.


What can you do?

To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge.

Middle School Teachers that use Kahoot

Stop students from creating 100 accounts in Kahoot! You can secure the game by enabling 2 Step Join Option.


Another option is to use more structured games like Quizizz or Quizlet. Did you know students can sign into Quizizz using their Google accounts? You can also pull CSV reports from the games in Quizlet or Quizizz, making for an easy import into your gradebook.

EdCamp Aldine has been rescheduled!

The new date for EdCamp Aldine is February 2nd!

Have you attended a workshop or training and left with more questions than answers? Looking to #personalizeYOURlearning??? Come and join a session or two created for you BY YOU! Wondering what this “Edcamp” is all about? Register today in ePortal!


If you can’t make it, there are a few more going around the city:


EdCamp CyFair 1/26

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-cy-fair-tickets-42380869321


Humble Unconference 1/26

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/humble-unconference-2019-tickets-51354320154?aff=erellivmlt


Klein Librarians EdCamp 2/23

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-library-promise-2019-tickets-54667401670?aff=

Kurzweil Certificates are DUE!!!

Thank you all for attending the Kurzweil face-to-face training last week. Please don't forget that all core content teachers (Math/Science/ELA/History) must complete the Kurzweil Schoology Course.




To access the Kurzweil training on Schoology, go to:


https://aldine.schoology.com/home


Enter the access code for the Kurzweil Training course: 6HCBS-4MR9S


Please submit your certificate in the Grantham TEAM Drive under Digital Learning. You will find a Kurzweil folder.

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Level Up Assistance

Monday, Jan. 28th, 9am to Thursday, Feb. 14th, 3:30pm

whereever YOU are

Have you completed LEVEL Up? If you have--drop your certificates in the campus TEAM Drive under the Digital Learning folder. You will find a folder labeled Level UP.


If you haven't completed it yet and need help-- reach out so WE can knock it out!!


Level Up is officially a DISTRICT REQUIRED TRAINING for ALL classroom teachers. The campus due date is Friday, Feb. 15th.


Note: The dates and times will vary based availability.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Let’s TACO ‘bout it

Want to learn how to teach the Periodic Table using Pop Art?! Go check out the latest TACO ‘bout it episode on AldineTV.com!
https://youtu.be/FaGXJTowNpo

Need Help with Tech Integration or Training?

Need a one-on-one or small group training? Go to ePortal and request me OR send me an email/Google Hangout Message and I'll come help you!


The DLS request is in ePortal and ready for your submissions! If you would like training or help with implementation of a program, or integrating tech within your class/department, request a training via the ePortal link!


Here's a few ideas on training sessions: ActivInspire, BrainPOP, ClassFlow, Eduphoria, eSchool & TAC, Flipgrid, Flocabulary, FrontLine, Google, Google Classroom, Kurzweil, Nearpod, Prodigy, Promethean, Schoology, Service Console, Vocabulary.com...just to name a few!