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Updates from Instructional Technology in Aldine
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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
Humble Unconference 1/26
Klein Librarians EdCamp 2/23
Kurzweil Certificates are DUE!!!
To access the Kurzweil training on Schoology, go to:
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.
Level Up Assistance
Monday, Jan. 28th, 9am to Thursday, Feb. 14th, 3:30pm
whereever YOU are
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
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!