SPM TECH TIDBITS

FROM YOUR TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING COACH

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JANUARY IS HERE!

Wow! It is already January and we are at the half way mark. I hope that you enjoyed your time off and had a chance to rest and rejuvenate your soul.


The next Tech with TLC meeting will be on Thursday, January 21st during your regularly scheduled meetings. See you then!

Did you regret hitting the send button and wish you could take it back?

It happens at the worst time. The minute you hit send you suddenly remembered something important. Well there is a fix for that. Make sure you’ve enabled the brilliant ‘Undo Send’ feature in Gmail. This gives you a 10-30 second window after you send an email to retrieve it for editing – perfect if you make a mistake like including a private message in a thread.


To enable Undo Send:

  1. Click the gear in the top right .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Scroll down to "Undo Send" and click Enable.
  4. Set the cancellation period (the amount of time you have to decide if you want to unsend an email).
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Updating School Directory Information on Website/Intranet

Please help update the staff directory on the school webpage. Each individual user must check their information and edit if necessary on the District INTRANET. I have included a link to a video tutorial here.


Click here to check your information: https://www.richland2.org/spm/Pages/staffdirectory.aspx


If your information is not correct or missing, please follow these instructions to update your information via your profile.

  1. Users can access your profile by going to https://intranet.richland2.org/

  2. Please click on your name in the upper right hand corner and choose "My Profile" which will take you to the profile page.

  3. From there you can click the "Edit my Profile" link (under the picture box) and complete your profile.

  • You will need to update your:

  • Job Title

  • Department

  • Website (paste a link to your website)

  • Phone Number and extension

  • Picture (optional)

  1. Scroll all the way down to the bottom left corner of the page and choose “Save and Close


Please allow at least 24 hours for your information to sync.

SPM TECH INVENTORY- ALL STAFF (Due by Jan. 22, 2016)

It's time to do the Mid Year Technology Survey. We have had a lot of equipment removed or replaced this year. We need to have an accurate record of the technology equipment in your classroom or office. If you do not have a particular piece of equipment in your area, please skip that item on the survey. CLICK HERE to open survey in Google Drive.

TEACHERS ONLY- Grades are due on January 19, 2016

It's time to finalize grades again. I have included the steps to finalize grades. According to the Guidance/ School Counselor Calendar, all grades must be finalized by January 19, 2016. Report cards will be distributed on Friday, January 22, 2016.


Please use the following instructions to finalize your grades. If you need assistance, please let me know. I will be available all day on Tuesday for any last minute assistance. Please see your school counselor for transfer grades or the previous SPM teacher if the student switched classes. You can filter dropped students in the grade book and print out a score report to give to the new teacher.


Click here for Finalizing Q2 Grades Instructions Note: Pink hard copies are on Wylie's office door.

LEVEL UP BADGES-TEACHERS ONLY

Congratulations to those teachers at the top of the LEADERBOARD for the LEVEL UP Challenge (as of Jan. 13, 2016).

Michelle Short- 46 points

Shanna Younts- 33 points

Aimee Maturi- 26 points

Florence Scott- 25 points

Andrew Johnson- 23 points

Ashleigh Nunley- 20 points


I know that many of you may have forgot to submit your evidence but there is still time to get it in before the next drawing. Please use this link to access the Level Up Challenge information. Your name will be entered in a drawing for each badge that you earn. The next drawing will be held the first week of February. Please let me know if you need a poster for your badges.


ADMIN- PLEASE SEE WYLIE FOR LEVEL UP INFORMATION FOR ADMINISTRATORS.

Instructional Resources

Here are some Google Slides files and other resources that you might find interesting.

1TWO1 Site Visit-SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 9:30-11am

Summit Parkway Middle School

We will have Richland Two visitors touring our school for a 1TWO1 visit. More information will be shared next month.