Ed Tech News

GCCISD - August 2022 - Elementary

WELCOME BACK TEACHERS!

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IMPORTANT - GOOGLE CLASSROOMS & LITTLE SIS

The Elementary Educational Technology Team is happy to be back and we are ready to serve you! Be on the look out for emails from our Technology Integration Specialists to book some time with them after all iPads are distributed.


Remember: It takes all of the personnel at TMS to get iPads ready to go, and we are working on a schedule right now for deployment. We are very busy during iPad deployment, so please know that you have TechXperts on campus that you can call on for help.


This year: Core Teachers will have a cube of 5 iPads for students to use when needed. No other apps will be installed on these 5 iPads. Also, Apple TV's are coming to core elementary classrooms real soon! ( Apple TV instructions).



~Laurinda Glenn, Elementary Educational Technology Specialist

LittleSIS Teacher Review

💥💥 ALL TEACHERS of RECORD FOR GRADES 3-5 💥💥

DO NOT ACCEPT ANY CLASSES BEFORE YOU WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE.

DO NOT DECLINE ANY CLASSES!



Read this INFO in its entirety.


It is time to Merge Your Classes in Little SIS for Google Classroom. You will start receiving Gmail notifications for teacher review today in your @student account.


Written Instructions and tips: https://www.smore.com/tx93r-little-sis-for-google-classroom


All teachers must complete the Little SIS Teacher Review by merging the same class periods / sections, scheduling, accepting and then finalizing the classes to successfully complete the process of creating your Google Classroom classes.


After you have watched the video above, go to the Classlink Portal. Open the @Student Gmail tile to find the Little SIS email that has requested you to complete a teacher review to get started.


GOAL: If your classes on the left have the SAME PERIOD, you need to drag them on top of each other to match up the class periods / sections, BEFORE scheduling, accepting, and then finalizing the classes. You MUST finalize to complete the process. Look for the 100% complete at the top of the screen to verify you are finished.


NOTE:


  • Little SIS will automatically create your Google Classrooms, sync your rosters DAILY, and will sync guardian emails.
  • There is NO NEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN GOOGLE CLASSROOM classes, unless you have clubs, etc. you want to use in Google Classroom. Your scheduled TEAMS classes are created automatically!
  • If you just see a spinning wheel (instead of your courses) when trying to access the Teacher Review, please let me know so we can get your account corrected.


Troubleshooting:


If you MESS UP: ARCHIVE and THEN DELETE the classes in Google Classroom. Little SIS will sync again overnight, and you will need to follow the directions in the video above to be successful with merging your classes.


If you are having issues and cannot merge sections in Little SIS (the card bounces back to the left instead of staying on the right), try the following and then reload the Teacher Review link:


  • Refresh your browser
  • Clear your cache
    • Copy paste this into your URL bar of Chrome - chrome://settings/privacy
    • Click Clear browsing data
    • Check all boxes
    • Click Clear data
  • Allow cookies
    • If you see an eye icon with a line through it at the end of the URL bar, click the eye icon, then click Site not working.
    • Then click Allow Cookies


NOTE: Please be aware that Little SIS has a tremendous amount of data it is having to process. You should receive the Little SIS email in your Gmail asking you to merge and accept your classes soon, if you have not already done so. You may accept and merge your classes now, if they look complete. Please make sure your Little SIS acceptance is COMPLETED no later than Tuesday, August 9th at 4:00 pm.

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Heidi Morgan & Elaina Kloecker

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2022-24 CAMPUS TECHXPERTS ARE:

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ARE YOU NEW TO SEESAW, GOOGLE CLASSROOM, PEARDECK, or NEED GENERAL RESOURCES?

If you are new to teaching or just need a basics refresher for using our district LMS/district resources, here are some online refresher courses in google classroom that you can peruse at your leisure.


Elementary Online Resources - Join code = jvwyaet

Seesaw Basics - Join Code = hntygsb

Google Classroom Basics - Join code = nixlynt

Pear Deck - Password = mSJnRnP2 (Webex Recording w/Pear Deck Rep)


These courses does not have an end date, so you can take your time.

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ELEMENTARY ED TECH TEAM