NCMS Tech Bulletin

Chromebook 1:Vision Launch is NEXT WEEK! Are you ready?

Chromebook Roll Out

Chromebooks will be distributed on September 16th & 17th through SS Classes to students who have met the following criteria:

  • Returned Chromebook Acceptable Use Agreement
  • Paid $30 Insurance & Use Fee
  • Students will be required to pass digital citizenship exam after receiving Chromebooks

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is here! To avoid sharing nightmares with students, use Google Classroom which will streamline the process of sharing documents (with specific rights) and turning digital student work in. Once you create an account, LaSonya Cobbs from technology will approve your request. Follow the directions below.

Directions:

  1. Go to Google Classroom
  2. Choose your role: teacher
  3. You will not be able to create classes until you have been approved as a teacher by the Technology department (this does not happen immediately).

Getting Started with Google Classroom

Virtual Field Trips & Professional Development with ESC6 Blue Jeans

Take a field trip with your students with BLUE JEANS or attend a virtual professional development session. How does a virtual field trip work? Use your laptop w/camera built in, join session and project to class. All teachers now have access to virtual field trips and discussion with this great resource provided by ESC6.

How to access programs:


  • View posted opportunities on NCMS Faculty Blue Jeans page and sign up using form
  • Day of meeting go to BLUE JEANS
  • Choose Attend a Meeting as PARTICIPANT
  • Enter the meeting ID from
  • Enter your name, first and last and add district next to it- John Doe NCISD, in order to get credit


Check out the opportunities for September and October.

The Media Center is now taking reservations!

Our online scheduling system is now up and running! You can access the Media Center booking system from the NCMS faculty page. You can book a lesson with Media Staff or simply book time to use the library for your own class needs. Please let Mrs. Rogne know if you need assistance.


The library will be open full time beginning September 22nd.

Get Organized with Google! Weekly Tip Video- How to get text message reminders for calendar events

Adding Text Messages to Google Calendar

NCMS Faculty Website

Be sure to check out the faculty webpage for staff info, resources, forms and how to videos!

Faculty Tab

NCMS Media Center

The NCMS Media Center and Staff are here to support you and your students navigate informational technology and resources. Please feel free to come up, email or call with questions any time.

On Twitter? Use hashtag #ncmstap to tag posts for the school. Google+? I tend to push information and posts out in the middle of the night when I'm up! Social media is a great way to learn new trends and technology in education.