EdTech Update: Return to Learn 2020!
Zoom is coming!
We are pleased to announce the technology consortium has secured enhanced Zoom licenses for all TEACHERS for the 2020-21 school year. This will provide all teachers with the ability to host video conferences, record lessons, etc.
How do I access my Zoom account?
To access your Zoom account, you will go to https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/ and sign in using your Google credentials (same email and password you use to check work email).
What if I already have a Zoom account?
Users who already have a Zoom account tied to their work/school email address will need to convert their current account to the consortium license. To convert your license, go to https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/, sign in, and then follow the directions provided in this PDF (Zoom Account Conversion Process).
ACTION REQUIRED - What should I do next?
We highly encourage all teachers to sign in to their Zoom account anytime after Thursday, August 13 at 5 p.m. and do the conversion if necessary. It is critical that you test your account as soon as possible and make sure that you have access to the platform.
If you have trouble signing in or converting your account, please submit a Service Desk ticket or call the Service Desk immediately at 517.768.5299 so that we can troubleshoot your issue.
JCISD Tech Consortium Virtual Courses
September Virtual Course Sign-Ups
Google Classroom Updates
- New to-do widgets: Google is adding a to-do widget for students and a to-review widget for teachers to help keep track of work in Google Classroom. Learn more.
- Join classes via link: Teachers can now send out links to classes, which students can join with a single click. This can help educators share classes anywhere they communicate with students, including in messaging platforms. Learn more.
- Support for new languages: Google is launching Google Classroom in 10 additional Indian languages. Soon, Classroom will support over 54 languages globally.
In addition to these improvements, they're also making other changes:
- Assignments now generally available: Assignments will move from beta to general availability. Learn more.
JCISD Tech Consortium Virtual PD Sessions
Jackson County EdTech Consultants are offering online webinar opportunities. If you can not make the live webinar sessions, they will be recorded for viewing on a later date. EdTech Consultants will also be available through email and scheduled virtual meetings. REGISTER HERE. Keep an eye out for the weekly webinar listings!
Distance Learning Offline Options
iPad Safe Handling Guidelines
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Video Conferencing Expectations
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Chromebook Safe Handling Guidelines
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Tech Tools & Resources
Digital Warmups/Engagement Tools
Access more here: digital warm-up folder
Math Guidance Documents
Access the folder here: Math Guidance Documents folder
Social, Emotional and Healthy Learning!
Google Form for Check-In
These all-inclusive check-ins will give the students some good coping mechanisms and teachers good feedback data.
For more ideas to support student emotional learning, connect with Jessica Bucklin. email@example.com
Kids' Cardio Videos
The University of Michigan has partnered with Michigan State Board of Education and Superintendent, the Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MiSHCA), and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE Michigan) to disseminate InPACT@Home. View their resources here: https://essi.umich.edu/active-schools-communities/
Emojis for Daily Check-In
Emotionally Connected Learning IS Possible
This article from EdSurge shares some ways to make that emotional connection. Read more here: https://bit.ly/30NPmD4
Keep up with the latest ideas from our Assistive Technology Coordinator, Elisabeth Mills.
Virtual end of year workshop for PowerSchool admin users
The PowerSchool team has created a website for PowerSchool admin users to walk through the End of Year setup at their own pace. This is for admin staff in charge of student data who typically process records to prepare for the end of year rollover. You can also schedule a one-on-one session with someone from the PowerSchool team.
EDUPATHS NEW COURSES PUBLISHED
REMC Virtual Courses
2020 REMC Personal Purchase Program
Now through September 30, 2020 Several of the awarded vendors on the 2020 REMC Device Purchasing Bid are offering discounts to staff, students, and families on computers and accessories purchased for PERSONAL use!