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FDHS Library News Volume 1 Issue 9

Tech Tidbit: Google Classroom "Ask a Question" Feature

New to Google Classroom this year is the "Ask a Question" Feature! This is great for teachers who have been using their class stream to host student debates, Q&A and discussions.

With this new feature, you can post a question in your class stream at any time. For every question, you can choose whether or not students can edit their answers as well as see and reply to each other's answers. After you post a question, you can also see the number of students who have and haven’t answered.

More information on how it works can be found here!

Erase and Restart Your iPad!

If you haven't yet, please remember that you need to erase your iPad and restart it in order for the device to be managed by CPS. When you restart the iPad, you will be asked to login as part of the set-up process, which connects your device to the server.

If you need help backing up files from your iPad, please let me know! For those who still need to save photos, Google Photos is the best/quickest app to use for this.

TAC Issue - Auto-Save

There is a known issue in Teacher Access Center with the auto-save feature for Gradebook Scores that may cause it to not function properly. We are recommending that secondary teachers change their settings to the Manual Save option until we know the problem is resolved. Those steps are outlined below.

We also want to recommend that teachers use a direct link to Teacher Access Center when working outside of the CPS network, rather than going through the CPS portal. The direct link is –

*Here are the steps to change TAC settings for gradebook entries to manual save:

  1. Click on the User Name and choose ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu.
  2. Choose ‘Manual Save’ option from the Gradebook/Auto Saving settings.

Featured Titles: 2016-17 Preliminary Gateway Nominees

Jackaby Movie Trailer


What was the longest-running Billboard #1 single of 1987?

*Know the answer? Come to the Media Center to claim a prize. :)

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