I.T. Monthly: October Issue

West Point Consolidated School District


October is Cyber Security Month! Now in its 18th year, Cyber Security Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

We have provided you some helpful tips and videos on student learning as well as important information on how to be more secure online.

Please read through it entirely. Contact us with any tips, tricks, or suggestions to help improve our communication!

As always, if you have comments or suggestions for improving this newsletter, please reach out to us.

~I.T. Department

Cyber Security In 7 Minutes | What Is Cyber Security: How It Works? | Cyber Security | Simplilearn


ATTENTION: Second Nine Week Teachers!

Teachers who have a second nine weeks course, please make preparations to set up your new quarterly courses. Please ensure that it has a homepage, modules are set up and the course is PUBLISHED, so that students will be able to see it on their Canvas dashboard on Monday, October 10th.

Your 1st nine weeks course will remain visible to students until October 14 at 3:00 pm. in case someone needs to make up an exam. Teachers will have access to all their courses until December 20, 2022.

Paper Tutoring

Launching Paper in your Classroom

We have launched Paper Tutoring services this week in West Point Consolidated School! We have gathered easy to follow resources on how to get started using Paper in your classroom.

Click the button below for login instructions for both students and teachers in grades 3-12, teacher guides broken down by grade level, activities, parent info, and professional development opportunities.

Thank you for your support in introducing Paper to students! If you have any questions about

Paper, please reach and email teachers@paper.co or contact a district instructional technology coach.

Paper Tutoring Resources

Click here to explore a compiled list of Paper resources to get students up and running Paper!

SAVVAS Training

At the start of August, the Realize platform had major updates with many new features added and changed. Below are updated guides to both the Realize platform and the MyView Literacy programs.


ELS & Pathways to Proficiency Quick Start Guide

Click here to find a set of brief video tutorials to help you use Pathways to Proficiency to build and administer tests, analyze data and create individualized post-test student reviews.

ELS Student Login

Here is the website link for the ELS Student Login

ELS Writing Assessment Website Link

Here is the website link for the ELS Writing Student Login.

On-Demand Learning Opportunities from FriedTechnology

Free On-Demand Courses for Mississippi Educators!

Upgrade your technology skills with these free asynchronous courses provided by friEdOnline for all Mississippi educators at NO COST!

Browse through the list of courses and register at https://www.friedonline.com/mscourses. Once enrolled, participants have 10 months to complete the course. Course completers will receive a Certificate of Completion and can apply for CEUs or SEMIs within 6 months of completing the course. For more information, please contact ms.help@fried.tech.


Teacher Instructions for Using Kami - EVERY PAID TOOL EXPLAINED + Student View - Distance Learning

IT Tips

Check for Updates on Surface Pro

Your Surface Pro needs to be updated every two weeks; think of it as your phone. If you notice it running slow, or having any other issues, then it's probably time for some updates.

Be sure to check for updates on your computer and online Microsoft updates.

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How to Check for Updates on Your Surface Pro

Complete instructions for checking for updates.

How to Access Print Jobs Under PaperCut

Click here for instructions on how to access your print jobs for school copier.

Previous I.T. Staff Newsletters

Missed a Staff Newsletter issue? What to go back and see a resource posted from a previous month? Click here see previous newsletters.


Learn How to Use ClassWize.

Click here for instructions on how to start using ClassWize to monitor student chromebooks.


Click the picture below to be introduced to the Zoom Learning Center and the fundamental Zoom basic courses.

Zoom: Show Me Videos

Click here to watch quick reference zoom videos.


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Common Sense Education

Digital Citizenship Playlist for K-12: Youtube

Click here to find Digital Citizenship YouTube Videos for K-12

Digital Citizenship Video for Grades K-2

My Online Neighborhood

Digital Citizenship Video for Grades 3-5:

Private and Personal Information

Digital Citizenship Video for Grades 6-8:

What's in Your Digital Footprint?

Digital Citizenship Video for Grades 9-12:

Civil Discourse Online: A Conversation With Cameron Kasky


MDE: Digital Learning Best Practices

Click on the picture below to learn about the nine Digital Learning Deep Dives.

Click the picture below to learn how to create structured routines and procedures.



Click on the flyer below to explore helpful resources, practice new skills, and reflect on ways Apple technology can support great learning and teaching.
MDE: Professional Development Calendar

Click here to see all of the Professional Development opportunities MDE has to offer.

Mississippi State University

MSU Extension: Center for Continuing Education

Click here to learn more about MSU Center for Continuing Education offers online and in-person trainings for teachers to earn CEUs.

ITS Cyber Tips Newsletter: September

West Point Consolidated School District: I.T. Department

Contact us with any questions or tips you may have!

Katie Roach

Instructional Technology Coach

West Point Consolidated School District

Meon Carroll

Instructional Technology Coach

West Point Consolidated School District