Administrative Training Spotlight

October 2015

Tips and Tricks

GCCISD Smore Resources

Smore is the program that we use to create this newsletter as well as others in the district. TMS/Ed Tech has multiple sources for great technical information. The following link will give you access to all resources that you may not know about. Please take a few minutes to visit the links provided in this document. You may discover answers to questions you didn't know you had.


GCCISD SMORE RESOURCES


Do you think you may be interested in creating your own How To or flyer for your department. Smore makes it very easy and it is free for the first 5 flyers. I am providing a link to instructions on creating and using Smore.


Smore Team How To flyers

TEAMS Mobile App

This is the official mobile app for the TEAMS educational system.

Parents and students that belong to a district supported by TEAMS are able to access their grades, attendance, and other critical educational information. Login can be saved for easy access, and parents can quickly switch between their students.


  • Parents can view multiple children's attendance, report cards, and progress reports from one page
  • Students can view their own attendance, report cards, and progress reports

Click this link for details on where to get the app and what it provides.

Eduphoria Facilities and Events

Reservations for district training rooms and conference rooms for use during the school work day are done through Eduphoria Facilities and Events. Below are links to training information that will be helpful if you need to make a reservation or add an event to the calendar.


Begin by logging into Eduphoria and selecting Facilities and Events from the Eduphoria Applications Home Screen.


Click this link for detailed instructions on reserving a room.

How to add your picture to Email/Jabber

As more people are adding their picture to email and jabber I am getting more requests on how to do it. The link below will provide step-by-step instructions.


Click on this link for detailed instructions.

Technnology Proficiencies

MICROSOFT OFFICE TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCIES

The New Custom Guide online training for Microsoft Office has started the year out with a bang. There have been a total of 23 GCCISD employees that have earned one or more certificates during the month of September.


If you would like to register for Custom Guide, click here for instructions.


Total Participation by Course

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September Progress by Employee

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Congratulations to the following staff for completing more than one applications in Custom Guide:

Katie Pipes, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 earning a total of 17 certificates

Shawnette Montgomery, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 earning 7 certificates, completing Word 2013 earning 10 certificates, and earning 3 certificates in PowerPoint making a total of 20 certificates

Congratulations to the following staff for completing at least one application in Custom Guide:

Bianca Loyd, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 earning 7 certificates and earning 3 additional certificates in Excel

Debra Luedicke, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 and earning 7 certificates and earning 1 certificate in Word 2013

Eliza Smith, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 earning 7 certificates and earning 4 certificates in Word 2013

Gloria Flores, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 earning 7 certificates and earning 4 certificates in Windows 8

Gracie Araujo, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 earning 7 certificates and earning 2 certificates in Word 2013

Kathryn Cobb, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 earning 7 certificates and 3 certificates in Word 2013

Nora Wooten, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013, earning 2 certificates in Word 2013 and 2 certificates in Excel 2013.

Tera Thompson, SPED - for completing Outlook 2013 earning 7 certificates and earning 2 certificates in Word 2013

Natalie Barber, SPED - for completing Excel 2013 earning 10 certificates and 3 certificates in Outlook

Congratulations to the following staff for earning one or more certificates in Custom Guide:

Kathy Smith, SPED - for earning 6 certificates in Outlook 2013 and 1 certificate in Word 2013

Nelda Munoz, SPED - for earning 6 certificates in Outlook 2013

Roxanne Medina, SPED - for earning 5 certificates in Outlook 2013

Susan Maris, SPED - for earning 5 certificates in Outlook 2013

Valerie Valencia, SPED - for earning 5 certificates in Outlook 201

Penny Price, Victoria Walker - for earning 4 certificates in Excel 2013

Eduardo Lopez, Bowie - for earning 3 certificates in SharePoint 2013

Emma Miller, SPED - for earning 3 certificates in Outlook 2013

Manisha Pipalia, SPED - for earning 2 certificates in Outlook 2013

LeAnn Payne, SPED - for earning 1 certificate in Word and 1 certificate in Excel

Latonia Gray, Lee High School - for earning 2 certificates in Excel

SanJuanita Ramos, Central Admin - for earning 1 certificate in Excel

Laura Garcia, Ashbel Smith - for earning 1 certificate in Excel

Delilah Villegas, Central Admin - for earning 1 certificate in Outlook 2013

Shout out to Pauline Brown and Dr. Tom Kelchner

The Special Education Department approved and arranged one day a week in the afternoon for their clerks to come to the Green Center for Microsoft Office training through Custom Guide. As you can see by the above acomplishments, the SPED staff is increasing their knowledge and skill level through this training.


If there are any other departments or campuses that would like to make similar arrangements for their non-instructional staff, please contact me at teri.rhodes@gccisd.net.

Contact Information

If you have the need for specialized training for your non-instructional staff, please contact me directly.