Teacher Tablet Guide

Everything you need to know.

Tablet Materials

  • Students received a tablet, case, charger, earbuds, and stylus.
  • Teachers received a tablet, case, charger, earbuds, stylus, and keyboard.
  • Class sets (30) of keyboards can be checked out and kept in your room as long as you need them.
  • Sets (4) of chargers will be checked out to every teacher. Students should not bring their chargers to school.

Tablet Deployment Days

Edmodo

  • Teachers - School Code 9zf0xu.
  • Need help leading students in creating an account? View the video below.
  • Always use the Chrome app and go to gcsnc.edmodo.com to access Edmodo.
  • On the tablet be sure to select the "full website" version.
  • Toggle to the desktop version by selecting the stacks (three buttons) on the top right and select "Request Desktop Site".
Creating Student Edmodo Accounts

Troubleshooting Steps

Help reinforce the proper troubleshooting steps. Students should be troubleshooting themselves using the poster before asking for help.

  1. Toggle Wifi
  2. Restart the tablet
  3. Ask permission to scan the Trouble Ticket QR using the QR Driod App, and submit a ticket. Someone will be by to get the tablet as soon as possible.


Amplify Support on the tablet can be used when students are at home.

Tablet Etiquette

Guide students to appropriate tablet care at all times. Things to keep an eye on:

Are students carrying the tablet with both hands?

Are students avoiding stacking their tablets?

Are students placing the tablet in appropriate places?

Permission Forms

  • Make sure you have collected all PACE Tablet Pledge forms from your homeroom students.
  • Before using any LMS, like Edmodo, make sure you have the Web 2.0 form signed and collected.

WiFi

Tired of keeping up with passwords to reconnect with Wifi? This year you open the WiFi Reconnect App and scan the QR code.

UnBlock Websites!

Put in a request to unblock websites using the app on your tablet, Unblock Websites!

Request an App

Anything you need to know about Apps can be found in the Apps page on the PLERC. This includes what apps are available now, how students download apps, how teachers request apps, and much more.


Speaking of the PLERC, don't forget about the many resources available to you in the Tablet Portal.

Amplify Playlist Builder

The Amplify Playlist Builder can be accessed by going to playlist.amplify.com. Your credentials are:

Username = GCSusername@amplify.gcsnc.com

Password = first three letters of your last name + last four digits of your social.


This Wednesday there is a Playlist Builder Webinar showcasing this classroom tool. The webinar will be a great way to learn about all the new updates. Register here.

OI File Manager

Keep yourself and your students organized by creating folders in the File Manager app for each class. Teach students how to create folders, rename documents, and move documents to the correct class folder.