Acker Technology Update
Information on all the technology updates from the summer
Welcome back, Acker friends!
I hope you have all had a great, relaxing summer! I'm sure you're ready to get back to the good work that you do for your students each day :-). I know that this will be another great year for the students and staff of Acker!
I wanted to give you guys some updates on my schedule for this year, as well as info on some of the new technology thats now on campus.
I will be on campus at Acker for a half-day every Wednesday, and at the SOC for the other half of the day. The rest of the week I will be at Lone Star. But remember: I’m only ever an email or phone call away! We can always plan together and share instructional ideas through email or phone!
*PATERNITY LEAVE (September)
Also, I wanted to go ahead and let you know that I will be taking a few weeks off in the middle of September to be with my baby as my wife transitions back into her classroom teaching job. Let me know if you have any lessons you'd like to collaborate on before then!
Little Warren Wiseman was born July 8! He was 7 lbs, 3 oz and 19.5 inches long, with a full head of hair. Now he is almost 6 weeks old and he’s growing fast! Its been so exciting to see him grow and learn already.
Thank you so much for all the support, encouragement and warm wishes you all shared with us! Warren is very thankful to have all the love of his Acker family!
(I left a birth announcement with Susie, but I'm always willing to show pictures also :-)
Below you will find some information to help you get the year started right! Please let me know if you have any questions!
Refreshed & Updated Computers!
Below is a video demonstrating some of the features of Windows 7.
Set-up Your New Outlook Email
Be sure to do this before opening the Outlook Client on your classroom / workroom computer:
**You will need to install 3 quick patches / files on your classroom computer & workroom computer in order to get your Outlook Client to work!
Instructions and information for updating your Outlook info can be found at this website -- https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/outlook365/home
You may also watch the videos below for a demonstration and help.
Where do I get the new desktop icon for Eduphoria?
Copy the icon then paste it to your desktop.
You will no longer be able to use Internet Explorer so the old icon won't work anymore.
New Printers and Copiers
You will get more information later, but here are some handouts about the MFPs to help you become familiar with them:
*Remember: BIG, multi-page print jobs MUST go to the FISD Print Shop!
Please give the Print Shop at least 3 weeks to complete orders.
Visit the FISD Print Shop website -- http://printshop.friscoisd.org/
Teacher Technology Help Websites
Just a reminder that I have a website that I maintain for the teachers at Lone Star that I would invite you to check out as well! On this website are "how to" instructional handouts (click sheets) for many of the software programs that we use in FISD. There is also a lot of information on Moodle, Flipped Classrooms, iPads & apps, and general technology integration ideas! Check it out!
Also, I know there are no new teachers at Acker this year, but I thought I would share this website with you in case anyone was still confused about some of the programs that we run. This website can help define the program you’re curious about, and provide some basic tutorials for how to use the software.
Need a course in Moodle?
**Please go to this Google Form [click here] and fill in all the needed information. I will email you ASAP after I create the course for you.
(If you've already emailed me about a course, please re-submit through this form just so I make sure I've got you covered! Thanks!)
Please let me know how I can help!
I’ll be sending out more tips, tricks and information about the technology we have on campus throughout the year. Feel free to make a folder in your Outlook email system where you can save my emails and refer back to them later.
I am available to visit during your conference period and discuss your upcoming lessons and activities to see how we can utilize technology tools to enhance student learning. As a former classroom teacher, I also love to come and help you and your students when you’re doing these lessons during your class periods!
Jeff Wiseman - Technology Integration Facilitator