I.T. Monthly: April Issue

West Point Consolidated School District

Dear Staff,

We are excited to announce that West Point Consolidated School District has chosen to adopt, among 121+ districts in Mississippi, a high-dosage tutoring service to students in grades 3-12 at no cost!


This tutoring service is funded by MDE and will be provided by a company called Paper, which provides on-demand educational support. The tutoring service will be live, online, and available 24/7/365. Teachers and administrators will have access to real-time data through a data dashboard to assign activities, monitor student progress, and schedule one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions during the school day. Please be on the lookout for this great resource for our students!! Click the link to read the Official statewide news release.


As always, if you have comments or suggestions for improving this newsletter, or information you think needs to be included, please reach out to the IT Department.


-IT Department-

Nothing Should Stop Learning | Paper

April's Classroom Tech Tool!

Promethean: Classflow

Classflow is a free interactive lesson delivery system that helps teachers harness the power of student devices, along with your Promethean Activpanel.


In ClassFlow, the teacher can:


  • Create, share and deliver lessons, or find ready-made lessons shared by others

  • Create, deliver, analyze and score assessments

  • Create classes, manage rosters, and create student groups

  • Store all of your resources, including lessons and assessments in Resources

  • Share lessons with your peers

  • Connect your students’ devices directly to your lesson or assessment

Classflow Instructions

Click here to learn how to create a teacher account and start using Classflow.

Classflow Resources Library

Click here to download pre-made resources and access video tutorials.

FriedTech Spring Webinar Series

Click the flyer below to register for free virtual learning opportunities!

Apple Professional Learning Virtual Conferences

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

Apple Learning Coach

We’re pleased to share that Katie Roach is now a certified Apple Learning Coach for our district! After a rigorous combination of self-paced learning and virtual workshops, she's gained a deep understanding of how to support teachers as they integrate Apple technology into learning.


-IT Department

Digital MAAP Test Prep Resources

Paper Cut

How to Print to School Copier

Click here to learn how to print to your school copier and how to access your document.

How to Print Paystub

Classwize Updates:

Kami:

Kami Library: It's finally here!

Kami Resources

The Kami Library

Click here to discover over 100 templates and activities to create interactive assignments with your students.

How Kami works with OneDrive
How Kami works with Google Drive

Zoom:

Using Breakout Rooms During a Meeting

Google Drive Tips:

7 Google Drive Tips Every User Should Know!

Organizing Your Google Drive:

Organize Your Teacher Google Drive

West Point Consolidated Schools Cyber Safety Hub

Click below to explore resources to keep students safe online.

Common Sense Education:

Digital Citizenship Video for Grade K-2:

Saying Goodbye to Technology
What's Cyberbullying?
Teen Voices: Oversharing and Your Digital Footprint
When Is Your Brain Ready for Social Media?

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CANVAS QUICK TIPS:

How to Retrieve Previous Announcements/Newsletters

Click here to learn quickly how to retrieve previous announcements/monthly Newsletters.

Mississippi Department of Education Info (MDE):

MDE: Digital Learning Best Practices

Click below to learn how feedback is one of the most powerful influences on student learning.

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: March

West Point Consolidated School District: I.T. Department

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