Technology Updates

A view of what the Technology Department has going on

April 25th, 2022

Happy Monday, Mexico 59!


We have placed an order for the wireless tablets and document cameras we need. We are just waiting for everything to come in so we can get them inventoried, set up, and assigned to everyone who requested one.


We have scheduled a walk-through of some of the classrooms for our installers to come and see what they are working with to be better prepared for June and July install dates. Don't forget the tentative plan is to start installing the interactive panels in June for MELC, DHCC, and parts of MHS and MMS. Come July we will finish up MHS, MMS, EF, and HAW.


After the installers have finished, the technology department will still need to go around to each panel and get them inventoried and stickered. We will also at this time be setting up the panels for each classroom teacher and pushing a set of default apps out to the panels. If there is an app you want that you don't see come next school year, all you have to do is submit a tech ticket and we will get the app installed for you.


If you didn't get a chance to stop by for Demo Week, check out the short videos that were created by clicking here for the panel overview and click here to check out the options for the classroom.


Don't forget to check out the Promethean website for all the training opportunities they have for us, for FREE.


IMPORTANT

Don't forget to get all your files uploaded to Google Drive so you don't lose your stuff over the summer. Sarah Keithley has created three short step-by-step tutorials on how to move materials over to your Google Drive, click here to view the tutorials. If you want written directions on how to upload files to Google Drive please click here to learn how to upload documents to Google Drive.


Scroll down to check out the weekly Technology Tips!

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Technology Tip

Learn three quick shortcuts to make your Google Slides experience all that! Open Google Slides (from the 'Waffle'/Google Apps, or from slides.google.com)


Watch this fast clip from 'Ladybug's Teachers File': https://youtu.be/Os8pD7FDQHM


Summary!


Shortcut #1: Click 'shift' + 'p' to create a new slide


Shortcut #2: Instead of multiple steps to insert an image, have your image ready to go and simply click and drag it onto a slide.


Shortcut #3: To lock a background image on a slide, have your image ready. Click and drag it onto a slide, right-click, and scroll down to 'Add to Theme'.