60 WITH SAINT
Weekly Tech Update 11/9 to 11/13
IT Help Desk, Change in Email Coming, Split, Dock or Print
The IT Help Desk
The Instruction Technology(IT) department is establishing a ticketing system to streamline the process of tracking technology issues. The ticketing system can be found using this link. (https://sites.google.com/watertowncsd.org/informationtechnology/home). This should be a website that you bookmark in case you need to reach out to the IT department. There is a tutorial below on how to utilize your bookmarks in the Chrome browser.
Issues you may wish to contact IT for may include, but certainly not limited to:
Computer & Printer Issues
Email & Google Workspace usernames and passwords
Smart board issues
other equipment issues such as the new phones
Change in EmailHopefully, everyone saw Jeff Wood’s email from 11/4 regarding a small change that we will be coming to our email inboxes. The district is working in conjunction with the MORIC to enhance our cybersecurity protocols. Essentially, all incoming emails are going to be scanned using the Mimecast portal. If the Mimecast portal flags an incoming email, it will be placed into a quarantine folder. The portal will be looking for suspicious emails, phishing emails, spam emails, etc. You will then access the quarantine folder to either approve the incoming email or delete it. There are a couple of other changes as well. Again, the email was sent on 11/4, it would be a good idea to review it. An overview of the email security update can be found here. [WCSD Email Security Update]
In case you are wondering, I have asked Jeff Wood to whitelist this newsletter so you can continue to access this newsletter easily. If by chance you do not see the newsletter next Sunday in your inbox, it may be in your quarantine folder. Simply access your quarantine folder and approve it and it will be released into your inbox.
Split, Dock, or Print
Not syncing yet and need to get those grades from Google Classroom into School Tool? You have several options on how this can be accomplished. First, you could split your screen using an extension like Dualless(see archived 60 With Saint Week of 9/28 to 10/2 below). This will allow you to split your screen with Google Classroom on one side of your screen and School Tool on the other. Find the corresponding classes and input your grades. Secondly, if you are on a Chromebook, you could use the ALT+[ and ALT+] shortcuts to dock your windows on the left and right of your screen so that your screen acts as a dual monitor. Once you have your windows docked, find the corresponding classes, and input your grades. Thirdly, you could copy all of your grades from a Google Classroom into a spreadsheet and print them out. Then you just have to open School Tool to the corresponding class and input your grades.
All 3 methods are demonstrated in the tutorial below.
Little Things Lead to Big Things
Something as simple as directions can often be taken for granted. Directions are often a vital part of any task we assign to our students and should not be overlooked. Jeri Gosier, from Case Middle School, demonstrates how she uses explicit direct instruction to deliver her directions to her students. Check out Jeri and the different methods of delivering directions in her video.
Using Bookmarks in Chrome
Split, Doc, or Print
Cleaning Up Your Google Classroom
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Archived Editions of 60 With Saint
Clean Up Google Classroom, Upgrade Zoom, Update Chromebook, Assignment Boards, Copying Grades From GC to Sheets, Use Emojis to Grade, SlidesMania, Go Soapbox, Cisco IP Phone
We be Jammin, Flat IO for Music, Dreaded Reply All, Free Up Your Time, Submitting Corrections in Kami, Locking in Jamboard, Cool Font Generator, Flat For Docs, Go Soap Box, Cisco Phone
Notifiactions Workaround, No Dice From Go Guardian, Turn In vs. Mark As Done, Casting With Google Meet, Form Notifications Add-On, To Review in Google Classroom, Math Editor in Kahoot, Equatio, Classroom Screen, Go Soap Box, Cisco IP Phone System,
Google Workspace, Google Trash Update, Casting Using Google Meet, Print Participants in Zoom, Screenshot with Lightshot, Schedule Zooms in Google Calendar, Mote
Kami Update, Google Classroom, and Notifications, Split and Merge with Kami, Page Marker