Tuesday Tech Tips

A little tech goes a long way!

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Google Ninja FAQ's

Access the Google Ninja FAQ's HERE!


Google Ninja PLU

You may now sign up for the Google Ninja Academy PLU on http://mypdc.gscs.org/pdexpress/login.aspx . The title of the course is Google Ninja Academy 2016.

You have until June 30, 2016 to complete this year's Google Ninja Academy.


Do YOU Have What It Takes to be a Google Ninja?

Several across our district have taken the challenge of becoming a Google Master! These people have earned all four Google Ninja Belts:

Robin Eagle

Robyn Davis

Kassidy Bynoe

Zacharel Veal

Mindy Mason

Felisha Pittman

Crissy Johnson

Lacey King

(Pictures coming soon!)

Go to classroom. google.com to join the Google Classroom. Once you access the class, you will see a plus (+) sign in the upper right hand corner. Click the sign and choose to join a class. The class code for the Ninja Academy is ctbid6.

Once you enter the code, you will be enrolled in the class. You will NOT have to type in the code again. You will notice that there is a test and video tutorials for each belt. The videos are there to help familiarize you with the particular app. Once you are ready to take the test, just click on the link for the Google Form and take the test. There is also a link to the leaderboard . Just like last year, you can take the tests as many times as need be.

If you have difficulty accessing Google Classroom, please email Lonny Harper.

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Carver Road has solidly taken the lead in the district in the number of belts earned! Way to go Carver Road!

Jackson Road has taken the lead for the elementary schools with the highest number of belts earned! Griffin High is in the lead for the high schools!

Who's going to take the lead this week??

To see the complete list of Google Ninjas, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/epIvPK


SeeSaw Digital Portfolio Update!

For those of you using the amazing SeeSaw digital portfolio, it now has an update that allows parents to download their student's work from the year! Parents will sign in and will be able to download a zip file that will be organized by month. The zip file will contain all work added to the portfolio throughout the year including audio files, text files, images, and videos.

This is a great way for parents to be able to save their student's work.

Sphere 360

If you are traveling over the summer and plan to bring back pictures to share with your students, Sphere 360 app will allow you to take panoramic photos in a sphere! Not only that, but there are over 300,000 spheres already curated that are searchable to bring the world to your students.

Give it a try on your travels this summer!


How Are You Using Technology?

If you are being innovative in your use of technology in your classroom, school, or department, please share!

There are lots of good things going on in our district, and we want to spotlight those lessons, moments, and successes.

Please take a moment to complete this very short form. If you have pictures or a video, please send us that as well.

You are doing good work! Why not share it with the entire district?


Audio Enhancement/Safari Montage FAQs

Access the Audio Enhancement/Safari Montage FAQs here.