TECH TIPS & TIDBITS

FROM ELEM ETS - ISSUE 5

Hoping these tips and tricks are helpful while you are working from home planning lessons for distance learning.

Troubleshooting the Tablet

Has your tablet ever lost all the icons across the bottom and you can't seem to use it the way you want?? It is in tablet mode!! Click on the Action Center icon (bottom right) or swipe in from the right side of your screen to open the Action Center. Tap on the Tablet Mode icon (it will be blue) and this will turn off Tablet Mode.
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Multiple Students working from home??

Here is a simple way to solve the problem of multiple students having to log in and out of resources.


(1) Try using different browsers for each student! One student use Chrome, one student use Firefox and one student use Edge.


(2) Or how about setting up browser profiles to use multiple accounts that you can easily switch between? Watch the tutorial below to get your browser profiles set up!!

Setting up browser profiles to use multiple accounts

Educandy

With Educandy, you can create interactive learning games in minutes. Enter vocabulary or questions and answers and Educandy turns your content into cool interactive activities. Once you’ve created an activity, a unique code is generated. Simply share that code with your students so they can play the game on their own device. Or you can embed the game into your own website. Try it out!! https://www.educandy.com

Website File Cleanout

This is a great time to log into your website and purge all the old files you no longer use. This will clear up space in your file storage and also on the server!!


Click on the Tools tab, choose Files & Folders, put check marks beside the files to delete, click the Delete Selected button and you're done!!

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----- Seesaw Tips -----

Notifications

To check your notification settings:

  • Click on your name in the upper left of the screen
  • Click on the gear icon
  • Scroll down to the Class Notifications section
  • Toggle the options on or off
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Sticker Feedback

A fun way to give your students feedback on their work!!! You could search for images online or make your own. TPT has a variety of designs already created and a lot of them are free!! Search here: digital stickers. Remember to scan your downloaded files with Windows Defender. Refer back to Issue 4 for a tutorial.


Or how about creating your own Bitmoji images!!! Don't have a Bitmoji?? It is super easy and fun to create one!! Download the Bitmoji extension for Chrome or download the app on your mobile device to get started!! Save the ones you want to use to your computer.


How to add stickers to student work:

Click the 3 dots (...) to the bottom right of student work, choose Edit, click the camera icon, chose upload, and navigate to your saved stickers. Once uploaded you can resize and position anywhere on the screen. Click the green check mark to save!!! Fun feedback for your student!!

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Adding Feedback Stickers in Seesaw

Clickable Choice Boards

Create a clickable document for student learning. Add hyperlinks to your Learning Menus or create a lesson with clickable links. Check out the resources for our training titled "Weekly Menu Makeover." We have included templates and additional video tutorials.

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS

I am available during the day to assist you in any way I can. I will have "virtual office hours" Monday-Friday from 1:00-2:00pm.


In addition, I am always available by email or if you need to call me I can send you my number.


Let me know how I can support you!!

Elem ETS Distance Learning Info & Resources Website

Contains our Distance Learning Professional Development Schedule, Resources from the Trainings, Resources for Teaching Online, Resources for Students Learning Online and Resources for Families! Check it out!!!

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