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End of Year Procedures

A Note from Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott

Congratulations…you have had another successful year in Dickinson ISD! As we move into the summer months, we know that you will all be busy juggling professional development and personal obligations (and hopefully having a little fun).


Please remember to ensure that all of your documents are saved either on your Home Drive (P-drive) or in your Dickinson ISD Google Drive (preferred as it is easier to access when away from the classroom). Any documents not saved in one of these two places could potentially be lost in the event of a hard drive failure or during routine summer maintenance by our team.


Please remember that no technology equipment is to be moved. Your campus will have done an audit and that equipment should remain where designated. The technology team will take care of any changes that need to be made.


We hope that you have a wonderful summer and that you sign up for some of the technology focused workshops occurring in preparation for the new school year.


So…

1. - Change your password before you leave for the summer so that it does not expire while you are out of district. Instructions for changing your password can be found here. Your Eduphoria password is not synced to these, so you may want to change it to match while you are at this process.

2. - Clean out your email including Sent mail and empty the trash.

3. - Back up all of your files to your Google Drive or P Drive.



In order to back up your documents:

1. - Open a Chrome Browser

2. - Go to google.com

3. - Select the blue Sign In Button

4. - Log in using your Dickinson ISD Google Apps Account (yourusername@apps.dickinsonisd.org, and your Active Directory - normal- password)

5. - Open your Google Drive

6. - Drag documents from your desktop or P drive into your Google Drive. You have unlimited storage here and it can be accessed from anywhere you have an Internet Connection.

- More detailed instructions can be found at https://goo.gl/2cHk4L

Energy Shutdown Tips from Technology

UNPLUG
  • Power Cords plugged directly into a power source in the wall

DO NOT UNPLUG (click on the links for pictures, if you are not sure what an itemis)

Technology Professional Development Opportunities

Location: Technology Showcase Room

We are excited about our summer PD opportunities. All of the summer technology staff development will be held at the Technology Cottage Showcase Room with limited seating. Therefore, there will be multiple dates offered for each course to help better fit your busy schedules. Please sign up today for some exciting professional development.


The physical address of the workshop location is 2801 Oak Park, Dickinson, TX 77539. A map is located at https://goo.gl/maps/tGDpwc8TpW72. We are close to FNS, DCC/DALC, the old McAdams, and the Harbour Playhouse Theater.

To register for a session, click on the date that best fits your schedule:

Google Academy:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to become a pro in all things Google. We will learn how to access your Google Drive and G-mail as well as create Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Sites. We will pull all of this together with Google Classroom.


Session options:


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Thursday, June 23, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Thursday, June 29, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM) - For Algebra I Team

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Thursday, July 14, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)




BYO...What?! Everything You Need to Know About Using Student Devices in Your Class:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to utilize the BYOD Wireless Network in your classroom. We will explore apps that will enhance your lesson and engage your students, such as Splashtop, and Plickers.


Session options:


Thursday, June 30, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Thursday, July 21, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)



Using Technology for Parent Communication and Classroom Management:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to utilize apps and websites that help with parent communication and classroom management like Remind101, ClassDoJo, and others.


Session options:


Thursday, June 30, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Thursday, July 21, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)



Tools to Use With Your Google Classroom:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to utilize apps that can be incorporated into your Google Classroom like Blendspace and EdPuzzle.


Session options:


Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)


Teach Like a Game Show Host:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn use pre-made games in a classroom with limited student technology. We will make our own games from templates, including digital Board Games, Family Feud, Jeopardy, Survivor, and more. Bring any activities you'd like to turn into a game, and you can come up with beginning of year games to get to know your students better, too.


Session options:


Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Forethought Lesson Plan Trainer of Trainers (ToT) Sessions

During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to use Eduphoria's Forethought for your lesson planning. This course is designed for those that are going to be the Forethought lead in your grade level or subject area. You will learn how to create a schedule, add lesson plans, and find resources. Then you will go back to your campus and train your teams and be the person of contact for Forethought help on your campus.

Session Options:


Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Thursday, July 28, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Thursday, July 28, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)