Tech. TidByte

Happy Holidays from Technology!

A Few Friendly Reminders

Instructional Technology Workshops

The following workshops are being offered this month.

1. Google Apps & Extension for Differentiation

  • Explore the many Apps & Extensions available for your classroom that will make you more efficient with your time. We will also explore resources that help with differentiation for students.
  • Tuesday, December 6th
  • Sessions begin at 3:00 and 4:15 at the Technology Showcase Room (2801 Oak Park, by FNS, DCC, & Transportation)
2. Fun & Formative with Quizizz
  • Use the DISDBYOD with your students to conduct student paced formative assessment in a fun & engaging way
  • Tuesday, December 13th
  • Sessions begin at 3:00 and 4:15 at the Technology Showcase Room (2801 Oak Park, by FNS, DCC, & Transportation)
3. Google Overviews on Tuesdays at Dickinson High School and Dunbar Middle School, unless there is a district training or scheduling conflict
  • Come by D103 after school at DHS and B107 at DMS

4. Eduphoria Forethought Help on Thursdays at DHS, unless there is a district training or scheduling conflict

  • Also in D103 after school at DHS

5. Schedule a Personal Session

Passwords

When resetting your password, please follow these parameters. Passwords need to be reset twice a year, so now might be a good time. This will give you time to remember it and not get locked out after the break.


  1. 9 - 15 characters in length
  2. At least one capital letter
  3. At least one lower case letter
  4. At least one number or symbol
  5. A strategy I use is to have a number at the end of my password, and when I have to change it, I change the number at the end by increasing it by one.

Skyward

Once you login to Skyward, check the bottom of the page for tips and help resources. Below, you will also find a few helpful links.


  1. What to do with the "New" Button by students' names?
  2. Gradebook Tutorial
  3. Attendance Tutorial