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TECH TIPS & TRICKS FROM SHANTEL - VOL. 9

May 21, 2019

END OF YEAR TECHNOLOGY 2018-2019 SLIDE SHOW

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Google Renaming "Team Drives" to "Shared Drives"

The "Team Drives" feature of Google Drive will be renamed to "Shared Drives." The following will be impacted:


  • Drive on Web and Mobile: Timing may vary depending on the specific platform.
  • Drive File Stream: Beginning on May 31, 2019, with the Drive File Stream version 31 release, "Team Drives" will be renamed to "Shared Drives" in the Drive File Stream navigation.


Feel free to read additional information regarding this release.

LEAVING KISD BUT STILL WANT ACCESS TO YOUR GOOGLE FILES??

  • Teachers leaving Klein can use Google Takeout to create an archive file of their Klein Google content. Archived content can be stored on an external hard drive or uploaded to a personal online storage location.
    • This Google support page provides additional information about the process and results.
    • Items which are not included in the export can usually be downloaded and added to saved files. Depending on sharing privileges for the document, teachers may need to make a copy of some items in order to download them.
    • Remember that resources created for use in Klein while an individual has been employed in Klein remain property of the district. Teachers should not remove resources that teams have used and continue using.
    • Student products and assignments are part of students’ education records and should remain in Klein in accordance with FERPA.
    • Staff who plan to use the Google Takeout process to download a copy of their files should not wait until the last contract day to do so. Encourage staff to begin this process early next week so that it can be re-done if an initial attempt does not work.

Inserting Images in Google Sheets

It is now easier to insert images in cells in Google Sheets! You previously had to save and insert them but now users can copy images from websites and paste them directly into your sheet.


  • Simply right-click on an image and hit copy, then in Sheets right click and hit Paste to insert the image over the grid.


Check out the several new features for objects in Sheets!

HOW TO INSERT AUDIO IN GOOGLE SLIDES

The long-awaited Google Slides audio feature has finally arrived! (If you don't have it yet, you will soon!) Users can now insert audio in Google Slides – voice, music, narration, sound effects, any type of audio you have access to or want to create.


For many years, Google users have asked how to add audio–usually narration or background music–to Google Slides. Google has finally heard this request, and there is now a new menu option: Insert > Audio!


How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step)


There are so many ways that you can use this feature in your lesson plans and student projects. If you are looking for project ideas, check out Kasey Bell's post titled 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides.


*Please note: If you do not have access to this feature yet, you should see it by mid-May 2019. Currently, this feature is only available on the desktop version of Google Slides.

https://youtu.be/U4B7T8GFA6E

Nearpod & Flocabulary Lesson Correlation

Nearpod just acquired Flocabulary in efforts to maximize student engagement in K-12 classrooms. Click HERE to search by subject or sub-subject to find correlated Flocabulary and Nearpod lessons. You will definitely want to this out thanks in part to the district subscriptions to both great online resources!!!
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KLEIN ISD EMPOWER DIGITAL LEARNING CONFERENCE

Click HERE to view the EMPOWER conference session offerings held at Klein Cain High School on June 7, 2019. You don't want to miss it!

SUMMER STAFF DEVELOPMENT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

If you haven't already checked out the Summer Professional Learning sessions, you'll find many opportunities for conferences, in-person classes, and online options as you continue your professional growth this summer. This handy Intermediate 1-Pager Require Summer PD Chart may help as you plan your summer sessions.

Helpful Tech Guides And Information

  • Look for weekly Hildebrandt Hub which will provide information about technology tips and upcoming trainings.

  • KleinLearns365 - easy access to helpful guides, videos, tutorials, textbooks, digital resources, web tools, applications, and more.

Shantel Lott

Please feel free to contact me by email or phone throughout the school day. As always I'm here to help!