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September 22, 2014

Rising Above the Clouds

The last few months have been quite a challenge for many of us as we have adopted Google Apps for Education as well as TEAMS consolidated Business and Student Information System. Though change can be difficult, we are confident that this will enable us to streamline processes that ultimately will benefit both staff and students. Thank you for your patience and willingness to embrace one of our core values of innovation and rising above the clouds.


JP Hale

Director of Instructional Technology

Take Advantage of Google Calendar

Have you started using the Google Calendar yet? Don't miss it.

It has the following great features:

  • adding locations including a Google map
  • adding guests that will be emailed an invitation
  • ability to add a video call
  • attachments, event colors, reminders

This video will show you how to get started. Google Calendar: Adding Events

Have an iPhone? Download the Gmail App

This video will explain how to download and begin using the Gmail App. (also available on Android)
Download and Configure Gmail App

TISD Google Hangout! Topic: Google Docs

Join me online in our next Google Hangout about how to use Google Docs which is similar to Microsoft Word. We will explore how to convert Word files to Docs, edit, comment, share and collaborate on Docs.

Please register today. I will send you a calendar invite the day of the event that will include a link to join in online.

Making the Most of Google Docs, Sept. 23, 3:30pm - 4pm- Register

Making the Most of Google Docs, Sept. 23, 4:30pm - 5pm- Register

Class Websites Ready?

We hope that all classroom web pages will be updated and ready by October 3, 2014. Please communicate with your principal about specific campus expectations. These resources may be helpful.

Items You May Have Missed

Google Apps Resources

Schoolway Resources (District Mobile App)

Help Desk Contact

Eduphoria Help Desk- https://taylor.schoolobjects.com

Phone: 512-365-5015 or x1900

Be sure to visit the Taylor ISD Technology site for more information.