Tuesday Techbytes

What's New in EdTech...

Edtech Updates

*Flubaroo update- The popular Add-on for grading just got an update in time for fall. A newly added feature lets you assign any score you like to open-ended questions. Read more.

*Share to Classroom with Chrome: Students and teachers can use the Share to Classroom Chrome extension to share web content to their classes. Teachers can use the extension to instantly push web pages to all students in a class, or create an assignment or announcement in Classroom.

*Classroom to Google Calendar: Each class has a calendar and work with a due date is automatically added to the calendar. Teachers and students can view the calendar in Classroom, or in Google Calendar on their computers and mobile devices.

*This Docs Update Adds So Much Clarity To Collaboration

Have you ever shared out a Google Doc only to come back to it a few hours later and it looks completely different? Keeping up with which users made which changes to a shared document can be difficult. But knowing who was responsible for each edit is crucial for accountability. Simply click the “See New Changes” button next to where it says “Help” on the Doc navigation bar and view the whole edit history as well as who made the edits. It’s time you got the full picture when collaborating.


Tech Department Updates

*Spiceworks - our new tech help ticket system has been well received. Please be assured that we are working as fast as we can on each and every ticket.

*98% of Chromebooks have been handed out. If you still have students without one, please have them take this EXAM. They will be called down upon completion to pick up their device.

*Digital Signage - If you are interested in posting a digital sign on the big televisions throughout the school, please create your slide here - https://goo.gl/ljRFy3. Do NOT change the background. When finished - Select FILE >DOWNLOAD AS>.PNG and then email mhogan@gfsd.org with date details and which school (MS or HS) you want.

*Join the GFSD Edtech Google Classroom! I will be posting tips, tricks, and great tools daily. Take what you like, leave the rest. Use this code to join: dfmwwd.


Upcoming Offerings from MyLearningPlan

After School Technology Workshops will begin most every Monday starting 10/19

* October 9th Technology Day

* 10/19 - Chromebook in a Nutshell (3:15-4:15)

* 10/28 - Substance Abuse - What you should know (3:15-4:15)

* 11/3 - Mindfulness in Education (3:30-4:30)


What can you do this week, or even month, that will help you move your SAMR level? If there is something you see that you want to try please email mhogan@gfsd.org.