Technology Double Shot!
A Double Shot of Technology Information Every Tuesday
This Week's Barista: Matt Lipstein
First Shot: Connecting the dots on Notifcations
Knowledge is Power
Many of your student's parents have signed up for Notifications in mySAS. When they configure their settings they'll receive messages via email and/or text when there are certain updates to the site, including:
- when an assignment has been in added in a student's class
- when an announcement has been posted in a student's class or team
- when a game or practice has been canceled or rescheduled
- and many more
When you are creating a new Assignment, make sure you check the box labeled "Send Notification", as shown below:
Thanks for checking this box - the parents will appreciate it!
Second Shot: Taking Google Street View Off-Road
Explore the world from your classroom
But maybe you didn't know that Google has setup a similar experience for locations all over the world, including the Galapagos Islands, underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, and from the side of a 3000-ft rock face wall at Yosemite.
Click through - you seriously will not believe these views! There are a bunch more, and many of these would be exceptional virtual field-trips you can use in class with your students.