In this edition
- Online Outlook - Encryption
- Clever Teacher Page
- Quizlet Alternatives
- Canva for Education
- Company Portal
- When you will be out of the classroom...
- Fact Check Explorer
- Exit Ticket Sample Questions
- Copyright Ruling - Houston ISD
- Fair Use
- Classroom Movies ~ Swank Movie Licensing for Education FAQ (document)
- Canva Setup & Login directions
Outlook Online ~ Encrypting messages
Quizlet ~ What is a good alternative?
Start here to learn more about Quizizz and how it might fit your classroom needs.
Another alternative is Blooket - learn more about Blooket (you can import Quizlets) here!
Company Portal ~ What is it and how can I use it?
What is the Company Portal?
The Company Portal is a way that IT can make applications available for staff & students to install on their own, on demand. For example, you will find apps such as Minecraft, NWEA, DRC, CrisisGo, 3CX phone app, and more.
How do I use it?
In Windows, Find the “Company Portal” app and open it. It will automatically sign in – based on who is signed into the computer. Once signed in, you can view all the apps available to you. To install an app, click on it, and then click on the “Install” button. The app will load in the background and be available to use shortly.
TeachFlix - Collection of great classroom videos in one place!
Attribution to: Ditch That Textbook
Are you going to be out of the classroom and a sub is taking over?
- Change your password to a temporary password that you can leave your login credentials with the sub (for security purposes)
- Leave your device for the sub and checkout a loaner from the library if you need access.
- When you return, check your loaner device back into the media center.
- Change your password back to your original password
Fact Check Explorer ~ attribution to Richard Byrne, FT4T
Fact Check Explorer is a free tool from Google that anyone can use to explore the veracity of claims made on the Internet. As you can see in the brief video linked below, on Fact Check Explorer you can enter a topic or name then see a list of articles accompanied by notations about the accuracy of the claims in those articles. You can click through to the source of each article and the fact checker.
Watch this short video for an overview of how to use Google's Fact Check Explorer.
Sample Exit Ticket Questions
- What's one mistake you made in class today? What could you do to improve next time?
- Explain what you do when you do not understand a skill or concept you are learning?
- What’s one change you made recently to become a better learner?
- What goal are you currently working on with your learning?
- How did you make progress towards your goal today?
- Explain what it means to be a good learner in this class
- How much effort did you put into learning today?
- What would help you to put more effort into learning tomorrow?
- In what ways were you challenged today and why?
Three Lessons to Learn from the $9.2M Copyright Ruling Against Houston ISD
The short version of the case is that teachers in the district were photocopying and redistributing copyrighted study guides without permission of DynaStudy and continued to do so even after DynaStudy raised concerns to the school district. According to World IP Review's article, the district tried to make a Fair Use claim regarding use of four of the copyrighted works, but the court ruled against the claims. Read more here.
Attribution to Richard Byrne, FT4T