Grantham Digital Learning News
Please view the tech updates and procedures for the break!!
Thanksgiving Break Preparations!
As you prepare to turn off your brain for a week don't forget about your devices!
Power off Teacher Workstations
Power off Student Computers
Power off Projectors
Power off Printers
Power off NUC (tiny computer behind Promethean board)
Power off Promethean Boards (front button)
Lock/Stow-away Projector Remote, Promethean Board Remote, Student Devices, and any other technology accessories that might sprout legs and walk off.
Monday we return, our devices will need a little time to power up to work after being dormant for 9 days. Try to come a few minutes early to turn back on devices so they can function. Remember to please be patient with devices when using them after they have rested for a while. If it doesn't work the first time remember to stay calm and try again and ask a co-worker for help before you call the help desk.
Hope you get to rest and spend time with friends and family. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to work with three outstanding campuses and meet so many wonderful educators.
Promethan Board Update
Technology services are configuring the Promethean board NUC (computer) screensaver to 60 mins. It will shut down daily at 6 pm. This will save the district energy during the upcoming break and beyond.
If you have any questions, please call the help desk.
Update your Challenge Questions
Update on Projectors in the Classrooms
Each classroom now has a Promethean board, that is the standard throughout the district.
Technology will only support the projectors located in the Cafe, gym (if there is one already) and the library.
Computers and Screen Savers
The computer screensaver is currently set districtwide 30 mins.
If any computer is still set to 15 mins, please reboot the computer.
Technology Services are working diligently to program every board remotely.
LISTEN UP...#VERY IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT LEVEL UP REVAMP
Additional online PD
Looking to get in some PD over your break? Check out some of these Schoology courses:
-Kurzweil: the district has purchased this phenomenal online accommodations program for our students, learn all about it here. Plummer should have this complete as part of the requirement process from the leadership team.
It is strongly suggested that the other schools go through the course as well.
-Schoology and me: learn all about Schoology and how you can take it to the next level in your classroom.