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Eastlake Middle

Google Drive Tutorials for Teachers

If you are interested in learning about how to use Google Drive in your classroom, check out these video tutorials. They cover topics like creating and sharing templates with your students, organizing your Drive files, collecting work from students using Drive and more. The videos are posted on the Triton Teachers Canvas page and there is also a playlist on Safari titled "Google Drive" where you can view all of the tutorials.

How to Import Scores from Illuminate to Jupiter Grades

Kurt has created a screen cast which explains how to import your Illuminate scores into Jupiter grades. Click here to view his screen cast (you will need to sign into your Google Drive account to view it).

Closing your Canvas Course for Semester 1

This option allows you to save the work you have already done in your course for next year (by making a copy), but will "declutter" the course for your current students so they aren't looking at content that you are no longer using for semester 2. Click here for a screen cast that explains the process (created by Sarah Chai at Montgomery Middle).

Power Point - Google Drive Back-up

Students can send a copy of the work they do in the Power Point and Word apps to Canvas, Gmail, and Google Drive. If your students are working on any projects in these two apps, please make sure to remind them to back up their work. Click here to view a short presentation by Sarah Chai (MOM) explaining the process. (You will need to sign into Google Drive to view the video).

Achieve Rewards

Beginning next semester, a reward system will be in place for Achieve 3000. Thank you to the English teachers who will be keeping track of how students are doing and administering prizes and thank you to Molly Bulwa and the ASB students for providing the prizes!

The goal of Achieve is for students to increase their Lexile levels by completing activities. The recommended number of activities students should complete per semester is 40 (at 75% or above). Some of the prizes will include a reward card students can use to redeem prizes at the ASB, a semester raffle for students who complete 40 activities or more, and class competition pizza party (through English classes). Please note that even though students will be receiving prizes through their English classes, prizes will be based on activities completed in ALL of their classes.

Upcoming Friday Cafes

The following cafes will be offered next semester. We hope to see you there!

January – Google Drive

February – Posting Videos using Safari Montage and Canvas

March – Notability

April – Explain Everything

May – Create a video

What is Creative Commons?

If you’re looking for content that you and your students can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of Creative Commons licensed creativity available to you. There are hundreds of millions of works — from songs, pictures and videos — available to the public for free and legal use under the terms of our copyright licenses, with more being contributed every day.

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”

Encourage your students to visit the Creative Commons website to find images for their projects. It's important that students be aware that they are plagiarizing by not citing their sources. Students should be in the habit of always getting permission and giving credit to the sources they use. Using the Commons is an easy, safe way to make sure you are not using copyrighted material without the creator's consent.

World Book Database

Using LCAP funds, the district has purchased a subscription to the World Book database for all schools in the district. Login information is available on the library website (one username and password will be shared district-wide). One nice feature of the World Book database is that it has Spanish content available for students completing projects in their Spanish and DLI classes.

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Student art by Camille Lashgari