Volume 30 - November 20, 2017
A look to the week ahead
My week of technology issues continued through the weekend. I emailed last week about not being able to receive or send calls or texts. After trying to fix my phone, I no longer have any use of my phone and I am logged out of Google so I can't access email. Hopefully it can be fixed soon.
We have a short week with Mass on Tuesday morning. I believe I shared the schedule for Tuesday last week. The only change is for the morning classes.
I hope all of you are able to have a relaxing and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Have a wonderful week!
This Week's Morning Prayer
Nov 20-Nov 21: Thanksgiving Prayer
It is in the shared morning prayer doc.
Yearlong Reflection Journal
Links to past videos:
Week 13 -
Week 3 - Popular culture brings many challenges and pressures to our students. What do you think the Church can bring them to help them deal with all of the outside influences they face? How does Regina do this? Can we do more? How?
Week 4 - What structures or opportunities exist at Regina to help students build a deep sense of community? Can we do more? What?
Week 5 - What kind of balance exists between a Regina student’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual lives? Are we happy with the current balance? If so, what can we do to change it?
Week 6 - What practical ways could we incorporate periods of silence into our school day?
Week 7 - Is Jesus the genuine foundation of Regina? In what ways can we improve in making Jesus the foundation of Regina?
Week 8 - Does the sense of Regina achieving its mission ‘depending chief!y on you’ make you feel excited or burdened as a community?
Week 9 - An authentic Catholic school will try to reveal to students the deep truth that they are made in the image of God, that they are loved and that are needed in the world. How effective do you think Regina is at the moment in helping young people know these truths?
Week 9 - It takes courage and effort these days to present Jesus both to the hearts and heads of young people. Do you think your school has the courage to first make Jesus a priority for staff and then proclaim Him to young people in the many opportunities of each day or is Jesus given an occasional mention? What could change and how?
Week 9 - The idea of your subject being a way that students encounter truth can be a paradigm shift. Being totally honest, do you think your school values academic and teaching excellence more in terms of rankings and its appeal to parents or in terms of leading students to truth and Christ? Could both be possible?
Week 10 - What ways currently exist to really encounter the person of Jesus at Regina? What could change or be given more emphasis?
Week 11 - In what ways do you see your school currently developing ‘strong habits of virtue’ in each student that will ‘sustain them in the struggle of life”? What is one thing that could be attempted to strengthen this?
Week 12 - How effectively do you think Regina addresses the spiritual hunger that exists in every young person? Could more be done?
Week 13 -
Introducing the new and improved Google for Education website! Now live in the U.S. and Canada, check out our redesigned site and explore new additions like the Computer Science hub, K12 and Higher Ed solution pages, and The Latest, a collection of news and insights about the education world. Let us know what you think about the new site with this three question survey.
New features in G Suite for Education
We've rolled out a number of time-saving features in G Suite for Education across Classroom, Forms, and Slides. You can now import Forms quiz grades directly into Classroom, explore new diagrams and stock images for Slides, and copy and paste poll results right into Slides.
Science Journal on Android and iOS
Let your class explore the world like scientists with the Science Journal app. Students can measure real time data and record their observations in a digital notebook. The redesigned app is now available on iOS and Androidwith over 20 new activities from educational partners.
Hour of Code is Coming
In preparation for Hour of Code 2017, we’re launching a new activity, which allows students to bring the Google logo to life using code. Take a sneak peek with your students today and design your own fun version of our Google doodle.
The Origin of Everything YouTube Channel from PBS investigates the “why” behind many aspects of everyday life. The fun videos are perfect for your most curious students, or for getting students excited about learning on their own. Video topics range from history (Why is there a South and North Korea?) to pop culture (Where does the #Hashtag come from?).
Quizlet Diagrams help students see what they're learning in a whole new way. Whether you're studying human anatomy or national geography, this new feature makes studying a lot more fun. Create custom diagrams, or choose from Quizlet's premade sets.