NBPS March Technology Newsletter

This month we are focused on tips for hybrid

Extending Your Laptop Display

You would need to extend your display when utilizing a second monitor, or when using your projector as your second display. During hybrid instruction extending your display can provide you with the option of putting your presentation on one screen, while being able to see your whole class on the other. With multiple screens or an added projector, you would not need to split your screen. Just extend your display following the directions in the video below by our Technology Director Andrew Levine.

A Second Display Could Be:

  • LCD Projector
  • Long and Short Throw Projectors
  • Promethean Boards
  • Extra Monitor
Extending Your Laptop Display

Using Your Second Display During A Google Meet

Watch the video below to see how to use your second display during a Google Meet, so that you can present and see your students without having to split or scissor your screen.
Google Meets and Two Displays

Using Headsets In Your Classroom

While students are in the hybrid classroom, students will have headsets they can use to engage throughout the day. Please, watch the video below for some helpful tips on the different ways to use the headsets. I am also adding an image of the controls so you can show your students as well. Headsets will create away for students to still be able to participate with students who are at home virtually.

*Encouraging students to turn their cameras on while they are in the classroom, can help students who are virtually participating and make others feel more comfortable in the virtual setting.

- YouTube

Headset Controls

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Google Meet Link Calendar Invite Quick Access Setting

What does Quick Access mean?

To control access to Google Meets, hosts can turn "Quick access" on or off. By default, this setting will be on.

When "Quick access" is on:

  • Participants in the same domain as the host do not need to knock to request to join the meeting.
  • Participants joining by phone do not need to knock to request to join the meeting.

When "Quick access" is turned off:

  • All users, including those in the same domain as the host, must knock to request to join the meeting unless they're on the calendar invite. This includes any users who are dialing into the meeting by phone.
  • Any participants invited from within the meeting by anyone other than the host need to knock to request to join.
Google Meet Calander Update

Updates Coming Into The Building

Any staff member that has been issued a district Windows laptop (LENOVO E15) should do the following if they haven't entered the building and connected to the district WIFI:

  1. Make sure that your device is connected to the internet.
  2. Check to make sure the TIME in the bottom right corner of the system tray is accurate.
  3. Restart computer
  4. Upon logging in, run Windows Updates: To stay up to date, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Windows Update, and then select Check for updates.
  5. Be sure to restart your machine every couple of days.
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Get the latest updates with Chrome !

Check to make sure you are on the latest Chrome Version to make sure your platform is working efficiently.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More which looks like three dots vertically to the right of your icon.
  3. Click Help About Google Chrome.

The current version number is the series of numbers beneath the "Google Chrome" heading. Chrome will check for updates when you're on this page.

*To apply any available updates, click Relaunch.

Update Google Chrome

In Case You Missed It: Changing Ownership For A Google Meet

Please, watch the video below to learn how to change ownership to not just a calendar invite, but to the Google Meet link attached. This can help with giving another staff member the host feature, with the blue shield access.
Google Meet: Change Owner

NBPS Software Request Form

Below you can click the button to access our Software Request Form. Many of the staff members across the district are requesting for us to look into new extensions, applications, and subscriptions. Please complete as much information as you can on the form below, in order to be able to process your request efficiently. Thank you in advance from the Technology Department.

Don't Forget To Check Out Our Technology Resources

Our Staff Corner has a Technology Resource page with a menu of different subscriptions that we have access to in our district or recommend to be utilized during virtual or hybrid instruction. When you click on the icons, you will have access to a variety of resources and information pertaining to that particular technology subscription or tool. This can include newsletters, videos, documents, presentations, etc.

This year if you would like to highlight a staff member...

Please email Carla Segarra at carla_segarra@nbpsnj.net, to be considered for our district-wide newsletters. This is a great way to recognize our staff for all the amazing work they do.