August 19, 2019
THANK YOU! You all are Rock Stars!
Student Responsible Use Policy
You may see an effect in your classrooms with this revised policy as we continue to work to ensure we are protecting student privacy.
New Students to LT
Teachers, you can look up student Gmail addresses if the kids aren't sure what they are. Just click on the student name in eschool and look at the contact tab in the student tray that pops up.
Posting Pictures of Kids on Social Media
Right now we have a working list and Julie Hess has emailed all of those who have withheld permission for their children's photos to be used. We are already narrowing the list down. When we get to a point where we have a reasonable number, I will contact the teachers of the children on the list to let you know who cannot be photographed. I will keep you posted as to where we are in this process.
Canvas FAQ- What questions I have been hearing
How do kids log in to Canvas? they use their student ID as their username and the 8 digit birthday as their password MMDDYYYY
How do they log in to Canvas through the student app? The key is that their "school" is Frisco ISD. Instructions
I made a bunch of assignments but my kids click Enter the course and they aren't there. What's up with that? When students click the "Enter Class" button on the LTHS Template landing page, it takes them to the course modules. If you haven't put your assignments in a Module, then the kids will have to click the wor=d assignments on the left to find them. This is NOT the ideal setup. Ideally, once you create assignments, pages, quizzes, discussions, etc, you add those things to Modules where you organize them for student consumption.
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Current Color Printer Status
Print Shop Questions?
I want to also point out that there is information there on using Hot Folders. These are magic folders that will help you resize things and convert to PDF or rotate. It's a pretty slick and yet little known resource out there!
Click here to visit Print Shop Help or just go to the Print Shop and click the How-To Videos button.
Friendly reminder- jobs over 100 impressions should go to the Print Center. We are going through toner as if we have money to replace it!
Standard Email Signature
You will need to set up your signature on webmail and additionally on any computer where you use the Outlook client (the desktop icon). So if you use the desktop version of Outlook in your classroom and in your workroom and you use webmail at home, you will have to set up your signature in three places.
Cool stuff coming- using Google with Canvas!
But...you have to know how cool this is! You can use something called Google Course Kit in Canvas to do some of the things that you could do in Google Classroom, and that includes their new plagiarism checker that you might have been hearing about the last couple of days!
So mark your calendars because I am going to do a couple of trainings on utilizing Google Course Kit with Canvas in September.
Face to Face Trainings- 4 options
B112 - September 11
Mega Lunch A
Mega Lunch B
or 4:30- 5 pm
Or join one of my webinars
Mega Lunch A with this URL https://Region10.zoom.us/j/806597568
Mega Lunch B with this URL https://Region10.zoom.us/j/806597568 (yes, it is the same as A lunch)
or 4:30-5:00 with this URL https://Region10.zoom.us/j/4696336003
These will be recorded!
Are you short Chromebooks for Class?
1- out of service or lost Chromebooks in a cart mean that you don't have enough
2- you have more than 30 kids in a class
In these scenarios specifically, when reserving two carts will not get you enough Chromebooks for your class, you may check out a couple of Chromebooks from Ashley to get you to the number you need.
Please note, the purpose of this process is not to provide classrooms with only a couple Chromebooks for class. We cannot possibly fill all of those needs. But if you are already reserving two carts and two carts will not get you enough Chromebooks for all of your students, please let us know so that we can help.