Password Best Practices
Personal Email Best Practices
Using a personal email account such as Gmail on JCISD or district devices is not recommended. Using alternative email accounts and storage options like Google Drive can create security risks. The account settings for your work email account provide the most secure environment for you to handle potentially sensitive student or staff information. Please use personal email and storage on personal devices.
It's important to protect any documents that contain PII(personally identifiable information). Excell, Word and PDFs all have ways to password protect PII. For additional details and how to password protect visit our site, Encrypting/Protecting Documents.
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PROTECTING PERSONAL AND STUDENT INFORMATION
CIVIL AIR PATROL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
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AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM
**Please share this with your families!**
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
Additional Information: Affordable Connectivity Program
MODERN CLASSROOM PROJECT - REMC SLAM
Step 1: FREE Companion Cohorts
Educators participate in Modern Classrooms Project free course AND the REMC SLAM Companion Course to connect and share with their cohort. (12 SCECHs)
Each cohort will serve up to 25 educators with no regional restrictions
Cohorts start on October 31, January 9, April 10, July 10
Step 2: Virtual Mentorship Program
REMC covers $500 registration + $250 completion stipend for 1 participant from each REMC.
We have an additional 10 registrations/stipends we’ll hold until each region has had a chance to send a representative.
Educators dig deeper in the MCP model with an MCP mentor in the Virtual Mentorship Program (25 SCECHs).
Cohorts start on January 23 and March 6. June & July dates TBA.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
GOOGLE UPDATES/GOOGLE TIPS
GOOGLE DRIVE: SHARING MADE EASIER
GOOGLE SHEETS: MANAGE PROJECTS & TASKS WITH NEW TIMELINE VIEW
TECH TOOLS & RESOURCES
NEWS & MEDIA LITERACY 101
News and Media Literacy begins with the foundational skills and strategies that students need to think critically about the news stories, images, and videos they see online. Teach your students foundational news and media literacy skills with these free lesson plans from Common Sense Media.
SENTENCE FRAMES HELP STUDENTS WITH RESPECTFUL ONLINE RESPONSES
We like these sentence frames to help students respond like a digital citizen to online posts.
More information and examples, visit this post:
Scenario: A digital citizen reads a viewpoint they agree with.
Sentence frame: Thank you, ________, for presenting your viewpoint. I agree because ___________.
Scenario: A digital citizen wants to respectfully bring up an idea or viewpoint that is opposite that of the original poster.
Sentence frame: I appreciate the experience shared by _________, but in my experience __________.
DISCOVERY EDUCATION USER UPDATE
December Newsletter - https://www-media.discoveryeducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/12_December.pdf
Play to Learn with LEGO Virtual Field Trip
Discover how creativity, learning, and imagination all intersect as students learn to solve challenges using the power of play. Learn more and register today!
Call for Questions: Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip to the International Space Station
Through our partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Discovery Education has been given the exciting opportunity to host a Virtual Field Trip to the International Space Station! We are inviting students around the world to submit questions for a chance to have them answered by astronauts aboard the space station. For more information and to submit questions, visit https://www.discoveryeducation.com/info/call-for-questions-discovery-education-virtual-field-trip-to-the-international-space-station/
2023 MACUL AWARDS INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
The 2023 MACUL Award Nominations are open. Please consider nominating someone!
- Innovative Teacher– (must be a certified PK-12 classroom teacher)
- Innovative Leader – (must be a non-classroom educator, such as an ISD employee, technology or curriculum staff in a district, tech integration coaches, caregiver or student, etc.)
- Innovative District – (must be a district within the realm of PK-12)
- Innovative Technology Professional – (must be a non-classroom employee working in an educational setting, such as an ISD employee or technology staff)
All nominations are due by Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST.
REMC: VIRTUAL COURSES & Webinars
Check out January 2023 courses here:
Virtual Course registration: https://www.remc.org/professionallearning/
WAYNE RESA MAKER-STEM SUMMIT
When: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Where: The Henry Ford Museum - Dearborn, MI
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