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New Chromebook Cart
I just want to remind you about the new cart of Chromebooks we have for classroom use. As the District makes the move towards Google, they are supporting it with increased Chromebook purchases. Going by the wayside are the traditional ways of "coming to the computer lab" to work. The new way is having the lab come to your room. Teachers are seeing much more productivity, order, speed, and focus from students when they are able to research in their classroom setting. If you would like to check out the cart for the day, email Jean Neumann or stop by the library to sign up. We have no calendar online yet because Jean is scared. Give it some time, though.
Technology Troubleshooting: Library or Tech Department?
The more technology we have, the more questions you are likely to have. Though the Tech Department is located in the library, we eat different foods, listen to different music, and answer different questions for teachers and students. Here is a list of possible problems and who to contact if issues arise.
Who's who and phone numbers:
Technology Office: Nick, Jim, and Justin Call 1501
Audio Visual Department: Rhonda Call 1502
Library: Jeff, Jean, and Robin Call 1504
Troubleshooting Contact Guide
- Things that are blocked - Tech Department
- Computer Hardware or software issues - Tech Department
- Teacher Laptop issues - Tech Department
- I-Pad issues - Tech Department
- Anything with Google Accounts - Tech Department
- Novell Login issues - Tech Department
- Database Passwords or Databases not working - Library
- Student password issues for Novell (forgotten passwords) - Library
- Skyward logins - Library or Guidance
- Projector or Smartboard Problems - AV Department- Rhonda Rhoades
Independent Reading is Alive and Well at GHS
Here is some proof:
- In each of the past 5 years, we have averaged over 12,000 books circulated each year
- This year alone, we checked out nearly 1,000 books to English classes in the first week!
- We average 10-20 checkouts per morning before school begins
You can add to this great culture of reading at GHS by promoting your own personal reading books and by asking kids about what they are reading. They also really love your reading suggestions!
As for video streaming, we will continue to subscribe to NBC Learn and Safari Montage. If you need a refresher in how to use these resources, or you're not sure what they are, let me know and I will give you the rundown.
Cool Things for you
Another tool worth checking out is Kahoot. Kahoot is an online quiz program where the teacher creates a quiz, puts it online and on the board in front of the room, and the class can provide answers from their phones(or Chromebooks) to be seen by all in real time. I used it in my summer school speech class as a prediscussion activity, and it worked out great. Play around with it and have fun!