ECS Appy Hour

August 2017

Welcome back ECS!

I hope you had a blast over the summer doing things you love with the people you love! And I hope you have had a super first week with students!


This is the first of many Appy Hour newsletters I'll be sending your way this year. If you see anything in here that piques your interest or you want to know more about, please contact me. I will be on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. My email is collinde@friscoisd.org and my extension is 33848.

Area Tech Specialist


A big welcome to Dave Iven who is our new Area Tech Specialist! Along with our campus, Dave supports Riddle Elementary and Taylor Elementary. If you need his support, please submit a helpdesk ticket. Click here if you need instructions for doing so.

Reminders:

  • Seesaw Blogs: Don't forget to paste your Seesaw blog URL on this document so that I can link it to your name on the ECS website.

  • Home Campus Info in eSchool: See these instructions for accessing home campus information for your students in eSchool.

  • Guided Access: If you want to turn on Guided Access on your classroom iPads so that your students cannot get out of an app, you can access instructions here. Please note that you will have to do this on every single iPad.

  • Wireless Access:
    Network: Frisco-ISD
    PW: guidance4thefuture

Tools for the Classroom

Starfall

We have a campus Starfall account available for classroom use. The login credentials are:

UN: mac_ecs@friscoisd.org

PW: learn


Seesaw August Webinar Schedule


HBJ Virtual Manipulatives: iTools


Tiny Tap: Accessible from computer or through the iPad app. If you have not done so, you will have to set up a free account and then log in to it in order to access activities.


To find the activities I created last year, just type ecs frisco in the search box. I will continue to add activities for classroom use that are specific to our campus, but if you have something you'd like me to build an activity for, please just let me know.