Tech Minute


Office 365

Due to the upcoming shift away from local, networked storage solutions (our Z Drive) to a cloud-based service provided by Microsoft (Microsoft Online), this month's newsletter is "re-dedicated" to all things Office 365.
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Microsoft's ubiquitous platform, better known as Office 365, is a collection of services that allows one to create, collaborate and share one's work. The service includes Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote) as well as 1TB of OneDrive storage for all your files. Additional educational apps include Microsoft's Class Notebook, Sway, and Forms. OneDrive can be synced to your laptop or PC, and all your files can be available for use even when your device is offline.

Microsoft Spotlight of the Day: Forms

Introducing Microsoft Forms for education

Tip of the Day

How to Create Student Bin Folders in OneDrive

Looking for an easy and efficient way to allow students to submit documents to you electronically? OneDrive can help. Users can "drop" files right into your OneDrive when you share editing rights for specific folders in your OneDrive. Once you have shared specific folders, any users with these rights can view, modify or delete any material they have placed in these folders. If you're worried about sharing these rights, you can request restrictions to be placed on your folders that will permit users to "Drop" files only, and nothing else.
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About Me

My name is Frank Lopes and I am the Technology Specialist for the district. What the heck is that you might ask ? My job is to provide assistance with your classroom technology needs. No, I can't help you if your computer goes down. But if you're looking for a way to integrate technology into your lesson plans, or need assistance with the tools of our trade (Plus Portals, Gradebook, Microsoft Office, and a host of other online web 2.0 tools), I'd be happy to help.