March 26, 2019
TTESS and Bulb
If you need help, you can check out instructions here for setting up a Bulb portfolio (your instructions are the same as the kids) or you can give me a shout.
I just found out that Bulb rosters your classes, so if you have students share items with you, you can see them easily!
Blazer Button of the Week- #BetterTogether
We have a ton of stuff going on this week! Softball, Baseball, Winterguard, Track, Soccer, and more! Be sure to check out the calendar from Friday's Principal's corner.
Google Draw- Everything You Never Knew You Could Do
License to carry- laptops
This week we sadly lost a brand new Chromebook...one we had just gotten in to replace a broken one...because it was dropped. Now we only know it was dropped because of the crack in the plastic by the charging port. It's small, but it has rendered the laptop unusable. Now we will replace that brand new one with an old used device.
Please help us teach the kids that our technology isn't disposable. That it costs money- about $200 per laptop- and that they should take care of it so that students can continue to use computers in the classroom.
PS- the Austin College cart only has 13 computers until we can get the 2 broken ones replaced.
It is an awesome tool, and kids can use it on their phones, on ipads or on Chromebooks! There is even now stock footage available on the app version. Read more about that here. WeVideo also supports linked resources using Google Drive. That means students can add scripts or other documents and edit them from within the WeVideo window without switching back and forth between programs. Check out the video below done by a Wakeland student using WeVideo!
NEW feature in Google Drive
As with all Google updates, this will be a gradual roll out so you may see it sooner or later than your friends. The Priority Page will appear right under the "New" button in Drive.