Tech Tidbits ... and Bits and Bytes
Model Schools Newsletter January 2020
Google, Apple, Naviance and i-Ready Tidbits for the Month of January
Shortcuts to Google Apps
Google has some new domain names to make it easier to start new documents from the web browser. For example, instead of having to navigate to Google Drive, click “New,” and select “Google Docs,” you can now type doc. new (no www.) in the browser and a new doc will appear. This works for Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Slides.
It works best if you are already logged into your Chrome browser before you try docs.new.
Also, they have allowed for several options for each .new domain--
Docs can be: doc.new, docs.new, document.new, or documents.new
Sheets can be: sheet.new, sheets.new, spreadsheet.new, or spreadsheets.new
Slides are similar: slide.new, slides.new, or presentation.new
Forms: Form.new, forms.new
THE ONLY CATCH-- a very messy Google Drive!! Be warned!
Google Sheets users
The Google blog has the step by step directions for you. Enjoy showing off all that good data!
Some Apple updates and resources
5 things I learned from visiting an elementary school teaching with iPads
This blogger recently visited Mozaïek elementary school in Bruges (Belgium), and was blown away by what I saw there. This primary school has a one-on-one iPad program, where each student has access to an iPad. To show teachers from other schools how iPads are part of this school’s DNA, they organized a so-called ‘Appy Day’. Because for most of you, Belgium probably isn’t next door, I’ll talk a bit about what I saw there, and share with you some of the inspiring ways they use iPads and everything that comes with it here, so you can get started with these ideas as well.
New to Mac? 15 tips and tricks for macOS beginners
When you get your first Mac, you spend some time getting used to it. You figure out where items are located, set up apps like Messages and Mail, and prop a cool wallpaper on the screen.
After a while, you might be ready to learn some shortcuts for using Mac that help you do things faster or easier. So for you, we have this big list of tips and tricks for macOS beginners.
A few other noteworthy pieces:
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- Remember that i-Ready has changed the diagnostic test expiration from 35 days back to 21 days.
- Here is a PPT to help get students ready for their 2nd Diagnostic. (You may need to be logged in to access this PPT.)
- If you have any questions or need support, you can contact Model Schools.
7th Annual Northeast i-Ready User Summit
March 2–3, 2020
The Saratoga Hilton
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Event Invitation: : https://cvent.me/MQBeqw