GCA Student Technology Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 3
GCA's Dell Student Tech Crew
GCA's very own Dell Student Tech Crew with staff facilitator, Mrs. Caroline McDade, were featured at the recent Georgia Educational Technology Conference in a Student Showcase! Mrs. McDade has since added to her own family crew with the safe arrival of baby Henry!
Sharing the Knowledge
Conference attendees who stopped by learned how each student earned certification from Dell for repairing and refurbishing Dell computers, the tools they learned to use in that process, and the program in place at GCA.
🥇 Congratulations to Alaa M. who gave us our November Tech Tip! Check out how useful ctrl + F can be, linked in this article.
Do you have a tech tip to share with the school? You could be featured in the next Student Tech Newsletter and have an article created in the Student & Family Help Center showcasing your tech tip. Bring your amazing tech skills to light...click here to submit your tech tip!
MAP Testing begins Tuesday, November 29th in Homeroom. Make sure you and your computer are ready to go! Follow the Student Dress Code for on-camera appearance, test your Chromebook camera and audio, and be sure to check out Mr. Washburn who shows us all the best practices for a winning presence on camera.
The Student & Family Help Center has instructions for finding your MAP Testing on the Clever dashboard as well as how to check your browser for testing readiness. Do you have all unnecessary tabs closed? Is your Chrome browser version up-to-date? Do you know how to clear your cache and cookies for the first response to any tech difficulties?
Jigsaw sessions during MAP Testing can be different than the regular class schedule. Be sure you know your schedule for Tuesday, November 29th to Thursday, December 1st so that you are attending the right Jigsaw session. Want to confirm your schedule? It's all in the Student & Family Help Center under the MAP Assessment category, along with tips on finding the right Jigsaw session to attend.
Sometimes you may need to use photos from your smartphone to submit for a class assignment. Have you ever wondered how you can get those photos into your Google Drive so that you can submit them from your GCA Chromebook? Check out these instructions!