KSD Spring Tech News

Tech Integration News for Kelso Staff Members

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Google Academy Classes Continue

Pick and choose which Google workshops to take throughout the year. Registering will add you to an email reminder list, so you'll receive reminders about each session a few days before it takes place. Attend 3 or more classes to receive clock hours.

Class instruction will start promptly at 3:45 and will be held in the KHS Media Center

February 27th- Google Slides for Student Presentations and Projects

    Learn how to Use Google Slides in a variety of creative ways with students or for your own presentations.

    March 22nd: Apps, Extensions and Add-On’s

    Learn how to find and install these mini-programs and tools to add to your Chrome experience. Useful tools will be demonstrated.

    May 17th: Getting Organized with Google

    We’ll explore ways to organize your Google Drive, use Google to backup your files, create and utilize Team drives for Collaboration

    Register for class reminders at this site: https://goo.gl/cOKuDl

    or e-mail brenda.sargent@kelsosd.org

Creating Online Assignments in Skyward

Skyward Class for Secondary Only

Kevin Gustafson will show participants how to create and administer online assignments through Skyward. These online assessments allow you to push out assignments through Student Access which then get automatically graded and entered into your gradebook. You can create Templates that are available every year.

The class will be held Tuesday, February 13th from 3-6:00 and will be worth 3 clock hours. It will be held in room A8 at KHS.

Please use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/e7QeBv

Creating Online Assignments in Skyward

Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 3-6pm

1904 Allen Street

Kelso, WA

Use this link to register https://goo.gl/e7QeBv

SMART Notebook Lesson Building Class

March 21st 2:30-5:30 room C3 KHS

This class is for those teachers who have SMARTboards who would like to learn how to create interactive lessons using the tools available in SMART Notebook software. Participants will get time to create their own interactive lessons and download lessons from SMART Exchange. Participants must bring a laptop that has SMART Notebook software installed. Click Here to Register

SMART Notebook Lesson Building Class

Wednesday, March 21st, 2:30-5:30pm

1904 Allen Street

Kelso, WA

Spring Cleaning- May 16th

2:30-5:30 in Room C3 KHS

Topics Covered:

  • How to use Windows Explorer to access and organize files on your computer
  • How to organize emails by creating folders and contact groups
  • How to organize your Internet bookmarks/favorites using bookmarks manager
  • Plus, learn several organizational and Windows 7/10 tips and tricks including how to back your files up to Google Drive
  • Leave with a cleaner, more organized computer!
  • Register Here

Spring Cleaning

Wednesday, May 16th, 2:30-5:30pm

Kelso High School- Room C3

Tech To You: Coming to You

Watch your email for Tech to You training opportunities. During Tech to You days, I spend the day at your school providing individualized tech training. Staff members can sign up for appointments during prep periods or after school. This is training "in your space and at your pace" on the topic of your choice.

Can't wait for a scheduled session? I can schedule a Tech to You "by appointment" meeting. Just email me and we'll find a time to make it work: brenda.sargent@kelsosd.org

What Happens to Google Accounts When Staff and Students Leave?

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When staff or students leave the district, Google Accounts are allowed to remain active for several months. This allows users time to remove the documents they want to keep and transfer them to a non-district Google account. The directions for doing that can be found here. After several months of inactivity or a year after the account owner leaves, we will delete accounts. Staff documents will be transferred to a 'holding account" where they can be retrieved upon request. Student documents are not saved. Once an account is deleted, anyone who had shared access to any documents owned by that account will no longer have access, so it's important for those users to make copies of any documents they would still like to use. Users can also transfer ownership of a document from one district user to another. Feel free to contact me with any questions on how this can be done.

Brenda Sargent

Tech Integration Specialist- my job is to help teachers who would like to use tech tools to enhance instruction. My years in the classroom help me to understand the challenges teachers face when trying to integrate technology.