I.T. Monthly: May Issue

West Point Consolidated School District

Dear Staff,

It's that time of year! As we're approaching the end of the school year, please scroll through this newsletter to find important IT end-of-year procedures needed to ensure you do not lose any content in Canvas and/or Zoom recordings.


You will also find instructions for cleaning devices (Chromebook and iPads) and information about old device removal over the summer. There are several summer PD opportunities that are free in which you could earn CEUS and SEMIS!


It's been a blessing working with all of you this school year. We pray that everyone have a safe and restful summer break!


As always, if you have comments or suggestions for improving this newsletter, or information you think needs to be included, please reach out to the IT Department.


-IT Department-

IT End of Year Procedures

How to Backup Canvas Course

Click here for written instructions for backing up your Canvas Course.

Canvas: Preparing for End of Year
Backup Zoom Recordings

Click here for instructions on how to save Zoom recordings.

Old Device Removal

Click here to read notice about old device removal.

Backup Files to One Drive

Click here for instructions on how to backup files to One Drive.

Instructions for Cleaning iPads and Chromebooks

Teachers

The IT department will be delivering disinfectant wipes to each school to clean student Chromebooks. Written instructions and a video demonstration (YouTube links below) is attached to this email to help you safely clean each device. The video and instructions can be displayed on your panel for students to help in the cleaning process. Extra Chromebooks/iPads in carts should also be cleaned.


Once all devices have been thoroughly cleaned, please check for any damages. Make a stack for Damaged devices and a stack for Good to Go for Next Year devices. Please follow your principal's instructions for storage. Be sure to include chargers along with the Chromebooks/iPads.


Please let us know If you have any questions.


~IT Department

Instructions for Cleaning Chromebooks

Click here for instructions on how to clean Chromebooks

Instructions for Cleaning Chromebooks
Instructions For Cleaning iPads

Click here for instructions on how to clean iPads

Instructions for Cleaning iPads

Free Summer PD Events

MS CONNECT 2022 SUMMER SUMIT

Register and attend the FREE 2022 MS Connects Summer Summit, a one-day, LIVE, in-person event in two locations, , offering high-quality tech integration and blended learning breakout sessions from some of the best presenters in edtech!
Mississippi Connects Summer Summit 2022

On-Demand Learning Opportunities from FriedTechnology

Upgrade your technology skills with these free asynchronous online courses from friEdTechnology!


Participants can register at https://www.friedonline.com/mscourses for the following courses:

· Stack Your Skills: Schoology Essentials (0.5 CEUs)

· Google Classroom in 5 (0.5 CEUs)

· Google Starter Pack (1.3 CEUs)

· Beyond the Brick and Mortar (1.3 CEUs, 10 SEMIs)

· Wrap Your Head Around Research (0.6 CEUs)

· Beyond the Red Pen (0.5 CEUs)

New courses will be added this summer!

Once enrolled, participants have 10 months to complete the course. Course completers will receive a Certificate of Completion and can apply for CEUs or SEMIs within 6 months of completing the course. For more information, please contact ms.help@fried.tech.

FRIEDTECH SPRING WEBINAR SERIES

Click the flyer below to register for free virtual learning opportunities!

Kahoot! EDU Summit

Click here to register for two free days of Kahoot! virtual PD event.

APPLE LEARNING VIRTUAL CONFERENCES

Click on the flyer below to explore helpful resources, practice new skills, and reflect on ways Apple technology can support great learning and teaching.

Kami Connect: Free Virtual Conferences

Click the flyer below to explore several EdTech virtual conferences for educators.

How to Print Paystub

How to Print Paystub from Chrome Web Browser

Click here for instructions on how make Adobe Acrobat Reader the default pdf viewer in order to print your monthly paystub.

West Point Consolidated Schools Cyber Safety Hub

Click below to explore resources to keep students safe online.

Common Sense Media

Click Here to Subscribe to Canvas Youtube Channel:

Mississippi Department of Education Info (MDE):

MDE: Professional Development Calendar

Click here to see all of the Professional Development opportunities MDE has to offer.

Mississippi State University

MSU Extension: Center for Continuing Education

Click here to learn more about MSU Center for Continuing Education offers online and in-person trainings for teachers to earn CEUs.

ITS Cyber Tips Newsletter: April

West Point Consolidated School District: I.T. Department

Contact us with any questions or tips you may have!