Thanks for checking out our first issue of Triton Tech. We'll try to put a newsletter out each quarter to let you know about technology resources that are available to you and your students. Feel free to contact us and arrange a time to meet one on one if you need help with anything technology related. We are also available after school on Fridays to provide your PLC with professional development regarding technology use both inside and outside of the classroom. We can come to your PLC (or go to the computer lab), or we can provide individual assistance. Welcome to all of the new staff members at ELM!
Your Blended Learning Specialists:
Camille Gonzalez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kurt Ulle: email@example.com
Face Time With Mr. Reisenfeld
Jupiter Grades - Student Password
Canvas for Parents
Username: Parent email on file with the school (Parents who wish to change the email they have on file need to contact the registrar).
Password: parents2014 (same password for all parents)
Staff Calendar and Canvas Page
Kurt has set up an ELM Staff iCalendar, so that staff members have one place where they can check school events. He invited everyone to the calendar using Sweetwater email addresses. If you use a different email address for your iCloud account, please forward that email to Kurt so he can add it.
I have invited all teachers to the EastLake Middle Staff Resources page on Canvas. The page has links to important documents and websites from Eastlake Middle and from the district office. You can also self-enroll by clicking here.
Google Drive Accounts for Teachers
Go to: drive.google.com
Username: Outlook email address ending with .net instead of .org
Password: teacher (you will be prompted to change this the first time you sign in)
There are Google Drive tutorials for students (that explain how to back up files, photos, and videos on the iPad) on the EastLake Middle Library website.
Safari Montage App
The login for Safari for students is their ID number (username) and 8 digit birthday (password).
Teachers can log into Safari with the same username and password you use to log in to your computer.
Safari Montage For Teachers
During our Professional Development training on 10/5, Mr. Ulle discussed the following resources. Please check them out.
· Knowmia.com – free sign-up, it has numerous videos and lessons for all subjects, created by teachers. They can be downloaded and posted into Safari Montage and Canvas to be used by your students. You can also create your own lesson and upload it to the website.
· Goorulearning.org – professional website with downloadable videos and lessons. You can use your sweetwaterschools, google log-in to sign in.
· Brainpop.com – username is David.Kennerly; password is “brainpop”
· Khanacademy.org – many videos on all subjects.
Paperless Classroom Training - Cafe
Mr. Ulle will be available after school on Friday, October 30 in the 311 computer lab to assist anyone with questions regarding setting up a paperless classroom, using Canvas, Notability, and Jupitergrades. Hope to see you there!
For the remainder of the semester we'll be providing informal, Friday cafes you can attend to learn specific skills. More information to come regarding topics and dates.
Follett e-book Collection
Our site has an e-book library with fiction and non-fiction titles. Students now have their own accounts and can download books on their iPads using the Follett Brytewave app (which should be available in the App Store under “Purchased.”) Student instructions for logging in can be accessed on the EastLake Middle Library website.
Most fiction titles are single user, but there are non-fiction, multi-user titles as well. This means all students can have the same book checked out at the same time. This year the library would like to add more non-fiction, multi-user titles you can use to supplement your curriculum. Please let Ms. Gonzalez know what specific topics you would be interested in adding to our e-book library.
Teachers also have accounts. The username is the same as what you use to log into your computer and the password is "Teacher." (Make sure the "T" is capitalized.)
Paul Thomas Zito