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Flipgrid Adds SIX Updates
- Edit Captions
- Community Builder Badgers
- New Camera Design
- Immersive Reader Everywhere
- Updates to Flipgrid AR
- Supercharged Replies
RCS TV Online
The district technology department is beginning the first phase of rolling out live tv channels to all schools. You can access the four live channels now by going to http://rcstv.rcschools.net and logging in with your email username and password.
Once you are logged in, scroll over Menu and select Live Channels. Currently, we have available four channels. We would like to hear back from you on your experience. We are looking to add more channels in the near future.
Microsoft Accessibility Features
What is Translator for Education?
The Translator for Education site provides free resources, tools, and how-to guides for live captioning and translation in the classroom. Schools are increasingly diverse. Teachers manage many types of learners, including students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) who require assistive technology, and language learners (and their parents) who may not speak or understand the language of the classroom well. Microsoft Translator helps bridge these communication gaps, supporting accessible classroom learning with live captioning, cross-language understanding, and even multilingual casual conversations to help with student integration.
Click here to explore more: Microsoft Translator
You can download this app to your computer from the Microsoft Store.
This amazing tool is a great resource for read-alouds, ESL, and emerging readers! It's also now featured in Nearpod!
What ways could this be helpful in your classroom?
Outlook Mobile Do Not Disturb Feature
I wanted to make you all aware of a great new feature in the Outlook mail app if you have it downloaded on your device (phone, tablet, etc...)
You can now set up Do Not Disturb hours!!
Go to your Outlook app and click on your face in the top left corner.
Click on the pictures to enlarge
Next, click on the bell in the top right corner.
Finally, choose which option best suits you.
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