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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Update, Week of May 25, 2020

TOP TECHNOLOGY TIPS FOR STAFF





1. Quarter 4 Report Cards: 

It's about that time of year again - time to post grades! 
 
Elementary school report card window opened this week.  Secondary school grading window opens June 8th.  This year, the process is the same as always, but there are a few modifications due to Distance Learning.  As always, there is a knowledgebase article available to support you during this time.  Specific links to your grade level grade book and grade posting can be found here:





2. Using Grid View in Google Meet these days - and all of a sudden it stopped working correctly?


Grid View has recently updated their extension - you'll need to update it to get it working correctly again. 
 
1. Click on the GRID icon in the upper right corner of your Chrome Browser and select "Please Install Chris Gample's official release..."(bottom)


2. And click on the "Add to Chrome" button














Wednesday, May 13, 2020

EMAIL SCAM: "Are you available?"

ALL STAFF:

There are several versions of the "are you available?" email message being sent to TTSD from what looks like your principal, but comes from a NON TTSD staff email account.  Please always:
  • Be aware of the SENDER's email address before you respond
  • If it seems like an odd request - contact the individual directly (phone, text, start a new email message to them, etc.)
  • Purchasing requests via email for gift cards are not allowed.
  • If you think that you found spam or a phishing email, please use the "Report spam" button at the top of Gmail.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TTSD Email Update :: "Delivery Status Notification (Delay)"

Our email archiving system is having some troubles with the amount of emails being sent during a given period of time.  We are working to resolve this issue, but if you see the following message, please note YOUR ORIGINAL EMAIL HAS SUCCESSFULLY BEEN SENT to the recipient. This is only the copy of the email for the archiving system at TTSD that has been delayed.  We are working to get rid of these notices to our users.  No action is required by you.  You may delete these notices.  Thank you.


Monday, May 4, 2020

Update, Week of May 4, 2020

TOP TECHNOLOGY TIPS FOR STAFF


teacher appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week TTSD Teachers!


AMAZING TTSD TEACHERS!
Look what you accomplished in April 2020:
    • 4800+ GOOGLE Meet VIDEO SESSIONS
    • 3000+ hS students regularly using TTSD chromebooks @ home
    • 7500 ES and MS students regularly using TTSD ipads @ home
    • 403,117 student Google files (107% increase)
    • 2.8M student emails (+70% increase)
    • 2000 active google classrooms, with 10,000+ posts
    • SEESAW: Last week alone per school: 9000 posts, avg. 600 parent visits 


REMOTE LEARNING SUPPORTS:







Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Update, Week of April 20, 2020

TOP TECHNOLOGY TIPS FOR STAFF


1.   Google Meet UPDATE  



    1. By Invitation
      1. Limits both WHO & WHEN Meet link is available
      2. Recording available to all invited guests
    2. Post a URL 
      1. Easy to share link to join (SeeSaw / Google Classroom post).
      2. Must "admit" each attendee outside TTSD staff Google domain. (ie students)
      3. Must "remove" attendees at end of session to prevent rejoining later.
      4. Recording must be intentionally shared.

2.   Refining Your Google Classroom Posts to Easily See Who May Need Support

  • Classwork >> Create -- (1) Assignment, (2) Quiz Assignment, (3) Quiz:  These 3 Google Classroom Classwork posts when used with a "Due Date" are an easy way to see student's work and know who is able to participate in Distance Learning.  The following Classwork events each have a due date feature: 
    • Which allows students to:
      • See the assignment on their Google Calendar
      • Know the timeframe they should be working on an assignment
      • Lists the assignment on their "To Do" list in Google Classroom
      • "Turn In" the assignment to communicate to the teacher they are ready for feedback.
    • And allows teachers to:
      • See a quick tally of who has participated and who has not for easy access to a list of students who may need some support.
      • Review assignments that students have "Turned In" and  
      • Easy access to individual private feedback to each student.
  • Classwork >> Create -- (1) Materials, (2) Assignments without Due Dates: These Google Classroom Classwork posts - "Materials" & skipping the due dates on an assignment, will NOT:
    • Show on Google Calendar
    • Be listed on the Classroom "Upcoming" section as a reminder to students

Additional Google Classroom Tips:





Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Update, Week of April 13, 2020

Top Technology Tips for Staff

IMPORTANT Information for all K-5 Teachers  

As we transition to Distance Learning this week and begin sending instructional materials home to students to use on their iPads, PLEASE make sure all K-5 parents know to take the following steps EACH DAY:

    1. Open the "TTSD Web Filter" app
    2. Sign In with TTSD student account & password
    3. Open Clever  
    4. Open SeeSaw





IMPORTANT Information for All Staff

Parent Help:

Google Hangouts & Other Guidelines for Staff:

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Update, Week of April 6, 2020

Top Technology Tips for Staff:

  1. Work phone numbers now available from HOME.  TTSD staff can now download software that will allow them to call families using their "TTSD phone number".  Please see instructions for Mac and Windows.  If you run into any problems, please submit a Tech Request



  2. Using Google Hangouts Meet a lot these days?  Try installing some extensions to help you customize your browser window, like seeing everyone on the call in Google Hangouts Grid View: GRID VIEW 

Update, Week of May 25, 2020

TOP TECHNOLOGY TIPS FOR STAFF 1. Quarter 4 Report Cards:   It's about that time of year again - time to post grades!    Elemen...