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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 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Support for K-5 Parents & Students on TTSD iPads

Support for K-5 Parents & Students on TTSD iPads

Wow! What an exciting week of getting elementary students their iPads so they can continue their learning at home with the tools they are use to at school.  With the rollout of our 5000+ iPads to homes this week, there are a few hiccups and details to share.  Please refer to the following when troubleshooting issues with your child's iPad:

  • Student ipads may be prompted for "Proxy Authentication Required" in a pop-up screen the first time it connects to a new network. Please login with your child's TTSD account.  
  • Please use the "TTSD Web Filter" (app that looks like a lock) daily to log into the TTSD filter.  
  • The second issue we have run into Thursday and Friday is that SOME student accounts in grades K-5 are getting Login Failed.   We hope to have this problem solved by Monday or Tuesday next week. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

April 5th = IT Maintenance "Down Day"


This Sunday, April 5th is our regularly scheduled technology maintenance "down-day."  We reserve the first Sunday of each month for network/system maintenance to avoid interruptions throughout the month.


We always try to keep interruptions to a minimum. Please plan accordingly for potential interruptions to TTSD Wifi, Infinite Visions, email, Google, Synergy and other TTSD systems on Sunday.  

...Susan Barnard & IT Team

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...