Tech and Curriculum Integration Grade Level Meeting
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Windows 8 follow up for each building.
Discuss Summer PD Workshops

06-09-2015 iPads in the Primary Classroom

08-03-2015 Promethean ActivInspire Intermediate/Advanced with Classflow

08-12-2015 Effectively using 1:1 Tools in the 5-8 Classroom


ClassFlow in ActivInspire
Google Sheets

Review current list for needs/ look for suggestions
Look at suggestions from PETEC for K-3





Windows 8 option to update
Office 365 and Office 2013
Video Resources
Malware - Report ASAP in a helpdesk ticket!
  • Change of search engine - to one you do not recognize
  • Pop Up ads or videos
  • Don't forget to use Software Center to download Java and other products!
Google Classroom -

K-2 Review Apps and your App Lists


Windows 8 option to update

Office 365 and Office 2013
Malware - Report ASAP in a helpdesk ticket!
  • Change of search engine - to one you do not recognize
  • Pop Up ads or videos


1. Accessibility Features in Chrome
  • Private Browsing and Clearing History in Chrome
  • Google Chrome Extensions
  • Sign in to Google Chrome with your school account
  • Go to the settings/tools menus
  • How to Add Extensions
    • Chrome Speak - select text and right click to hear text
    • Speak It - select text and right click to hear text
    • AdBlock - Blocks the ads on a page - Great for YouTube, CNN and more
    • Readability - Read Comfortably Clears clutter and also allows to you to save the article to read later.
    • BeeLine Reader - Color Gradient to make reading faster
    • URL Shortener with QR Code
    • Google Drive save items to google drive.
    • Diigo - save link to a site for later (also set up a diigo account)

2. Microsoft Word Speak Command
How to Add Speak to the Quick Access Toolbar
You can add the Speak command to your Quick Access Toolbar by doing the following:
  1. Next to the Quick Access Toolbar, click Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
Quick Access Toolbar Speak command
Quick Access Toolbar Speak command

  1. Click More Commands.
  2. In the Choose commands from list, select All Commands.
  3. Scroll down to the Speak command, select it, and then click Add.
  4. Click OK.
  5. When you want to use the text-to-speech command, click the icon on the Quick Access Toolbar.

3. Google Translate

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3-6 Grade
Discovery Ed Website and the NEW BOARD BUILDER

Google Classroom

  • Review your Apps List for your Cart
  • Add apps to the K-2 iPad App sheet
  • Delete apps from the List for your cart by Highlighting those to be deleted on your cart's google doc sheet.
  • Place a Helpdesk Ticket to Patrick for service - include days and times the cart will be available for updating...


September 11 Brownstown, September 15 Fritz, September 19 Leola, September 22 Smoketown
  • CV Staff PAGE
    • Don't forget to change your bookmarks
  • Software Center– how teachers and students can update software
    • Start menu/search/software center
  • The NEW public folders including the substitute folder
    • Public$ shared district P:
    • BTstudents$ all BT Students by first name and grad year S:
    • Your Named Network Folder H:
    • DailySubs$ Z:
    • CV Cloud… and how to access it all from home
  • New Google drive
    • Reset password to access
      • control/alt/delete
      • Select Reset password
      • "reset" password
  • Office 365 - web access to email for students
  • Helpdesk - details are important, use the notes field
  • Sapphire Community Portal
  • Wikispaces have all been changed
    • ex. to
    • email Adam Aurand with updated web address.

K-2 iPad Minis Update Teacher Devices
Delete Teacher Profile and Keep Meraki Profile
Apple IDs - you will need an apple ID - or a home account
iPad App List for your cart and the Request form.
iPad Mini - Teacher Directions for updating your device
Wixie - accounts are ready to use for all K-2 Teachers and Students.