An incredible and busy week. Many great activities occurring in the classroom. Lots of iPad projects, fun and creative ways for students to demonstrate mastery of instruction and concepts. Students learning and using Office 365 resources; OneNote for collaboration and note taking, OneDrive to store and access files, Outlook to e-mail assignments and communicate; Word and PowerPoint for product creation. Keeping the students hands-on and engaged is definitely helping propel them to the top.
At a Glance:
- Slow or Failing Internet Connection
- Microsoft Office Files within Edmodo
- Tech Tip – Open an Accidentally Closed Tab
- Technology Staff Development Opportunities
Slow or Failing Internet Connection
Over the past several weeks, you may have experienced websites that failed to load, website images that don’t load on the page, video that won’t load or frequently freezes, or many other potential issues while surfing the web. The district’s broadband (internet connection), which includes Guest Access, is currently running at or near maximum capacity. This is why you may temporarily lose a webpage regardless of what device you are using. To help with this, please make sure the Internet is being used for instructional and professional purposes only when on the district network. The district is evaluating options for increasing our internet bandwidth, but please be patient, this is not something that can be done overnight.
Office Files within Edmodo – website
As you may or may not have seen, Edmodo now allows students to create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents within their Edmodo account. At this time, it’s only available on their website version, not the mobile apps. Once the file is created, it is automatically saved to the Edmodo Library. Students can now easily create documents on one computer, complete on another, and submit through Edmodo anywhere. Click the Office Online button within Edmodo to get started.
Need help getting things setup in Edmodo or getting your students online, let me know; I’m happy to assist.
Tech Tip – Open an Accidentally Closed Tab
If you accidentally close a tab, Ctrl + Shift + t reopens it.