Wednesday, November 30, 2011
We have created an on-line sub evaluation form that will aid us in the selection and evaluation of subs for sub assignments. Each time your class is supervised by a substitute teacher you will receive and e-mail with a link to the form to fill-out with your evaluation of the performance. These directions explain the process.
Did you know that pressing “C” is the command to compose a new message and Tab+Enter sends the message? This short document provides many useful ways to create and send email without so much as one click of the mouse. http://url.d219.org/gmailshortcuts
The PDC has developed a more comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts, located here: http://url.d219.org/pdcgmailshortcuts.
The conference will feature a luncheon presentation from Jeff Havens, an accomplished motivational speaker. His thoughts on “How to Uncrapify Your Life” promises to be enlightening and thought-provoking.
Please consider presenting during one of the concurrent sessions throughout the day. Follow this link, http://url.d219.org/techconcallforpresenters, to the short form.
Thanks in advance for making this a memorable day for all involved.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The Professional Development Centers are located at North in room 1405 and at West in room 2153. We are here to help you, please feel free to set up an individual appointment if you need help on additional topics.
Check out how to use Quick Grades to easily enter grades or individual comments for students tied to specific assignments that appear in PIV. Entering Assignment Comments and Quick Grades
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Check out the schedule and full descriptions for classes on Open Office Batch Conversions, Fluberoo quizzes in Google Docs, Open Office Settings/Formatting and Google Calendar Settings/Appointment Slots on the PDC Courses Site.
Picnik is an award winning photo editing application that lives online, in your browser. Do basic editing fixes with easy but powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames, plus an advanced set of professional-quality tools It's fast, easy, and fun.
- slider bars for variables
- trace, intercepts, roots, and even intersections
- support for polar inequalities
- dashed lines for strict inequalities
- full, multi-language support-- works on any keyboard!
Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab. Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome.---- WINDOWS ONLY
Simply type "t Your new task" into the Chrome Omnibar to easily add a task from whatever web page you're on. Click the Tasks icon to add a task, see your tasks and task lists and mark a task as completed. Highlight text on any web page, right click and add that text to a new task. Tasks are visible everywhere that you can see your Google Tasks - in Gmail, Calendar, iGoogle, Mobile and via the Google Tasks API.
So....if you are editing a document made in MS Word, open it in Open Office and save in ODF format. This will make a new copy (not overwrite your original) and maintain the formatting. If you need to get OpenOffice for home use, use this link and download a copy, it works on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Along with your five-digit employee ID and password, the Portal can now be accessed using your Active Directory (computer login) username and password. Keep in mind that your passwords using your employee ID may not be the same as your active directory password. This will be the case if you have changed one of the passwords without changing the other.
Also, when requesting to recover your password via the portal login, the password that is sent to your email address will be the password associated to your employee ID and not your active directory username if both happen to be different.
If you have any questions or issues regarding your ability to login to the portal, please contact Help Desk support.
Depending on who you are, go to your school’s homepage, then click on the orange tab that pertains to you (Faculty and Staff, Parents, or Students). From there, you will find the "Naviance" link and that will then take you to the login screen.
Another way to find it would be to go to your school’s homepage, then click on "Web Links" in the upper right corner of the site. If you are a faculty member be sure to click the "Naviance" link that is in the Faculty/Staff column. Faculty, students, and parents have a different login screen so be sure to click on the correct "Naviance" link that pertains to you.
As you know, many reports are available in Pinnacle Web. In both the Administrative and Other categories, there are 219Niles reports at the top of the list - these are customized, or "District 219 specific", reports that the IS team has developed to supplement the system-provided reports. Currently there are 7-8 of these reports, but others will be added in the future. Check it out!
Here are the details;
- anyone ( wired or wireless) going to Google will get guaranteed egress of 50MB with a maximum of 90MB
- wireless minis going to Pandora will get guaranteed egress of 2MB with a maximum of 10MB
- anyone (wired or wireless BUT not minis) going to Pandora get a "medium" priority... no guarantees
- wireless minis going to YouTube will get guaranteed egress of 10MB with a maximum of 30MB
- anyone (wired or wireless BUT not minis) going to YouTube get a "medium" priority... no guarantees
- all other traffic get medium priority... no guarantees - it may be fast, it may be slow, it all depends as to how much bandwidth is been used.
Wireless minis and any other device using NTHS-STUDENT (the one that bypasses the portal) will be affected by these new rate-limits. NTHS-FACULTY falls under wireless that are exempt of the rate limits applied to Pandora and Youtube.