Thursday, April 20, 2017

Extending Chrome with the Kami Extension

Kami - PDF Markup Extension    




Share pdf documents with students from Drive or Classroom and students can highlight using multiple colors, annotate with comments, and a variety of other useful tasks.



Documents can be shared to groups or individuals reside in Google Drive for easy access.

Check out the Kami extension in the Chrome Web App Store

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Coming Soon to a Computer Near You: Windows 10




Windows 10 is coming to District 219!!
   
You are welcome to kick the Windows 10 tires in the PDC. The change will happen over the summer.

There are many resources available, rather than overload you, here is a link to AtomicLearning.com Windows 10 resources. To access the tutorials, use your D219 username and password.



A Fresh Look: District Website gets a Refresh



New Website Video Preview


The Technology Department has been hard at work, designing a new website to meet the needs of District 219's stakeholders.

Each of the main school pages feature upcoming Events, News and Announcements.  Not only will up-to-date info be more readily available but those top Mega-menus will change to offer context specific sub-menus, so that everything is still just a click away even as you move away from your starting point.

The new site will make it easier to find the page you're looking for, with minimal clicks. "Mega-Menus" remain at the top of each page for your convenience. Hovering your mouse over these menus brings up common links and pages that have been re-organized, as if to anticipate your needs.  There’s even a new site search option to help you find the page or information you’re looking for.

The best part of this new D219 experience is that no matter where or how you’re viewing this page, it will dynamically change to fit your device or browser window.  The same website you load with a widescreen display, in all it’s glory, is the same site you pull up on the smaller screen of your smartphone or tablet... so that everything stays familiar even as the page size changes.

Stay on the lookout for an early May launch!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

G Suites Updates




Here are some updates to the G Suites products that may be useful to you or your students!!

  • Rotated Text
  • Accoutnting number formats
  • Additiona border styles

  • It even allows basic video options like auto-play, mute, start and end point selection (clipping).

Simply choose “Capitalization” from the Format menu in Docs, and select one of the following:
  • lowercase, to make all the letters in your selection lowercase.
  • UPPERCASE, to capitalize all the letters in your selection.
  • Title Case, to capitalize the first letter of each word in your selection.

If you have any questions regard these or other G Suite products, contact your building's Professional Development Center (PDC).


North Room 1145 & West Room 2153