As a district, we go through paper like there’s no tomorrow! In the next few weeks and months, we will take a deeper look at how, and where we print and make copies, and begin collecting data on devices, users, and types of print jobs. In short, we will begin reining in our print costs. Continue reading “Save the trees!”
Release of Additional Writing Test Items
A release of a grade 3 and high school ELA I writing item from the fall 2017 Ohio State English Language Arts Tests is now available in the Ohio’s State Test portal. Continue reading “ODE Releases Additional Writing Test Items”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stumbled upon a great resource online, only to have tons of ads and images that clutter the page when printed or saved as a PDF. I searched for programs that would clean up those pages and found my savior, CleanPrint. Continue reading “CleanPrint Saves Ink and Paper”
Teachers of all content areas are striving to find more texts that engage their students, connect to their content, and meet the standards of the end-of-course exams. Enter CommonLit, a free resource that supports literacy in all content areas from grades 3-12.
The site provides texts that are linked by genre, theme, or literary device, paired with novels and other texts, or organized by history-based text set. Each text corresponds to end-of-course-like questions and discussion prompts as well as paired texts and related materials that help promote learning in each classroom.
You can print the resources, but the real power of CommonLit comes from the online data reporting. CommonLit syncs with your Google Classroom, so it takes all of 3 minutes to set up your classes. With each class, teachers can differentiate different texts or assign less engaged readers guided reading questions. Students log in, read the texts, and answer the questions. Teachers grade the extended responses and release the scores, which provides valuable data to support your teaching.
If you find yourself struggling to prepare students for the end-of-course exams, consider trying CommonLit!
We’re moving to Gmail on January 1, 2018, and that means that a few other accounts need updated with your new email address. In some cases, the tech team will update your email for you (in SIS, etc.) but a few other systems will need to be updated by you. In many cases, it’s pretty easy, and will only take a few minutes. Continue reading “Gmail Migration – Update Your Email Address Everywhere!”
Signing in to Chrome brings your bookmarks, history, and other settings to all your devices. Anything you update on one device instantly updates everywhere else, and your Chrome stuff is safe in case anything happens to your computer. It’s your web. Take it with you.
Here’s how to sign in to Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/signin.html
On January 1, 2018, Streetsboro City Schools is moving to Gmail as our primary email provider. All staff have an email address using Gmail already, but we are changing a few things, and it’s important to understand how to get a hold of staff, teachers, or administrators. Continue reading “Email Address Update for Streetsboro City Schools”
The average office worker receives around 80 emails each day. With that volume of mail, individual messages can easily get overlooked. Follow these simple rules to get your emails noticed and acted upon.
Do you have questions about our migration to Gmail? Not sure what will happen to your foldes? What about the Z Drive? Check out the Gmail Migration FAQ document for all the questions, and most of the answers…
Have a question that’s not on there? Submit it below as a comment, and we’ll get it addressed.