Here are some instructions and advice on where to go and what to use for online learning. Please let Ms. Nadine know if you have questions and I'll keep adding them to this.
There are a number of reasons why your microphone may not be working. Please check each of these before you contact the help desk:
1. Make sure your system preferences are correct
2. Check your system privacy
3. Switch on Dictation
This is an extremely useful tool to help with writing when you get tired!
4. Check the settings in Teams
When you get to Education Perfect you MUST log in using your school name!
If you "CAN"T WRITE" on your student copy of the template in Assignment.
There are two different ways to "EDIT DOCUMENT" (Thank you to Mrs. Garretson for these examples)
How to Save your document after you've worked in it:
If you're having problems signing into FlipGrid please follow these steps:
You can change your profile picture AFTER you've posted your first video.
Do you need a way to access books when an internet connection or mobile app is not available?
To support this need, we’ve added the option to download titles for offline use at soraapp.com.
Note: This new option is available for students using Chrome. Students will need to download books over an internet connection (with VPN) before reading offline.
How does this work?
When a student visits soraapp.com, we’ll check to see if their browser has enough offline storage to support book downloads. If enough storage is available, soraapp.com will allow students to download books for offline use, just like in the Android and iOS apps. When offline mode is supported, Sora displays “Download settings” in the right menu.
How can students access their downloaded titles offline?
In Chrome, soraapp.com will prompt students to add a shortcut to Sora for an easy way to get back to their downloaded books when offline. Once offline, students can simply open their Sora shortcut and navigate to their Shelf.
SORA on your iPhone / Android device
You can use the Sora app to borrow and enjoy digital titles from your library or school. The Sora app is available for Android and iOS.
Download the app from your device's app store.
iTunes (needs a VPN)
You now have access to the WAB OverDrive / Sora catalogue and can start borrowing books!
Here are the IT recommendations for new computers:
In your current computer make sure all your files are backed up to OneDrive - instructions here. First of all, the school image package for students is too big to transfer to your laptop remotely, and not all the software will be used in the current situation. (We can choose to install it after we are back on campus).
The most useful items:
1. The Programs/Software
a. Browser: Google Chrome, Safari
b. Microsoft Office package(word, excel, PPT, Teams, OneDrive, etc.). How to download/install Office will be shown on the bottom.
c. Team Viewer. Please check the attached instruction about how to use Team Viewer from Ms. Nadine.
2. Main Websites' address
Ask your IT department for the WAB bookmarks file and instructions on how to import bookmark file to different browsers.
How to download/install Office Package?
Please log into the document below with your WAB email and password. Let us know if there is a password you need not included.
If you're having trouble signing into Newsela please make sure you're signing into the right place - you must sign in using the TOP box that says "Sign in with Microsoft" it will then take you to your email and password you use for O365.
To join a class that a teacher created within Newsela, follow these steps:
Class Link: Go to the Class Link. By following the on-screen instructions to sign in, join the class.
Class Code: Go to newsela.com. On the left side, you will see a line that says “Student? Enter class code.” Enter the Class Code and click the arrow. By following the on-screen instructions to sign in, join the class
Please do NOT make up your own password or sign into the bottom part.
This will create endless problems with sign-in and passwords.
2. Make sure you sign into OFFICE 365
3. If you have any other NoodleTools tabs open in your Browser close them.
Please read this very carefully it is a guide to posting to online discussions.
In addition we would like you to respect the following norms during video chats: