Month: May 2016

Virtual Locker to Google Drive Transition

LMTSD will be discontinuing the use of Virtual Locker for students in Grades 3-12. Students in these grades will no longer have network storage on our servers within the district and will be expected to store all of their documents in Google Drive.

I created a Smore with information and helpful links, handouts, videos, etc. for you to use as a resource for the transition.

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  • To view the Smore click here

 

 

  • To view the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Transition, click here

 

  • To schedule an appointment with Mary Agnew, LMTSD’s Technology Integrator to help you move your files or to show your class how to move their files, click here

 

  • To sign-up via my learning plan for workshops on Google Apps or Google Classroom through LMTSD’s Summer Academy, click here

Google Gives Thanks to Teachers with Great Updates

As most of the Google Classroom users in the district know two of the biggest drawbacks ti Google classroom have been that you cannot schedule when posts are available for students to see and parents do not have access to the site. Well on Tuesday May 3rd, Google announced some New Features to Google Classroom that will really help teachers and as a way to give thanks to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. to Google Classroom that will really help teachers. You can now create assignments and schedule them to be posted at a later date and in Fall 2016 Parents will have the ability to sign up for daily or weekly email notifications about their child’s progress.

Below are the original post from Google about the changes, a video from Tom Mullaney (Instructional Technology Facilitator at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Efland, NC) on How to Schedule Post in Google Classroom and if you can’t wait until the fall to get parents involved a video from Tom Mullaney describing how to Use Google Calendar to Allow Parents to See Inside your Google Classroom. 

Google Gives Thanks Blog Post