Google Groups with a building’s staff and students are now working

Each building has a Google Group that contains all of the staff and students in that building. They are now updated with the current staff and student members of the respective building: Kenton Elementary School – esall@kentoncityschools.org Kenton High School – hsall@kentoncityschools.org Kenton Middle School – msall@kentoncityschools.org I’m still trying to straighten out the permissions, […]

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KMS Network anomaly on 9/1 post-mortem

This morning at 9:21 we received our first help desk ticket that something wasn’t quite right with using the Internet at Kenton Middle School. The second request came at 9:36, after which I posted the first message to @kcsmstech alerting users to the issue. There was still connectivity, that’s why our monitoring system didn’t register […]

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New OS X software installs for 8/31/15

Adobe Shockwave to 12.1.9.160 Konica Bizhub Drivers for the color copiers for OS X 10.10 Google Drive to 1.24 Managed Software Update will automatically update the OS X machines at the login prompt, or you can follow the directions in this post to manually update. […]

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New features in google classroom. And more to come

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Google has released updates for Google Classroom. The updates include “question-driven discussions including debates and question-and-answer sessions. Teachers can now post a question, video, article or other content in Classroom, and ask students to answer the question or write a response. Teachers also have the option of allowing students to comment on each other’s responses.” […]

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Google Cloudprint

I reconfigured Google Cloudprint this afternoon, it should work better now (I know the KMS was really struggling with it). Google Cloudprint allows you to print to the copiers and printers from Google Chrome. This works no matter where you are, so, for example, if you are away but would like to print something out […]

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Chrome and Flash updated

I’ve update Chrome to version 44.0.2403.155 and Adobe Flash to version 18.0.0.232 in Managed Software Update for the Mac computers: The computer will automatically update if it is at the log in screen, but if you are using the computer you will have to press Update now to install the updates. To manually start the update, under the Go […]

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Scholastic Enterprise

Scholastic Enterprise (Reading Counts and Reading Inventory) is now ready for the 2015-2016 school year. Students have been promoted and put into your classes. After I imported the students for the year, I noticed that there are several students that were held back and are now in the wrong grad year. I will be going […]

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Using Twitter for Professional Development

Screencast of presentation: Coming soon!! The Google Slides presentation: Resources: Twitter for Teachers – Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter | Edudemic Twitter for educators | Learn and Teach Statistics and Operations Research TweetDeck Education Chats Educational Hash Tags A list of educators on Twitter by subject (add your handle!) List of […]

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