Increased security of school data on your smartphone

You may have noticed some additional restrictions on your smartphone regarding using your school Google account on your phone. A side effect of setting up Android apps on Chromebooks was the implementation of restrictions before you can use your school Google account on the phone. iPhone users The Google apps (Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, etc.) […]

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Tech PD classes now available

Technology Professional Development classes have been scheduled. A majority of the classes take place on Wednesdays after school from 3:45pm-4:45pm. There will also be several classes scheduled for a three hour block on Saturdays. These classes will be more indepth than the Wednesday classes. For a list of classes and to sign up to attend, visit […]

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Google’s phishing warnings in Gmail

I’ve been asked about a warning showing up in Gmail that looks like this: It is part of Google’s anti-phishing campaign to warn Gmail users when an email may not be what it claims. In this case, Public Schoolworks sends out informational emails with Mrs. Penczarski’s name attached to it. Since Gmail hasn’t seen an […]

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Poster printing for the classroom

Guarded by the sacred Yoda statue is the HP Design Jet T520 24in wide format printer. With it, we can print documents up to 24″ wide by 36″ long. To have a document turned into a poster send an email to helpdesk@kentoncityschools.org and attach the document you would like to be printed (PDF”s preferred), number of copies, […]

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New Google Calendar coming soon

Google is rolling out a new interface for Google Calendar. Google Calendar is currently set to default to the classic calendar, with the new calendar an option. If you would like to check out the new calendar, there is a blue button rolling out to users that will allow you to Use new Calendar. Clicking on […]

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Sharing your class roster in MobyMax

Anyway, I’ve had several questions about student management, especially with shared students. If you can’t add a student, that student may be already be registered in another class. Under classroom tools, click Roster: On the right side, click on Share students. There are two tabs: You can share your students with another teacher under From […]

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How to fix issues with SMI pausing or freezing

Math Inventory has been having some issues with students not being able to complete tests, so I dug into it to see what the problem was. Apparently, SMI requires Flash to be unblocked. What is happening is that after approximately 5 questions, SMI provides audio feedback to the student. This audio is delivered with Flash, […]

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RAZ Kids, no sound on Chromebook.

To fix the issue of  Reading A-Z kids having no sound is coming out of the computer when it should be reading the book to the student follow these steps. From the Chrome window click on the 3 dot menu as shown below and select settings. Next Click on the install buttons for “Proprietary Codecs” […]

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Mark up and complete forms in PDF with Xodo

A new extension has been pushed out to Chrome and the Chromebooks, the XODO PDF Reader & Annotator. Here is a list of what XODO PDF Reader & Annotator can do: Annotation options Merge PDFs Organize pages: insert, delete, reorder, and rotate pages Access PDFs on Google Drive Online collaboration Multiple view modes and flexible zoom When a […]

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Google Groups for staff classes have been created

Each staff member at Kenton City Schools will have a Google Group created for each of their classes. To see your groups and check who is in the group, you can visit Google Groups. The class Google Groups have a description that start with Class Google Groups – and then your StudentInformation teacher code followed by a […]

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