If you're not feeling confident with Google Apps or Chromebooks, here are some great online courses put out by the Google Team - and of course, all are free! All courses are self-paced.
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PowerTeacher Gradebook has a way of opening Mac that bypass Java which may cause following error: 'Gradebook is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash.'
- Click on (upper left) | System Preferences… | Security & Privacy ➟ Click on the ☞Lock (picture icon lower left) and enter your password (usually district email password) click on ☞Unlock
- General ➟ 'Allow applications downloaded from:' click on ☞๏Anywhere
- Click on Allow From Anywhere and launch PowerTeacher Gradebook
YouTube Options: disable pre-roll ads, in-video ads, annotations, and auto-play; change resolution, display size, optional Flash pre-buffering, disable DASH, looping/replay, video audio volume, SSL, keyboard controls, use your mouse scroll-wheel to change the size, volume, or fast forward or fast rewind the video, auto-resize the video when scrolling down the page; download all available versions of the media (this will require installing the full version from the developers website). Supports HTML5, "Feather" beta, and embedded YouTube interfaces. HTML5-only features include keyboard support for fullscreen playback and showing or hiding annotations and an option to adjust all video playback speed. Flash videos are pre-buffered as much as they can be when using the disable auto-play option. If you don't like pre-buffering, there is an option to turn it off. There is even an option to observe Wadsworth's constant. You can try and pre-buffer the entire Flash video by disabling DASH. Set your preferred video codec to Flash or HTML5, desired display size or resolution, automatically sync the display size to the resolution, expand video to the size of window, or remember your custom size and apply it to all your videos. Page modifications include the ability to disable everything on the page except for the video (header, guide, video title, description, user comments, suggested videos, footer, playlist, branding) and matting or dimming the background. You can also restore the video frame from the old YouTube interface and reverse playlists. Use the page action popup menu to hide parts of the page or everything on the page with one click, turn looping/replay on or off, disable all page filtering once or until you say otherwise, or adjust the display size on-the-fly. Open suggested videos in a new window, a popout window, or over the top of the existing video. Mouse-over a suggested video to start it playing. Extensive keyboard support for most YouTube Options features: start and stop the video, change the resolution and the display size, show and hide page items, and set the video volume. Create a RSS link to the owner of the YouTube video, Twitter, or Instagram author for The Old Reader, Feedly, or InoReader. Change the YouTube page icon (favicon) to show the status of the video - playing, paused, stopped, or buffering. Please see the "Support" link for usage tips and support requests. Most (not all) features also work with Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, G4TV, FEARnet, Funny or Die, Hulu, The Escapist, the Dump, and Twitter. Please note: * Please only leave reviews in the "User reviews" section. Please use the "Website" link or the "Report an issue" button in the options for support or feature requests. * YouTube Options has limited functionality on user or channel pages. * YouTube Options does not do any audio or video conversions, encoding, or re-encoding. * To save FLV, MP4, WebM, 3D, and 3GP formats from YouTube and other select sites in all available resolutions, you must use the full version from the "Developer website" link. * YouTube does not have published or stable APIs for HTML5 video, so options affecting HTML5 video may not work. * Extensions with overlapping functionality or Flash-blocking abilities can prevent YouTube Options from working correctly. * Also available for Safari 5.1+ and Opera 15+. * The page-scroll-resize option is similar to Felix Blaschke’s (forgotten) Intelligent Scrolling feature. If you are Felix or know Felix please have him contact us so we can get his blessing for imitating this feature. Warning explained: When installing the extension it says "This extension can access: Your browsing history, Your data on all websites". This is the default warning for any extension that needs content script access to all websites. This access is needed for detecting YouTube videos on third-party pages and previously opened windows or tabs. Do not host, archive, or distribute YouTube Options without written permission from smart people on ice, LLC. (spoi).
Java Update 1.7.0_45 issue with PowerTeacher Gradebook
From: Kevin Crider
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 3:01 AM
To: Kevin Crider
This message is from IT Service Desk informing you to validate your Email Account, we are conducting an upgrade in all Email Account, all users are to verify his/her account information for upgrade, CLICK HERE to go to Validate your account.
You will not be able to receive new mails until you Re-Validate your Email Account.
Yours,Though Google's email filters should pick this up, if you receive something like this or similar, please mark as spam and remove.
IT Service Desk.
We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.No action is required on your end.
The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.As of 1600 Pacific Time, Gmail message delivery and attachment download is functioning normally for all users. We apologize for the duration of today's event; we're aware that prompt email delivery is an important part of the Gmail experience, and today's experience fell far short of our standards. We have analyzed the data on user impact and are providing a preliminary assessment of what occurred:Between 0554 and 1530 Pacific Time today, 29.1% of messages received by Gmail users were delayed. The average (median) delay was just 2.6 seconds, but some mail was more severely delayed. However, this issue did not affect users' access to the Gmail page or other functionality.
From there, Google's argument starts broadly and moves towards the specific — that's where the "a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties" line comes in. That's a quote from the 1979 Supreme Court case Smith v. Maryland, in which the court upheld what's called the "third-party doctrine," saying that once you involve a third party in communication, you lose legally enforceable privacy rights. (This is an extremely controversial notion, but for right now, it's the law.) Google's argument is that people who email Gmail users are necessarily involving Gmail's servers in the mix, kicking the third-party doctrine into effect. This is pretty basic stuff.You can read the full article here or the case here.
gClassFolders is a free, Google-Spreadsheet-based add-on for Google Apps for EDU that creates class folders for students and teachers to simplify and streamline their experience of using Google's world class productivity and collaboration tools in the classroom.
...doctopus script gives teachers the ability to auto-generate, pre-share, and manage grading and feedback on templated Docs for group and individual projects.
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To transfer an individual calendar between two Google Calendar products, simply share the calendar with the new owner. Be sure to select "Make changes and manage sharing" in the permission level drop-down to effectively transfer ownership of the calendar.
While it's not possible to merge two Google Calendar products at this time, you can use this tip to transfer your calendars to your preferred Google Calendar and discontinue use of your other Google Calendar.
Creative Commons has been described as being at the forefront of the copyleft movement, which seeks to support the building of a richer public domain by providing an alternative to the automatic "all rights reserved" copyright, dubbed "some rights reserved." ... Creative Commons has provided "institutional, practical and legal support for individuals and groups wishing to experiment and communicate with culture more freely."In a nutshell, when someone gives you "creative common" rights to an image or audio file, you can use it on your websites, presentations or what have you without worry of copyright violations. You can visit the Creative Commons website to learn more.
LMS is the framework that handles all aspects of the learning process. An LMS is the infrastructure that delivers and manages instructional content, identifies and assesses individual and organizational learning or training goals, tracks the progress towards meeting those goals, and collects and presents data for supervising the learning process of organization as a whole. An LMS delivers content but also handles registering for courses, course administration, skills gap analysis, tracking, and reporting.The Derry School District has evaluated and supports the following LMS for use by staff in the district: