Thursday, May 30, 2013


As you know, Laura Nelson has setup a PD day via EduPlanet.  Please make sure you can log in before the end of the year to certify you have access and can see the module.

Your email address is the one - do NOT use the old  If your password does not work, simply click the "Forgot Password" link on the website and a password reset will be sent to you.


Thank you!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sharing Google Docs outside the Domain

For staff using Google Docs on a regular basis, it has no doubt made your life and organization much easier - especially when it comes to collaboration with staff.  I won't get into how to share documents for collaboration, as that has been covered in great depth at all of your after-school workshops this year.

But, you may run into a situation where you need to share a Google Doc with someone outside the domain.  What then?

Well, there are a couple things to think about:
  1. Do I want to give this person edit or read-only abilities?
  2. Does this person have a gmail address (
If the person you are sharing with has a gmail address the shared doc will appear in their Drive account and accessing it shouldn't be an issue for them.  If the user does not have a gmail address, the best solution is to have them create one (it eliminates confusion and the potential extra hoops they need to go through to access the document) though I know this can't be required of outside users.

Once you click "yes" to share outside the organization, the user you are sharing with will receive a link will take them to a Google Drive sign-in page with the option to sign-up. They may choose to have a Google Drive account with a Yahoo! email address or any address for that matter, but they will have to have an account before it will give them access to modify this document.

Hope this clears up any issues you may have been seeing with collaboration.

Monday, May 13, 2013

More Phishing

Your Google Mail ( should have picked this up and flagged it as spam.  Just incase, please refer to my previous posts about Phishing:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Reminder: Update your Email Address

Friendly reminder from the IT Department - please update your email address on websites / mail lists / etc. where you are registered with the old account to your new address.

Come fall, we will stop forwarding emails received in your account to your and they will simply be rejected (bounced back to sender).

Your PowerSchool addresses were taken care of for you last fall.  You should have updated your address on myNHDOE website and also provide an alternate there.

I set a simple rule in Stamp mail to highlight messages in red if they are addressed to the address, so I can contact the sender and have my account updated.

Here's how (inside mail preferences):

Or if you only use Gmail, you can create a filter inside of settings, something like this:

Hope that helps!