On this site, you will find information and resources for technology use in the district. Use this as a reference throughout the school year.

Please also refer to our district policies on technology use located on the RSU 40 district web site. 

Linda Trenholm, Director of Technology

What's New in NWEA - Spring 2018

posted Mar 6, 2018, 7:23 AM by Linda Trenholm   [ updated Mar 6, 2018, 7:26 AM ]

Login to your NWEA teacher account for more information/updates:  www.teach.mapnwea.org

Check out the files below for the following info:

  • NWEA Student Warmup Tests Replaced with Practice Tests
  • Text to Speech assigned in accommodations for each student but assign carefully as it will not stop you from putting Text to Speech on the Reading test!
  • Student Disengagement Tool
  • Batch Print Student Profiles

Privacy and Security

posted Feb 5, 2018, 12:32 PM by Linda Trenholm

Please remember to review this important information on keeping your accounts and data secure. 

Teacher Initiated Messaging in SchoolMessenger

posted Jan 25, 2018, 8:01 AM by Linda Trenholm

Teachers can use SchoolMessenger to send private and group messages to parents and students. Using SchoolMessenger is easy and secure. Click here for a shared google folder that contains information on using SchoolMessenger. 

Use RSU40 Google Mail for all School/District Communications

posted Oct 10, 2017, 5:09 AM by Linda Trenholm

A reminder to all staff to use the RSU40 Google mail account for all communications between staff, families, and students. Do not use any messaging services like Remind, Facebook messenger, or the messaging part of Class Dojo. It is a Federal law that school districts save (archive) all communications - this means email, messages (voice and text), social media - anything electronic that may be a communication as an employee. In order for us to comply, we use Google mail, Google Meet  (hangouts) and have archiving on those accounts - any other accounts, we do not archive - so, you have to use those accounts. Our district policy says that we save them for at least 6 years. The archiving law is in effect for the protection of RSU40 staff and students - if there is a court case and a legal discovery process, we must be able to produce all related communications within 10 days - we can do that as long as the communication is being done through our RSU40 Google domain account - we cannot comply to this if staff is using outside means of communication. Please see me with any questions. Linda

TenMarks, Dreambox, NWEA, Google Accounts Sync with IC and the Beginning of the Year

posted Aug 15, 2017, 10:54 AM by Linda Trenholm   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 11:09 AM ]

Staff, Remember that these accounts sync with Infinite Campus - meaning that the student accounts for these apps are created because they exist in Infinite Campus. If the student is not in Infinite Campus- and assigned to the correct class - then they will not show up in Tenmarks, Dreambox, NWEA or Google. 

This applies when new students enter our school district AND for the beginning of the school year because students must be entered into the active school calendar year and assigned to their classes before they will sync (can't get what isn't there, right?!) - and your school office is working on that data entry now. Next, the tech department initiates the sync to begin the first week of school and that is when the student accounts will be available in these apps.

If you are a new teacher using one of these accounts, you will receive an email after the sync is initiated that will provide you login information. 

Can't edit a Word or Excel file that you uploaded to your Google Drive?

posted Aug 13, 2017, 4:11 PM by Linda Trenholm

If you upload a Word file to your Google Drive and it appears with a big blue W icon but you can't edit it then you will want to allow editing in your settings. Instructions HERE

Team Drive

posted Jul 27, 2017, 5:05 AM by Linda Trenholm

You may notice something new when you go into your Google Drive - Team Drive. Please read the information about Team Drive but ask the Tech Department for assistance if you think Team Drive may be for your group.. it has some advantages but we want to make sure you understand the privacy and security settings before it is used. Email Linda Trenholm if you are interested in Team Drive. 

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