Bits and Bytes eNewsletter Editions

April Bits and Bytes eNewsletter

4/19 Bits and Bytes eNewsletter April Edition

  • WeVideo Introduction - New District License for K-12 Teachers & Students

  • New Help Desk Portal with Live Chat!

  • MFT The Secure Way to Send and Receive Files

  • Chrome Sync for easy transfer of Chrome bookmarks to a new device

  • Schoology Calendar / Gradebook Tips

  • Teams Breakout Rooms Tips How-to Manage Rooms

  • Learn to Split Screens on Windows and Chromebooks

  • How Did They Do That Live: April 20 - Student Research Resources

  • April - May EdTech Training in PD Catalog

  • PowerSchool PowerTeacher Pro Updates

  • #AskATechCoach Kami Heroes

March Bits and Bytes eNewsletter

3/15 Bits and Bytes eNewsletter March Edition

  • Hybrid Distance Learning Resource Website

  • Virtual Field Trips! Join us for How Did They Do That Live on March 16th

  • SEL Social-Emotional Learning Website Update

  • March Ed Tech PD 0.5% Incentive Opportunities

  • Microsoft Teams Changing Your Notification Settings

  • Kahoot Update! Use it now in Distance Learning

  • Computer Science in our Schools

  • #AskATechCoach Flipgrid Madness

  • EdTech Resource Tour Videos

February Bits and Bytes eNewsletter

2/2 Bits and Bytes eNewsletter February Edition

  • SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) Resource Website

  • HDTDT Live on Feb 10 - SEL in the Classroom Showcase

  • Ed Tech PD for February

  • NetRef Self-Paced Course and New Features

  • NEW Teams Breakout Rooms and Updated Features

  • Educator Pro License for Loom and Canva

  • #AskATechCoach Presenter Coach in PowerPoint with Flipgrid

12/15 Bits and Bytes eNewsletter December Edition

  • TechOrders Request New Apps

  • Ed Tech PD Training for January

  • How Did They Do That Live: Student Projects Showcase - Wed Dec 16 at 3:15pm-4:15pm

  • Schoology Course Setup Ideas

  • Schoology for 7-12 Grades: Semester 1 and Semester 2 Transition

  • Schoology Sync Tips

  • New Teams Features including Breakout Rooms!

  • Get Teams Updates

  • Lockdown Browser on Chromebook

  • Classroom Tech Setup Guide and How-To Video Using Classroom TV and Multiple Monitors

11/17 Bits and Bytes eNewsletter November Edition

  • Hybrid Hub Series Videos and Schoology Distance Learning Group Hybrid Hub Resource Folder

  • How Did They Do That Live: Coding Across the Curriculums on Thur Nov 19 at 3:15pm-4:15pm, Counts toward 0.5%

  • PD Catalog Ed Tech Trainings for Nov 23 - Dec 23, Counts toward 0.5% with Early and Late Start Times

  • Schoology How to Create Grading Groups and Individually Assign

  • TK-2 Student Login Chromebook and Quick Card QR Codes for MCS App Portal

  • Reminder Student Device Updates

  • #AskATechCoach: Hybrid Hub Model Episode

10/13 Bits and Bytes eNewsletter October Edition

  • New Teams Features: Hard Mute and Spotlight

  • Teams Closed Captioning with PowerPoint

  • 1:1 in Teams: Teachers with Parents

  • Ed Tech PD 0.5% Training for Oct 19 - Nov 21

  • MCS Tech Status Page

  • HDTDTL - Oct 21st for Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety Awareness Month Showcase for K-6 and 7-12

  • Edpuzzle with Schoology

  • Schoology Workload Planning

  • MCS App Portal Backpack Feature for Teachers

  • NetRef - Best Practices and Contest

  • Kami Update - Stickers

9/15 Updates to Our Tools Bits and Bytes eNewletter Edition

  • Ed Tech PD for Sept 21 - Oct 15

  • How Did They Do That Live: Distance Learning Best Practices

  • Schoology Tips: Grade Sync with PTP, Where Your Posts Go, and How to See Student Re-submissions

  • Introducing the All-New Flipgrid

  • Loom Screencast

  • OneNote Class Notebook

  • OneNote Breakout Templates

Breaking News eNewsletter Edition

8/17 Breaking News Call Center Help Bits and Bytes eNewsletter Edition

  • Creating a consistent placement and labeling of the Class Video Meeting in your Schoology Course

  • Sharing with your students the keyboard shortcut for their microphone to mute/unmute

  • Practicing the Instructional Model of "I Do" modeling how to use the technology tools in your Course

  • Developing Class Agreements with your students for your classroom management practice with Distance Learning

  • Daily Student Device Shutdown to get Updates

Back to School eNewsletter Edition

8/3 Back to School NEW Ed Tech Tools Bits and Bytes eNewletter Edition

  • MCS App Portal - for Single Sign-On

  • Parent and Student Access Letters

  • Smart Start Ed Tech - Lesson Plans

  • Microsoft Teams - video conferencing for Students and Teachers in Schoology

  • Go School Messenger - Text Message Communication with Students and Parents

  • NetRef - Replacement to LanSchool

  • Schoology Setup for Back to School

  • Internet Safety Tutorial & Agreement (ISTA)

  • New Student & Parent Tech Help Center Website

  • Chromebook Student Device - Training Resources

  • Ed Tech Support and Training Resources

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Hybrid Distance Learning Resource Website

SEL Resource Website

Ed Tech Video YouTube Channel

Teacher and Staff Tech Help Center Website

Parent Tech Help Center Website

Student Tech Help Center Website

New Hire Tech Training Website

eNews Emails

From Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    • Breakout Rooms in Teams New Feature

    • How Did They Do That Live: SEL in the Classroom

      • Learn ideas how our own MCS Teachers are incorporating Social-Emotional Learning in their Classrooms

      • On Wednesday, February 10th from 3:15pm-4:15pm - click here to register

      • This 1-hour live webinar, qualifies for 0.5% Incentive

    • Teachers please share with your 8th-12th Grade Students:

      • DigiGirlz Virtual Event this Saturday, January 30 from 10am-1pm - click here for more information and how to register

      • DigiGirlz Day is a 3-hour virtual event from Microsoft designed to give students in 8th-12th Grades an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI), learn about social media safety, and gain exposure to careers in technology. No prior experience in computer science will be necessary.

    • Coming soon in the upcoming Bits and Bytes eNewsletter topics being released on 2/2/21

      • Brand New! MCS SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) Resource Website for Teachers

      • NetRef New Features Update

      • Teams New Features Update

      • Pro Educator Licenses Recap for Loom Screencasting and Canva Design Maker

      • Ed Tech PD Catalog Training Schedule for February

From Tuesday, December 8, 2020

On this page you will find updated information on:

  • For Preschool and TK-6: Student device bags that have earbuds with microphones

  • For 7-12: Schoology Courses Semester 2 Opening Dates and Semester 1 Archive Dates

  • For All TK-12: Cleaning up Schoology Apps located in each Course moving to MCS App Portal

  • Coming soon the upcoming Bits and Bytes eNewsletter topics being released on 12/15/20

From Wednesday, September 2, 2020