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Posted in Google on October 18, 2017
Beginning today, there is a new look for Google Calendar. The functions and features are the same. It just looks “better” and more inline with other Google products.
I have approved the change for our domain, but left it as optional for now. The default is still the classic view. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2017
If you’ve ever attended one of my trainings you know I usually open talking about the Spring KySTE Conference which is held every year in March. That is because I believe it’s one of the best education based technology conferences that KY teachers and those who support classroom instruction can attend. It’s a great event to learn by attending sessions and by networking with your peers in other districts. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Chromebook on October 9, 2017
We’ve been able to set the wallpaper/background image for users for quite some time. Often schools would set a wallpaper that showed their school or mascot. However, until recently we haven’t been able to set the background on our managed Chromebooks that you see before a user logs on. Now you can. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Uncategorized on September 1, 2017
Several Chrome OS updates were released over the summer. These updates typically download automatically in the background while you use a Chromebook and install the next time you reboot.
However, if you are trying to use a Chromebook that hasn’t been used in awhile for WIDA/DRC testing and are getting a screen similar to this, you may want to manually update your Chromebook.
One of the easiest ways to find out what Chrome OS version a Chromebook is on is to press ALT + V while on the logon screen. This will make the version information show up in the top right corner of the screen. On an non-managed Chromebook, you will also see the serial number. This too is helpful information.
Unfortunately, once you are managing the Chromebook Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Google on February 26, 2017
The other day I was talking with a school administrator who wanted to move to using G Suite for everything. He said he made documents like newsletters using MS Publisher and wondered if Google had a program like Publisher. I told him yes, Google Slides. Now I know what your thinking. He didn’t say he wanted to make PowerPoint presentations. He said he wanted to make newsletters. Google Slides is a great tool for making slide presentations. For the past year and a half I’ve used it for all of my presentations. However, it can be used for more than just slide presentations. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Google on February 21, 2017
The spring Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) conference is Kentucky’s largest educational technology conference. It’s being held March 8th-10th in Louisville. The KySTE conference is an excellent opportunity to network with and learn from CIOs, TRTs, teachers, and technicians from across the state.
This year I’m excited to be presenting 3 sessions I’m calling the Google Admin Series. Read the rest of this entry »