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How to check your sound preferences for using the Poly Studio

Sometimes your Mac might get a bit confused with the Poly Studio and not pass the correct settings along to your computer from Google Meet. So, I wanted to pass along screenshots of the correct settings so that you can verify that that everything is set correctly if you are having problems. Check your settings in Google Meet Click on the three dots in the bottom right hand corner of the screen in Google Meets and select "Settings". Your settings for the "Audio" portion should have Polycom Studio selected for both the microphone and the speakers. Your settings for the "Video" portion should have Polycom Studio selected for the camera. Check your settings in Apple's System Preferences Click on the "Apple" icon in the very top left hand corner of your screen on your Mac. Then select "System Preferences..." Click on the "Sound" icon. Click on the "Output" button and verify that "Polycom Studio" is selected

Four easy tips to ease in to 2021...

Hi, Blog Followers! With all the optimism in the world, I bring you my tech tips for the first week of 2021. Before I launch into them, I want to give you a heads up that the Google Expedition kit will be hanging out in the K-5 schools until I need it for someone in 6-12. So, if you'd like to use it with your class(es), please let me know so we can put a plan together to have it available when you need it. Here are 4 easy tips to ease you into 2021... Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance

Quick tech tips for December 21-25th

Hi, Blog Followers! This is it. Your last tech tips for 2020. My goal was to make it an easy one with mindless tech tips to give you a leg up for 2021. Without further ado... Here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through vacation: Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the e-mail and any attachments from any computer. ***********

Tech Tips for the Week of December 14-18th

Hi, Blog Followers! I can't believe that it's the last full week of school for 2020. What a nutty year it has been.  A quick heads up, the Google Expeditions kit will be visiting other schools in the district. If you would like to schedule an Expedition, I will need at least one weeks notice to ensure I have the kit ready for you. Don't worry about remembering. I built it into my booking calendar for you already. Here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week: Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or ta

Tech Tips for the Week of December 7th-11th

Hi, Blog Followers! Did you know that i n 1946 the  Tote'm Stores  were "renamed 7-Eleven to call attention to their extended hours of operation—from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days a week." ( source ) At any rate, I am still recovering from "attending" ISTE last week since there was so much awesome content! This week's tech tips revolve around some of my favorites that I have found so far. I also reformatted a bit to focus on four relevent tips for the given week. Nice and easy, right? Let me know if you have anything you want me to investigate or share tips about. I'm FULL of information! Here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week: Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The

Happy Thanksgiving! - Techie Tuesday 11/24/2020

Hi, Blog Followers! WIth this being a short week, I wanted to make the Techie Tuesday short and sweet (which is really my goal every week). But this one has a good freebie for you to take care of yourself. So be sure to check it out. Here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week: Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete t

Techie Tuesday - 11/17/2020

Hi, Blog Followers! What a wild week it has been already. How is it only Tuesday?! Ok... Tuesday night. But you know what I mean. This week is a manageable docket with a few extensive resources in the works for next week. Stay tuned! Here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week: Sincerely,  Susie Simmons Technology Coach for  Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8) ACTEM Board Member: Tech Integrator SIG Position Google Certified Trainer   |  Google Certified Educator Level 2  |  Apple Teacher SimmonsClassroom.com The information transmitted herein is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete t