Hi, Blog Followers!
This is it. My 36th and final Techie Thursday for the 2018-19 school year. What a trip! I look at my "Tools of the Week" document and can't believe all the fun ideas that I've discovered and shared with you this year. This weekly email will continue on next year with some tweaks to make it more helpful. I'd love to get your feedback in order to do that!
Beyond the content of this week's slide, please keep these tips in mind:
- Remember how you set up Backup & Sync before getting your laptop taken care of by tech? Well, you should do THE SAME THING once you get your laptop back so that you don't run the risk of losing something.
- If you had to download Pages/Numbers/etc from Self Service once you got your laptop back. you should REALLY take some time to migrate your documents over to Google. Unless Apple dramatically lowers the price of their Macbooks before our current lease is up, I think that our time with Macs is limited. If we switch to another platform, you will lose access to Pages/Numbers/etc. Take the time to move stuff over now before you need to panic about it.
- Do you use Notes or Stickies on your Mac? I HIGHLY recommend checking out Google Keep since it will keep all of your notes in a safe place that isn't at risk of being lost if your computer should die. There are TONS of ways to use Keep in both your professional and personal life. I've mentioned it before in these emails, but I feel like it is even more relevant now considering how much time many of you had to spend manually backing up that type of content from your Mac.
Looking at my booking calendar for the rest of the year, I have very few slots available (and they are all on Tuesday and Wednesday next week). Between laptop collection and a couple more classes experiencing Google Expeditions in the next five days, I'll be busy for sure! If you need to meet with me, you can set up an appointment with me on my website at http://appointment.simmonsclassroom.com. Needless to say, please do not delay with booking because you might be out of luck if you do. I am on a teacher contract, so I will not be in the school to help you after Wednesday. I have a seven year old with lots of fun plans in mind for the summer (including lots of Story Land trips), so I won't be as responsive once the final bell rings.
As a reminder, you can see the tips from the past weeks by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck.
We're at single digits, Blog Followers! Do let me know if I can do anything at all to make this insane time better for you.
Technology Coach for Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School
Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8)
Google Certified Educator Level 2 & Apple Teacher
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