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Attach an Artifact in a Google Classroom Assignment

Attach an Artifact in a Google Classroom Assignment I was asked to provide students with a quick tutorial on how to attach artifacts to an assignment in Google Classroom. It's super easy to do and in this screencast, I'll walk you through how to do so. I hope it helps! ***** I'd love to know more about how my videos are supporting your needs. Fill out my brief feedback form at bit.ly/Simmons-Classroom-Feedback Follow my channel and find me on Twitter at @SusieTechCoach

Unlimited Originality Reports & Plagarism (Techie Tuesday - 9/29/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Thank you to all of the teachers in the past week who have invited me into their classes. From learning about the Great Gatsby through a Peardeck in a class last Friday to digging in on some rubric work, it's been a lot of fun! This week's tips, I'm focusing on originality reports in Google Classroom, which has been a big hit with the teachers that have used it. And, to go along with that, I also included a podcast about teaching students to avoid plagiarism. Without further ado, here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week:


Let me know what you think! If you have any questions, just let me know. I am always here to help!
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


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Join me at ACTEM 2020! Online, after school (no sub needed), 10 contact hours and only $20!

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Hi, Blog Followers! I'm hoping you'll consider joining myself and lots of other educators from across Maine next month on October 20-21 for ACTEM 2020. It's going to be held virtually this year and entirely after school hours so you don't need to find a sub to cover. For only $20, you'll join ACTEM, attend two days of awesome PD, get access to our FREE library of eBooks on Overdrive (worth way more than $20 in and of itself), and earn TEN contact hours! Let me know if you have any questions at all. If I can't answer them, I'll ask the folks who can. I've been attending ACTEM for years and it is certainly a highlight for me each fall. I hope you'll join me.
Sincerely,
Susie
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Google Classroom Rubrics (Techie Tuesday - 9/22/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Before digging into my quick Techie Tuesday for this week, I wanted to give a special shout out to the AP teachers at the high school. I have been going in to observe their classes this week to help them with teaching their remote learners and in person students at the same time. It has been an awesome experience for me and I am so thrilled to be able to get into classrooms. If you'd like me to do the same for you, just book me for a feedback session and I'll come hang out and give you some thoughts for how to make it all easier for you and solve any little hiccups you might be experiencing.
Without further ado, here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week:


Let me know what you think! If you have any questions, just let me know. I am always here to help!
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
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Creating and Sharing Rubrics in Google Classroom

Creating and Sharing Rubrics in Google Classroom In this video, I'll show you how to create rubrics in Google Classroom, share them with other staff and reuse your rubrics for other assignments. I will cover how to grade with rubrics in a future video. ***** I'd love to know more about how my videos are supporting your needs. Fill out my brief feedback form at bit.ly/Simmons-Classroom-Feedback Follow my channel and find me on Twitter at @SusieTechCoach

How to set up Synergy Email forwarding and signatures

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How to Set Up Email ForwardingLog in to Synergy and then hover on home and click on "Synergy Mail"

In Synergy Mail, click on the "More" drop down above your message list.

Click the check box for the one option on the screen. Click save.






Set Up Email SignatureFollow through step 2 above except select "Edit Signatures".On the screen that appears, you have two spaces to fill in with your signature:

Because replies sent to this message from their email, I would recommend modifying the signatures to reflect that. Here is a suggestion:

"Please do not reply to this message. Replies to this message are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please email me directly at..."

Google Meet Updates for tomorrow

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Hi, Blog Followers! I know this is off my usual goal of sending only one email to you per week. However, there are a couple things I wanted to make sure you were aware of before doing your Google Meets tomorrow. Built in blurry background was announced 2 days ago. It will be hitting your account within the next 13 days. It will not be available on Chromebooks. More information about how to use it can be found on their blog post here.When you view the people tab, you can mute students. However, the student is the only one who can unmute themselves because of privacy concerns (allowing you to hear something that you shouldn't be privy to).If you have a student who is in your room and should not be, you can click on the remove button when you find them in your people list. Removing them will PREVENT THEM FROM RETURNING. So don't do it to students that are supposed to be in your class. :)New moderation controls have been released since last week. If you are the host of the meeting, …

BEHS First Remote Friday Feedback Tech Answers

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Hi, Everyone!Last week the high school asked their teachers to provide feedback on the first Remote Friday. Going through all of the responses, there are a number of issues or questions pertaining to technology integration. So, in order to provide my feedback in one easy place, I thought it might be easiest to answer everything in one blog post. Any of the text you see in italics below are the questions pulled directly from the feedback. My response then follows. I did my best to group similar questions all together. Please reach out if you have any questions or make an appointment with me if you'd like help learning the tech tools, planning your Friday classes, or if you'd like me to co-teach with you so that you can get adjusted to the tech heavy environment.
"It would be nice if there was a way to see my students while I was presenting/sharing my screen."
"I wanted a way to see the kids while in presentation mode and to have something to track when they login i…

Techie Tuesday - 9/15/2020

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Hi, Blog Followers! Before digging into my quick Techie Tuesday for this week, I wanted to remind folks that the majority of my meetings are conducted on Google Meets at this time. Once you make an appointment with me right on my website, you will find an event on your Google Calendar, which contains the Google Meet link to join me. Although I love to see everyone in person, I want to do what is safest for everyone involved. Thank you for understanding!
Without further ado, here is my list of 4 quick tips to get you through this week:


Let me know what you think! If you have any questions, just let me know. I am always here to help!
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


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Google Classroom/Meet (Techie Tuesday - 9/8/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Here we go, everyone! If I can do anything at all to assist you in any way as this year gets rolling, feel free to reach out to me or just make an appointment with me right on my website.


Have a great first week with all the kids back!
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


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Welcome back! (Techie Tuesday - 9/1/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! As we launch into the 2020-21 school year, I am simplifying my Techie Tuesday emails to make it even easier for you to get the information you need. Just like teachers are creating their weekly plans for their students & parents, my techie Tuesdays will serve the same function for you guys with technology integration. If I can do anything at all to assist you in any way as this year gets rolling, feel free to reach out to me or just make an appointment with me right on my website.


Have a great year, everyone! I'm looking forward to working with all of you. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. You guys are awesome!

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


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FAQs & quick hit tech tips to start the 2020-21 school year

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With all of my meetings with teachers over the past week, I have had lots of questions involving technology and I said I would research and get back to everyone with answers. So, here are my answers to those questions! Can we still use Flipgrid?
Their terms of use have been sent along to the district's lawyers to verify that we would still be able to use it. Fingers crossed we receive a response soon!

I thought we were getting licenses for Gimkit and Edpuzzle.
We are getting licenses for Gimkit and Edpuzzle, but do not have a student data privacy agreement from either yet and cannot buy a license until we have that in hand.

Want to share a link to a Google Slide deck, but do so in a prettier way?
Just modify your link! For example, the link for my weekly tech tips is... https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cotiniqLmacLG8-MLl2S0trtxQZeNyKUwGpJcleJ6c0/edit

However, if I share it, I edit the ending of the link from /edit to /present like this...
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cot…