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Issue 14 - January 1-10-19

IT Periodic-ally - Issue 14 -  January 1-10-19
 
Tech tips from your wonderful IT Department:
  • Work order Tips... help us help you FASTER!
    • Screen shots are REALLY helpful! You can email us the screen shot or add an attachment to the work order. (see the attachment area in school dude.)
    • Enter as many details as you can! Location of what system you are having the problem in and where it is located in the system.
    • Make sure you select the correct WORK TYPE.
  • Google Sheets - How to wrap text in a cell
  • Check out this link for great ideas in your classrooms! http://ditchthattextbook.com/blog/
 
 

 
N E W S  AND  U P D A T E S:
 
Buck The System (BTS) Schedule
We will be at CCMS/Washington on January 15th.  When will we be at your building?
 
 
Adobe Flash Not Supported
Adobe Flash no longer a supported program. Websites will need to change their code. Sites that currently still use Adobe Flash may or may not work anymore. https://turbofuture.com/computers/The-End-of-Flash-in-2020-Converting-From-Flash-to-HTML5
 
Infinite Campus
   Need Training? CIC offers classes and training, some of these are free and online. Check them out!
   
Not too late to register for the 2020 Infinite Campus User Conference. 
Monday, January 27th & Tuesday, January 28th

You are invited to the 2020 CSIS Conference. This is a great opportunity for you to network with other professionals and gain more experience in Infinite Campus through the presentations, round table discussions, and Keynote Speakers. The sessions are for all skill levels from beginners to advanced users.
 
There is a group of us going, if you would like to hitch a ride contact Elizabeth Gamache
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado. http://www.coloradosis.org/csis-conference
 
Some of new sessions include:
Road Map to Development, How and Idea Becomes a Feature, Campus
Workflow, and New Graduation Requirements

A Conference Theme:
The Conference has a beach based theme this year. Feel free to wear your Hawaiian shirts and leis. We will have beach based trivia questions during each sessions with a chance to win prizes at the end of each day of the conference. The more sessions you attend the greater your chances to be a winner.
 
 
November Tech Tip Turkey Winner: Amber Anderson
(How can you win a future prize? Keep reading tech tips...)

WHAT ARE WE WORKING ON THIS WEEK?
  • Hunter Dean-Moore: Auditing Chromebooks in Destiny, Preparing for ELL Testing with Dena Richter, Windows/Google Transition
  • Elizabeth Gamache: Working on importing CMAS Scores all the way back to 2015 into Infinite Campus. Graduation Guidelines Interchange for 2020-2021 prep. Work orders. Checking out the upgrade details for the Online Registration System in Infinite Campus. Looking into new website hosting services....SO EXCITED!!!! 
  • Kristen Solano: Transferring all staff Chromebooks in Destiny, finishing touch-ups to Parchment
  • Daniel Coppa: Blended Learning Teacher Support, Coordinating upcoming iLearn District Visit, Coordinating the release of the CCS ongoing Instructional Tech PD options and Badging program, Working with Elementary Technologists, Working with curriculum vendors
  • Deanna Padilione: I am continuing to work on developing a staff development program. This program will be ongoing with new content continually being added. I recently addended an online summit where I learned about lots of new tools that I'm excited to share with all of you!
  • Chase Welchlen: I am currently working on Chromebook repairs and any work orders that come my way.
  • Mike Helfrich: I am still working on the camera project. We recently finished Harrison and are now working on the High School.
  • Mike Fry: Making sure that transition to 3rd quarter classes in a smooth as possible for all classroom systems (it actually went amazingly well this time); working on some specialized report formats in Infinite Campus; working to accommodate new-year changes in Naviance and Edgenuity products; wondering wheretheheck the first 2 quarters of the school year went (is it almost Halloween yet?); workordersworkordersworkordersworkorders...
  • Shaun Kohl: 
  • Michael Hawver: