Monday, October 27, 2014

Remind - Communicate with Students and Families!

Kids have cell phones. Parents have cell phones. Let's put them to work. :-)
Today I am highlighting a great FREE tool that will allow you to send mass text messages without giving students and parents your personal number. Instructions for you are below, and instructions for parent/student sign-up are created for each class you want to include - all you have to do is download and print. :-)

Here's the link to get started:
https://www.remind.com/
It's a quick and easy setup - click the blue Teacher sign up button

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Adding Events to a Shared Calendar

Calendars are a great way to keep communication updated. Here's how you add events to a shared calendar.
Adding Events
Open your Google Calendar.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Setting GMail as your Default Email

When you click on an email address it should open your email program and fill in the "To:" field, right?
I think so... Let's make that happen with Gmail (pinckneypirates.org email accounts).


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pinning Tabs...

This week a great tip for making Chrome more convenient...

Have you ever accidentally closed a tab you meant to keep open? Check this out. :-)

Tabbed browsing was covered in an earlier blog post, but here is a cool "add-on" for using your tabs.
Pinned Tabs!

Monday, October 6, 2014

MISTAR Resources

Since our switch to MISTAR there have been many questions about many different aspects of the Gradebook software. Here's a few links to sites that offer some help with MISTAR:
http://mistarhelp.weebly.com/
http://www.oakland.k12.mi.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=vsRZgK4gtpE%3D&tabid=2637
Thanks to Kathy Darish (Navigator) for sharing these great tools! (Gold STAR!)