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New Teacher Training Technology August 2011. The mission of Trussville City Schools is to design engaging and challenging work that results in students.

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1 New Teacher Training Technology August 2011

2 The mission of Trussville City Schools is to design engaging and challenging work that results in students learning important content at high levels. How can technology assist you in meeting this mission?

3 Technology Team BOE Technology Staff School Based PC Technicians Technology Team Leaders Lead Technology Teacher

4 Technology Staff Shawn Nutting Director of Technology Karen Hutchinson Secretary April Chamberlain District Technology Integration Specialist David Groom Network Administrator Cameron Sewell Network Administrator Julian Smith PC Technician HTHS Tony White PC Technician HTMS Billy Crowell PC Technician Paine Schools

5 TTLs / LTTs Paine PrimaryPaine Intermediate Charlene Hallman LTT Computer Lab Teacher Kristi Stacks LTT Computer Lab Teacher Rachel Brockman TTL Media Specialist Margaret Parker LTT Media Specialist Tina Fortenberry TTL 1 st Grade Teacher Kelly Rush LTT 5 th Grade Teacher Donna Franklin TTL Kindergarten Ronda Chrisenberry LTT PE Teacher Mae Stewart TTL 2 nd Grade Elizabeth Wilson TTL Keyboarding Teacher

6 TTLs / LTTs HTMSHTHS Erin McGuyer LTT Computer Lab Teacher Nick Lemonds LTT Spanish Teacher Niki Lincoln TTL 7 th Grade Teacher Rhonda Brittain LTT Math Teacher Mandy McIntosh TTL 7 th Grade Teacher Chris Bond LTT Engineering Teacher Heather Novitski TTL Grade Teacher Kim Hutchens TTL Drama Teacher

7 Laptop Assigned to you for you and your students Sign the inventory form One tool for you to create engaging and intellectually rich schoolwork while at school and home.

8 Logging into your computer Press Control, Alt and Delete at the same time Your login will be your first name.last name Password will be Welcome 1 Select OK You will be asked to change your password. Test you password strength at

9 Changing Your Password Control + Alt + Delete Select Change a Password At least 8 characters – 1 capital, 1 lowercase, 1 number and 1 special character

10 If you are logged into your computer and need to walk away from it ALWAYS lock it by pressing Control, Alt, Delete then lock computer

11 Getting to Know You Select Respond to this Survey on the top gray bar to begin.

12 USB ports Firewire port Power Internet LCD port Speaker Microphone Getting to Know the Laptop

13 Taking Care of the Laptop Updates with Bradford Bit 9 Blocking/Unblocking websites with M8e6 WORF Technology Team

14 Invisibility Button Post It Notes Pin to Task Bar Flicks

15 Resources in the Classroom Laptop LCD Projector ELMO, document camera Speakers – HTHS and HTMS Airliner Slates – HTHS and HTMS Wireless Internet Webcameras – checkout through library Video Conferencing – rooms at HTHS and HTMS, mobile stations at PP and PI

16 Video Conference ACCESS video conferencing equipment at HTHS and HTMS Skype


18 WORF Work Order Request Form Complete when you have a technology problem Web-based – At school – open Internet Explorer and type worf – At home – open Internet, go to, login, select WORF and complete the form Complete any box that has a red asterisk * Common problems – Subject means the subject / type of problem, not subject you teach – Not enough detail in the description

19 Virtual Private Network WORF STI iNow (grades) Atrium (Library)

20 Communicate Outlook, Teacher Gaggle, Student Your Website = SharePoint STI Home

21 Outlook, Teacher Setup Outlook on Laptop Inbox Compose and send a new message Use Global Directory Create folders to organize s Calendar Delete s Accessing Outlook s from anywhere –

22 Gaggle, Student (3 rd – 12 th ) Access from website – Login information – Username - first initial of your first name and your last name – Password - tville plus the last four digits of your Social Security Number (all lower case) Forward Gaggle s to Outlook Setup Homework Drop Boxes for students to turn in their work ar.pdf

23 Navigating the TCS Website Main Page Top Tabs My TCS


25 Software Software must be pre-approved before purchasing by Shawn Nutting. Software Installation Submit in August and January for approval Teacher Software Supplement to textbook Printer and Scanner Drivers Printers Scanners Approved Software Software that is available to All such as: Google Earth, Airliner, Movie Maker, Skype, YouTube Video Converter, etc.

26 Software Google Earth Photo Story 3 Audacity Student Encyclopedia Skype Any Video Converter iTunes Microsoft Office 2007 If software is not on a computer, it can be downloaded by you if it is on the approved download list found online.

27 Your Website Communicate important information to students and parents such as homework, project information and due dates, links to support the topic Share pictures, videos, etc. from class Collaborative Space – wiki and blog Survey for feedback

28 Website continued self-service account creation for collaborating with others distribution lists to send weekly announcement updates to parents, etc. Teacher Corner – about you, randomly selects teacher information for main site

29 Distribution Lists Create one or more distribution lists Students and parents enroll in distribution list Approve people Create announcement Send announcement through distribution list

30 STI iNow Attendance, Grades and Lunch Choices Web-based type inow in Internet address bar username: same login as computer Attendance, grades, lunch (Paine Schools), demographics, etc PP – uses Skills Based Report Card so manual entry of 9 week grades only


32 STI Home Web-based, https://home.sti- Data uploaded at 12 noon and 12 midnight everyday from STI iClassroom Parents and students can check grades at any time


34 Check plugs When in doubt, restart Always WORF it

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