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  • Hapara is Ready.

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 8/27/2019

    Hapara is Ready for you Teachers.

    • Use Hapara to open a webpage on all of your student chromebooks. 
    • Use Hapara to view all of your students’ current screens.
    1. Have your students in your class sign in to their Chromebook.
    2. Teacher signs in to Classlink on his/her computer.  Click the Hapara App. Sign in with Google and Allow. 
    3. Welcome to Hapara. You should see a list of your classes. Click the class you are currently in.
    4. Click the Highlights Menu link. (See below image.) 
    • Click the Current Screens tab. (Whala, you can see what each child is doing.)
    • Click the Share links button on the right & enter the URL you want to open for your students on their chromebook. (Whala, that website just opened on all of your students’ chromebooks.) 
    • Note you can share links via individual student, groups or whole class.
    • Note that instead of Share Links, you can click Guide browsing and enter 1 or multiple URLs with a time that the students will be locked on that site and not be able to browse other sites. (Great for stations/centers).
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  • IXL 3rd-6th Teachers

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 8/26/2019

    IXL is ready for 3rd-6th classroom teachers.


    1. Sign in to Classlink,
    2. Then click the new IXL app. (If you don’t see it the new IXL app in your classlink, refresh your screen.)
    3. You should be passed through and automatically signed in. Your students should already be rostered. (From your IXL Dashboard, click Students and then scroll down.)
    4. Also, under Class: you should be able to drop down to view your classes pulled from Chalkable.

    Your students should go through Classlink to the new IXL app and should be passed through as well.

    Helpful resources:

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  • Teachers, Archive Your Old Google Classrooms

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 8/19/2019

    Please take two minutes to archive your old 2018-2019 Google Classrooms. (It is confusing to the students when they sign in and see old classrooms.)You are the only one who can do this.

    How? Teacher signs in to Google Classroom, clicks the three dot menu on the old class and chooses Archive.

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  • Typing Agent

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 8/15/2019

    Typing Agent is ready.

    Typing Agent is our first program to be set up with our new one roster process. (I think you are going to love it as the program syncs with AD and Chalkable, so all students are automatically rostered to your homeroom and will automatically sign in without their having to add a username and password.)

    Teachers: When you are ready to sign in to Typing Agent as the teacher, sign in to your desktop, sign in to Classlink, and simply click the new Typing Agent icon. You will see your homeroom class. (You may also see last year’s class as well, but just ignore that for now.)

    Students: When you are ready for your students to sign in, have them sign in to their chromebook, sign in to their Classlink, click the Typing Agent icon. They should automatically be signed in to your class. NOTE: all students K-6 are rostered to their homeroom class only.

    Happy Typing.

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  • Stemscopes is Ready

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 8/13/2019

    STEMSCOPES is Ready.

    Remember, in Classlink, the stemscopes app is called Accelerate Learning for both you and your students.

    Students: Student Logins are the same as their network username and password.

    Staff: Your original login was your network username. See your email from Paula for the original password.  (It is still that unless you changed it to something unique). If you changed it & don’t remember, you can look in your classlink app, by right clicking accelerate learning and choosing update password/edit and scrolling down and clicking the eye OR you can do the forgot password link.

    Once you are in, as always, be sure to right click the app in classlink and store your correct password.

    You should be able to sign in at this time and create your classes like last year.

    The handout curriculum asked us to share with you last year on this process & a new handout that was shared with me today that has a little more information on it is in R/Staff/Stemscopes.

    Happy Stemscoping!

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  • Check your Student Chromebooks

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 8/9/2019

    Teachers, Before you hand them out to students, please check all of your chromebooks to make sure that if your student’s chromebook has another student’s login information sticky labled on the inside of the chromebook, please be sure to remove it. 


    Moving forward, please don’t sticky label student’s confidential login information to the chromebooks. 

    DLCS/Common Sense Media/MBS Tech Policy--Keep your passwords secure. 

    Thank you.

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  • Disaster Relief & Recovery Robotics Grant Training -VEX & Drone

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 8/2/2019 4:00:00 PM

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    CES had a blast learning together with MBS 6th grade science & math teachers, technology coordinators, and math coaches. S.C.O.R.E (TJ & Jennifer) did a wonderful job working with us. Intentional, purposeful, engaging work to begin implementing our Disaster Relief & Recovery Robotics Unit & other activities that teach math, science, literacy, DLCS, coding, design, etc. using VEX & Drones. Great Group!

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  • Wall Shelf for your Sound & DVD

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 7/15/2019

    Several teachers have asked recently for the information for them to order a wall shelf to mount to the wall above their tech teaching desk so that their dvd and sound can come off of their desk. A few teachers did this last year (see preschool, art-Fowler’s room, Treadwell & Fry's room) if you are interested.

    You can order one of these if you want and request that maintenance mount it.

    Just be sure you can mount it to the wall in your room and that you can mount it close enough that the cables still reach—information in R/Staff/Classroom Tech


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  • After Imaging--To Do on your Teacher Desktop

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 6/20/2019

    to do image All existing desktops at Crestline have been imaged (admins are on hold). This is just a reminder to (as always after imaging) do the following on your desktop when you get back to school:

    1. Set up your Outlook email by:
      • Clicking your Start Menu to make your *TILES
      • Clicking on the Outlook 206 tile.
      • Clicking Next, Next, Next. Finish.
    2. Show your bookmarks bar & sign in to Google Chrome by:
      • Launching the Google Chrome web browser.
      • Clicking your Google Chrome Menu in upper right corner.
      • Clicking bookmarks/show bookmarks bar.
      • On the bookmarks bar, clicking the Apps icon on the far left.
      • In the upper right corner, where it says “Not signed in to Chrome”, sign in using your MBS Google Account. (login@student.mtnbrook.k12.al.us and your Network Password)
    3. Set your Default Printer by:
      • Searching for Control Panel & choosing View by: Large icons.
      • Choosing Devices and Printers & scrolling down to Printers.
      • Right clicking your printer and selecting “set as default printer.”
    4. Sign in to Classlink & make sure your Google & Microsoft 365 Accounts are connected to your Classlink by:
      • Clicking My Files at the bottom of the Classlink screen
      • Clicking Manage Services & clicking Connect.
    5. Find your files by:
      • Right clicking the Start Menu and choosing File Explorer.
      • Click This PC, then scroll down to find your G drive (and other drives).
    6. Pin Applications you use frequently to your taskbar by:
      • Searching, in the Start Menu, for the application you want to pin.
      • Right click the application and choose “Pin to taskbar”.
        1. Hint: pin the snipping tool—(love the snipping tool).
        2. Hint: don’t pin too many applications, or you won’t be able to see them all—just pin a few (word, excel, ppt, outlook are all on the *quick tiles for easy access.
    1. Remember local programs like Promethean & Mirror 360 were removed during imaging. Get those programs back by:
      • Re-installing. Directions linked above.
      • Remember Promethean is only K & 1, and Mirror 360 is only if you signed up in 2018 school year to have it purchased for you--if so, you received an email from Stanbridge with your license code.
    2. Set up your desktop that is connected to your projector to either duplicate or extend by:
      • Clicking the notifications icon on the far right of the taskbar & choosing Project (if you don’t see project, click expand).
      • Choosing duplicate or extend. (Remember duplicate shows on your projector exactly what is on your desktop; extend treats your projector as your second display, & you have to drag over to the projector display what you want your audience to see—be sure to drag it back, or you’ll think your program you are launching doesn’t work if your projector is off and you can’t see it is open where you dragged it—on your projector image.)
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  • Create Your Own Virtual Adventures

    Posted by Paula Stanbridge on 4/5/2019

    Create a virtual tour. Tour Creator makes it easy to build immersive, 360° tours right from your computer. Share your tour wiht a link. No extra pps, no downloads. Embed on your website or blog. Google Tour Creator

    create your own image

    view anytime image

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