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News from the Google Jedi

posted Oct 23, 2015, 11:24 AM by Technology Department

News from the Google Jedi
Drawing & Artwork
Here is a new video blog from our Google Apps and the Brain Friendly Classroomseries. Learn how to leverage Google Apps to increase student learning.

This week: 
Drawing & Artwork

Read about it here!

Google Apps Tip

Typing on a mobile device can be cumbersome. And now that the mobile versions of Google Apps are seeing increased functionality, many will find themselves working on a tablet or phone more and more.

Don't type! Use voice dictation! 

Both Android and iOS devices have voice dictation/voice typing features that are very productive and very accurate!

Add-on Spotlight

Form Limiter
This Add-on for Google Forms will stop a form from accepting responses once identified criteria are met.

Set a trigger based on date & time, number of responses, or a value in a specific cell in the responses sheet.

Read about it here!

Drive Update for iOS

The Google Drive app now has greater integration with non-Google apps on iOS devices.

Open files from Drive, save files, and back up photos from your iOS Photos app!

Read about it on our blog

Share Across Domains
Many organizations in both education and enterprise have different domains for different populations. 

Admins can now allow sharing across different domains both in and out of the organization. 

Read about it here

Add forms to assignments and announcements in Classroom. Upon submission of responses, the assignment will be marked as done.

Read all about it here!


Student Help Desk 2016-2017

posted May 5, 2015, 7:23 AM by Technology Department   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 9:53 AM ]

The Ralph C. Mahar Student Help Desk will expose students to real world problems.  Students will work alongside the district's Information Technology department assisting the district’s staff and students with problems related to Information Technology.

Update Regarding 7th Grade 1:1

posted Apr 3, 2015, 6:42 AM by Technology Department

Update regarding 1:1 7th grade:
  1. The 7th Grade students may take their Chromebooks home 04/10/15 for educational purposes  
    *after they (students & parent/guardian) read & 
    sign the attached document.*

  2. Please print out the documents below for the students to take home to their parent/guardian.

  3. Please note due to PARCC testing, they need to wait until April 10th when the first round of PARCC testing is completed for this year.

  4. Also, please note *they need to return their Chromebook for the second round of PARCC testing in May for ~2 weeks and then again before the summer recess.*

  5. RCM will provide a protective case to transport their Chromebook
7th Grade 1:1 Documents:

Take a look inside a Google data center!

posted Jan 31, 2015, 9:54 AM by Adam S   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 11:57 AM by Technology Department ]

Take a rare look inside a Google data center!

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