Weekly Lessons Learned 9/17/21

Weekly Lessons Learned Update

Welcome to the Technology Design Team Weekly Lessons Learned! This is a recurring feature on Friday afternoons where the Technology Design Team will share top of mind resources and learning. Each week, we will post a few key things we hope you may find useful. We look forward to sharing our learning with you. We look forward to sharing our learning with you.

Some of the content may be specific to the realities of Austin ISD though, we hope, much will be useful to viewers worldwide. The Weekly Lessons Learned Archive contains a list of topics from and links to previous updates.

general information

How can students use text-to-speech on their district Chromebooks?

How can my students easily submit an Adobe Spark product in BLEND?

Can the Website URL submission be used for Google documents, as well?

What digital tools are available for academic assessment, progress monitoring, and intervention?

When can we access ST Math?

Why can’t my students see YouTube videos that have been approved?

  • If a student is signed into Google with a personal (non-Austin ISD) account, they will get fully restricted YouTube. They will not get videos that have been approved for the Austin ISD.
  • Have students log out of the personal account and close any tabs that are accessing the personal account. Then have them log into their Google Drive via the portal.

What is a BLEND To Do list and why are so many assignments showing on student To Do lists and calendar?

Tell me more about the BLEND Calendar and To Do Lists! What student resources can I share for using the BLEND calendar and To Do List?

Technology Design Team Virtual Office Hours

The Technology Design Team is hosting virtual office hours to help provide real time instructional technology support in the first weeks of school. Virtual Office Hours with the Technology Design Team will happen on Monday-Friday from 8:00-9:00 AM , 11:00AM-1:00PM and 3:00-4:00 PM. Please check the Global Announcement in BLEND for the Zoom link.

If you have a technical support issue (device repair or setup, access to systems, etc), please create a ServiceNow ticket to have a technician address your concern.

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