Weekly Lessons Learned 11/05/21

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.

How can I print a QR code for my students? Can parents print them, as well?

Elementary students are able to log into the portal using a secure QR code.
Teachers are able to access and print QR codes for their students.
This video demonstrates how to print a QR code for students as a teacher.
Parent are also able to access and print QR codes for their students.
This video demonstrates generating a secure QR code for your student as a parent.

How do I access and set up Newsela in BLEND for my students?

A new Newsela step set for teachers has been added to the AISD Digital Resources BLEND course. (Austin ISD portal login required)

When I try to log in to the portal I get the message: “Internal Error: No login context available”. How can I fix it?

This can be fixed by deleting the cookies associated with the portal and restarting your browser.
This video demonstrates an easy way to delete JUST the portal cookies.

Is there any PLED-eligible learning from the TDT?

The Tech Design Team’s new training course, bit.ly/aisdtdtpl (Austin ISD only), has new training available for teachers to access and the content is connected to HCP for PLED credit.  Two new sections are vendor-created certification trainings. The PlayPosit Teacher Academy and Screencastify’s Mastering the Screencast asynchronous sections give teachers the skills they need to create with these tools and also provide a printable certificate upon completion.

Evening with…Google Assignment LTI

The TDT is hosting this conversation about what we have learned about using the Google Assignment LTI in Canvas this year.  Hear how the LTI can be used 4 different ways, depending on how the teacher wants students to submit their work and what type of feedback and interaction is desired for the assignment.  The live webinar is on November 11th from 5p-6p (bit.ly/tdteveningwith).  The session resources, link to the HCP registration and the recordings for asynchronous credit will be available the following week from our training course, bit.ly/aisdtdtpl .

Changes to Student YouTube Accounts

Due to changes in Google Workspace for Education, some settings have changed for YouTube users under 18yrs. These changes have been applied to all AISD students.  Some of the changes on student accounts include disabling Blogger, disabling the ability leave posts on all Google products, and explicit filtering has been applied to all Google products where available.

Of special note is that student YouTube accounts can no longer: 

  • Create channels, playlists, or upload videos
  • Watch or create live stream events
  • See or post comments
  • Participate in live chat
  • Upload YouTube video into Google Presentations

Technology Design Team Virtual Office Hours – NEW DAYS

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-Thursday from 10:30 am to 1:30pm.
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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