Thursday, September 29, 2016

G Suite Training (formerly called Synergyse)

Still trying to figure out how to use all of the Google products that you have available to you? G Suite Training (formerly known as Synergyse) is a Google extension that allows you to click on a button to instantly get training on the products that you are currently using.

Google describes this training as a “virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface, built on Google Cloud Platform.” It provides voice and text interactive modules, searchable by topic and available directly in Google’s apps. Because the trainings are hosted in the cloud, they are always up-to-date even as new features roll out.

Check it out! And if you have more questions after figuring out how the Google products work, make sure to contact your building's Ed Tech Coach!

To add the extension, click here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Google Docs now supports Columns!

If you have not noticed yet...Google Docs now supports Columns!  Yes, you heard that right. We have waited and asked for this feature for years and Google has finally added it.  Check it out by opening a Google Doc and choosing Format.  You will have a choice of 1, 2, or 3 Columns.

Google Help Pages - Columns

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How can WCS students log into District programs from home?

Westerville City Schools is working with Clever allowing students to log into their District provided programs at home.  Clever is a service that uses a student's Google account information as a portal to log into different technological tools that the district has provided to it's students. Clever provides student access at home to the following programs.
Please go to our Clever Update page for further explanations, directions and a printable handout with directions to send home to your parents.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Attention Westerville Educators!  Would you like to present your expertise in Ed Tech at the state conference?

Ohio Educational Technology Conference:  Call for Workshops, Sessions, & Displays

 OETC is seeking innovative and fresh workshop, session, poster and display proposals for the 2017 conference. Presenting at OETC17 offers a unique opportunity for Ohio educators, technology experts and industry experts to gather and collaborate on ways to improve the quality and delivery of education to all Ohioans. 
The deadline to submit an Education Session proposal is September 30Workshop submissions end this Friday, September 9th!
Click here to visit our Presenters’ Page for information on how to submit a session proposal.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present at the state conference- email Jen Fry.