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Technologically preparing to leave Maine 207

Each year, a number of staff members leave Maine 207 for a variety of reasons. In preparation for leaving, there are a number of important pieces of information related to one’s technological accounts: Continue reading “Technologically preparing to leave Maine 207”

Opening Office files stored in Google Drive

Maine Township High School District 207 was Google’s first-ever K-12 partner for Google Apps for Education (now G Suite), and over nearly a decade, Maine 207 staff members have seen dramatic changes in what can be done and accomplished in G Suite. Today, nearly all staff members can do nearly all of their work in G Suite–and it can be done with powerful collaboration from any Chromebook or up-to-date Internet-connected device. (Individual work can even occur offline in Docs, Slides, and Sheets across all major platforms!) Continue reading “Opening Office files stored in Google Drive”

Google’s Team Drives have arrived in Maine 207

Maine Township  High School District 207 has been selected for early access to a super useful new feature in Google Drive called Team Drives. Continue reading “Google’s Team Drives have arrived in Maine 207”

Google Classroom: Add a co-teacher

One of the most highly requested features following the initial roll-out of Google Classroom was the ability to add a co-teacher. Since Google added this feature, it has been used to great effect both in Maine 207 and in classrooms near and far. Continue reading “Google Classroom: Add a co-teacher”

Google Classroom: Student Enrollment

Enrolling students in a class in Google Classroom is very simple. Follow these steps: Continue reading “Google Classroom: Student Enrollment”

Google Classroom: Basics

Google Classroom logoSince Google released Classroom for teachers and students two years ago, it has been widely used in Maine Township High School District 207 and around the world. Over that time, Google has continued to take feedback directly from teachers to make improvements and changes to Classroom.

What is Google Classroom?
While Google created this video to provide an overview of Classroom when it was originally announced in May, we’ve described Classroom in the following terms: Continue reading “Google Classroom: Basics”

Publishing in New Google Sites

Since it was publicly released, Maine 207 students and staff members have had the ability to try and use the New Google Sites, which can be accessed at sites.google.com/new or via the red “Create” button within Google Drive. With the advent of Google Classroom, which cannot currently be viewed by parents unless they login with their children’s accounts, many Maine 207 teachers have expressed that Sites is a positive and efficient way to provide an always-available overview of the class for parents.

 

Google has, of course, produced its own brief overview video about New Sites.

Maine 207 teachers have already begun to create new Sites–for students and for parents, and some questions have been raised about the “correct” settings for publishing New Sites.

Continue reading “Publishing in New Google Sites”

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