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Apps on Chromebooks:  DeKalb County has configured the student Chromebooks so that apps CAN NOW be downloaded. However, the number is FINITE and indludes Zoom and Teams Meet.   For joining a Zoom or Teams presentation, users can just click on the “join link” that is sent to them from the teacher or presenter. Downloasding the apps does sometimes make accessibility and use more successful.

Sharing Screens on Zoom with an Acer Tablet
Sharing your screen
  1. Start or join a meeting in a Zoom Room.
  2. Tap Share Content in the Zoom Rooms controller.
  3. Open a web browser and visit share.zoom.us.
  4. Enter the meeting ID or personal link, then click Share Screen. ...
  5. When prompted, allow your web browser to open Zoom.
  6. Select the screen or application you want to share, then click Share.
Volume:  Low or No Volume When Sharing Video 
Virtual Learning Support for Students:  https://www.dekalbsc

Submitting a Help Desk Ticket:
Teachers:  When the form asks for the I/P address, that is mostly for use at school within our network.  Sometimes they can go into out computer and check/repair it remotely.  When reporting from home, you may just put unknown in that box if you don’t want to share your home IP address.
Password (Teacher) Reset:   https://passwordreset.dekalbschoolsg

How to Create Drag and Drop Activities in Google Slides:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-byn2YTVeWU&feature=youtu.be

Reading Books to Students Online:  As you are considering live and/or recorded virtual readings during literacy activities, please be aware that you will need the publisher's permission before live and/or recorded reading of a book(s) to students. Fortunately, many publishers have already granted permission for read alouds in virtual learning environments due to the Covid-19 crisis.  However, there are specific guidelines for you to follow.

 At the beginning of the virtual reading, you must state to the intended audience that “permission has been granted by (name of publisher) to read (title of book) written by (name of author)”.  Also, you should display the cover of the book. You might think that if you are doing it within a “closed” meeting, this will not be necessary, but it is.  The only exceptions would be if you are reading a resource book purchased by DeKalb as part of instructional materials.

Privatizing Your YouTube Channel so that only invited people can see it.
 Making your YouTube channel private means only people you invite to the channel can view content. ... Once signed into your YouTube account, click on the channel name you want to make private. In the channel Settings, under Privacy, there is an option to make the channel videos private.
Video with howto:  

Recording Videos  https://www.loom.com/education
 As part of Loom’s response to COVID-19, the product is now free for teachers and students who are using Loom for classroom work. Below, we’ve compiled a list of resources, how-to’s, and examples from teachers who are using video recordings to connect with their students. 

On some devices there is a log in at the top right.  On other devices, it will only ask you to log in after you click a book to open.  Your log in will be your student ID number (s + 7 digit student ID) and password  (mydestiny).  Scroll down to ebooks and click on See All.  It is important to click on Open rather than Check Out.  When you finish with the book and click Close Book, it will be ready for the next reader.  Enjoy!

A Google Slides Presentation on Fiction/Nonfiction, Perspective, and Using Research Tools to Learn. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Y65F51p8zLhE83XZ5RKc-rHdaGHegLVEdcYkpAGfl4g/edit#slide=id.p

Free Copy of ClassroomScreen:  https://classroomscreen.com/

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