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Adding the Day Rotation to Your Calendar

The rotating block schedule is great for student learning, but as a teacher it can be difficult to keep track of what day in the cycle it is. Fortunately, you can add the rotation schedule to your Outlook calendar so you can easily see what day it is! Here’s how:

First, open the calendar page from Dragon’s Gate and select the iCal feed from the right sidebar.

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In the window that pops up, choose the iCal feed of the calendar you wish to sync. Click the “Add to Default Calendar App” option.

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Here’s where things can get a bit tricky. A new window should pop up (you might need to authorize it) for Calendar. Copy the link that shows up (it begins with webcal://) and then click “Cancel” for that window.

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Switch over to your Outlook Calendar and select “Add calendar -> From Internet”.

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Paste the link you copied from above (⌘+ V) into the window that pops up and give your calendar a name.

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Your new calendar should now appear and you’ll never lose track of the days again!

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Special thanks to Ms. Yamatin who showed me how to do this!

 

Installing Office 2016 from Self Service

Since we have upgraded the online version of our school email to Office 365, you might have found it difficult to open Microsoft Office documents that you have downloaded. This could be because you have not updated to Office 2016 yet. This post will explain how to install Office 2016 from Self Service. If you use Outlook, there is also directions on how to configure your Outlook account towards the end of the post.

1. Go to Self Service and Open.

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2. Go to Base Applications and install “Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac”.

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3. Go to “Applications” Folder

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4. Find “Microsoft Office 2011” and Move to Trash.

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5. Empty Trash.

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To configure your Outlook Email account, please do the following:

1. Open up to Outlook

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2. Verify Certificate (if needed) Click “Continue”

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3. Go to Outlook tab and click “Preferences”

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4. Click on “Accounts”

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5. Click on “Exchange or Office 365” and enter required information. Click “Add Account”

 

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6. Check the “Always use my response for this server” and “Allow” (2 times)

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7. Outlook will start to pull your email from our servers. First time installation may take a few minutes.

How to share folders with multiple classes in Study Wiz

Sharing a folder to multiple classes in Study Wiz

The newest version of Study Wiz has a tricky way to share a folder with multiple classes. After sharing the folder, you can add any assignments or files into the folder. This document will show you how to add more than one class to the folder.

  1. After logging into Studywiz, Click into the Orange Timeline icon

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  1. Select the class you want to work with

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  2. Find the folder you wish to share and Click on the Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 16.23.39 (edit) icon

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  1. Click on “Edit Access Rights”

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  1. Click in the Classes box and a drop down list will appear. Select all the classes you would like to have access to the folder.

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  1. Click “Save” at the bottom of the page.

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How to setup your school blog

Every student at ISB has their own school WordPress blog account. WordPress is a powerful publishing platform for the classroom and both students and teachers can use for class projects, photos, multimedia and much more. The blogs are open to the world, which means not just teachers and parents can go through your blogs, so remember to keep personal information private (not on blog).

How to setup your school blog

How to use AirServer

AirServer is the most advanced AirPlay receiver for Mac and PC.

On Mac, It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices or Macs (with built-in mirroring functionality) running Mountain Lion or newer.

 

Installation & Setup

  1. How do I install AirServer?
  • Download AirServer and run the installer.
  • In the AirServer Activation window, enter your activation code.
    • Go to ICT office for the activation code.
  • Click Activate. AirServer is now ready to use.
    • No window will open on your computer until you begin streaming or mirroring content to AirServer.

If you experience any errors with your installation or activation, please ask for help from ICT

2. Change your Airplay display name and set password on AirServer.

You will need to change your Airplay display name to make it easier to find your laptop. When AirServer is running on your computer, it will be listed on all iOS devices connected to the same network. Anyone who can see your computer will be able to stream to AirServer unless you enable your password settings.

  • Click the AirServer icon on the menu bar of your screen, choose Preferences from the drop menu.

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  • In the “General” tab enter a new computer name. Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.17.47 AM
  • Select “Fixed Password”. Enter a password of your choosing.  

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  • Click on the Rebroadcast Services tab in the AirServer Icon

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 Anyone who tries to connect to AirServer would be prompted to enter the password. Without the correct password, they will not be able to stream or mirror to AirServer.

Troubleshooting

  1. Device does not discover or connect to my computer

First, make sure that your iOS device and your computer running AirServer are on the same network.
Try turning off the WiFi on your iOS device for 5 seconds and then turn it back on.
​If this does not fix the issue try powering off your iOS device, wait for 5 seconds and then turn it back on.

This is a common iOS issue and it is always good to restart your iOS device regularly.

  1. Mirroring lag or a choppy connection

Choppy connections are due to sub-optimal network conditions. Here are some things you can try to improve mirroring performance:

  • If your computer uses WiFi, make sure that it is receiving good WiFi signal. Alternatively try connecting your computer to the network using an ethernet cable.
  • Make sure that your iOS device shows at-least 2 out of 3 bars of WiFi signal strength.
  • If you are using non-Apple bluetooth devices with your computer, they could be interfering with the Wireless connection and causing lags. Try turning off all bluetooth devices that aren’t from Apple.
  • Try changing the mirroring optimization (under the mirroring tab) to 720p and mirror again. If AirServer is projecting on a display which is 1080p (or larger), and mirroring optimization is set for “Any Device – Recommended,” then AirServer will automatically negotiate 1080p mirroring resolution which looks very sharp but may cause slowness on sub-optimal networks.  Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.18.03 AM
  • For even better performance, but lower quality, select the “slow network” option under the mirroring tab. Then mirror again. This will lower the mirroring quality but lower the network usage by up to 4 times.

 

How to make an appointment in Office 365

 

  1. Go to:  https://portal.office.com/  and click on Calendar.Picture1
  2. In the Calendar interface:
    Step 1 – Select the calendar group which you want make appointment
    Step 2 – Double click on the time slot to make an appointment. (e.g. I want to have a meeting with Jenny in room 2411 from 9:00-10:00 on November 3rd.
    Step 3 – Type meeting name, select time and select your group calendar and any other details you wish to have.
    Step 4 – Add a location – begin typing locationck that time slot on the Calendar, choose “More details” on the lower right corner. (Follow step1,2,3)

 

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Step 3 – Type meeting name, select time and select your group calendar and any other details you wish to have.
Step 4 – Add a location – Click on “Add room” and choose a location from the list.

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Step 5 – Add people – Start typing the name of the person you want to invite and choose from the list provided. To view the invitee’s schedule, click on “Scheduling assistant”.

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Below is mine and her schedule at Nov3.It shows she just busy at 11:40-12:20.

So 9:00-10:00 is fine for her. Choose “OK” to return the main panel.

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  1. Then I need check the room whether available at that time as well.

I named the appointment “Meeting about ****”, then click “Add room” button. System will show up all the free Venues that time. I find the room 2411 and choose it. If you can’t find your desire room there, you may need change another room.

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  1. We can change the time, If this is a weekly meeting, choose ”Every Tuesday”.

You can choose which calendar you want to add this meeting; change the reminder time(default is 15min) ;”Show as” is the status others can see your schedule. If you don’t want others know about this meeting’s location and attendees, check the “Private”box.

At the end, you can write the message that you want send to those attendees in the bottom input box.

Then click the send button on the top-left.Those attendees will get a email,they can choose whether attend this meeting.

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I’ll get an email If Jenny accept or refuse this date.

  1. If I make a mistake create this appointment and want to cancel it. Just find this appointment in my calendar, right click it, choose “send the cancellation now”, this appointment will disappear from my calendar. Or choose “Edit the cancellation before sending”, which way you can write to the attendees the reason why you cancel it.Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 8.38.07 AM

 

What is AirServer?

AirServer allows you to receive AirPlay feeds from another Mac or iOS device and mirror to your display. This means you can use AirPlay to mirror a student device, which promotes student collaboration and sharing.

Now, how do you get started?

First, go to http://www.airserver.com/download/mac and download the Mac version. Double click the installation file (which should be in your downloads folder) After you click to agree to the terms, drag AirServer to your Applications folder:

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When you launch AirServer for the first time, they will ask for an activation number. Go to ICT help desk and they will enter it for you.

After your activation number is set up, go to Preferences and change your Computer name and set a password. Changing your Airplay display name make it easier to find your laptop in the long list of available mirroring screens. When AirServer is running on your computer, it will be listed on any other iOS device connected to the same network. Anyone who sees your computer is able to stream to AirServer unless you enable your password settings. Devices must be on the same network, therefore personal devices not on ISB-Internal will not work. Anyone who tries to connect to AirServer would be prompted to enter the password. Without the correct password, they will not be able to stream or mirror to your computer.

How to Add an Alert to Your Classroom Blog

How to add a blog alert to your classroom blog.

How to Add Parents to Your Classroom Blog

Here is a video I made it describes how to add your parents to your classroom blog.

 

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