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TechConnect Podcast - Network Problems? We don't have no stinkin' Network Problems.

But we did!  Listen to the most recent TechConnect Podcast.  For your Podcatchers . 
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TechConnect2.0 - No Teachers Are Harmed In Tech Department Testing

  Join the Coloma Technology Team as they answer your questions, including two from central office folks who are the guinea pigs for Ben and his testing!   Listen:  YouTube: 

Tech Connect Podcast - Hello, my name is [insert name here] - The ChatGPT Episode!

Join the Coloma Technology Crew with their newest member, Matt, as they discuss the hottest topic in education right now, ChatGPT. What is it? What does it mean for education? How can we get past it?  Listen:  YouTube: 

Tech Connect Podcast - Straight outta Beta

    We’re back!     

Introducing the Appy Slappy - A Fight Club demo slam from the Instructional Tech Team

The Coloma Instructional Tech Team is getting creative! In a fun way to share some tech that we are familiar with that may help in the classroom, the team will be competing for a traveling trophy based on the Appy Slappy - a championship fight-club style competition on the team - to share relevant, helpful and really cool technology tidbits in short, approachable videos.  Watch the entry's below. Ben shares how you can easily create helpful GIFs for your students. Dan shares a way to help keep kids on task with YouTube, and Tonya shares how to stop Microsoft Teams in it's tracks from opening when you start your computer!  Once you have watched the entries, follow the link at the bottom to cast your vote so that we can award the trophy. Be on the lookout for the next round when the defending champ will have to risk the trophy as the challengers try to get it.  Ben's Entry - Adobe Express to GIF Dan's Entry - The Yout-ube URL Hack Tonya's Entry - Stop Microsoft Teams

Edlio Website Personal Profile Page How-to!

An important part of Coloma Community Schools is the staff directory. We value being able to see and know a little about the people working with the students in our buildings. Thus, one of the requirements of staff is keeping a picture and short bio on our Edlio staff pages.  Here is a document on how to update those Edlio Staff pages . If you run into questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the helpdesk. As a reminder, you will only be able to log into the webpages of the buildings that you work in. One of the most common fixes is making sure that you are on the proper building page. 

GoGuardian Refresher to Kick Off the School Year

GoGuardian is a tool that we use for our secondary students to filter internet but also provide teachers with more control over devices in the classroom. This tool is a wonderful addition to the classroom as it provides teachers with an at-a-glance view of what the students are working on. Although, like any technology service, it is not foolproof.  In this document, the GoGuardian Refresher , it covers setting up classes, excluding absent students from any scenes, and some additional general tips and strategies for managing a 1-1 classroom. In addition, I wanted to provide a few common solutions to some of the most common problems experienced with GoGuardian.  Students say awaiting activity but are clearly active on their device.  In a situation like this, a quick power-refresh of the device will go a long way in helping re-sync that student to the classroom. As classroom teachers, you can easily ask the students to reset their device using the power-refresh shortcut and they should m