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    Instructional Technology Team: Amanda Walker, Alicia Sewell, Cherelle Young, Keith Summerford, Aishia Daffin, John Walker, Elizabeth Hancock

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  • NEW Google Assignments App in Schoology

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 1/19/2021

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    TCS has added an app in Schoology called Google Assignments. Here are some details. 

    • Using this app will allow teachers to utilize the Originality Reports feature that is part of our new Google Suite for Education Enterprise accounts. 
    • There is no need for users to add the app in Schoology. 
    • Practice with the app before using it in a high stakes situation. 
    • Schoology has a detailed overview of the app, including screenshots of how to use it. 
    • To use the app, go to a course in Schoology, click Add Materials, and select Google Assignments from the right side of the menu that pops up. 
    • When you create an assignment, the due date you put on the assignment DOES NOT write over into the Schoology calendar. You have to edit the assignemnt in Schoology to do that. 
    • When you grade a student’s work AND click Return, the grade will then appear in the Schoology gradebook. 
    • You cannot add a Schoology rubric to a Google Assignment, but you can add a rubric from your Google Drive to a Google Assignment when you create one. 
    • To see a student view, join one of our model courses in Schoology and complete one of the assignments with the icon. (Available in January.)
      • Elem join code G4NG-CB8G-QQ7SJ
      • Secondary join code V6QC-86JZ-87PXF
    • Here are a few things to know about the student experience: 
      • When students click on the linked assignment, it automatically makes a copy and adds their name to it. It also opens in a new tab. 
      • Students must go back to the Schoology tab and click submit to turn in their assignment. 
    • The Google Assignments app in Schoology is one more choice for teachers. The Google Drive Assignments app is still available. 
    • This linked document provides additional details
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  • Digital Resource Database

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 12/18/2020
    TCS now has a Digital Resource Database. It provides comprehensive information on district provided digital resources. While most are learning resources, it includes non-instructional resources. 
     
    Access the collection directly at https://portal.classlink.com/tuscaloosa or by clicking the ClassLink app titled Digital Resource Database.  
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  • Resources for Images and Digital Content Creation

    Posted by Elizabeth Hancock on 12/2/2020

    adobe spark

    Adobe Spark has expanded their features and offers a free educational upgrade. Access at https://spark.adobe.com/ and click sign in with Google. 

    Canva continues to expand their features and also offers a free educational upgrade. Access at https://www.canva.com/ and click sign in with Google. 

    The web page https://www.pics4learning.com/ has free images that are accessible to studnets and faculty. 

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