Shout Out

This week’s Tech Shout Out goes out to Kim O’Connell at Jackson St School!

School photo of Kim
Kim O’Connell went from no website to this super cool interactive music room using Google Slides!  It’s like a virtual eye spy with delightful musical surprises in every click.

Tech Resources

Student’s having trouble with getting onto Zoom? 

  1. Go to, click sign in, say “Sign in with Google”, make a practice meeting and then start it. It will ask you to download zoom then will tell you it’s disabled by admin. Wait three minutes and you’ll notice it goes through and you’ll see the zoom icon at the top in your extensions. You can also close that window that says disabled by admin and say Launch in Browser. Or, watch these two examples from a student’s experience (credit to Marco):

Example 1: Using the Extension    *    Example 2: Going from the link

Paper Guides:

Zoom Set-up      Google Meets

Video Resources:

How to make a video from your chromebook   *  How to use Screencastify  *  How to set up a Zoom *  How to set up a Zoom (Teacher & Student view)#2


Slide Presentations: NHS/JFK   *  Elementary Schools


Practice Test Site:    *  REAL Testing Site:

Paper Documents:

Test Day Instructions  *  Resuming a student test (w Error)  *  How to Print Student Tickets  *  Printing SPECIFIC student tickets  *  Finding a specific session  *

Using Text to Speech  *  Using the practice site as a Facilitator  *  Students needing more time/long breaks  *  Steps for Resuming Multiple Students  *

Video Documents:

Starting your Session  *

Interactive Steps: (click start on the right when you click into the document to walk through the steps)

Resuming a student Test  *  Printing Student Tickets  *  Printing SPECIFIC student tickets  *  Finding a Test Session  *  Steps for Resuming Multiple Students  *  How to start a session & Unlock

People who can help with this: Molly McLoughlin, Rocky Mariani-Prall, Kate Jopson, John Crescitelli, David Cantler

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Paper Steps:

Knowing the difference between URL & File   *


Uploading Evidence   *  Make an Email a .pdf   *   Uploading a Google Video

People Who Can Support You: Tech Integration Specialists, Molly McLoughlin



The Essence of Google Drive

Staff that have earned their badges and can help you: Kathy Schmidt (JFK), Kate Jopson (NHS), Sharon Martel (JFK), Gilana Chelimsky (JFK), Dinah Mack (JFK), Erica Caron (JFK), Jessica LaVallee (NHS), Nick Ames (JSS), Ellen Sawicki (JFK), John Crescitelli (JFK), Pam Plumer (District), John Provost (District) and a ton of ESPs!

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Essence of Google Docs

Staff who have badges in this area: Erica Caron (JFK), Kate Jopson (NHS), Marianne Lockwood (NHS), Nick Ames (JSS), Dinah Mack (JFK), Karrisa Fabin (NHS) and almost every ESP in buildings have passed this badge 🙂

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*Check out slides carnival too to make more creative templates.



How to Add Images  *  Essences of Slides  *  Adding Videos to Slides

People who have earned badges and can help: Karen Witkos (JFK), Kate Jopson (NHS), Kathy Schmidt (JFK), Erica Caron (JFK), Gilana Chelimsky (JFK), Molly McLoughlin (District), Rocky Mariani-Prall (Leeds/RFK), David Cantler (JSS/BSS), John Crescitelli (JFK)

This page will be under construction through the early half of 2020.


Application Website Paper Resources Video Resources Teacher Experts
Aspen Aspen Portal

Video Resources Type names of teachers
Oasys aka MyLearningPlan My Learning Plan Artifacts: File or URL Elem: JFK: Costello, Mack
MCAS Prep Materials MCAS Type names of teachers
Google Apps: Forms Google Forms Teacher Experts
Google Apps: Classroom Google Classroom Teacher Experts
Google Apps: Drive Google Drive
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Teacher Experts
Google Docs Google Docs Home Page

Teacher Experts
Google Sheets Google Sheets Teacher Experts
Google Slides Google Slides Home Page

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Teacher Experts
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