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Volume 20, Issue #10
Digital Citizenship Student
Video Contest Win Classroom Laptops
Deadline is TODAY at 3:00 PM

Teachers can win classroom laptops by submitting an entry in the CPSB Digital Citizenship Video Contest! To do so, teachers are to facilitate students in the production of a short public service announcement (PSA) promoting digital citizenship in action by focusing on one of the following topics: Media Balance & Well-Being; Privacy & Security; Digital Footprint & Identity; Relationships & Communication; Cyberbullying; and News & Media Literacy. Videos must be submitted by 3:00 PM tonight, Thursday, October 24th. Learn more at www.cpsb.org/digcit.  

Tech Class Fall Schedule

Several classes are available through the Technology Training Center. Teachers are eligible to earn Tech Points for participating in the technology professional development that can then be traded in for classroom technology. Here are the currently listed courses open for registration during the month of November. Learn more and register at www.cpsb.org/techclasses.

  • An Introduction to Windows 10 begins on Tuesday, October 29th (2 weeks online)

  • Sway in the Classroom on Tuesday, November 5th at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (webinar)

  • Introduction to Microsoft Sway begins Thursday, November 7th (2 weeks online)

  • Forms in the Classroom on Thursday, November 14th at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (webinar)

  • Pow! Become a PowerPoint Super User begins on Tuesday, November 19th (2 weeks online)

  • So, You Know How to Create a OneNote Class Notebook, Now What? on Tuesday, November 19th at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  (webinar)

  • iPad Integration: Practical Ways for Using in the Classroom on Wednesday, November 20th at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (webinar)

Pin Website Shortcuts to the Windows 10 Taskbar with the Edge Browser

With the Edge browser, users can create shortcuts to websites in the Windows 10 taskbar. To do so, launch Edge, then go to the website, click the ellipsis in the upper right of the browser pane, and select Pin this page to the taskbar. Once done, a shortcut icon to the website becomes available in the taskbar for quick access.

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Tech Help: Microsoft Office
Activation Error

If a computer gets an error message that states, This copy of Microsoft Office is not activated, it's due to an older version of MS Office that's installed on the computer. To resolve this error, Microsoft Office needs to be reinstalled through the CPSB Software Center. Before doing so, make sure to save and close any open documents as the install process will need all MS Office programs closed. Follow these steps to resolve the error: 
1. On the bottom left side of the screen, click on the Windows icon to open the start menu.
2. Type in the words Software Center and press Open.
3. Once Software Center opens, locate the Applications Tab, click on the option for Office ProPlus 2016 (Office 365) - Without Teams.
4. Click the blue Install button.
This process typically takes 15-30 minutes to complete. If you do not see Software Center or have any questions or need assistance, please contact Tech Help at 217-4357.

TeleStory App

TeleStory is a free and easy app to use in the classroom. It allows students to write, direct, and star in their own tv show or and make exciting newscast videos. The app gives students a cool background, face-detecting costumes, cue cards, and special effects to create their own themed show. Students can create content for classroom news, historical events, current events, and much more!

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