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Volume 20, Issue #12
Region 5 LACUE Award Winners

Congratulations to the following Region 5 LACUE Award Winners! These regional winners will be recognized at the annual Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) Conference scheduled for December 11th-12th in New Orleans.

Elementary Teacher of the Year - Stephanie Soileau - Lebleu Settlement
Middle/Junior High Teacher of the Year - Lacey Blocker - Maplewood Middle
Secondary Teacher of the Year - Rebecca White - Bell City High
Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year - Faye White - McNeese State University
Leader of the Year - LeeAnn Reon - Kaufman Elementary

These teachers will be honored at a special awards ceremony and recognized during the general conference opening session and will move on to the next level to be considered for the LACUE State Awards. State winners will be announced during the conference. For more information about LACUE and the conference, visit the LACUE website.  

 Windows 10 Updates:
Use Software Center

If a computer or laptop gets a notification to update Windows 10, rather than clicking on a link to update online, CPSB devices should be updated through the Software Center. To update Windows 10, follow these steps:
1. In the bottom left of the taskbar, click on the Windows Search icon or inside the Windows Search box and type Software Center.
2. Click on Software Center to open.
3. Click on Updates.
4. If a Windows 10 update is available, it will be listed. Click on it.
5. Then, click Install.
Note that some Windows 10 updates require the computer to be restarted. Be sure to complete the restart so that the update can fully install. If you have any questions, contact CPSB Tech Help at 217-HELP (4357).

Speech Texter

SpeechTexter is a free speech-to-text web application that can assist your students with transcribing any type of document by using their voice. This voice-to-text resource is valuable for students who have difficulty typing due to any type of disability, English language learners, dyslexic students, or any student who may have difficulty putting their thoughts into words. Since this website is multilingual, it can also be used as a tool for learning the proper pronunciation of words in the foreign language, as well as help students develop fluency with speaking skills. SpeechTexter is supported by Chrome browser.

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Tumble Book Library & Tumble Math

A Tumble Book Library and Tumble Math subscription is available for all CPSB teachers and students. Teachers can access this from the CPSB homepage by clicking Employees, then under Resources click All Programs/Resources, then select Digital Media Resources. Scroll down to find TumblePremium. Here, users will find a wide collection of Tumblebooks which can be translated into Spanish and French and read aloud online. Tumble Math includes math picture books aligned with the curriculum. The How to Tumble tab has instructions for getting started and includes information about how to use on devices.

Digital Citizenship Tip:
Take Advantage of those
Teachable Moments

Many opportunities to discuss topics like privacy, cyberbullying, fair use and copyright, and cybersafety occur naturally during school days. This digital citizenship activity was shared by Jeanne Lejeune of Sulphur High School. She encourages students to post responses to topics and uses it as an opportunity to instill good digital habits. If you have a good digital citizenship tip or lesson that you'd like to share, please contact Meredith Boullion at meredith.boullion@cpsb.org  

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