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Visit our website   |   NOVEMBER 14, 2019
Volume 20, Issue #7
 Tech Class Calendar

Classroom teachers earn CLUs and Tech Points by participating in CPSB Technology Training Center Tech Classes. Learn more and register for Tech Classes by clicking here. Here are the currently listed classes on the calendar:

  • POW! Become a PowerPoint Super User (2-week, online-only) starts November 19th

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

  • EDU On-Demand (webinar) December 2nd at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Using Tech to Assess (2-week, online0only) starts December 3rd

  • Tutorial Videos in a Snap (webinar) December 5th at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Let's Go on a Bear Hunt - No, a Flipgrid Hunt (webinar) December 11th at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Tech Across the Languages (webinar) December 16th at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Blackboard Collaborate (2-week, online-only) starts December 17th

CITGO and Discovery Education's Fueling Education Challenge
Now Open for Entries

CITGO and Discovery Education have launched Fueling Education with a vision to supply educators teaching grades 5-8 with resources to make STEM learning not only a priority but a necessity. Your students can improve their communities with the fueling Education Student Challenge as they work individually or in groups of 2-4 to identify an everyday problem in their communities that aligns with one of four United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. To enter, students must submit a 1-2 minute video describing a STEM solution to either a home, school, community, or global problem that relates to one of four topics. 

The grand prize is $20,000, 2nd place receives $10,000, 3rd place receives $5,000, and schools with five or more entries are put into a random drawing for a chance to win a $2k scholarship. The deadline to enter is 7:00 PM CST on February 13, 2020. Learn more at https://www.fuelingeducation.com.

Using the ActivInspire Dashboard

The ActivInspire Dashboard appears when opening the ActivInspire software. This allows users to quickly and easily create new resources and access tools. To access the Dashboard at any time, click the Spaceship button along the top of the window. Select Flipcharts to create and access flipcharts. Click Back to return to the Dashboard. Select Activities to access 10 different activity types – truly something for every content area and grade level. Select Desktop Annotate to initiate one of ActivInspire users’ favorite tools. Select the Timer to utilize a combination of timers, stopwatches, or clocks. The Recent area within the Dashboard displays recent Flipcharts and Activities. Visit the Learn Promethean site which houses short tutorial videos and printable PDF guides by selecting New to ActivInspire.

To install the ActivInspire software on any CPSB device that connects to a Promethean board or panel, visit the CPSB Software Center. See Tech Connect, Volume 20, Issue #2 for detailed steps and more information. 

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Computer Trust
Relationship Issues

When a user attempts to log in to a CPSB desktop or a laptop and gets the message, "The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship.",  this means that the computer is not able to connect to CPSB servers.

To fix this issue, follow these steps:
1.  Put in a Tech Help ticket to the Tech Support help desk area.
2.  Hardwire the computer or laptop into a working internet wall drop. Ensure that it is plugged in well on both sides.
3. If it is a laptop, make sure it is plugged into a power outlet so it doesn't power down while in the process of being repaired.
4. Set the computer or laptop so that it remains awake and is on and not in sleep mode.

If you have any questions, please contact Tech Help at 217-4357 (HELP).

Screen Recording in
PowerPoint Desktop App

The Windows 10 PowerPoint Desktop App provides users with the ability to create screen recordings and save as videos. Follow the steps in the image above to use this handy feature. Visit the Microsoft Office Support site Record your screen in PowerPoint for more information.  

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