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Volume 20, Issue 20
Register Now for the Microsoft Innovation Academy on
Saturday, January 25th

Come learn about new tools and features of Microsoft Office 365 and how it can be integrated into the classroom. Registered attendees can choose from sixteen total sessions, four available each hour. A complete list of sessions will be sent to registered participants the week prior to the training. Teachers can earn a $100 stipend for attending and participating in sessions from 8:00AM - noon. Register now in Tech Classes at https://www.cpsb.org/techclasses

Engineering Design Challenge

The Tech Challenge, the signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, invites teams of students in grades 4–12 to use the engineering design process to solve a real-world problem. Participants spend months engaged in the challenge while documenting their progress and designs. The program culminates in a two-day showcase at the Tech Museum, where teams put their solutions to the test in front of judges. The theme of the 2020 challenge is Launch, Land, Explore! Awards are given in categories such as Outstanding Engineering Design Process, Outstanding Device Performance, Best Team Safety, Best Sportsmanship, even Best Costume. The challenge is presented by Dell Technologies. Registration is now open; teams will showcase their work in front of judges, supporters, and community members at the Tech Museum on April 25 and 26, 2020.

If you have a team of student engineers who want to solve a real-world problem, then register your team today and get started on the journey. Find out what you and your team must do to meet the challenge! In addition, there is The Tech Challenge Video Contest, an opportunity for students to share their journey, detail their process and show off the devices they’ve built. Videos may focus on an awesome moment, a cool design, their brainstorming process, an epic fail, or their entire adventure. The top videos will receive an award and be played during the showcase. Contestants must be registered participants of The Tech Challenge 2020.

Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on April 9, 2020
. Find out more at The Tech Interactive.

Copyright Made Simple
by Kathleen Morris

Kathleen Morris is a primary school teacher in Victoria, Australia who began blogging in 2018. She writes practical, easy-to-understand information regarding topics like digital citizenship, publishing online, and general educational technology. Morris's A Beginner's Guide to Copyright and Creative Commons (Simple Explanation for Teachers and Students) post has simple explanations for copyright, public domain, Creative Commons Zero, and Creative Commons. A downloadable PDF copy of the Copyright Made Simple poster as seen above is available as well.

 Closing Safari Tabs on iPads

Did you know that you can quickly close ALL of the tabs you currently have open in Safari? With iOS 13, you can set the device to close Safari tabs automatically. Closing the tabs that are not relevant saves the battery and increases storage space on iOS devices.

For devices with iOS 13 or earlier, follow these steps:
1. Launch the Safari app.
2. Long-press the Tabs icon button (on the iPad it is located in the top right-hand side of the  Safari app screen),
3. Select Close all tabs.

For devices with iOS 13, follow these steps to set the device to close Safari tabs automatically:

1. Launch the Settings app.
2. Select Safari, select Close Tabs.
3. Select the preferred option:
Manually - You will need to continue closing the tabs manually using the steps above.
After One Day - All active tabs will be closed after 24 hours have elapsed without use.
After One Week - After a week, all non-used tabs will be closed.
After One Month - - After a month, all non-used tabs will be closed.

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More Productive Sub Day Lessons
with Office 365

Want to make sub days more productive? Use Microsoft Office 365 to create a shared OneDrive folder just for sub plans. A digital substitute folder should contain all the same things the traditional substitute binder would have such as lesson plans, daily schedule, seating charts, classroom management plan, and any additional resources. One of the great things about a digital substitute folder is that you can add and remove information from anywhere. This allows you to be able to edit files from home if you are not able to physically go up to your school to get prepared for the substitute. Once the folder is complete and updated, simply set the share permissions for the folder as Anyone with the link, uncheck Allow editing, then copy and paste that link in AESOP or in an email message for the sub to access. This folder can also be shared with students via a QR code or link on Blackboard for them to access sub day content. Teachers can even add audio recording with instructions for students.

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