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Volume 20, Issue 25


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  • Today is Digital Learning Day

  • Siemens STEM Day Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

  • Tech Showcase 2020 Teacher Spotlight

  • Tips for Logging into a CPSB Computer

  • Which Video Port Do I Use?

  • Mathigon: A FREE Award-Winning Interactive Math Textbook

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Today is Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day promotes the effective use of modern-day tools afforded to every other industry to improve the learning experience in K-12 public schools. Get a glimpse into how teachers in CPSB recognize the day by checking out what they have shared on Twitter with the #CPSBDLDay hashtag. No Twitter account is necessary to access the Tweets and pictures. If you would like to share how you promote the effective integration of technology to support learning in your classroom, share it in a Tweet and be sure to tag us with @CPSB_TTC and with the #CPSBDLDay hashtag.

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Siemens STEM Day
Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

Siemens STEM Day Possibility Grant Sweepstakes is open to all Title 1 schools. Enter daily for a chance for your school to win $10,000 for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at your school. Enter at www.siemensstemday.com/sweepstakes/enter before it closes at 4:00 PM CST on April 28, 2020.  

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Tech Showcase 2020
Teacher Spotlight

This year, thirty teachers showcased the ways they integrate technology in the classroom to support teaching and learning during the Technology Department's Tech Showcase held on January 23rd, 2020. This week, we spotlight Sabrina Leblanc, 2nd Grade Teacher at Bell City High; Monica McGinnis, 7th Grade Social Studies at S.J. Welsh Middle; and Kelly Newsom, 4th Grade ELA Teacher at Prien Lake Elementary.

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Tips for Logging into CPSB Computers

Not being able to log into a CPSB computer is usually a simple issue to resolve. When you are unable to log into a CPSB computer, here are a few tips:

  • The first time you log into a CPSB computer, it must be hardwired to the internet. Once a user has initially logged into the computer, wireless should be available without issues.

  • Use your CPSB username for the login. The first time a computer is powered on, the username will be displayed as Administrator. To log in with your own credentials, click Other User to change the username.

  • If the computer is hardwired and still having issues logging in, check the ethernet cable and internet drop. Try using a cable that is clearly working with another computer. Check both ends of the cable to make sure it is securely pressed in. If the cable is plugged into a switch, try plugging it directly into the wall drop.

Some error messages, such as the “trust relationship” message, indicate a problem that needs attention. If everything else fails, it is time to submit a ticket. When submitting a ticket, it is always a good idea to be as detailed as possible and to include the error message you receive. Be sure to also include any and all steps you have already taken to troubleshoot the situation. Doing so will help resolve your issue more quickly and efficiently. If you have any questions or require assistance, contact Tech Support at 217-4357.

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Which Video Port Do I Use?

When computers have more than one place to plug in a monitor, it is not always obvious to know which one to use. As a rule of thumb, if there is an add-on graphics card available, this is the one you should use. The add-on graphics card will always be in one of the lower horizontal slots on the back of the computer. In some cases, such as in the picture, this card may require an adapter for use. If you encounter this issue and do not have an adapter available, seek the assistance of your school’s Tech Contact. To find a list of Tech Contacts, visit this Tech Help Tech Contacts page then use the drop-down menu to select your school.

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Mathigon: A FREE Award-Winning  Interactive Math Textbook

The award-winning Mathigon presents unique content to make learning math more interactive than ever before. Students can discover and actively engage in problem-solving and creativity as they learn about Pascal's Triangle, Prime Numbers, Graph Theory, and more. There are three levels of math courses for grades 6-12 including activities to explore mathematical origami, applications of mathematics, and problems & puzzles.

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