Welcome to the Technology Design Team Weekly Lessons Learned! This will be a recurring feature on Friday afternoons where the Technology Design Team will share top of mind resources and learning. Each week, we will post a few key things we hope you may find useful. We look forward to sharing our learning with you.
Some of the content may be specific to the realities of Austin ISD though, we hope, much will be useful to viewers worldwide.
If you want to view past Weekly Lessons Learned Updates, visit our WiLLU Archive.
Have a safe and happy break!
We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
Changes are coming to elementary blueprints!
Watch this screencast regarding 3rd-5th grade blueprint changes.
Watch this screencast regarding Early Childhood updates.
I have heard Zoom will do auto-captioning. How do I set that up?
This screencast demonstrates the process.
I had a course number change during the semester or a student transferred, how can I see the grades for students who have been concluded?
This silent screencast demonstrates how to show concluded students.
How can I provide feedback on the blueprints?
In case you missed the Global Announcement, we would love your feedback on the blueprints to inform us how we can improve! If you have not yet taken the survey, you can access it here: https://forms.gle/oYL6pxD8xzvrJAvM8 (Austin ISD staff only)
Will Technology Design Team Virtual Office Hours still happen?
Virtual Office Hours with the Technology Design Team will resume on January 6th. Wednesday-Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 AM and 3:00-5:00 PM and on Fridays from 3:00-5:00 PM. Please check the Global Announcement in BLEND for the Zoom link.
My students’ iPads just updated and now images are gone in BLEND or Seesaw!
One of our amazing campus technologists, Tracie DaSilva, created a video that addresses this issue. See if this video addresses your image issues.
How can I close all the tabs that are in my Safari browser?
Many tabs in a browser slows down battery and memory. There is no way to mass close tabs on an iPad from a teacher’s end. However, we recommend having students clear their browser history in Safari once a week. Additionally, you could auto-close tabs by going to the iPad Settings > Safari > Close Tabs > After One Day.
Do you have any short iPad tutorials?
- If you are getting a warning about available space on your iPad you might try this iPad Tutorial – Clearing the photo roll
- Is you iPad a bit sluggish? Try this iPad Tutorial: Clear Apps by Swiping Up
- Need some help managing time? How about this iPad Tutorial: How to Add Alarms