Summer Camp & Test Prep Week Registration Instructions

Register for summer camp courses the same way you register for ASAs, using SchoolsBuddy (

1. Log into Schoolsbuddy using Office 365 and click Bookings Open

2. Click Choose for Summer Camp and/or for Summer SAT & TOEFL Prep Week

3. For Summer Camp, choose at least four and at most five summer camp activities. Your fifth activity will be your alternate, in case you can’t join one of your top four preferences. For Summer Test Prep, you can only make one choice.

4. When you are ready to submit your choices, click Review & Confirm

5. Click COMPLETE and Send ALL to School. You must do this once for Summer Camp and once for Summer Test Prep.

IT Notice: OneDrive Web Update

IT Notice: OneDrive web update affecting all user experience

The IT department has discovered a recent change in the pathway to the “Documents” page in OneDrive when clicking on web OneDrive through Office 365 portal, it will bring you to the SharePoint site instead of the OneDrive content page:

In order to reach the Documents page you will need to click “Document” on the SharePoint page to access OneDrive content

Here is the current pathway: > login > OneDrive > Your Department > Department SharePoint Site > Document > Your OneDrive content is there.

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iPhone 默认存储图像为JPEG的方法 | How to save your picture as JPEG instead of HEIC

经常用iPhone拍照交作业,结果格式显示错误?JPEG格式的图像比HEIC更通用——你可以通过下图在系统设置中把默认的图片格式给为JPEG. 当然, HEIC格式的一些优势(地理信息、拍照设备信息等)就没有了。

How to save in Jpeg instead of HEIC. This will obviously result in Jpegs being shared from your iPhone, but it also means you lose the benefits that HEIC brings.

Log in to SchoolsBuddy with Office 365!

Good news, everyone!

Teachers and students can now log in to SchoolsBuddy using their Office 365 accounts. No need to remember separate username and password anymore!

This continues our push to unify logins at NCPA. To recap, you log in to most NCPA systems using your NetID username (i.e. jsmith) or e-mail address (i.e. and NetID password as follows:

System Login Method
PowerSchool NetID username and NetID password
Office 365 Office 365 login using e-mail address and NetID password
Canvas Office 365
Zoom Clever using e-mail address and NetID password
SchoolsBuddy Office 365
GradeCam Clever using e-mail address and NetID password
Rubicon Atlas Clever using e-mail address and NetID password

Log in to Rubicon Atlas with your NCPA NetID using Clever!

Having to remember lots of different usernames and passwords annoys everyone. That’s why we’ve just activated a feature that lets you use your NCPA NetID to log in to Atlas!

This feature uses a single sign-on site called Clever. Follow these instructions to log in to Atlas via Clever using your NCPA NetID. Bonus tip: Clever also gives you access to GradeCam and Zoom.

Zoom accounts for all NCPA teachers and students

All NCPA teachers and students now have free access to the Zoom Basic plan. Zoom is a videoconferencing platform similar to Teams, but with features that teachers specifically find useful, especially breakout rooms and the ability to see all participants in a call at the same time.

To get started,

  1. Set up your account and connect your Outlook calendar
  2. Log into the desktop app
  3. Read these security tips to avoid “Zoombombing” – when trolls join your Zoom rooms

Contact the helpdesk if you require assistance!

NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Thursday, March 26th

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Thursday at 8:30 am CST. Join link & recordings at #issedu #acamistech

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This day’s topics were:

  • Quarantine Excercises
  • Workout Plans
  • Link Up

Work it Through: Easy and Motivating Workout Routine for Quarantine Times

Hello everyone!

After 7 weeks of working online, it seems to be the perfect time to start a work-out routine to power through!

So, the NCPA Tech Ambassadors here present our 15 minute-ish exercises and invite everyone to join!

Get your work-out outfit and gears – a yoga mat is recommended but not compulsory (for noise-canceling); furniture like chairs and table could be handy too. Reminder: be very mindful of your own body condition. Switch to alternative moves whenever you want to. The point is to cheer your self up!


🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃Quarantine Fullbody Workout Starting Now🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃

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Virtual School Tech Briefing: Student Edition: March 25th

Want to check out ebooks from our virtual library (Destiny)? Then you must keep reading … This news is brought to you from Ms. Rebecca ( ) in the Library.:
We reset all the passwords for Destiny last week.  It’s now really easy to get into Destiny/your own account.
  • Use your barcode ID # on your school ID.  If you don’t know your number, just email me and I will tell you! This is now the username and password to get into your personal Destiny account. ( )
  •  Why do you want your own account? We now have OverDrive ebooks so you can borrow ebooks from the Library catalog!  Or, if you are in an area other than China, you can download the Sora app and borrow books that way.  We are under the Pearl River Delta Libraries drop down menu.  Send me a message if you need help accessing either your Destiny account or the ebooks in the catalog/on the Sora app.  Happy Reading.
Watch the video here for step by step instructions: Destiny eBook Instructions
In addition for those students who are attempting to use EBSCO for research:
Some students have reported that they are not able to access EBSCO through Canvas. I am working to fix that problem.  For now,  here is a work around, so try this new log in.  Go to and then type in the user ID ncpachina and password Library2020! when the log in screen appears.  Please let me know if that works for you.  And of course, let me know what else I can do to help in your research!

Virtual School Tech Briefing: Student Edition : February 7th

Thank you to those who have submitted feedback via the survey from yesterday’s Student Bulletin. If you haven’t … go do it NOW! We will use the information from the survey for future bulletins and to help teachers understand what is working well for you in Virtual School and what isn’t.   感谢昨天Student Bulletin 中提交反馈调查表的同学们如果你还没完成,现在还可以提交帮助我们老师了解网络教学上哪些做得好与不好的地方起到很大的作用

As you’ve notice, the Teams application is a big part of the Virtual School and I want to take the time to share useful information and tips to get the most out of this great collaboration resource. 正如你所注意到的,Teams这个应用程序是网络教学的重要部分因此我想花点时间来享有用的资料和技巧以最大限度地利用这个很好的协作资源

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