Computer Security 101

In this session the Director of Educational Technology, Matt Kelsey , explores how to protect yourself from common computer “hacks” with topics such as:

  • “How I’d hack you”
  • How to spot a “hack”
  • Hands – on practice against phishing e-mails
  • Prevention and disaster recovery

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7 Ways to help protect yourself:

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Microsoft Teams Classroom Features Session

In this session, Dave Barton, explores the key features of Microsoft Teams:

  • How to set up a Class Notebook through Teams
  • Features of Class Notebook ( Content Library, Distribute Pages,  Review Student Work )
  • Assignments
  • Add – On’s ( Forms, Flipgrid, etc )
  • Setting up channels in a group
  • Students and teachers are loving Teams! Great one stop tool for online learning.

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Nearpod How-To Session

In this session, Elizabeth Cooper showed us the key features of Nearpod, such as:

  • Draw Now
  • Polls
  • Quizzes
  • Matching
  • Self-paced lessons
  • Nearpod integrates with Teams
  • Generally, performance has been usable for most students
  • You can get a Gold account for free!

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NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Thursday, Feb 20

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am CST. Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

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This day’s topics were:

  • Canvas Course Tour: Leo
  • Canvas Course Tour: Yosef
  • Use Canvas Quizzes to reduce cheating: LF & JK(?)
  • Remote Work Tips (HW)
  • Reminder: Nearpod (AM)
  • Bad Joke of the Day (AM)

Upcoming Virtual School PD

With virtual school having been extended, we want to be especially sure that you’re supported. Check the staff calendar for upcoming optional virtual school PD to help you deliver effective online instruction, thrive at remote working, and manage your digital life.
  • Nearpod How-To, presented by Elizabeth Cooper.
    • Thursday, Feb 20 @ 8am
    • Thursday, Feb 20 @ 11:30am
  • Microsoft Teams Classroom Features, presented by Dave Barton
    • Friday, Feb 21 @ 8am
    • Friday, Feb 21 @ 11:30am
  • How I’d Hack You: Computer Security 101, presented by the IT Department
    • Monday, Feb 24 @ 8am
    • Wednesday, Feb 26 @ 8am

NCPA #virtualschool #edtech Briefing: Tuesday, Feb 19

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Tue/Thurs at 10:00am CST (in 60 mins). Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

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The day’s topics were:

  • +/ Δs
  • Use teams status messages to separate work and life (MK)
  • Counseling office updates (AnMa)
  • Use Canvas and Turnitin to reduce cheating (CW)
  • Canvas Course Tour: Liza
  • Canvas Course Tour: Alanna
  • Canvas Course Tour: Hesper
  • Bad Joke of the Day (AM)

Student Engagement Consultancy Sessions from Friday, Feb 14

The Tech Ambassadors recognize that student engagement is a persistent area of interest for teachers in virtual school. In this peer-to-peer sharing session, we brainstormed strategies you’ve used to keep students engaged during virtual school. We took turns sharing them out using a group whiteboard tool and grouped them by category. Then, we discussed the options and clarified how we can use them in our own courses.

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Our brainstorm is represented in the Padlet below:

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Treat yo’self.

Several of you were vacationing without your laptops when the Guangdong government suddenly announced school closure. Working on a smartphone or iPad is no fun, and we want you to be productive and happy for the next two weeks of virtual school.

Therefore, you may purchase a MacBook Air on the school’s behalf from an Apple Store or authorized reseller where you are. You can use this for the rest of virtual school. When you return to NCPA, the IT department will collect your laptop – in pristine condition, please! – and get you reimbursed. Read on for details.

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NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Thursday, Feb 13

Today was the last daily edtech briefing. Tomorrow morning there is a student engagement consultancy, and next week we’ll switch to a twice-weekly format at 10am, with weekly surveys given on Thursdays.

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

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Today’s topics were:

NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Wednesday, Feb. 12

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

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Today’s topics:

  • +/ Δs
  • When should I raise a student concern? (EC)
  • Share responses from student surveys (HW & EC)
  • Print Canvas quizzes (MK)
  • Speedgrader – how students view feedback (EC)
  • Newsbank (RB)
  • Crowdsourced tips (AM)
  • Joke of the Day (AM)

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