I’m sure many of you have questions about the virtual school plan. The plan has been activated in response to school closure mandated by the government due to precautions about the Wuhan corona virus. Please refer to the essential outline and links to further information below. The full plan, FAQs, and two sample online lessons […]
The IT department recently cleaned out our storeroom and we have some extra monitors and wireless bluetooth keyboards available for use in your office. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be checked out to you for use at school indefinitely. Stop by the helpdesk before December 19 if you’re interested in […]
We’ve received multiple reports from students and staff who have upgraded their laptops to the latest Mac OS version, Catalina, that they experience unreliable WiFi connections on campus after the upgrade. For now, please do not upgrade your laptops to Catalina. Mac OS 10.14 Mojave is safe to upgrade.
As you go into planning a lesson, do you always go back to the same strategies? Are you getting tired of using the same programs every week? Or do you ever get stuck just wishing you had a new way to engage students? Whether you are stuck in a rut or just needing a refresher, […]
NCPA now has a subscription to Padlet. Padlet is an “interactive multimedia bulletin board.” Teachers can use it for icebreaker activities, to collect student ideas or responses to a prompt, and collate student questions. Under the free version, teachers could only create a limited number of boards, but with our paid subscription you can now […]
Feeling like you need a bit of extra help with Canvas? Looking to find out how you can best utilize Canvas for your class? Visit one of our Tech Ambassador Office Hours.
Need a refresher on Powerschool? Visit one of NCPA’s Tech Ambassadors this week during office hours. We’ll be holding future Tech Ambassador office hours on Canvas and Padlet in the weeks to come. Look forward to seeing you there.
The latest version of MacOS, Catalina, has been released. Your Macbook may prompt you to upgrade. We do NOT recommend upgrading to Catalina at this time, as it may cause compatibility issues with your software including your print driver. If you did already upgrade, though, visit the helpdesk if you experience any software or printing […]
If you need help producing a polished video for an internal or external audience, the IT department can now provide official assistance in video production. This can range from checking out equipment for do-it-yourself projects to full filming and editing services for school events. Video projects typically require a minimum of two weeks’ advance notice […]
Classroom phones have been installed in all AQ1, AQ2 and AQ4 classrooms! This means that when you’re having a problem with your projector at the beginning of class, or it’s raining and water starts leaking into your classroom, you can pick up a phone and call the IT or facilities helpdesks directly. You can also […]