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Amy Raemont
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I'm meeting with faculty members as part of our technology strategic plan to find out what technology they think they'll need in the next three years to stay current. We are 1:1 Chromebooks, and that's not going to change, but we also have a Mac lab with new Macbooks. That's about all we offer our faculty aside from the random ELMO or other small equipment that they request.

Do you have any sort of form to gather similar information from your faculty? Or any suggestions about how I can get them thinking about future needs? I shared the ISTE Standards for Teachers with them.

Thank you!

Is there an app that allows teachers to give a quiz via Google Forms, or any web-based site (Math XL), in a browser-lockdown setting? I'm playing around with the app called "Kiosk" from the Chrome Web Store, but I was wondering if there's anything else that I'm missing. Thanks!

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How do you curate links and resources with your staff? I usually put up five or so new tips a week, and then keep a running archive on Google Sites. I'd like to tag them, though, and organize them better this year. Does anyone use anything he or she would recommend?
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We are a GAFE school with 1:1 Chromebooks. I'm looking for a way to reign in freedom on students who do not adhere to the Chromebook Code of Conduct we have in place. Is it possible to have "Supervised Users" in a school setting, or is that just for home? I am looking for something free and fairly simple to use.

We are planning a school-wide EdCamp for the day we return from Spring Break. We want to start building excitement visibly as well as digitally.

Does anyone have any ideas for things we can do between now and break that will get teachers intrigued by the possibilities?

We are planning a school-wide EdCamp for the day we return from Spring Break. We want to start building excitement visibly as well as digitally.

Does anyone have any ideas for things we can do between now and break that will get teachers intrigued by the possibilities?

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Hi everyone. Our high school students are using their Chromebooks to take the MAP test. I understand how the app works, but I have some questions if anyone has been through this:

From the attached handout:
 "Wireless Recommendations 
Here are general guidelines for Wireless Access Points (WAPs), based on 802.11 g, n, or ac: 
--Under 25 devices per WAP (Wireless Access Point) = Okay 
--Between 26 to 50 devices = Check the performance 
--Over 50 devices = Try to decrease the number of devices 
WAP (Wireless Access Points) should be in the same room as the testing devices."

So it seems as if we are limited to only 50 devices testing at once during a class period. Is that correct?
 
"In the WAP configuration, strive to limit connections to just testing devices." 
--Teachers and students use wireless connectivity all day - this will affect the testing. Will the school be instructed stay offline for testing days?
 
"Also, limit devices to connect only with the closest WAP (for example, avoid overlapping channels and disable promiscuous mode on devices). 
During testing, monitor for interference from rogue WAPs, non-testing devices, and non-testing activities, like iOS updates. If errors occur, try disabling automatic load balancing."

This sounds as if people using phones that aren't connected to our network (3G, etc) may affect the wireless connectivity here. Is there a way we can avoid this?
 
"You may need to calculate the bandwidth requirements separately for each test season, depending on the tests planned. The requirements increase when you test more students, more subjects, or more schools."
 
It sounds as if no matter what the test configuration, only 50 devices should be testing at once at the most.

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I have a teacher who gave a quiz in two different classes using Google Classroom. She linked directly to a Google Form (the same one) for both classes. One class shows up in her Drive in a spreadsheet. The other...is gone. We can't find it anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions? She said that she definitely watched the second class take it - but its their class who is missing. Help?
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