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Dave Evertson
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Curious what the rest of you are doing with classroom testing (not assessments or kiosk apps) on student chromebooks... We use Schoology as our LMS at the middle school, and kids can open other tabs during testing. Short of GoGuardian Teacher or paid-for lock-down browsers, do you have any advice or solutions that work in your building?

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Chrome casting... what works for you?

We've recently made the switch from 1-1 iPads to chromebooks (it's gone great!) but we're still experimenting with casting. We've tried Chromecast for education, and it works, but the performance has not been great. I brought in my personal chromecast for a teacher to try, and they loved it. They said it is much more solid than the Chromecast extension.

Has anyone deployed consumer Chromecasts on a large scale? I understand the networking issues as the Tech Director.

I have not found a source where we could easily purchase more than a few units at a time. Just curious if anyone has experience with this.

Chrome casting... what works for you?

We've recently made the switch from 1-1 iPads to chromebooks (it's gone great!) but we're still experimenting with casting. We've tried Chromecast for education, and it works, but the performance has not been great. I brought in my personal chromecast for a teacher to try, and they loved it. They said it is much more solid than the Chromecast extension.

Has anyone deployed consumer Chromecasts on a large scale? I understand the networking issues as the Tech Director.

I have not found a source where we could easily purchase more than a few units at a time. Just curious if anyone has experience with this.

Cryptoware is a growing threat and we've heard from some security vendors that they expect variants targeted at cloud drives to be appearing in the coming months. One obvious entry point is for users who are using the Drive Sync tool. Our staff use this tool extensively.

Anyone have good strategies for moving users away from the sync tool? Not painful if you only use GSuite files, but if other file types have been saved, how do you plan to handle those?

I'm curious about the views of this group on the use of device monitoring software such as GoGuardian teacher. Do you feel it is an effective tool, or does it encourage bad teaching habits?

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Now that we're past the 4th of July, the new school year will be here before you know it... An EdCamp is a great way to start the year off on a positive note!

In Cozad on August 9th, we'll be hosting the 2nd annual 100th Meridian EdCamp. Last year we had teachers from across the state share a great day of learning and professional collaboration. All are welcome, it's absolutely free, and lunch will again be generously provided by Cozad Community Health Systems. Coffee and rolls will be provided by the Cozad Development Corporation, so arrive early for a tasty treat and great conversations with your peers. Thank you to the Cozad community for the great support you provide to our schools!

For more information and to register, please visit http://edcamp100meridian.weebly.com/ Registration is just to help us estimate numbers. Last year we had over 100 in attendance!

We hope to see you at #EDCAMP100M

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Rethinking Filtering, Session 3, Room G
Rethinking Filtering
Rethinking Filtering
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iPad Deployment, Maintenance and Workflow (Sessions 2 and 4 in room F)

Ready to head to beautiful Western Nebraska for #SVTS15.  Looking forward to sharing with a great bunch of educators!

Sessions I'll be leading on Tuesday...
10:10  1:1 iPad Workflow - Room F
12:30   Rethinking Filtering - Room G
1:25    iPad Maintenance - Room F
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