Learn How to Use Screencastify!
May 26, 2020
Screencastify is a free Google Extension that allows teachers and students to record their video/audio along with whatever is on their screen. This is a great way for teachers to present asynchronous “instruction” and for students to “present” their knowledge to the teacher.
Many of our teachers (and students) aren’t ready or able to jump right to Zoom or Google Hangouts Meet for live distance learning. S3 is recommending to our partner schools to “walk before you run”! For the first few weeks of online instruction, encourage the teachers to use the technology they are already comfortable with. There are a plethora of free technology tools available right now. However, jumping too quickly into too many different types of new tech tools will be overwhelming for the teachers, students, and parents!
If you are a G-Suite for Education school and your teachers are already comfortable with Google Classroom and Google apps, then Screencastify is the perfect tool to arm your teachers with for success. We have recorded a FREE instructional video that will cover more than just how-to-use Screencastify. We will discuss practical ways teachers and students can use Screencastify across the curriculum.
Clean That Screen!
With some schools hosting in-person classes, safety and sanitation are a top priority. Along with keeping the hallways squeaky clean, we cannot forget that our in-class technology can be a hotbed for germs and bacteria.
What are the best products you can use to clean your screens and keep germs from spreading? S3 Technologies has the answers! Here is what our research uncovered.
Click "Download" below to find out all about cleaning your screen in the latest S3 E-Tip volume.
Start Your School Year with Google Meet!
As you gear up for the school year, Google Meet has your remote learning covered! It has a simple integration with Google Classroom and can hold up to 250 participants, with the ability to record footage directly to Google Drive...you can't beat it.
This is typically a paid service, but Google has given free access to the service through September 30th, 2020 due to the pandemic. Remote learning right through Google has never been easier.
Click "Download" below to find out all about Google Meet in the latest S3 E-Tip volume.
Sign up for TechU Today for FREE!
TechU is a FREE training/sharing program designed to help faculty and staff integrate technology into their curriculum. TechU helps educators feel comfortable with technology and then apply it in the classroom to elevate students’ learning. Leave TechU with practical tools to use and share with your staff. Click here to download our information sheet.
WHAT IT IS
Best Practice Sharing
Practical Lesson Ideas Across Curriculum
Updates on Latest Hardware and Software
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Administrators looking to integrate technology effectively into their school
Whether you're interested in learning about emerging tech or looking to learn more about technology integration into your learning environment, our team at S3 is here to help.
Register for TechU by August 15 to be entered to win a Merge VR headset!
Using Desk Shields to Protect Students
Add a layer of protection for your students
As educators prepare to reopen in the fall, schools are looking for ways to keep their students protected from the spread of communicable diseases.
Sturdy, lightweight, and easy-to-clean solutions like this plastic shield around each student is an inexpensive way to help fight the spread.
Pricing starts at $16* per shield and we are now accepting orders before school starts. Reach out today!
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*prices subject to change, quantity purchase required.