Twitter Accessibility

Posted: July 13, 2017

Making images accessible for people on Twitter When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. How to enable the composition of image descriptions from twitter.com Click […]

Clearing Browser Cache for YouTube

Posted: June 16, 2017

With the new roll-out of YouTube, all AESD staff can now access the site, unfiltered; however, you may have noticed that even though you point your browser to www.YouTube.com it is still taking you to www.YouTube.com/education. This is because your browser cache (a function your computer uses to store information from web sites you visit, […]

HOW TO: District Expectations for Using YouTube in the Classroom

Posted: June 16, 2017

Because of the nature of YouTube, while a video shown to a class may be appropriate, the suggested videos at the end of the playback and the advertisements around the site may not be appropriate. Because of this, please use SafeShare.tv to show any YouTube videos in your classroom. Open YouTube.com and find the video […]

Britannica School

Posted: June 16, 2017

This year, we are rolling out a brand new resource for expository content: Britannica School. Your students can access this resource even without registering by going to school.eb.com. Your students will be able to create accounts in the near future, but for now, no login information is needed. Currently, all staff members also have access […]

How to Access the Guest Wireless at Your School

Posted: June 16, 2017

Each school site now has a Guest Wireless account that is available for teachers and other staff members to access. This wireless service is available for staff members to use their personal devices for work purposes. All users must read and agree to the policy for using personal devices on a District network before gaining […]

HOW TO: Create Playlists in YouTube for Later Viewing

Posted: June 16, 2017

YouTube has become a very useful tool in the classroom for showing short clips of videos that may not be on DiscoveryEducation or Safari Montage. Despite the usefulness of YouTube, we want to remember to never conduct a search on the website with children present. To assist with this — and, help you for when […]

NEW FEATURE: AESD Edmodo Domain

Posted: June 16, 2017

Anaheim Elementary School District now has its own Edmodo site: Anaheim.Edmodo.com Having our own Edmodo site provides the safest environment for students and gives us access to advanced features that will allow everyone to communicate more effectively across the county. It will also allow us to better support you and the implementation of Edmodo. Please […]

TypingWeb.com Now Available!

Posted: June 16, 2017

With the roll-out of the Common Core State Standards, we have seen an increased need for students to obtain typing skills. After reviewing several options and programs, Anaheim City School District has selected TypingWeb.com as a support, free, online service for students to practice their typing, progress through lessons and levels, and for teachers to […]

Accessing Moved Students in Report Card Maker

Posted: June 15, 2017

When a student moves, you may need to complete a report card for that child. While the student is no longer in your main list of children in Report Card Maker, they are still accessible: Open RCM as per normal Enter your password You now see your full class list (known as “My Students”) Click […]

HOW TO: Multiple Owners of Sites and Groups

Posted: June 15, 2017

As an important fail-safe, should an employee leave the District or department, it is suggested that each Site and Group have at least 2 owners. The steps for this process are below. Adding a Second Owner to a Google Site Open the Site you wish to add a second owner to Click on the “Share” […]

Preview Mode in Google Drive

Posted: June 15, 2017

Recently, Google added a preview mode to Google Drive. This new mode allows you to quickly preview a non-Native Google Drive Doc (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, or image file) before opening it completely. This feature can save you time and effort in locating a doc to print or review. Below is an Info-graphic on […]

Apps for Google Drive

Posted: June 15, 2017

A new update to Google Drive has added the ability to attach Apps to your account. Some of these Apps allow you to present Google Slides presentations from a smartphone, send digital faxes, create mind maps, and more! This added feature expands Google Drive from simply being a Word, Excel, and PowerPoint alternative, and transforms […]

Pixlr Image Editor for Google Drive

Posted: April 13, 2017

This week we’ll look at a add-on Google Drive App that lets you upload, edit, annotate, and save images directly to Google Drive: Pixlr. This App is great for editing photos to send home after a field trip, planning a Yearbook, or simply retouching a photo before sharing it. Once “Connected” (If Pixlr does not […]

Setting Calendar Notifications

Posted: March 28, 2017

Do people invite you to events but you don’t get an email? If the events are only showing up on your calendar, but you never get an email, you may not have notifications set to email you. Open you calendar page, then “mouse-over” the calendar with your name on it under “My calendars” and a […]

Update Google Profile Picture

Posted: March 28, 2017

Adding a Profile Picture to Your Account With the recent updates to Gmail, users’ pictures are now attached to each reply. This help employees in the district identify each user. Many of us only communicate over the phone or e-mail, and this addition to the service helps all of us put a face to the […]

Be Notified When a User Submits a Form

Posted: March 28, 2017

Google Forms are very powerful in collecting and managing data or feedback from users; however, it can be cumbersome to track the responses to all the forms and surveys you may have created. To assist you with this, Google has created a way for you to be notified when a user has filled out your […]

Drive Activity Stream

Posted: March 27, 2017

Over the next few days, you’ll notice a new activity stream in Drive. When you open Drive, click a file the activity stream will appear, showing you who has taken action on files and folders in My Drive. You’ll see a rundown of what your team has been doing, such as editing and commenting on […]

Communicate to Parents about Google Drive in the Classroom

Posted: March 27, 2017

In our effort to support the Anaheim City School District in providing 21st century learning in schools, classrooms will be using Google Drive. We are very excited to offer Google Drive to our students as a means of accessing information, collaborating with peers, and sharing knowledge. To share the basic concepts and online safety about […]

Google Drive Add-Ons Now Available!

Posted: March 27, 2017

Google Drive has long been a useful tool for collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Now, with the addition of “Add-Ons,” Google Drive has drastically increased its functionality. With “Add-ons,” users (staff and students) can add in specially created programs that interact with their Google Docs. For example, students can install LucidPress and create Thinking […]

Use the Lucidchart “Add-on”

Posted: March 27, 2017

Google Drive has long been a useful tool for collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  Now, with the addition of “Add-ons,” Google Drive has drastically increased its functionality.  With “Add-ons,” users (staff and students) can add in specially created programs that interact with their Google Docs. Last week’s Tech Tip demonstrated how to access the […]