Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GUHSDtech Update - September 10, 2014

Welcome to another tech-infused school year. A lot of changes are under way!

  • Infinite Campus is redefining the way our district handles student information. Thank you for your patience as we find the best practices for GUHSD. If you need support using Campus, review the Support Protocol page, but if you face an immediate need - call the Help Line (just dial HELP from your district phone).
  • A big list of other summer changes were sent out two weeks ago. If you missed them, click here.

2014-15 Technology Professional Development
  1. Specialized Programs:
    1. Chromebook Workshops - The final phase of the Chromebook rollout will start in September and October.
    2. Google Ninja Program
  2. Open Technology Workshops (To sign up, click here)
    1. The Google Centric Classroom (9/25 or 12/4)
    2. Advanced SDAIE Web Tools (9/28)
    3. ELA Tech Strategies - Part 1 (12/4)
    4. ELA Tech Strategies - Part 2 (3/11)
    5. The Flipped Classroom (11/13 or 2/5)
  3. Online Resources
    1. GUHSDtech - Specific classroom applications of tools and strategies delivered to you via the GUHSDtech website.
    2. - Learn tools and general strategies via

Google Support Open Lab (Tuesdays, 2pm - 4:30pm)
Starting September 16, GUHSDtech will begin hosting an open lab for help for all things Google at the Instructional Resources Lab. Make sure to bring your laptop with you.

Tech Tips

The GUHSDtech Website is continually being updated. Check it out today!

Tech Tip: Activating and Uploading to YouTube

If you haven't heard, the filter has been scaled back and YouTube is now available. You can now easily bring YouTube videos to your students - either through on your screen or on student computers.

You can also upload your own content, create playlists, and more. This Tech Tip shows you hope to activate your account.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tech Tip: Customize Your Form Templates!

Yes! After years of being stuck with same few templates in Google Forms, you can official customize the look and feel of you form. Choose from a set of more modern templates, add your own images, changes the colors, etc. Even create your own template and apply it to future Forms.

Watch the video for an overview.