Monday, September 17, 2018

WOSU Classroom

Makerspace for Elementary Librarians PD series

Starting on October 2nd, we will begin our monthly Makerspace for Elementary Librarians series. This group will meet at the beginning of each month to explore different ways to integrate makerspaces and design thinking into their curriculum. Participants will leave each session with new design challenges and classroom equipment including: Legos, Lincoln Logs, Kinex, Magnalites, Keva Planks, and a cache of engaging books to get your students excited for their new challenges!
Visit to sign up today!

Curious CBUS Answers Your Burning Questions!

Submit your Columbus Questions on the Curious CBUS page, and the WOSU News and Digital Teams will seek out the answer! This is a great way for students to learn more about Columbus, journalism, and research in general, and can spark some great project ideas. Help decide the next big story by voting for your favorite submission. 

A New Look at INFOhio!

Have you seen INFOhio's new look? Over the past few months, the INFOhio team has been working to make their website even more efficient and easier to navigate with a "mobile-first" design aimed at giving every user the best possible experience, regardless of device.

Join us on 9/25 for a FREE session on how to make the most of INFOhio's fantastic resources, or schedule an INFOhio Education session in your school on your time.

Extra Credit
- Did you know that INFOhio’s Integrated Library System (ILS) helps you manage your classroom inventory, strengthen parent communications, and differentiate texts?
- WOSU's Dialogue series continues on 9/11/18 with a discussion of US military engagement. Get tickets here.
- Help students find success after school with "American Graduate": CPB's initiative to help students graduate and move on to rewarding careers.

9/20 - FREE $martPath Financial Literacy Training (Get a $25 Amazon Gift Card just for attending!)

9/20 - Introduction to Office 365

9/25 - FREE INFOhio Classroom Tools
9/28 - Mindful Learning Environments
9/29 - Playlists for Student-Centered Instruction

10/02 - Makerspace for Elementary Librarians
(This is a series of 5 monthly workshops from Oct. thru Feb.)

10/04 - Learning with Voice and Choice
10/05 - Blended Learning with Schoology

10/05 - FREE Computer Science for K - 5

10/09 - Interactive Notebooks and Visible Thinking with Sketchnotes




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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 2018 Technology Update

Helpdesk: 221 tickets opened. 14 open tickets. To create a ticket, go to and fill out the form. If you are requesting new accounts or resetting passwords for students, please include their grade level and student number.

Recovery email address: I will be adding recovery email addresses to Office 365 and G Suite. If you have both accounts, I will be adding the other address to each platform. This will aid in password recovery so I don't have to reset your password. If you only have an Office 365 account (classified staff), you can send me a personal email address and I will add it.

New servers for Laurelville and Washington: Once I am caught up on helpdesk tickets, I will configure and deploy new servers at Laurelville and Washington. Once this has been completed, all schools will have server that are less than a year old.

Windows 10 upgrade for desktops: Once the servers have been deployed, I will begin upgrading all desktop computers running Windows 7 (224) to Windows 10. Goal completion date is June 1, 2019.