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Star retests and student results not appearing in the Growth Report

Star updated their database over the summer and unfortunately, it has been a step backward. Student data that would appear instantly now takes 30 minutes to arrive for instance. As an example. Another hiccup is the Growth Report. If your student races through the test and needs to be retested, the Growth Report will NOT utilize that point of data. It will take the point of data closest to Jan 15th (for the winter test). This is not desirable and I have made yet another formal/documented complaint to their main office (second one this year).  
Should I retest? Yes. You will need to, however, request a "Test Record Report" from your Star testing person or look for it on the reports page. It will list all tests taken by the student this year.

Google to end Chrome Apps

Google to end Chrome Apps

But it appears they will still keep supporting Google Extensions -
This mean any Chrome App will no longer work as if 12-2020.

To see what you have for Google Apps type in your browser search bar "chrome://apps/"

Read the article here

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/15/21067907/google-chrome-apps-end-support-lune-windows-macos-linux


March 2020: Chrome Web Store will stop accepting new Chrome Apps. Developers will be able to update existing Chrome Apps through June 2022. June 2020: End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Customers who have Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy to extend support through December 2020. December 2020: End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux. June 2021: End support for NaCl, PNaCl, and PPAPI APIs. June 2021: End support for Chrome Apps on Chrome OS. Customers who have Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy to extend suppor…

Aspen - Down Friday 12-20-19

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Aspen has scheduled downtime for Friday December 20 8 -12 PM while this should not impact most of our users - you should be aware that this will be happening.


RocketBook Beacons

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RocketBook does it again...



This time they turn your whiteboard into a shareable Cloud based WHITEBOARD! using the new Beacons your whiteboard is a digital note taking tool. Student never get diagrams or note mislabeled because they have yours. Now these were released in July of 2019 but they are gaining traction now.


Read an article about how one teacher is making them part of the class on Medium
https://medium.com/rocketbook-for-educators/rocketbook-beacons-lighting-up-your-classroom-70df08624627

learn more at https://rocketbookhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015784293-Rocketbook-Beacons-Turn-Your-Whiteboard-into-a-Smartboard-


https://getrocketbook.com/products/rocketbook-beacons?variant=14176264028221

Google Update Site

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Google recently updated Google Sites with a undo/redo last function feature( found at the top to the left of the 'preview" icon. this update may have cause your site to roll back its shared settings to "anyone in the domain". Thsi would not allow people outside of the school to see you site any longer! But it is a simple fix and I have attached a simple movie to help you.

https://youtu.be/cDNodDEPgnc

Snowman Quiz

Here is a link to a fun quiz game using Google Sheets - https://www.schooledintech.com/snowman-quiz/