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Computer Lab Drop In Hours

Need to print out a paper?  Work on a paper?  Complete an on-line assignment?

The computer lab in the Library is open every day before school for half hour and after school for 45 minutes.

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TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL

Google Apps: HUSD is a Google Apps for Education (GAfE) District with HUSD Google Accounts (unlimited storage).  Google Apps include:

Gmail Google Maps
Google Calendar Google Search
Google Classroom Google Sheets (spreadsheets)
Google CloudPrint Google Sites (websites)
Google Docs (like Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Google Slides (like Powerpoint)
Google Drawings Google Translate
Google Drive (cloud storage) Youtube
Google Form ...and more


And more Google Apps (add these free apps to your Google Account by going to the Google Play store):

  • Cloud Convert - convert anything into anything (ex: Convert word doc to pdf, pdf to doc, )

  • Copy Google Drive Folder - makes copy of entire folder and retains folder and subfolders structure

  • Gmail Offline - read and compose emails without an internet connection

  • Google Art Project - View the world's greatest art pieces in high resolution and from your computer

  • Kaizena - leave voice comments on Google Docs for feedback

  • LucidPress - create professional newsletters, publications digitally

  • Padlet - Virtual bulletin board to curate media

  • PicMonkey - complete photo editor with collages, filters, effects, frames, and more

  • Presentation Remote (deMobo App and Extension) - Control any presentation with your mobile

  • Scratchpad - Quick and easy notetaking app that saves to Google Drive

  • Snagit - screencapture application that allows you to mark up what you captured and also make video screencast

  • TweetDeck - Hands down the best way to view conversations on twitter

  • WeVideo - Create video projects and collaborate with others right within Google Drive


Google Add Ons:
Free enhancements that add functionality to Google Docs (e.g. Docs, Forms, Sheets, Presentations).  Install "Add Ons" within your Google doc under the "Add On" drop-down menu.  Here are some HHS favorites:

  • Choice Eliminator: When someone chooses an option on a Google form, that option is automatically eliminated for others filling out the same form.  Great to schedule anything with "time slots" or available spaces/groups.
  • Doc to Form: take a doc and create a form with ease 
  • Form to Doc: take responses from a Google Form's sheet of responses and create individual, mail merged docs for each person/group
  • Flubaroo: using Google Forms as an "electronic scan tron," auto grade students' tests or assignments, plus choose whether or not to email them their scores and, if you choose, the correct answers.  Simply amazing.
  • Highlight Tool:  Use "Highlight Tool" for additional highlighting needs in Google Documents. Create and edit customized highlighters that automatically save. Use these highlighters to highlight selected text. Export the highlighted text to a separate document by sequence or by color.
  • Easy Bib Creator: allows you to easily create a bibliography for your research paper. Automatically cite books, journal articles, and websites just by entering in the titles or URLs. Format citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 7K other styles.

Google Extensions:
Free modifications and enhancements to the Google Chrome web browser that add functionality and efficiency.  Here are some HHS favorites:

 

iPad: The Ultimate Guide to Using the iPad in the Classroom, including recommended educational apps for the iPad

Polls Everywhere: A free student polling service using mobile phones. Responses are displayed live in PowerPoint, Keynote, or the web. A great check for understanding tool.

Prezi: Prezi is a free, cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas upon a virtual canvas.  A much more visually-appealing alternative to Powerpoint presentations that is also web-based

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Departments: Department specific technology for Career TechnologyEnglishFamily & Consumer SciencesHealthIndustrial TechnologyMathematicsNon-DepartmentalPhysical EducationScienceSocial ScienceSpecial Education, Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) and World Language.

HHS Library Catalog (Destiny): HUSD library database of books and other resources available to students and staff

Khan Academy:  Free website that supplies a online collection of more than 3,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare and medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, microeconomics and computer science.

WikipediaA free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia that is written and edited by the public, favoring consensus over credentials in its editorial processes.


COMMUNITY NETWORKING

Edmodo: Provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Their goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.


DIGITAL STORYBOARD

BrainPopAnimated education lectures, activities and quizzes for all subjects

Spicynodes: A website devoted to creating interactive graphic organizers and thought charts.

WordleA word cloud generator for student engagement.

Bartleby.com: Non-copyrighted literature, poetry, and prose resource

 

EasyBib: Free automatic bibliography and citation maker

Perdue OWL (online writing lab): A website devoted to assisting student writing and a useful resource for help regarding MLA format

 

VIDEO

YouTubeEdu: Free educational videos by subject and course (eg: primary/secondary, university, Math, Algebra)

 

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Who to Contact


HHS Technology Directory

 

Susan Cooper
HHS IT Support

Paul Gonsalves
HHS Website, HHS Mobile App, Google Apps

 

Alisa Parson
Teacher Technology Liaison (TTL)

 

Jennifer Gonsalves
Teacher Technology Liaison (TTL)

Kristel San Miguel
Staff Webpage Support

 

Tech Support Request Form (Staff)

Tech Support Request Form (Students)

HUSD Help Desk
Software Installation, Printer Set Up
helpdesk@husd.us

 

 

TECHNOLOGY FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS

Parent Portal: secure on-line access to Infinite Campus student records, including attendance, grades, teacher remarks, assignments and much more.

Free Computers & Low-Cost Internet: East Bay residents who are eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch may receive free computers and low-cost internet 

TECHNOLOGY FOR teachers

* = staff Google sign in required

Brain PopBrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. 

Class Jump: Multiple classes can be managed and updated using an easy to understand interface. An alternative to School Loop for assignments, calendars, and class discussions.

Computer Lab Calendar *:  View available lab times and sign your class up for any HHS computer lab.  

Elmo: Digital Document Camera that captures a real-time image and displays the image via a projector

Flubarro: Free Google Sheets "add on" that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments using Google Forms.   Also, computes average assignments scores, flags low-scoring questions, shows you grade distribution graph and give you the option to automatically email each student her/his grade and, if you choose, the answer key.

Google Apps for Education: Google Drive, Docs, Slides (Presentations), Spreadsheets, Forms and Drawing.  Teach yourself all the Google Apps by watching these short video tutorials.  Report Chromebook issues to the District here.  Report Student GAFE account problems here.

HUSD Google Apps Sign In   Just type in your username (without @husd.k12.ca.us) and HUSD password (the same one you use to log in to your computer in the morning) to access your HUSD Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Docs & Drive, etc.)

HUSD Password Reset: For staff, reset or recover your password for your HUSD Google Apps account (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive and more) all in one.  Forgot your password?  Recover it here.

Kahoot: create your own multiple choice quiz that students can take on their smart phone 

OARS *: Database of student testing results.

Padlet:  Virtual wall that allows for group collaborationl

Plagiarisma: Free online plagiarism checker

PollEverywhere: create a free poll or other questions and have your students vote with their cell phones, see the results instantly

Projectors & Laptops: Making projector and laptops work together

Random Student Selector, Scoreboard, Timer and more    free, on-line tool that randomly picks names of your students and more

Staff Webpage Set Up:  How to create and manage staff webpages.  Watch 5-minute videos that will show you how.

Tech Support for Staff:  Are you stuck?  You can submit a tech support request.  If it's a district issue, you can email the HUSD Tech Help desk at helpdesk@husd.us.  Other tech resources can be found on the HUSD EIT webpage and on the HUSD Google Apps How To Webpage.

Thursay Tech Tip: View the entire list of  2-5 minute  tutorials to help staff better utilize HUSD "tech tools" such as Google Apps, School Loop, Infinite Campus, OARS and more.

USA Test Prep: benchmark testing, engaging content, learning pathways, self-directed activities and other on-line learning tools.  Account ID: hayward17, Student Activation Code: stu8839, Teacher Activation Code: tea2259