January 2012 User Friendly
- MPSConnect for Students and MPSConnect for Employees
- SmartMath Classes
- Basic Architeck Online now available
- Technology Tip - Using Flash Images from the Document Camera to the SMART Board
MPSConnect for Students
MPSConnect is the district’s email system. Powered by Google Apps, MPSConnect has been providing employees with email, calendars and online document sharing for several years.
MPSConnect for Students is now being rolled out to secondary schools. MPSConnect for Students provides our students with:
- Google Documents
Mesa's secondary students will soon be able to communicate, work collaboratively and keep track of assignments, club meetings and other important events!
MPSConnect for Employees
Need help being more efficient with your MPS email, calendar or documents? Ed Tech recently posted seven spring semester classes to assist teachers. They are called Google in the Classroom:MPSConnect.
Currently scheduled classes:
- January 25, 2012
- February 1, 2012
- February 16, 2012
- March 5, 2012
- March 20, 2012
- April 4, 2012
- April 19, 2012
Click here for more information or to register for the class
Educational Technology is now offering Professional Development Classes starting February. In order to sign up for the SmartMath class, you must have taken the initial 75-minute training conducted by an Educational Technology Trainer. Here are a few upcoming dates:
- February 16th, 4:15-8:15, Ed Tech South Computer Lab
- March 6th, 4:14-8:15, Ed Tech North Computer Lab
- April 16th, 4:15-8:15, Ed Tech North Computer Lab
Register through Professional Development.
Basic Architeck Online
The "Basic Architeck" class, previously known as the Architeck Make-up and Refresher Training, is the initial training for the Architeck Content Management System. In this class participants will gain access to their online web presence within the District's web site. Participants will learn how to create their biography page (home page) as well as add additional pages, edit pages, post images, upload documents and more.
This training has always been a face-to-face training. Participants will have the option to take this training in either an online format or the traditional face-to-face class. We recommend that participants have advanced computer skills for the online training.
Dates for the traditional face-to-face Basic Architeck Training:
- January 23, 2012
- February 7, 2012
- March 22, 2012
- April 10, 2012
These trainings are from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the EdTech training labs at 546 N. Stapley Dr.
Click here for more information on Basic Architeck Online or to register for the class
A new feature for the SMART Board and document camera has recently been recognized. It allows the user (teacher or student) to project whatever is showing from the document camera directly into SMART Notebook, the SMART Board software. The user can also interact with the image using the pens or tools within SMART Notebook and save it. For directions, click on the link below.