Author Archives: Jimmy Stewart

Yay… New Software!  Bummer… My App Doesn’t Work Now!

MacOS Monterey (Mac laptop) and iOS 15 (iPad software) are the new operating systems from Apple that were released recently.  It is always an exciting time for me to check out the new features that a new operating system brings, but at the same time it is nerve-racking when software that was working suddenly stops or develops glitches!  One glitch we are aware of so far will affect you if you use Apple Classroom with your MacBook.  If your MacBook updates to the new MacOS called Monterey 12.0.1, you will be able to open Apple Classroom and everything will look fine.  When you click to open a class, your Apple Classroom software will most likely crash.  Apple is aware of this issue and says an update to the Apple Classroom app is coming soon.

Also, we have been made aware of an issue, after updating to tvOS 15.0, when a user tries to mirror their screen using AirPlay from a Mac or an iPad, the TV just turns black. tvOS 15.1 has come out and the issue is supposed to be fixed.  If you are experiencing this issue, please update your tvOS to 15.1 to take care of the problem.

Taking Attendance in a Class Teams Meeting

Learn how to track attendance in your class Teams meetings. Jimmy Stewart shows you how simple it is to stay oh-so-organized.

Please note, this is for your own purposes only. Tracking attendance in a Teams meeting does not interface with Schoology Attendance and is not required by Wood County Schools.

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Meet indi by Sphero

Working with early learners? It’s never too early to begin teaching computational thinking skills and problem solving. Sphero, makers of the spherical coding robots, have introduced a new product that is aimed at younger students. Introducing the Sphero indi. It allows students to connect all kinds of ideas and understand how they can be used […]

On-Demand Training: Flip Discovery Library

The Flip Discovery Library offers ready-to-use discussion prompts that are sure to get your students talking. Discover their quick intro course (rated 5 stars!) to help you navigate it and find inspiring topics to use with your learning community. Discover the Flip Discovery Library Course (37 minutes) Flip Discovery Library

Using Microsoft Whiteboard During Teams Meetings

Have you often wondered how teachers use their iPads to demonstrate content to students? Many teachers utilize Microsoft Whiteboard in coordination with Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Whiteboard is simply a digital dry erase board that you can use as a stand-alone tool or collaboratively with students. This tool also allows teachers and students to create a digital product that can include features such as photos, shapes, drawings, text, backgrounds, etc. To learn more about using Microsoft Whiteboard during a Teams Meeting, please check out this resource. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of your Wood County Schools Technology Integration Specialists.