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Wednesday, August 31

  1. page eChalk New Class Page edited ... Google Doc prepared by one of our secondary libraians: How to set up class page My Own "…
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    Google Doc prepared by one of our secondary libraians: How to set up class page
    My Own "Cheat Sheet"
    When you first log in to the new eChalk, you are looking at the your Intranet, or Private elements, viewable only by you as a logged in user. The sections are listed as a column of buttons at the left:
    Feed
    Calendar
    Assignments
    Resources
    Discussions
    Learn
    Members
    Settings
    Many of these areas are not yet fully functional, but will be by the spring and certainly by the time we are all using this new version of eChalk during the 2016-17 school year.

    When you log in to the new echalk, you will be brought to your Dashboard where you will now see “tiles” or boxes for all the groups that you are a member of (Uniondale District, Lawrence Road, etc.).
    Click the green plus sign next to the LR tile.
    Click Create New Class. (The Class is for you to set up and store content and info. It's sort of the building block for any classes you wish to make public.)
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    your class name. Wename.) *We are suggestedsuggesting the following
    You must name one section (ex. Period 2). Eventually you will want sections for each of your classes so that you can add your students and take advantage of all the features of eChalk. (Sections are what will be published for others to see.)
    Set the end date for the current school year.
    Click Create.
    Now, your new class opens up. You are looking at the your Intranet, or Private elements, viewable only by you as a logged in user. The areas you can edit or populate with info are listed as a column of buttons at the left:**
    Feed--where you set up class announcements
    Calendar--where you will post class events (homework, tests, projects)
    Resources--where you can upload files, images, etc. you may want to share on any of your class pages
    Learn--the new lesson plan area
    Gradebook--new
    Members
    Settings

    To edit info that students/parents will see (public info):
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    have to doset up this layout once. Set
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    it :)
    Click

    Instead of clicking the "intranet" links
    on the class you just created.left...
    Click the blue Manage Public Pages button in the upper right corner.
    Click the green plus sign in the upper right corner to Create New
    Name this page. ex) Math 8 Home
    Click Create.
    Choose Edit.the blue Edit button (upper left).
    Select Row Configuration. Keep it simple! To match the style of the old eChalk class pages, select the row that has two 50% boxes. Add another row in the same configuration.
    You can populate"add content" to these fields
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    page boxes.) Name it "Class Calendar" or something like that. After you add homework, test dates, etc. using the Calendar link in your intranet area, those items will automatically appear in this calendar.
    Link List (important websites related to your class or curriculum).
    VideoImage, News Feed, or Video Feed
    Text (Welcome Message, Room #, email address, late day, Announcements, etc.)
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    click Publish. Click the website link to actually see what your page now looks like out there on the Internet.
    Go back to your Pages, and click in the small box to the left of this new "Home" page you just set up.

    Then make this page your “Landing Page.” You can add sections later.
    NowWhen you click the
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    upper right, and clickyou'll see all the groups you are a part of, including the class
    We already used the "Manage Public Pages" button in blue, but there are other navigation links at the left.
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    you your pagepage. *If you selected "Feed" to appear in one of those 50% boxes on your homepage, whatever you type here will automatically populate there.
    Calendar--where your
    ...
    will be postedposted. Since you added an "Events" block to your class page, every time you add a calendar event here in your intranet, it will also automatically populate on your public page's calendar.
    Resources--documents, images,
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    with your classesclasses. This is like a file cabinet for you. Upload any images, pdfs, or documents that you think you may want to add to your class pages in the future.
    Learn--this is the new lesson plan module. It will allow us to use eChalk as a teaching tool (much like Google Classroom). At the moment, we will be attaching lesson plans using the Insert files button.
    Gradebook--coming soonGradebook--new
    Members--here is where you can find the "join code" to share with students in a particular class section
    Class Info.
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    and Units (and everything listed in the bullets directly above) are added
    Sample Class Page in “Brochure Theme”
    http://help.echalk.com/002Teachers/Help_And_References/Configuring_Your_Class/Building_Public_Classes_Pages/Sample_Pages/Brochure_Theme%3A_Sample_Public_Class_Page
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    3:53 am

Monday, August 29

  1. page eChalk New Class Page edited ... CREATING A NEW CLASS Excellent Help Tools from eChalk to get you started in making your class…
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    CREATING A NEW CLASS
    Excellent Help Tools from eChalk to get you started in making your classes
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    Google
    Google Doc prepared
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    up class page= page
    Google Doc prepared by one of our secondary libraians: How to set up class page
    My Own "Cheat Sheet"
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    10:01 am
  2. page eChalk New Class Page edited CREATING A NEW CLASS Excellent Help Tools from eChalk to get you started in making your classes…

    CREATING A NEW CLASS
    Excellent Help Tools from eChalk to get you started in making your classes
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    Google Doc prepared by one of our elementary teachers: How to set up class page=
    Google Doc prepared by one of our secondary libraians: How to set up class page
    My Own "Cheat Sheet"
    When you first log in to the new eChalk, you are looking at the your Intranet, or Private elements, viewable only by you as a logged in user. The sections are listed as a column of buttons at the left:
    Feed
    Calendar
    Assignments
    Resources
    Discussions
    Learn
    Members
    Settings
    Many of these areas are not yet fully functional, but will be by the spring and certainly by the time we are all using this new version of eChalk during the 2016-17 school year.

    When you log in to the new echalk, you will be brought to your Dashboard where you will now see “tiles” or boxes for all the groups that you are a member of (Uniondale District, Lawrence Road, etc.).
    Click the green plus sign next to the LR tile.
    ...
    New Class. (The Class is for you to set up and store content and info. It's sort of the building block for any classes you wish to make public.)
    Set the
    ...
    subject area. (Include your last name in your class name. We are suggested the following format for uniformity: Subject Grade Last Name. Example for secondary: Global Studies 10R Jones. Example for elementary: 4th Grade Jones or Fourth Grade Jones.)
    You must
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    of eChalk. (Sections are what will be published for others to see.)
    Set the end date for the current school year.
    Click Create.
    To edit info that students/parents will see (public info):
    *Note: you only have to do this once. Set it, and forget it :)
    Click on the class you just created.
    Click the blue Manage Public Pages button in the upper right corner.
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    Name this page. ex) Math 8 Home
    Click Create.
    Choose Edit.
    Select Row Configuration. Keep it simple! To match the style of the old eChalk class pages, select the row that has two 50% boxes. Add another row in the same configuration.
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    visitors. Examples:
    Event

    Event
    Block (after
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    class page boxes.boxes.)
    Link List (important websites related to your class or curriculum).
    Video Feed
    ...
    Once finished, click Publish.
    Then make this page your “Landing Page.” You can add sections later.
    Now click the Home icon in the upper right, and click the class you just made.
    We already used the "Manage Public Pages" button in blue, but there are other navigation links at the left.
    Feed--updates, announcements, and other info you can add you your page
    Calendar--where your class events, including homework, will be posted
    Resources--documents, images, etc. that you may want to share with your classes
    Learn--this is the new lesson plan module. It will allow us to use eChalk as a teaching tool (much like Google Classroom). At the moment, we will be attaching lesson plans using the Insert files button.
    Gradebook--coming soon
    Members--here is where you can find the "join code" to share with students in a particular class section
    Class Info.

    Lessons and Units are added in the “private” side of eChalk (as opposed to the public side you just used to create your public class page).
    When you first log in to the new eChalk, you are looking at the your Intranet, or Private elements, viewable only by you as a logged in user. The sections are listed as a column of buttons at the left:
    Feed
    Calendar
    Assignments
    Resources
    Discussions
    Learn
    Members
    Settings
    Many of these areas are not yet fully functional, but will be by the spring and certainly by the time we are all using this new version of eChalk during the 2016-17 school year.
    Right now we cannot delete a class (it is in development). You can repurpose or edit it as needed.
    If you are adding Feed Posts to class page, use the Tall Block Feature to have a list.

    Sample Class Page in “Brochure Theme”
    http://help.echalk.com/002Teachers/Help_And_References/Configuring_Your_Class/Building_Public_Classes_Pages/Sample_Pages/Brochure_Theme%3A_Sample_Public_Class_Page
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    10:00 am
  3. page eChalk New Class Page edited ... eChalk Help General Help: http://help.echalk.com Quick Start Webinars: Webinars (scroll to…
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    eChalk Help
    General Help: http://help.echalk.com
    Quick Start Webinars:Webinars (scroll to webinar series 4): http://tinyurl.com/SAwebinars
    Quick
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    Teacher Guide: http://help.echalk.com/002Teachers/eChalk_Quick_Start/eChalk_Quick_Start_for_Teachershttp://help.echalk.com/002Teachers/
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    9:08 am
  4. page eChalk New Profile edited ... 2. Click Login. Your user name is now your full school email address. ... November 2015.…
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    2. Click Login.
    Your user name is now your full school email address.
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    November 2015.
    *Don't

    Don't
    worry! I
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    in your building.**building.
    3. "Tiles, Feeds, and Blocks"
    Right away, you'll see how different the appearance is. This version of eChalk uses "Tiles" for each school, group, class, etc. that you are affiliated with. Right now, you will probably only see a tile for the district and a tile for your home school. That will change as you create classes.
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    9:06 am
  5. page eChalk New Profile edited ... 5. The Calendar icon. This version of eChalk provides a new "aggregate calendar." I…
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    5. The Calendar icon.
    This version of eChalk provides a new "aggregate calendar." It's color coded to show events from all of the groups you're a part of right on one calendar. (District, school, class, group, etc.)
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    a hyperlink.
    Click here to view "My Files" (including a folder called "Transferred Content," where eChalk has migrated all your previous lesson plans).
    This is also where you can click "Edit Profile" to change the information that is available to the public. You can easily change your photo, as well as add important info. like: late day, telephone #, a short bio, a supply list, your class schedule, your room #s, etc.
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    eChalk Help
    General Help: http://help.echalk.com
    Quick Start Webinars:Webinars (scroll to webinar series 4): http://tinyurl.com/SAwebinars
    Quick Start Teacher Guide: http://help.echalk.com/002Teachers/
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    9:04 am
  6. page eChalk New Profile edited The New eChalk: Logging In & Setting Up Your Profile eChalk is brand-new to keep up with ever…
    The New eChalk: Logging In & Setting Up Your Profile
    eChalk is brand-new to keep up with ever-changing technology.
    There will be a few changes, but many of the same features, just "amped up" a little.
    First things first...let's get everyone logged in.
    1. Go to your school homepage.
    It will look different. The school webmasters have been working really hard to get the new sites up and running. But expect some changes to the homepage, especially during the first couple of weeks.
    2. Click Login.
    Your user name is now your full school email address.
    Your password is the one that you were using in November 2015.
    *Don't worry! I can change/reset your password today. In the future, you can see your librarian or whoever is in charge of eChalk in your building.**
    3. "Tiles, Feeds, and Blocks"
    Right away, you'll see how different the appearance is. This version of eChalk uses "Tiles" for each school, group, class, etc. that you are affiliated with. Right now, you will probably only see a tile for the district and a tile for your home school. That will change as you create classes.
    For now, just look in the upper right corner. There are a few tiny icons/links.
    4. The Home icon.
    Click here any time to be brought back to this main page.
    5. The Calendar icon.
    This version of eChalk provides a new "aggregate calendar." It's color coded to show events from all of the groups you're a part of right on one calendar. (District, school, class, group, etc.)
    6. Your name is a hyperlink.
    Click here to view "My Files" (including a folder called "Transferred Content," where eChalk has migrated all your previous lesson plans).
    This is also where you can click "Edit Profile" to change the information that is available to the public. You can easily change your photo, as well as add important info. like: late day, telephone #, a short bio, a supply list, your class schedule, your room #s, etc.
    Take a minute to edit your profile and image now. I'll be around to help!

    eChalk Help
    General Help: http://help.echalk.com
    Quick Start Webinars: http://tinyurl.com/SAwebinars
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    Teacher Guide: http://help.echalk.com/002Teachers/eChalk_Quick_Start/eChalk_Quick_Start_for_Teachershttp://help.echalk.com/002Teachers/
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  7. page eChalk New Profile edited The New eChalk: Logging In & Setting Up Your Profile eChalk Help General Help: http://help.e…
    The New eChalk: Logging In & Setting Up Your Profile
    eChalk Help
    General Help: http://help.echalk.com
    Quick Start Webinars: http://tinyurl.com/SAwebinars
    Quick Start Teacher Guide: http://help.echalk.com/002Teachers/eChalk_Quick_Start/eChalk_Quick_Start_for_Teachers

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    8:25 am
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    The New eChalk: Logging In & Setting Up Your Profile
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