Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Access Granted

I think most people know this, but students can access their digital school work from home.  In case you're wondering how to do this, here's how:

Student File Access From Home

1.  Type in         https://stoneware.concord.k12.in.us   

2. Type in your user name   (entire first and last name no spaces.)

3. The password is your lunch code number

4. Click on My Files

5. Click on the little + sign by the yellow folder. This should give you access to all your                              

For the sake of speed and the security of your file, when modifying existing files on our network, it’s a good idea to save the file to your local hard drive first. To do this, right click on the file name, choose Save Target As and put it on the desktop of your home computer. You can continue to save to this location throughout the time you work on your file.

 6.  When you are ready to put your work back on our network, use the Upload Files button near the top right of the screen to browse to the modified file. Highlight the file and click Open. It will then display the path to the modified file in the File Upload Utility window. Click Upload to put it back on our network in the folder being displayed when you clicked on Upload Files.
7.  It is very important to Sign Out of the portal when finished to avoid problems logging into the network when back at school.  

So there you have it... piece of cake, right?  I'm am continually amazed at the level of technology utilized by this school district.  They really have it together around here.  I'll have to email Mrs. Paulus (our school's technology coordinator) and let her know she's doing a good job.

Yesterday we discussed 'restating the question' and 'pronouns.'  Today I had the students respond to the comments I left on their finished projects.  After that we discussed citing sources and the outcome of the assignment.

A lot of student wrote "www.google.com" as their source.  When citing sources, you have to be specific.  www.google.com doesn't cut it, even if that's where you got the picture.

We also discussed whether or not it's fair to judge Hammurabi's code based on the laws we have today.  Many, MANY students said, "We shouldn't judge him, because it's the past."  It made me think of this:  

We watched the clip in class and then discussed it.

Extra credit:  In order to get the extra credit today read and discuss the post.  Then, students, access your graded powerpoint and show it to your parents.  Ask if you parents agree with the conclusions you came to regarding judging Hammurabi according to today.  In order to get the extra credit for today's blog have the adult that looked at your powerpoint write a two sentence response to your presentation, then have them sign the paper.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You really did mention my name! Thank you for the compliment - It is very much appreciated!
    If I would have had a teacher like you when I was in junior high, I might have actually paid attention and LIKED Social Studies.