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The month of October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Every October we recognize this important topic to create awareness and to meet the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). As you know, digital citizenship and cyber safety are critical to preparing our students for college, career, and life. This competency is also called out in our district-adopted Graduate Profile.

During the week of October 16-20, 2023, all students, K-12, will participate in the district’s Cyber-Safety Week. The requirement is that all students receive at least one cyber-safety or digital citizenship lesson during this week or sometime during the month. 

Where to find Lessons:

The …

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Screen Recording is great for making video tutorials and instructional videos for colleagues or students. This can be accomplished using Microsoft Stream or even by a simple Teams Meeting recording. But guess what, screen recording is now available in Flip (formerly Flipgrid), a staff favorite for video-based collaboration. Teachers have used Flip over the years to engage students and boost their voice through video-based reflections. But now it’s even better!

That’s right – you can now make screen recordings within Flip to create explainer videos, instructional videos, and more. Your screen recordings are published to the Flip website and can be …

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OneNote is a fantastic note-taking app that is part of the Microsoft 365 suite. It provides a great way to capture and organize notes and content from meetings, research sessions, and more. In learning, teachers can organize course content and students can capture notes, journal, solve math problems, reflect on progress, and complete activities.

We are excited to share seven new features now available in Microsoft OneNote, including Quick Note, Graphing in Math, the “Notes” tab in Teams, Scratch out gesture, embed Stream videos, and more.

Want to see how they work? Check out the video below created by Microsoft’s own …

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Teachers in Fresno Unified have been able to use Microsoft Reflect for SEL check-ins within their Class Teams for a while now. This quick and easy-to-use tool provides a great way for students to reflect on their academic progress and their personal well-being.

But what about the rest of us? Well, guess what – Reflect is now available as a web application, expanding its accessibility beyond Microsoft Teams and OneNote. That’s right, it is now available for all staff to use with their work teams or during training sessions. You can open Reflect from any device, whether it’s a desktop, tablet …

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Microsoft Class Teams provides teachers with an amazing digital hub for student activities and engagement. The good folks at Microsoft have been working over the summer to provide even more new features in Class Teams, and they are available now for all Fresno Unified School District teachers.

These new features include Classwork, Quick Actions for educators, Reflect updates, Learning Accelerator button in Assignments, and more. Our favorite enhancements include Classwork and the Reflect updates. Check out the great tutorial below created by Microsoft’s own Mike Tholfsen.

Read more New Class Teams Updates – Summer 2023

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