Here we are on the last Friday of May with the latest tech news!
This viral text message is definitely making its rounds at Blake. Still waiting on Apple to come up with a fix which would require students to update their iPad's OS software. Until then, tell students to turn off
to avoid this problem. iMessages
And/OR turn off notifications either by using Do Not Disturb or di
sable iM essage Notifications.
*In actuality, these are probably good practices to have during the school day anyways.
their iM essage app is crashing, here are a list of solutions from MacRumors.com:
"Apple is awa
re of an iM essage issue caused by a specific seri es of u nicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app.
1. Ask Siri to "read unread messages."
2. Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you'll be able to
open Me ssages again
3. In Messages, swipe left to delete the entire thread. Or tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread."
In Google Drive, have you noticed Google Photos appearing i
n the lefthand menu? It’s on your iPad and on the web. This is Google’s efforts to make storing and backing up photos easier for you, which is perfect timing now that you can add images from the iPad camera roll into Google Docs and Slides. Read more: How does Google Photos work with Drive
There is also a new, separate Google Photos app that holds those same photos with editing, cropping and filters.
Wounded Warrior Project (video)
With next week’s student efforts to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project, think about using the Charity Miles app too. It combines fitness (walk
,run or bike) with raising money for a number of charities with the Wounded Warrior Project included! For every mile walked or ran, you can easily raise 25 cents (x the # of miles) for the Wound Warriors Project. Free. Fit ness. and Good Cause! It’s a win-win!
Blake's Digital Citizenship Team
Thanks to the parents who attended Blake's Overview of 2014-15 Digital Citizenship Pilot as we discussed the topics covered this
year ( cyberbu llying & digital footprints), the structure of directed lessons, extensions and the student discussion panel as well as goals/expansion for next year. You can view the resources and presentation slides here.
Fun Adobe PhotoMix App