Dear parents and students.
- Our @pittsburg.k12.ca.us email is being phased out and voicemail was not going through. The best way to communicate is by our new district email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your student’s Period and Cohort, and first and last name especially if their last name is different from yours.
- If a question is about a specific assignment, please ask your student to let you use the Comment window on their specific Google Classroom assignment because it will generate an email that will take me directly to your student’s assignment in the exact period and cohort of their Google classroom.
Please save all of your edited work in your Google Drive, add “Done” in front of the file name, and Attach it to your Google Classroom assignment, NOT Link, to ensure your work isn’t missing because of a broken link. Please do not share/email your work because it will not go to your Google Classroom account but will get mixed/lost with the many random school email messages we are sent daily. Please delete the blank document after you have attached your Done document.
Clever is ther portal for just about everything for your student. Click here for information about Clever.
Aeries: Click here for information about setting up your parent portal in Aeries to check on grades. Aeries is where we will put the final grade. Google classroom is where your students are progressing day to day towards that grade. See below about Google Classroom.
Admin has asked that you only access our zoom meetings through your accounts like Clever or Google Classrooms so that access is restricted to students with passwords and not the general public. You may just need to wait in waiting room until after class starts and all the ID's have been checked.
You can access blank note sheet templates, PowerPoints to fill in those notes, study guides, etc. for our biology class at http://tinyurl.com/piratebio, or our AP Environmental science class at http://tinyurl.com/pirateapes
The codes to sign up for classroom.google.com are as follows:
Biology period 1 cohort A: wgzsdxc
Biology period 1 cohort B: blykmpa
Biology period 2 cohort A: v2wniyr
Biology period 2 cohort B: yzpoj7l
Biology period 3 cohort A: fca5q23
Biology period 3 cohort B: ypdcpmw
AP Env Sci period 4 cohort A: dlryc65
AP Env Sci period 4 cohort B: a54y6e6
Biology period 5 cohort A: qfkweo6
Biology period 5 cohort B: w6tyuqm
Join a class with a class code
Go to classroom.google.com.
At the top, click Add and then Join class.
Click Join class
Enter the 7 character class code from your class from above and click Join.
Now that we have Clever, Khan Academy no longer lists a class code and has students join classes by logging into their clever portal.
On Khan academy your name is listed only as your emails and for some of you I don't know who you are or I have multiple students with the same first names etc. When you're in Khan Academy, click on the 3 bars at the upper right hand corner. Then scroll down to the line with your name and click on your name, and then under your name click settings. Change your nick name to your last name first with a space and then your first name. Scroll down and click save under the basics area you just changed and then click the left arrow at the upper left hand corner to go back and hopefully that saves your actual name.
Here's a student guide to Google Classroom:
To use a mobile device to draw,write, and type on Study Guides or other PDFs download the Google Classroom app on your mobile device. Here's how to write on an assignment in Google Classroom: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/7080036?hl=en
To use a computer computer to draw, write, and type on assignnents use a program like Doc Hub. Here's a tutorial video on how to do that. https://www.google.com/search?q=edit+pdf+in+google+classroom+from+a+computer&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS725US725&oq=edit+pdf+in+google+c
To edit Cornell Notes, or other Google docs:
Of course, you could also Google how to do just about anything else.
I know it has been a challenge for many of us, including me, using these new programs so thanks for trying. If you need help:
Look to the upper right hand corner of your phone or computer for the 3 dots and click either “send feedback” or “help”and let the thousands of pros or community members who’ve gone through this guide you. Or you could try asking me. See long answer below.
Are you trying to access a document, edit it, or submit it? It would help me if you tell me if you have previously successfully opened, saved, edited or submitted a pdf or doc before. That way I don’t send you a bunch of how-to links if you’ve already mastered how-to before and this is a problem not with knowing how to do something but a problem with a specific portion of a document. It might also help if you tell me if you’re using your phone with google classroom or a computer with Doc hub, etc. Professionals might ask for more specifics like what kind of device or platform you’re using, but I am just a teacher trying to help and not professional technician. Therefore if your issue starts to look like you’ve done it before and it works on one device but not the other it may be something that needs to be addressed by professional Google technicians, your phone/computer manufacturer, etc . At that point I’d Google your issue to see if someone else has likely come across it in a forum or even made a how-to video about it. This is how I taught myself a lot of stuff. Good luck and stay healthy.