Cyber Security Specialists Visit ISL and Speak With Students

On Friday, October 9, two security analysts, from the Cyber Threat Analysis Division at the U.S. Department of State visited ISL and spoke with students about online safety and security.
The speakers, Marty and Aviva, discussed the need for vigilance as much of our lives, are now on-line. Topics covered included types of malware and viruses that can infect our computers, an explanation of common threats, and how we can better protect ourselves online.
Please see the attached presentation for more information or access the link here.

QUIZ: Tech Savvy Teacher: How Do You Rank?

Answer 10 questions to see where you fit in on Jennifer Sweeney’s Technology Integration Scale & find smart tips to extend your tech comfort zone!

Click the image below to link to the Edutopia Quiz


Getting Started with Google Drive


Google Drive provides ISL users with free online storage, so you can keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos – anything.

Access: Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. So wherever you go, your files follow.

Sharing: You can quickly invite others to view, download, and collaborate on all the files you want–no email attachment needed.

Video Tutorials (click below):  Anson Alexander has created some great tutorials to get you started with some of the basic features and functions of Google Drive that you might be missing.

1- Composing Google Docs

2- Sharing files and folders

3- Document Organization

4- Advanced sharing and permission

5- Third party apps

Two Step Verification: Stronger Security for Your Online Accounts

We wanted to share some tips for protecting your online information with Google, and other popular online services.  If you suspect your ISL account has been compromised, please let us know immediately.  

Google 2-Step Verification protects your account using both your password and your phone when signing in from a new or unrecognized computer.

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  • Facebook
  • Yahoo Mail
  • Paypal
  • LastPass
  • Dropbox
Please let us know if you have any questions, or need help setting this up for your account.

Using VoiceThread in the Classroom

ISL has gone ahead and purchased a 1 year license!
Many teachers have found VoiceThread to be a great tool for differentiated instruction and engaging students using technology.  Here are some great resources for how VoiceThread is being used in different content areas.