Category Archives: For Students

Be Sure to Sign In to Chrome!

One of the questions or problems we solve as a department most frequently is helping students and staff understand what it means to sign into Chrome.  This 3-minute screencast explains the distinctions and why it’s important for all Prairie students … Continue reading

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Useful Approved Chrome Extensions

For safety and security reasons, we lockdown which Chrome Extensions students can use.  If the extension is not on our approved list, students can not install it.  Here is a list of the currently approved Chrome Extensions for student use. … Continue reading

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Google TakeOut — Transfer Your Gmail and Drive to another Google Account

I just got the note below from Google today.  This feature would have been really handy a couple of years ago 🙂 Your domain now has access to a new tool which allows students to copy Drive and email files … Continue reading

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Common, Simple Fixes for Student Take Home Filtering with Securly

While I’ve been very pleased for the most part with our new content filtering partner, Securly, my team and I have run across several common, but easily solved problems that students at Prairie High School may encounter when taking their … Continue reading

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Full Version of Google Read&Write Available

As I’ve posted before, assistive technology is quickly turning into one of my passions.  So, I’m thrilled to announce that we have purchased and pushed out the full version of Google Read&Write extension to all students and staff at Prairie. … Continue reading

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Chrome Extension and Student Devices

We’ve made some changes this year with how students access and use Chrome extensions.  We discovered last year that many students were using certain Chrome extensions to circumvent our internet filtering and logging.  The extensions in question were various VPN … Continue reading

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Meet Our New Web Content Filter — Securly

This summer CCSD changed web content filters and went with Securly.  While no product in this space is perfect, I believe that Securly provides some really interesting, (and hopefully useful) features.  Below is a a Q and A on how … Continue reading

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Student Google Transition Screencasts

Here are two Google transition screencasts for students. Here are the instructions for setting up email forwarding from CCSDStudent.org accounts to CRPrairie.org accounts. We cannot automate this process for students, so this will need to be done individually by interested … Continue reading

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New Features on PrairiePride.org

Last week we added in a couple of new features to PrairiePride.org that we hope staff, students and parents will find useful. We’ve added social media (Facebook, Twitter, email, and personal calendar) interaction buttons to all events on the web-based … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Need To Use a Password Manager

I finally did something this week that I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time, I started using a password manager.  The more I think about these types of tools, the more I strongly believe this is an absolutely … Continue reading

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