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Google Read & Write Teacher Signup

One of the most well-reviewed services that we’ve implemented in recent years in the Iowa City Schools is Read&Write for Google Chrome, which is designed to improve the accessibility of web resources.  While we have pushed this service out to all students using their ICCSD Google accounts, the service’s publisher – Texthelp – requires that teachers sign up in order to receive premium access.  

This service is available to all district teachers; ICCSD teachers can sign up at this link:  opens in a new windowhttps://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/free-for-teachers/ 

You’ll need to enter your ICCSD email address as your email address, and can enter the following information for the district administrator section: 

School/District Admin Name: Justin Miller
School/District Admin Email: miller.justin@iowacityschools.org 

I hope that you enjoy and benefit from this resource!

Add a Preview Pane in Gmail

Those of you who have been used to Microsoft Outlook may miss the ability to preview emails without having to fully open them.  This short video shows a simple process (~ 1 minute to complete) to add a preview pane to your Gmail web interface.  For step-by-step instructions, look below the video.  

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Viewing Others’ Calendars Within Google Calendar

The video below walks through the process of adding others’ calendars so that you can view them through Google Calendar.  This is useful for those who are scheduling meetings, as it will allow you to see availability for other staff members.  At the end of the video, it also shows you the basic process for sharing your calendar publicly or with somebody outside the district. Step-by-step instructions are written below the video.  

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Creating Filters (Rules) in Gmail

This video (below) shows the process for creating filters (rules) within Gmail.  These filters allow you to automatically apply labels (folders) to messages, delete messages, and perform other actions based upon the message sender or content.  

Check below the video for written instructions.  

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Copying an Outlook Email List to Google

As we await a new update for email migrations, I thought I’d address one of the more common questions I’ve received regarding migrating from Exchange to Google.  Specifically, a lot of people have been asking me how to migrate email lists from Outlook to Google. Read More »